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Protocol Submission Procedure

Bio-protocol is free to publish in and free to access. Submission to Bio-protocol occurs by invitation, self-submission or upon recommendation by editors from our collaborating journals.

At Bio-protocol, we understand that preparing a detailed protocol can be time-consuming. Therefore, we have a dedicated editing team ready to help the authors in formatting. So, the authors can focus on what matters the most: the content.

1.Submitting a protocol: Authors are required to submit their protocol draft within two months of accepting our invitation or the pre-submission. Please see Protocol Preparation Guidelines for details on how to prepare a protocol draft.

2. Reformatting: Within one week, our editing team will format and return the protocol draft to the authors. We then request that authors review the formatted draft, fill missing information and return it within a week.

3. Review process: Each protocol is evaluated by three reviewers according to our Peer Review Process, which usually takes four weeks. Authors will then be asked to address reviewer comments and revise their draft within two weeks. Reviewers will then confirm within 10 days that the revisions answered to their comments and/or followed their suggestions.

4. Publishing: Once the reviewers and editors approve the final draft and upon receipt of the signed License to Publish (LTP) agreement, we will publish the protocol within one month.