Journal of Biomedical Semantics operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal are reviewed by at least two experts selected by the Editors, with the aim of reaching a decision as soon as possible.
Journal of Biomedical Semantics considers the following types of article: Database, Research, Review, Short report, and Software. For more specific information, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines.
2017 Journal Metrics
107 days from submission to first decision
265 days from submission to acceptance
24 days from acceptance to publication
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