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Editorial Process
At Bio-101, the majority of our protocols are commissioned by our Associate Editors, who are established and active scientists. Based on their knowledge and expertise, they recommend routinely used protocols they consider to be of broad interest in their research fields. Authors are then invited to contribute detailed versions of these protocols. The Associate Editor who recommended the protocol leads the Peer Review Process and renders the editorial decision. Please see Submission Procedure for details.
Presubmission inquiries from researchers interested in submitting a protocol to Bio-101 are reviewed by our Editorial Board, who will respond within three working days of submission. If accepted, an Associate Editors with expertise in the field will lead the Peer Review Process and render the editorial decision.
Researchers interested in authoring a protocol in response to a reader request will have their inquiry addressed by our Editorial Board within three working days. If accepted, the author will then be contacted with a formal invitation from our Editorial Board.
Note that prior to peer review, each submission draft undergoes a quality control assessment by the Bio-101 editing team to ensure that submissions meet our Protocol Preparation Guidelines. Authors may be contacted for further details if additional information is needed.