Frequently Asked Questions
Who has access to BioDesign Research content?
BioDesign Research is an open access (OA) journal, which means that articles can be read by anyone, anywhere and at any time without a subscription.
Under what license option does BioDesign Research publish content?
All BioDesign Research content publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License.
What is BioDesign Research’s digital archiving policy?
BioDesign Research is archived in Portico, which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals, as well as via the LOCKSS initiative. BioDesign Research operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content.
I am an author. How do I submit my work to BioDesign Research?
Submitting a manuscript is easy. Instructions on how to submit your research for publication in BioDesign Research can be found on the Information for Authors page. The journal’s submission system can be found here.
If your manuscript is on bioRxiv, you can also directly transfer it to our submission system.
Is there an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing in BioDesign Research?
Authors will not need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing in BioDesign Research in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022. More info.
What size, format or content limits exist for submissions to BioDesign Research?
For word limits and other guidelines, visit the Information for Authors page.
What is the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program, under which the journal BioDesign Research publishes?
The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program is run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals. The SPJ program features high-quality, online-only open access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies. For more information, visit the SPJ homepage.
When will BioDesign Research publish its first issue?
BioDesign Research is scheduled to begin publishing by the end of 2019. Authors can learn more and submit their work for consideration after reading Information for Authors.
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