Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.

Current Bioscience operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Current Bioscience is supported by experts in the field. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and appropriate manuscripts are then assigned to an editor for handling or are submitted directly to two reviewers for their comments. We make every effort to reach an initial decision within eight weeks of submission. Based on the reviews, the editor rejects, accepts, or requests revisions of the manuscript.

Single-blind peer review process