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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the scope of the journal BME Frontiers?

BME Frontiers serves as an effective platform for the multidisciplinary community of biomedical engineering. The journal publishes breakthrough research in the fields of pathogenic mechanisms as well as disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and assessment. Articles are based upon innovative fundamental and translational concepts, devices, systems, processes, and/or methods. For more information, visit the Mission and Scope page.

What is the word limit for a submission?

For word limits and other guidelines based on article type, visit the Information for Authors page.

What kinds of content does the journal publish?

The journal publishes research articles, reviews, rapid reports, and perspectives on a continuous basis. For more information, visit the Information for Authors page.

How can I submit to the journal?

Submitting a manuscript is easy. Instructions on how to submit your research can be found on the Information for Authors page. The journal’s submission system can be found here.

Is there a fee to submit or publish in the journal?

There is no submission fee. There is an article processing charge (APC) for accepted papers. However, from 2019-2021, all APCs will be paid by SIBET CAS. Authors whose work is accepted for publication in BME Frontiers before January 1, 2022 will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.

Is the journal open access?

BME Frontiers is an open access (OA) journal, which means that articles can be read by anyone, anywhere and at anytime.

What kind of license or copyright policy does the journal use?

All BME Frontiers content publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). While SIBET CAS holds an exclusive license to the content, the author(s) hold copyright and retain the right to publish.

What is BME Frontiers’ digital archiving policy?

BME Frontiers is archived in Portico, which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals, as well as via the LOCKSS initiative. BME Frontiers operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content.

What is the relationship between BME Frontiers and Science?

BME Frontiers is part of the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program. The 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. While BME Frontiers and Science share the same publisher and best practices they operate on separate submission and publication platforms and BME Frontiers is editorially independent, run by the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIBET CAS).

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