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Aims and scope

Biological Procedures Online publishes articles that enhance access to techniques and improve basic understanding of medical and biological sciences. We are particularly interested in important research discoveries in technology development, animal models of human diseases, and cancer biology and therapeutic approaches.

Biological Procedures Online places emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches that integrate novel methodologies and mechanism understanding from medicine, biology, imaging, engineering, bioinformatics, and system analysis.

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About the Editor

Dr. Bolin Liu, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Bolin Liu is Professor in the Departments of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genetics and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at School of Medicine, Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. He earned his MD from Beijing Medical University and received extensive postdoctoral training in cancer biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Liu became an independent investigator in the Department of Pathology at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007. He was recruited to his current institution in 2018. Dr. Liu’s research interests focus on receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs)-initiated cell signaling in drug resistance and tumor metastasis, with a hope to identify novel molecular targets and develop epigenetic approaches for cancer treatment. Dr. Liu has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in the field of cancer research, and received several honors and awards, including a Research Award from Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2007), an Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Award (2014), and a Translational Research Award from METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. (2020).

Archival content

The complete archive of Biological Procedures Online is open access. Articles published since 2009 are available here; for articles published prior to 2009, please see SpringerLink.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.960
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.048

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 8
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 76

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 435,217
    Altmetric mentions: 154