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COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Aims and scope
Biological Procedures Online publishes articles that improve access to techniques and methods in the medical and biological sciences. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, reports of new research techniques and applications of existing techniques, technical analyses of research techniques and published reports, validity analyses of research methods and approaches to judging the validity of research reports, reviews of existing techniques, and novel or important product information.
About the Editor
Professor Shulin Li, Editor-in-Chief
Shulin Li is currently a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, U.S.A. He became Assistant Professor in 1999 at the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Arkansas, for Medical Sciences. Following this, he held the position of Professor of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences. Professor Li has received several honors and awards over the years, including the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (2005), being selected as Charter Member of Developmental Therapeutics Study Section for the National Institute of Health (NIH) (2008), and serving as Chair of Physical Gene Therapy & Vectorology Committee of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) (2009-2011). Professor Li’s research interests include gene delivery and gene therapy, tumor and host cell communication, as well as immune therapy and cytokines.
Annual Journal Metrics
36 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts
23 days to first decision for all manuscripts
88 days from submission to acceptance
30 days from acceptance to publication
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