Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Algorithms for Molecular Biology 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.

The Editors-in-Chief will send submitted manuscripts to an Associate Editor responsible for the relevant subject area, who will manage the editorial and refereeing procedure. The Associate Editor will send the manuscript to two or three referees and will ensure that the reports are returned within three weeks. Final decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts will be made by the Associate Editor.

Algorithms for Molecular Biology considers the following types of articles Research articles, Review articles, Software articles, Commentary, Debate article, Meeting report, Short report, and Book report. For more specific information, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines.