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Editorial Process
At Bio-protocol, the majority of our protocols are commissioned by our Associate Editors, who are established and active scientists. Each month they recommend protocols from recently published research articles in their research fields. Authors are then invited to contribute detailed versions of their protocols. The Associate Editor who recommended the protocol leads the Peer Review Process and renders the editorial decision. Please see Submission Procedure for details.
In addition to our Associate Editors, Editors from collaborating journals are also recommending their authors to submit protocols to Bio-Protocol. These protocols are assigned to our Associate Editor who lead the Peer Review Process and render the editorial decision.
Presubmission inquiries from researchers interested in submitting an article to Bio-protocol are reviewed by our Editorial Committee who responds within three working days of submission. If accepted, our Associate Editors with the most expertise in the field leads the Peer Review Process and renders the editorial decision and renders the editorial decision.
Note that prior to peer review, each submission draft undergoes a quality control assessment by the Bio-protocol editing team to ensure that submissions meet our Protocol Preparation Guidelines. Authors might be contacted for further details if additional information is needed.