Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar (FBS) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal of biological and medical sciences. It is a modern forum of scientific communication for global researchers, without regard to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or socio-economic status.

ISSN Numbers

Print ISSN: 1945-0516

Electronic ISSN: 1945-0524

CD-ROM: 1944-7906

Impact Factor

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Scopus CiteScore: 5.2

Journal History

2009      Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar released the inaugural issue.

2009      Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar has been indexed by PubMed.

2009      Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar has been indexed by Scopus.

2021      IMR Press started to publish Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar (FBS) with Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

FBS’s Open Access Initiative

The advent of online publication has greatly improved access to scientific content on a global scale. This has led to calls from the academic community for research publications to be made freely available online and immediately upon publication, without the barrier of paid subscription to access.

In response to these calls, and following consultation with journal contributors, the Editors of Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar (FBS) launched an Open Access initiative for FBS in 2021. This means that it is no longer necessary to have a subscription in order to read current FBS content online.

There are substantial costs associated with publishing a high quality journal such as FBS, including administration of the editorial process, production of the published version, and development of online functionality. Under a subscription-based model, these costs are mainly covered by charging libraries and individuals for access to the journal's contents. Under FBS's Open Access model, we aim to cover the costs of publication primarily through the use of an Article Processing Charge.

Authors Rights and Permissions

Papers published in Volumes 1­–12 (from 2009 to 2020) are copyright IMR Press.

Permission is not required when:

IMR Press grants any third party the right to use the article freely, so long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Permission is not required to use original figures or tables for non-commercial and educational use (e.g., in a review article, or in a book that is not for sale) if the article is copyright IMR Press. Please include the full journal reference and, for articles published in Volumes 1­–12 (from 2009 to 2020), include "Copyright (copyright year) IMR Press" as a copyright note.

Starting from 2021, all FBS content is available online and is fully browsable and searchable. Articles published beginning from Volume 13 Issue 1 (2021) are under the terms and conditions of the CC BY license. FBS is not authorized to grant permission for material published under either license, as the authors retain copyright. However, depending on the intended use, permission may not be required at all. For details, see: Copyright & License.

IMR Press will insert the following note on the first page of the published text:

© Year The Author(s). Published by IMR Press. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.


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