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Biophysical Journal FAQ

Please send an email to [email protected] and we will take care of the matter and get back to you.
You will need to log in to your profile record in our manuscript tracking database. If you do not think you have a record, click this navigate to https://biophysj.msubmit.net click the link 'New Authors Should Register for an Account.' Fill in your last name, email address, and telephone number and the system will search to see if you are in our database. You will be directed to a profile screen where you can complete the data fields including your areas of research. To be considered as a potential reviewer, check “yes” to the question “Will you consider being a peer reviewer for this journal?”
A subscription to Biophysical Journal is a benefit of membership in the Society. Members receive the online version of the journal. A print subscriptin is available to members through the BPS Store. Visit https://www.biophysics.org/Store/products?Categories=publications
Contact [email protected] A replacement copy will be ordered for you.

EBooks FAQ

You may contact any member of the Advisory Board members (https://www.biophysics.org/Publications/eBooks/Advisory-Board) or contact Jessica Fricchione, Commissioning Editor, at [email protected]
We offer ePub3, PDF, HTML, and MOBI (Kindle). Full-color print copies are also be available. All ebook formats are media enriched, and contain embedded multimedia as standard.
Ebooks are primarily sold in collections to academic/corporate research institutes, where subscribers are able to download an electronic version of the book as part of their subscription – this model is great for students as the book collections come complete with perpetual access, are DRM free, and we do not impose a concurrent user limit, meaning researchers can access the content on whatever device they like, 24 hours a day! They are also available to purchase in both electronic and print on Amazon and other online retailers.
Books can range in length from as little as 80 pages up to several hundred pages.
Yes, we publish single-author, multiple-author, and edited books.
We offer a fee-based system, comparable to expected royalties in a more traditional publishing model. Exact fees depend on the book, and are paid in stages on contract signing, manuscript acceptance, and publication.
Yes, in fact we encourage the use of multimedia throughout ebooks, so long as it enriches the content. These can range from embedded video clips interactive figures, and animations, to video abstracts, lectures, and author webinars. Multimedia is supported across all our digital publication formats (ePub3, PDF, HTML, and MOBI) as standard, and embedded within the book for an enhanced reader experience.
A team of editors, designers, and marketers will guide you through each step of the process, from submitting your initial proposal and draft, through to publishing and promoting your completed book. An Author Resources page also holds support materials that will help you manage your book submission. A dedicated ebooks customer service team is also available to manage any other enquiries you might have.
ebooks content is indexed in the discovery platforms listed below, Summon – SerialsSolutions Primo – Ex Libris ALMA – Ex Libris EDS – EBSCO Worldcat – OCLC Link resolvers offer customized lists of titles to libraries to aid content discoverability for their researchers. ebooks are listed in the below link resolver services: A-Z – EBSCO SFX – Ex Libris 360 – Proquest
Stay tuned! We expect the first titles to be published in 2019.

BPS Bulletin and Blog FAQ

Guest submissions for the BPS blog are welcomed from Biophysical Society members, meeting attendees, and Biophysical Journal authors. Guidelines for guest submissions are listed below. Inform BPS staff of what topic you are writing about before you start. Individuals planning to post the same article on more than one site need to let BPS staff know in advance. Decisions on whether it is appropriate will be made on a case-by-case basis. Posts should range from 300-1000 words in most cases. Informational and identifying links may be included. Include images when possible. Guest blog submissions will be subject to editing by BPS staff. BPS is a non-partisan, non-political organization. Blog content discussing scientific impact of public policies should reflect that position. Contact us with your blog post ideas!
Inform BPS staff of what topic you are writing about before you start. Individuals planning to post the same article on more than one site need to let BPS staff know in advance. Decisions on whether it is appropriate will be made on a case-by-case basis. Posts should range from 300-1000 words in most cases. Informational and identifying links may be included. Include images when possible. Guest blog submissions will be subject to editing by BPS staff. BPS is a non-partisan, non-political organization. Blog content discussing scientific impact of public policies should reflect that position.
The most common topics on the blog include biophysics research and careers; BPS new, activities, and member spotlights; and public policy matters. Contact us with your blog post ideas!

The Biophysicist FAQ

Yes, The Biophysicist is a new education focused publication. Watch the website for news of the 2019 launch.