Aims and scope
Clinical Proteomics encompasses all aspects of translational proteomics. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of proteomic technology to all aspects of clinical research and molecular medicine. The journal is committed to rapid scientific review and timely publication of submitted manuscripts.
A key feature of Clinical Proteomics is its commitment to rapid scientific review and timely publication of submitted manuscripts. This is achieved receiving and processing submissions online. As molecular medicine moves beyond genomics to proteomics, the goal becomes the characterization of the cellular circuitry and the understanding of the impact of disease and therapy on cellular networks.
Clinical Proteomics provides a scholarly forum for novel scientific research in the field of translational proteomics. The journal places special emphasis on the application of proteomic technology to all aspects of clinical research. A key feature is its commitment to rapid scientific review and timely publication of submitted manuscripts.
All articles published by Clinical Proteomics are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Clinical Proteomics you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.
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Open access publishing is not without costs. Clinical Proteomics therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370/$2145/€1745 for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
All articles published in Clinical Proteomics are included in:
- Index to Chiropractic Literature
- PubMed Central
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.
Clinical Proteomics has an Impact Factor of 3.476.
Clinical Proteomics operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Manuscripts will be assigned to a handling Editor, who will appoint at least two referees. On receipt of their reports the handling Editor will make a recommendation to accept, to accept with minor revisions, to request major revisions and resubmission, or to reject. No manuscript will be rejected without being assessed by a member of the Editorial Board and one other expert.
Clinical Proteomics considers the following types of article: Letter to the Editor, Meeting report, Research, and Review. For more specific information, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines.
All manuscripts submitted to Clinical Proteomics should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Citing articles in Clinical Proteomics
Articles in Clinical Proteomics should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Clin Proteomics [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Clin Proteomics 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Why publish your article in Clinical Proteomics
Clinical Proteomics's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Clinical Proteomics offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Clinical Proteomics gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Clinical Proteomics are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Clinical Proteomics’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.
In addition, articles published in Clinical Proteomics may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Clinical Proteomics. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.
As an author of an article published in Clinical Proteomics you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).
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