Aims and Scope
Reports is a new international open-access journal to be launched in 2015.
Biophysics Reports will offer a worldwide forum for publishing novel theories,
methods, protocols and significant improvements on basic research techniques in
multidisciplinary areas of the biological and biomedical sciences.
welcomes submissions reporting on methods and/or techniques including but not
limited to those used in: biophysics, cell biology, immunology, membrane
biology, redox biology, photobiology, neurobiology, oncology, biochemistry,
biomechanics and mechanobiology, structural biology, molecular imaging,
electron microscopy, computational biology, bioinformatics, nano biomedicine,
genetics, model organisms, protein science, developmental biology, and omics.
The submission of research articles including data based on specific methods or
techniques are also encouraged. The article types include: methods, protocols,
original articles, reviews/mini-reviews, puncta, etc.
As the official
journal of the Biophysical Society of China, Biophysics Reports ensures an
unbiased and expedient peer-reviewing process and offers open access
publishing. The article-processing charges for this journal are kindly
sponsored by the Biophysical Society of China and the Institute of Biophysics,
CAS. As such, authors can publish in the journal without any additional
Puncta: Essentially auto-commentary by
inviting authors of the most significant recent and forthcoming papers,
published elsewhere, to provide a short summary with additional insights, new
interpretations or speculation on the relevant topic.
& Views: Interesting or important comments
and clarifications on novel methodological advances that have been involved in
life science researches.
Methods: Novel methods permitting
experiments, measurements or computations that were not possible before.
Protocols: Collection of authoritative
protocols focusing on techniques involved in a particularly broad range of
topics, which shall not only include recently developed procedures but also
contain 'old classics' or especially timely protocols for particular subsets of
Reviews: In-depth review articles presenting
authoritative and up-to-date surveys, synthesis and evaluation of the hot
topics and trends in the field concerning theory, methods and techniques
involved in biological and biomedical sciences.
Articles: Original articles reporting the
application of new methods that address to certain important biological
questions, and results shall demonstrate the significance of new methods in
comparison with existed approaches or techniques.