Call for papers

The IBF 2018 is collaborating with the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology’s mission is to bring all relevant bioengineering and biotechnology areas together on a single platform. Related to the conference, the journal will publish an article collection “IBF 2018” as a Research Topic. Frontiers Research Topic’s articles have high visibility and receive more downloads/citations. Therein, all participants have the opportunity to submit a paper (cf. “Types of submission” below). The paper submission is independent of the “Call for abstracts” where you apply for a talk and/or poster presentation at the IBF 2018. The “Call for papers” will be open from 1st March 2018 until 30th June 2018.

Types of submission

For the research topic “IBF 2018”, you can submit three different types of papers – Original Research, Full Review or Mini Review. An original research article, for example, covers recent own research results and should have a maximum length of 12.000 words including up to 15 figures/tables. For details about the different types of submission, please have a look at the Frontiers Author Guidelines.

Review process

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in a standardized, fair, and collaborative process. Typically within three months, the authors receive a notification whether their manuscript has been accepted (with minor/major changes) or not.

Publishing Fees

As Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology is an open-access journal, authors of a manuscript are responsible for an Article Processing Charge. As part of the research topic “IBF 2018” you get a 15% discount. Moreover, many institutions have a publishing agreement with Frontiers and publication might be free of charge for you. You can find the discount/payment details for your institute here.

Submit your paper

The “Call for papers” will be open from 1st March 2018.