An overlay journal for BioRxiv preprints with post-review manuscript marketplace (What is JMIRx?)

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. We also accept existing reviews from Plan P accredited peer-review services such as PeerRef or PREreview Preprint Journal Clubs.

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

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

Recent Articles

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Previous studies have estimated the size, mass, and population of hypothetical unknown animals in a large oligotrophic freshwater loch in Scotland based on biomass and other observational considerations. The “eel hypothesis” proposes that the anthrozoological phenomenon at Loch Ness can be explained in part by observations of large specimens of European eel (Anguilla anguilla), as these animals are most compatible with morphological, behavioral, and environmental considerations.


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