microPublication Biology follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines in the 'Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals'.
After submission, the manuscript will be sent to one or two reviewer experts in the field depending on the complexity of the article. The complexity and need for more than one reviewer will be at the discretion of the science editor. Authors are encouraged to suggest reviewers, which will be evaluated by the science editor for appropriateness. The science editor will ultimately select the reviewer(s).
microPublication Biology operates an elective open peer-review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the final article html and PDF versions of the article upon acceptance of the manuscript, if the reviewer chooses open acknowledgement. During the review process itself the author is unaware of the identity of the reviewer; however the reviewer is aware of the authors'.
Reviewers are asked to declare any conflict of interest when they are asked to review an article and are encouraged to decline if they perceive a potential conflict, in which case they will be excluded from the review process for that article.
microPublication Biology relies on reviewer's feedback, author's compliance with any suggested editorial and reviewer's revisions, and ultimately science editor's discretion for acceptance of an article. We do not guarantee acceptance of submitted work. Further, while microPublication Biology aims to function on a quick turnaround for article feedback, we cannot guarantee a short review or processing time.