National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC, Department of Electrical Engineering
Bor-Sen Chen is a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University. His research interests include control system design, signal processing, communication, systems biology and synthetic biology. He has published more than 150 SCI journal papers in these fields. Five of recent papers published within 10 years are highly cited (top 1%). Because of his contribution of fuzzy control theory and application, he was promoted to a fellow of IEEE in 2001. In the last six years, he has audited more than 10 courses in life science, including molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry etc. He has also taught more than five courses in computational biology and systems biology. Recently, he has applied system control theory, system identification, signal processing, communication and circuit design methods to bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology. At present, he has published more than twenty papers in this field, including seven papers in BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Systems Biology.
What prompted you to submit an article?
We submit our papers to BMC journals because they are openly accessible and are friendly to inter-disciplinary researchers. Owing to the free access, most of my papers in BMC are quickly and highly accessed. Further, because of online publishing, large amount of tables, figures and detailed analysis and discussion could be included in the paper and its appendices.
What was your assessment of the electronic submission and peer review process?
BioMed Central makes submitting and publishing process online and quickly. You can quickly receive the comments from other disciplines to improve the quality and depth of your papers significantly.
What do you think you gained from publishing in an open access journal?
I am a new researcher in bioinformatics and systems biology. I have benefited much from the increased visibility offered by my several highly-accessed papers in BioMed Central's open access journals and quickly become a top scientist in this field. I will recommend young researchers to follow my footstep to submit papers to BioMed Central's open access journals.