Biochemistry (Moscow), Supplement Series A: Membrane and Cell Biology is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes original articles on physical, chemical, and molecular mechanisms that underlie basic properties of biological membranes and mediate membrane-related cellular functions. The primary topics of the journal are membrane structure, mechanisms of membrane transport, bioenergetics and photobiology, intracellular signaling as well as membrane aspects of cell biology, immunology, and medicine. The journal is multidisciplinary and gives preference to those articles that employ a variety of experimental approaches, basically in biophysics but also in biochemistry, cytology, and molecular biology. The journal publishes articles that strive for unveiling membrane and cellular functions through innovative theoretical models and computer simulations.
Biochemistry (Moscow), Series A is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format for regular papers and double blind for reviews. Our team of reviewers includes 71 experts. The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 25 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 92 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 27%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.
Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
- Presents research on physics and chemistry of membranes and cells
- Focuses on the object rather than the methods of investigation
- Collects relevant work of all Russian institutions and laboratories
- Founded by the Academy of Sciences in1984
- Stanislav S. Kolesnikov
- Publishing model
- 4,791 (2018)