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Aims and scope

Journal of Biomedical Science is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all fundamental and molecular aspects of basic medical sciences, with an emphasis on the molecular studies of biomedical problems and molecular mechanisms.

The journal is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, who covers the cost of publication on behalf of the authors on acceptance of their article.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • anatomic pathology
  • biochemistry
  • genetics
  • immunology
  • microbiology and virology
  • molecular, cellular and cancer biology
  • neurosciences
  • pharmacology
  • physiology

As an established journal published since 1994, Journal of Biomedical Science is indexed in more than 10 prominent scientific databases, including Thomson Reuters (ISI), MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS, CA SEARCH, AIDSLINE, TOXLINE, Life Sciences Collection, etc.

Journal of Biomedical Science aims to provide an international forum for encouraging interdisciplinary discussions and contributing to the advancement of medicine, benefiting readers and authors by accelerating the dissemination of research information and providing maximum access to scholarly communication.

Open access

All articles published by Journal of Biomedical Science are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Journal of Biomedical Science you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Journal of Biomedical Science are covered by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

All articles published in Journal of Biomedical Science are included in:

  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS
  • CABI
  • CAS
  • Citebase
  • Current contents
  • DOAJ
  • Embase
  • EmBiology
  • Global Health
  • MEDLINE
  • OAIster
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • SCImago
  • Scopus
  • SOCOLAR
  • Zetoc

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

Journal of Biomedical Science has an Impact Factor of 2.935.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Journal of Biomedical Science operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Edited by Prof Wen-Chang Chang, Journal of Biomedical Science is supported by an expert Editorial Board. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and appropriate manuscripts are then assigned to an Associate Editor for handling. The Associate Editor calls upon at least two reviewers for their comments. We make every effort to reach an initial decision within six weeks of submission. Based on the reviews, the Associate Editor rejects, accepts or requests revisions of the manuscript.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Biomedical Science should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in Journal of Biomedical Science

Articles in Journal of Biomedical Science  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. J Biomed Sci [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Biomed Sci 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Why publish your article in Journal of Biomedical Science

High visibility

Journal of Biomedical Science's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Journal of Biomedical Science offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Journal of Biomedical Science gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Journal of Biomedical Science are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Journal of Biomedical Science’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Journal of Biomedical Science may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal of Biomedical Science. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Journal of Biomedical Science you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).

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Journal of Biomedical Science is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan.

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