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Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

  • ISSN: 0006-291X

Editor-In-Chief: Baumeister

Next planned ship date: May 31, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 3.2
  • Impact factor: 3.1

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC) is the premier international journal devoted to the very rapid dissemination of timely and significant experime… Read more

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Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC) is the premier international journal devoted to the very rapid dissemination of timely and significant experimental results in diverse fields of biological research. For short communication papers, we offer the fastest submission to acceptance of any journal within life sciences, with "accept" decisions rendered within three weeks of submission. We will now consider full-length research papers and review articles.

The journal covers most of areas of life science, and is divided into the following sections:



Cell Biology

Cellular Pathology and Cancer

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


Immunology and Inflammation

Microbiology and Virology

Nanomedicine and Bionanomaterials




Plant Biology

Structural Biology

Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center.

Announcement: BBRC has traditionally only published short communications of novel results. From 2023, the journal now publishes short communications, full-length research papers, and reviews.

What type of paper should I choose on submission?

For short communications, we will still aim to make an accept or reject decision within two weeks of submission. If you have novel results that you can consolidate into 4,600 words, with no more than four figures, then you may continue to choose the short communication route.

Short communications should be concise, no more than 4,600 words and up to four display items. They should offer novel insights and warrant a rapid peer review process. The 4,600 word count includes the title page, all sections of the manuscript (including the references), and the figure and table legends. Papers that exceed these limits will be reassigned within the submission system as a full-length research paper.

If you submit a full-length research paper or a review paper, we will continue to offer a fast turnaround (with a decision after review within 30 days of submission), and we'll also make sure that any revisions that we request of you will not require significant resource expenditure on your part.

Full-length research papers should present a comprehensive account of original research. These papers are not restricted by length or number of figures.

Review papers should be authoritative, state-of-the-art accounts of the selected research field and be of high interest, balanced, and accurate. Beyond summaries of important scientific developments and ideas, authors are encouraged to identify and discuss how the field may be impacted or develop in the future, including insights that may be of significance to the scientific community. The number of co-authors of review articles is limited to five, and each author is expected to make a substantial contribution to the writing of the manuscript.

There are no restrictions on length for review papers, and we welcome both comprehensive reviews and short reviews that offer an insight into more recent advances in a field.