Source Code for Biology and Medicine operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.
The benefit of double-blind peer review is that it allows reviewers to judge the manuscript based on content alone, and they are not unconsciously biased by knowledge of who the authors are.
The ultimate responsibility for any decision lies with the Editors-in-Chief, to whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports.
Source Code for Biology and Medicine considers the following types of article: Brief report, Methodology, Research, Software, and Workflow. For more specific information, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines.
2017 Journal Metrics
344.1 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
361.7 days to first decision for all manuscripts
355.5 days from submission to acceptance
9.7 days from acceptance to publication