Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Essays submitted to Perspectives in Biology and Medicine should be original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editors do an initial review to determine suitability for the journal and select submissions to be sent out for full peer review. Peer review is double-blind.  Manuscripts are generally reviewed by two to four peer reviewers. The journal seeks well-written essays that target a wide interdisciplinary readership and place important biological or medical topics in a broad scientific or medical context. The editors privilege an informal style of writing. While we encourage interdisciplinary engagement, the journal does not publish basic scientific research, reviews of the literature, or reports on empirical studies. Manuscripts that receive a “revise and resubmit” decision are reviewed again upon resubmission, often by the original referees and sometimes by new referees, at the editors’ discretion. For manuscripts sent out for peer review, the review process generally takes about two months.