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14. What is the peer-review process for Genome Biology ?
All research articles undergo peer review. Submitted manuscripts are subject to immediate screening by Genome Biology's in-house Editorial Team and manuscripts that do not meet the standards of the journal may be declined without further review or considered for another journal in the BMC series.
Appropriate manuscripts will be sent to up to 4 independent referees (most manuscripts are peer-reviewed by 2-3 independent experts), who have agreed in advance to referee rapidly. The editorial team makes every effort to give the authors a decision within four weeks.
Referees are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript.
All peer review is closed - authors are not given the names of the reviewers of their manuscript, unless the referee elects to sign his/her report.
If an author is not satisfied with the decision made on their manuscript, they are able to contact the editorial office with an appeal. A second opinion on the manuscript will be sought where appropriate.
- What is Genome Biology?
- Why submit to Genome Biology?
- What is Open Access?
- If my article is published, how will it be cited?
- If my article is published, which bibliographic databases will it be indexed in?
- How can I order reprints?
- What is the copyright policy of Genome Biology?
- Do I need permission to reproduce materials published in Genome Biology?
- What are the benefits of registering on the journal website?
- Is there a printed version of the journal?
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- How much of the content on the website is available for free?
- What is the peer-review process for Genome Biology ?
- How quickly will my research article be published in Genome Biology?
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