For Authors

1. Overview

IMR Press is a publisher of open access peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journal literature. We aim to facilitate the dissemination of high-quality research in the area of biomedical science. With a long tradition and wide readership, IMR Press is dedicated to making positive contributions to academics, libraries as well as to readers and authors. All editors in IMR Press will provide the best service for researchers, allowing them to have a easy and smooth publication experience and help maximize the impact and visibility of their research.

3. For Authors and Readers Open Access Means
  • Free availability of the literature on the Internet without any subscription or price barriers.
  • Immediate open access once an article is released (no embargo period).
  • Authors retain all copyrights—authors will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreements.
  • Permission of re-use the published material if proper accreditation is given (Creative Commons Attribution License).

Read the full Open Access information here.

4. English Editing and Reformatting on Submitted Articles

Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. We recommend authors use EJEAR's English editing service prior to publication or during revisions. If you have used an alternative service, please provide a copy certificate to the Editorial Office.

5. Discounts for Authors

For authors from Low and Middle income countries, discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis. For more information on Discounts see the following page.

6. Peer-Review and Editorial Procedures

IMR Press adopts double-blind peer review. Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. IMR Press Journal editors will check to make sure there are no conflicts of interest before contacting reviewers, and will not consider those with competing interests. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest before reviewing any submitted manuscript. More information, please see journals' Editorial Process.

7. Author Revision

In cases minor revisions/major revisions are recommended, the author is usually requested to revise the paper before referring to the external editor. Articles may or may not be sent to reviewers after minor revision, which depends on whether the reviewer requested to see the revised version or not. The revised manuscript, after major revision, will be sent back to reviewers again. Normally (in general), we will allow no more than two rounds of major revision of each manuscript. Any further revision needed will follow the decision of the academic editor.

All reviewers' comments should be responded point-by-point. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response or rebuttal.

8. Editor Decision

The acceptance of the manuscript will depend on the revisions made to the manuscript. Authors need to provide a point-by-point response or a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. The acceptance or rejection decision will be made by the academic editor after peer review. The academic editor can select from the following options: Accept in current form, accept with minor revisions, reject.

9. Copyright

Starting from 2021, all IMR Press journals’ content is available online, and is fully browsable and searchable. All IMR Press journals papers are published as Open Access articles under the unrestrictive CC-BY license. The copyright is retained by the author(s).

IMR Press will insert the following note in the footer of 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.

10. Digital Preservation

IMR Press is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and to ensuring accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new and evolving technology standards.

IMR Press administers our manuscript archive. IMR Press is a participant in the CLOCKSS project, an international community initiative through which libraries and publishers work together to assure the long-term preservation of their digital content. If the content is no longer available from any participating publisher, then CLOCKSS will make this content available through open access.

Updated on 10 May 2021