Journal of Biological Methods (JBM, ISSN 2326-9901) was originated from Protocol Online which hosts a freely accessible database of research methods and protocols, and a technical help forum. Since its launch in 1999, researchers around the world have been submitting their protocols and methods to the Protocol Online database. To provide formal publishing opportunities for researchers and an open access forum for leading-edge biological methods and techniques, JBM was established in 2013.