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#1 bioforum

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

Dear Colleagues,
 
We are proud to announce that Protocol Online has just launched its first scientific journal – Journal of Biological Methods (JBM, ISSN 2326-9901)!
 
Since its launch in 1999, Protocol Online has received hundreds of submissions of methods and protocols from worldwide researchers. To meet the growing needs of our contributors and provide them with formal publishing opportunities, Protocol Online created this new multidisciplinary and open-access journal.   
 
JBM is committed to publishing high quality peer-reviewed papers on cutting-edge and innovative biological techniques, methods and protocols.
 
The editors of JBM invite submission of papers for its inaugural issue to be published in October 2013. Manuscripts submitted for consideration are expected to describe original research on novel biotechnology, biological methods and experimental techniques, significant optimization and modification of existing methods, development of step-by-step protocols based on proven methods and technologies, and reviews on technical aspects of a particular biological field. JBM covers all biological sciences including, but not limited to, the following areas:  Biochemistry,  Bioinformatics,  Biomedical science,  Biotechnology,  Cancer biology,  Cell biology,  Chemical biology,  Epigenetics,  Genetics and genomics,  Immunology,  Microbiology,  Model organisms,  Molecular biology,  Nanotechnology,  Neuroscience,  Physiology,  Plant biology,  Signal transduction,  Stem cells, and  Zoology.
 
Types of articles include Research Articles, Protocols, Reviews, and Application Notes.
 
JBM is also inviting applications for positions on its Editorial Board. Please see the announcement on JBM website for details. Qualified individuals should send their applications to the editor at "editor at jbmethods.org".
 
For further information, please check out the following links:
 
Information for Authors | Author guidelines | Online submission

We look forward to reviewing your submissions.
 
Cheers,
 
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Just being curious: how did you find the people to be on the moderating team of this new journal?

Are they all members of this forum or?

 

It seems hard to get some people right away to be peer reviewers and you got them right away?

 

Any papers received already?


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

Good questions. Actually, recruiting reviewers for the journal is not a problem. So far, many have registered to serve as a reviewer, most of whom are not from BioForum.

 

More challenging is to receive quality submissions. Fortunately, people who have contributed their protocols to Protocol Online in the past could potentially contribute to the journal. 

 

We do encourage members of BioForum to apply for Editorial Membership or to register as a reviewer. Please visit here to see the qualification and requirements for Editorial Membership.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:27 PM

Good questions. Actually, recruiting reviewers for the journal is not a problem. So far, many have registered to serve as a reviewer, most of whom are not from BioForum.

 

More challenging is to receive quality submissions. Fortunately, people who have contributed their protocols to Protocol Online in the past could potentially contribute to the journal. 

 

We do encourage members of BioForum to apply for Editorial Membership or to register as a reviewer. Please visit here to see the qualification and requirements for Editorial Membership.

 

Thats amazing, quite suprising too that you get a lot of people to become reviewers, I would think it would be hard to get people... Many are already pretty bussy...

 

And yes: it will be hard to get quality submissions... there are so many journals and people most often pick journals that are already well known/have higher impact.

I think the start, the set up, will be very hard and it can take a long time before you establish a quality reputation.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:54 AM

We are excited to announce that J Biol Methods has published its first issue. Please check it out here http://www.jbmethods...m/issue/current.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

Dear Bioforum,
I just checked the website for the requirements for editorial membership. I didn't find anything there. Perhaps I didn't look carefully? Last time when I was a postdoc researcher you said I can't be an editor. Now I'm an assistant professor. Can I apply for membership now? My contract is not in English. Do I need to translate it to prove it?

There are things I don't know about such memberships. Can one be a member for more than one journal? This will be my first time if accepted so I really don't know. And also, how does a journal get an impact factor? What is the process?

I'm actually very busy right now as I'm running three projects simultaneously. But I will be less busy by the end of March and I will be very happy to assist you with that.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

That is one great journal with as rigorously vetted and edited papers as any. I would think it not easy to publish a journal unless you are one of those giant publisher groups.

 

As to your ancillary questions, Curtis, I found this helpful link.


So. Now that you have your first ever question on bioforum answered (or not), mail yourself your username and password so you don't forget them, and then come back soon to update us on how it all worked out. That's how you build Karma in science.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:35 AM

That is one great journal with as rigorously vetted and edited papers as any. I would think it not easy to publish a journal unless you are one of those giant publisher groups.
 
As to your ancillary questions, Curtis, I found this helpful link.


Very informative. Thank you





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