About Vascular Biology

 

Vascular Biology is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing redox research that advances our understanding of the effect of redox processes on human health and disease. The journal will publish basic and translational articles which have potential therapeutic relevance, as well as pre-clinical and clinical studies.

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Sections

 

Publication model
Publication metrics
Peer review
Article types
Submitting an article
Publication charges
Ethics
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Research data
Indexing
Preservation

 

Publication model

 

Vascular Biology is a fully gold open-access journal. Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided the terms of the licence are met.

For more information, please see our Open Access page.

 

Publication metrics

  • Time to first decision: Vascular Biology aims to return a decision on a peer-reviewed article in less than a month
  • Time to online publication: Accepted manuscripts are published online and are fully citable within 24 hours of acceptance

 

Peer review

 

Articles published in Vascular Biology undergo peer review before acceptance. Key facts about the peer-review process are given below:

  • identity transparency: single anonymized
  • reviewer interacts with: editor
  • review information published: none

If an article is not accepted for publication, we may offer the author the opportunity to transfer their submission to other suitable journals published by Bioscientifica.

More information about the peer-review process can be found on our Peer-review process page.

 

Article types

 

Vascular Biology publishes the following types of article:

  • Research Articles
  • Reviews
  • Brief Reports
  • Commentaries

 

Submitting an article to Vascular Biology

 

Authors can find all the information needed to prepare articles for submission to Vascular Biology on our Author Guidelines page.

Once an article is ready to submit, authors are advised to visit our How to Submit page.

Submissions are managed though the Vascular Biology ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

 

Publication charges

 

Vascular Biology has the following publication charges:

  • Article Publication Charge: Bioscientifica is currently sponsoring the Article Publication Charge; as such authors can publish completely free of charge*.
  • Colour charges: There are no colour charges when publishing in Vascular Biology.
*Bioscientifica reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time

 

Ethics

 

Vascular Biology maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics and is a member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors, Reviewers and Editors are expected to comply with Bioscientifica’s Ethical Policy.

 

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

Vascular Biology recognises that there are biases and inequalities in the publishing system. We are committed to scrutinising our own processes and policies to prevent bias, reduce inequality and better represent and serve our diverse community of authors, reviewers, editors and readers.

 

 

Research data

 

Vascular Biology supports open data and strongly encourages authors to publicly release all data supporting the analysis and conclusions of primary research articles, on or before publication of the article.

All primary research articles published in Vascular Biology should include a Data Availability Statement.

More information is on our Research data page.

 

Indexing

 

Vascular Biology is indexed in the following:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Google Scholar
  • PubMed and PubMed Central

Applications will be made for Vascular Biology to be indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI; Journal Citation Reports) once enough articles have been published, and/or the minimum acceptance criteria have been met.

Applications will be made for Vascular Biology to be indexed in the following once enough articles have been published, and/or the minimum acceptance criteria have been met:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI; Web of Science)
  • Google Scholar
  • PubMed and PubMed Central

 

Digital preservation

 

Articles published in Vascular Biology are archived in LOCKSS and Portico to ensure that these articles are preserved in the long term.