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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format for main text.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font and all figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  4. Figures should be embedded in the main text file and also submitted as separate image files in TIFF format and with a resolution no less than 300 dpi.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. All supplementary information should be submitted as a single file in PDF format, except for certain special format files such as movies, Excel files containing big data, etc.
  7. A cover letter should be prepared and pasted into the box below. The name, institution and Email of 5 suggested reviewers should also be provided in the cover letter.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with JBM agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant JBM right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)

No publication fee is currently charged till further notice for the following type of papers: Articles, Protocols and Review.

The standard price for publication of an Application Note is $500. 

If you do not have funds to pay the publication fee, you will have an opportunity to request a complete or partial waiver of the fee. Granting of the request is made at the discretion of the editor depending on financial situation of the authors. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.