Journal of the Royal Society Interface

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General information ?

  • Published by: The Royal Society
  • ISSN: 1742-5662
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: High quality research at the interface of the physical and life sciences. It publishes research applying chemistry, engineering, materials science, mathematics and physics to the biological and medical sciences; it also highlights discoveries in the life sciences of relevance to the physical sciences. Welcomes contributions on a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to; biocomplexity, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, bionanoscience, biophysics, chemical biology, computer science (as applied to the life sciences), medical physics, synthetic biology, systems biology, theoretical biology and tissue engineering. The criteria for acceptance are: work of outstanding quality and international importance, originality and interest across disciplines. To be acceptable for publication a paper should represent a significant advance in its field, rather than something incremental.
  • Additional free text: Copyright transfer to the journal for all articile except open access, where a different licence is applied (CC BY).
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Subject?

  • Main subject area: Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Breadth of subject area: Top level subject
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Somewhat selective (IF ~3-8)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Yes
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: Institutional membership
  • Access type: Hybrid
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $1600-2500
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Less than 3 months
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Less than a month
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: Medium
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes