Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly will my accepted manuscript appear on the BJBMS website?
Accepted manuscripts are typically posted on the site and published on PubMed, before copyediting, within one week of acceptance.

When will the final version of my article be published?
The final version of the article is published after detailed copyediting and layout editing. The timeframe depends on how well the manuscript was written, how much editing requires and how fast the authors respond with corrections and proofreading. Typically, the final version of a well written article is published within three weeks after acceptance.  Authors may contact the Production Editor for information about their article.

How often are issues published?
Accepted articles are published continuously in an Advanced online section, while issues are published quarterly, 4 issues per year, print and online.

I recently submitted my manuscript to BJBMS; when should I expect to receive a decision?
The initial decision on whether to decline or send the article to peer review is typically made within 3 working days. If manuscrpt is sent to peer review, the average time to first decision is 35 calendar days.

Will my article be freely available to readers?
Yes. All the articles we publish are open access and immediately available to readers across the globe. Please review the Instructions to Authors for more information.

I have submitted the corrected proofs of my article; may I make additional changes (revising the text, adding a coauthor, etc.) to the paper?
If you would like to make additional changes to the article after the proofs have been returned, send an email outlining the changes with an explanation to the production editor. The production editor will contact you to determine the next steps.

My institution wants to issue a press release; whom do I contact at BJBMS about it?
Please contact the production editor for information about coordinating a press release for your article.

Does BJBMS consider submissions of manuscripts that have previously appeared on preprint servers?
Yes. For more information, please contact the Editorial Office at [email protected]

What is the cost to publish in BJBMS?
Please see the information on publication fees on our Article processing fees page. Publication fees do not apply to Invited Reviews, Commentaries or Comment Letters to the Editor, or corrections. New-data letters are subject to publication fees.

What does the APC cover?
The APC covers complete publication of the article, including color figures and supplemental material. See the Article processing fees page for more details.

Are publication fee waivers available?
If the research was not supported by any grants, special funds (including departmental and institutional), or contracts (including governmental), or if the research was not done as part of the authors' official duties (government or corporate, etc.), a request to waive the charges may be included in the Cover letter.

Are BJBMS articles deposited in PubMed Central (PMC)?
Yes. BJBMS makes the final, typeset articles available on the PMC website as soon as they are published in the regular or special issue. This approach ensures that authors are in compliance with NIH policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm#780).

There is an error in the PubMed citation of my article; how can this be corrected?
Please send an email explaining the error to [email protected]

Still have questions?
Please contact us at [email protected]