Molecular Systems Biology

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General information ?

  • Published by: EMBO press
  • ISSN: 1744-4292
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: "Systems biology is an integrative discipline that seeks to explain the properties and behaviour of complex biological systems in terms of their components and their interactions. Molecular Systems Biology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes high-quality research in the fields of systems biology, synthetic biology and systems medicine. The Editors select manuscripts based on their novelty and wide biological significance. Although the primary emphasis of the journal is on molecular components and their interactions, systems studies at the organ level may also be considered. Works describing large-scale datasets will be judged, in part, by the extent to which these datasets are integrated both with each other and with computational models, with the ultimate aim to better understand the dynamic and complex nature of living systems. Reports of new experimental methods will also be considered in the context of this policy."
  • Additional free text: Scooping Protection: Similar findings that are published by others during review or revision are not a criterion for rejection. In exceptional circumstances, editors may consider manuscripts that have just been scooped. Cross-Referee Commenting: Referees are invited to comment on each other's reports before the editor makes a decision, ensuring a balanced review process.
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Subject?

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

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Reports published anon
  • Selectivity: Selective (IF ~8-15)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: Institutional membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: Over $4500
  • Speed?

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

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: Strong
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: No
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes