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Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to BME Frontiers content?

BME Frontiers is an open access (OA) journal, which means that articles can be read by anyone, anywhere and at anytime without a subscription.

Under what license option does BME Frontiers publish content?

All BME Frontiers content publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License.

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.

I am an author. How do I submit my work to BME Frontiers?

Submitting a manuscript is easy. Instructions on how to submit your research for publication in BME Frontiers 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 BME Frontiers?

Authors will not need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing in BME Frontiers in 2019, 2020, or 2021. More info.

What size, format or content limits exist for submissions to BME Frontiers?

For word limits and other guidelines, visit the Information for Authors page.

What is the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program, under which the journal BME Frontiers 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 BME Frontiers publish its first issue?

BME Frontiers is scheduled to begin publishing by fall 2019. Authors can learn more and submit their work for consideration after reading Information for Authors.

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