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Protocol Submission Procedure
Submission is free. Submission to Bio-101 occurs by invitation or self-submission.
At Bio-101, 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 weeks 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. Proofreading: Each protocol is proofread by an associate editor from a field of study relevant to the protocol, which takes about two weeks. They will check the protocol for clarity and commonly missed experimental details, and contact the authors for edits. Authors will then be asked to revise their draft within two weeks. The associate editor will then confirm within 10 days that the revisions addressed their comments and/or followed their suggestions.
  4. Release: Once the associate editor approves the final draft and upon receipt of the signed License to Publish (LTP) agreement, we will post the protocol online within one month.
  5. Post-release updates: To help improve the protocols hosted in Bio-101, readers are allowed to provide line-by-line suggestions via a commenting system. We encourage authors to engage with readers on this platform to ensure that Bio-101 protocols continue to improve in efficiency and success rate over time.