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.

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

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