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Biophysical Journal FAQ

  • Who is the publisher?
    Cell Press, www.cell.com.

    Who is editorially responsible for the journal? 
    The Biophysical Society, www.biophysics.org.

    How often is the journal published?
    Bi-weekly, for a total of 24 issues per year.

    What is the online ISSN?
    1542-0086.

    What is the print ISSN?
    0006-3495.

    Whom should I contact with feedback about a published manuscript?
    bj@biophysics.org.

  • Does the Biophysical Journal have publication charges?
    Yes, publication rates are based on membership status with the Biophysical Society. See below.

    Comments to the Editor, Perspectives, New & Notables, and Reviews
    There is no cost associated with these articles.


    Regular Articles

     

    Non-Member

    Member*

    Page Charges

    Pages 1-12: $105 per printed page

    Pages 1-12: $75 per printed page

     

    Additional pages: $190 per printed page

    Additional pages: $130 per printed page

    Color Figures

    $500 per figure printed in color

    $400 per figure printed in color

    *To receive the reduced member rate, the corresponding author must be a member of the Biophysical Society at the time of submission.

    Please be sure to indicate if you are a member at the time you upload your article. Click here to join.

  • When does my subscription start?
    Subscriptions are based on a calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).

    I am a Biophysical Society Member but cannot access the Journal—what should I do?
    Please note that your username and password for Biophysical Journal are different than for your Biophysical Society account. An email will be sent to you with your username and login shortly after you become a member. If you need assistance, please email bj@biophysics.org or ussocieties@elsevier.com.

    Where can I find out more about subscriptions and prices?
    For questions and information regarding subscription prices, please email ussocieties@elsevier.com.

  • What is the embargo policy of the Biophysical Journal?
    The Journal has a 12 month embargo policy, meaning only Journal subscribers can gain access to the published article for the first 12 months. Authors do have the choice to pay an "Open Access" fee of $2,500 in order to make the article freely available on the Biophysical Journal website upon publication. 

    Does the Biophysical Journal meet the requirements of Wellcome Trust and Research Councils (UK)?
    Authors funded by the Wellcome Trust or by the Medical Research Council (MRC) must indicate this funding upon acceptance and pay $2,500 to the Biophysical Society (instructions provided upon acceptance) if they wish to comply with the policies of these funding bodies. Their paper will then be delivered to PubMed Central upon publication; it will also be free on the Biophysical Journal website. 

    Authors funded by many funding bodies within the Research Councils (UK) may choose to opt out of the immediate open access option if they wish. Biophysical Journal has a 12 month embargo policy, after which the Journal submits the final published article on behalf of the author to PubMed Central automatically, which meets the requirements of many funding bodies within the Research Councils (UK). To determine whether your specific funding body requires immediate open access, visit https://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/funding-body-agreements.

    Does the Biophysical Journal meet the requirements of NIH and HHMI?
    Yes. The Biophysical Journal has a 12 month embargo policy, after which the Journal submits the final published article on behalf of the author to PubMed Central automatically.

    Where can I find more information?
    For information about Elsevier's agreements with specific funding bodies, see https://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/funding-body-agreements.

  • How do I become a member of the Biophysical Society?
    Click here to join online or print a copy of the application.