About the Journal

Focus and Scope

JMIRx Bio is an innovative overlay journal to BioRxiv and JMIR Preprints (other preprint servers are invited to join). JMIRx peer-reviews preprints and publishes their revised "version of record" with peer-review reports across a broad range of biological sciences. Unlike the majority of JMIR journals, papers published in this journal do not require a digital health focus. We publish all research that qualifies for preprinting on BioRxiv

Conceived to address the urgent need to make highly relevant scientific information available as early as possible without losing the quality of the peer-reviewed process, this innovative new journal is the first in a new series of “superjournals”. Superjournals (a type of "overlay" journal) sit on top of preprint servers (JMIRx Bio serves BioRxiv and JMIR Preprints), offering peer-review and everything else a traditional scholarly journal does. Our goal is to rapidly peer review and publish a paper. All JMIRx Bio papers must have originated as a preprint. 

All preprints accepted for curation in JMIRx Bio as "Version-of-Record" are rigorously peer-reviewed, copyedited and XML-tagged. Accepted papers are published along with the related Peer Review Reports and Author Responses to Peer Review Reports, providing an additional layer of transparency to the scholarly publishing process. 

There is no Article Processing Fee for this journal. We are selling institutional memberships to funders, libraries and library consortia under the name Plan P (Subscribe to Peer Review / Transform to Open Science). Individual or Department/Lab-based memberships will be available. 

To "submit" (nominate a preprint for JMIRx), please use this form at https://bio.jmirx.org/landing.

For detailed instructions and other submission options see How to submit to a JMIRx journal