Preparing a Submission
A single LaTeX-generated PDF file is required for the initial submission. Letters in Biomathematics (LiB) accepts format-free submission for the authors’ convenience; however, use of the LiB template is encouraged since it expedites the transition of accepted manuscripts to publish-ready papers. Keep in mind that the submitted manuscript must be free from any identifying information (e.g., author names and affiliations, funding information, acknowledgments) to allow for a double-blind review.
All manuscripts that pass an initial assessment by the Editor-in-Chief are assigned to a section editor. The section editor oversees the review process. The reviewers will not see any author information, and the authors will not see who the reviewers are (a double-blind review process). The section editor makes a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief based on the reviews, and the Editor-in-Chief renders a decision and communicates directly with the authors.
Typically, the submitting author can expect to hear from the editor-in-chief regarding the status of their submission in regards to this review process within three months.
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Upon full acceptance of the submission, the authors will be sent an invoice for the article processing charge (APC) in addition to a request to upload the source files of the manuscript in the LiB style (see template) along with any other supplementary files (e.g., BibTeX, figure images). At this point, all identifying information is to be re-inserted, but no content changes are allowed. Please see the APC policy page for additional information regarding the fees.
Letters in Biomathematics adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. The journal follows the ethics guidelines of the Committee of Publications Ethics. For more information, please visit the Ethics Guidelines page.