Medical Physiology Online

Peer reviewed, open access journal. ISSN 1985-4811.

Why publish in MPO?

  • All content published in MPO is ‘open access’ which means any one with an internet connection can access them for free.
  • Authors do not pay a submission fee for having their papers reviewed.
  • There are no page charges for authors.
  • MPO uses an open peer review process, which means that authors will know who reviewed their work, whether their manuscripts were declined or accepted.
  • Reviewers comments are typically incorporated into a Prepublication Record of an accepted manuscript with the consent of the reviewer.  Prepublication records are publicly accessible; some manuscripts may not have a prepublication record.
  • MPO aims to reach an editorial decision as fast as possible (see our timeline below for different types of manuscripts).
  • Articles are published as and when they are accepted; i.e., they do not have to wait for a monthly issue of the journal.
  • The time from acceptance to publication is short; we aim to publish an accepted manuscript within a week of acceptance (see average timelines below)
    • Estimated timeline (from submission to first decision): Letters to the Editor and Submissions to the ‘Point of View’ section: < 2 weeks; Research Communications & Brief Reviews: < 5 weeks
    • Estimated timeline (from acceptance to publication): Letters: 2 days; Other types of contributions: 1 week
  • Authors retain copyright of their contribution.
  • All content in MPO is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
  • Authors are encouraged to deposit contributions they make to Medical Physiology Online in their institutional repositories, personal websites, and contribute to dissemination of their work.

Written by Elapulli S. Prakash

May 10, 2009 at 1:55 PM

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