Biophysics Reviews (BPR) is a new journal featuring authoritative reviews and original research covering all areas of biophysics. The journal publishes research studies of high quality and comprehensive review articles of new and emerging areas of interest to the biophysics community. The journal's focus includes experimental and theoretical research of fundamental issues in biophysics in addition to the application of biophysics in other branches of science, medicine, and engineering. A new journal issue is published each quarter.

Topics covered in BPR are diverse and reflect the most important subjects in biophysics including:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Bioengineering and Tissue Engineering
  • Bioprinting
  • Soft Robotics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Bioimaging
  • Computational Biology and Genomics
  • Drug Delivery

BPR publishes the following types of articles:

Original Research: Articles reporting an important and novel research study of high quality and of general interest to the biophysics community.

Authors who submit research articles are required to provide a cover letter. A cover letter should include information about the manuscript, gap of knowledge the study intends to fill, novelty and significance of the results, appeal for BPR’s broad readership, and a list of related works by the authors. Authors should also include a statement indicating that the manuscript not currently under consideration by another journal and that all authors approve of the submission.

Original Research articles should contain a Methods section, which includes the elements required for the interpretation and replication of results, and a statement that confirms the authors obtained necessary ethics approval (or a statement that ethics approval is not required).

Reviews: Articles can be either an authoritative and comprehensive review of an established area, or a short, timely review covering an emerging area or recent advance in an established field of biophysics.

The majority of review articles in BPR are by invitation. Authors who wish to submit a review article without invitation must provide:

  • a strong case for why their review is timely and of interest to the readership of BPR
  • substantial evidence that they are recognized as top experts in the field and that they are highly qualified to write the review
  • an editorial summary with their article for consideration by the editors.

Commentary-type articles (“Situation reports”). Situation Reports can be 3 to 10 pages and may include discussions, viewpoints, and perspectives on a recent, significant development of biophysics-related topics, such as research breakthroughs, invention of biological/medical techniques or instrumentation, biosensing devices, etc.

Situation reports should include:

  • A really good title is critical in drawing in readers.
  • The abstract should be a clear synopsis of the article and accurately reflect its scope.
  • The introduction should be all encompassing and impart the excitement and enthusiasm you feel for your subject. Spell it out and inform the reader of the content of the sections.
  • Provide discussions that highlight deep and critical insights on the scientific development being commented on.
  • Informative, high-quality figures and tables are essential for a good submission. Be sure to provide permissions if figures are reprints. Start gathering permissions early in the process to avoid delays to publication.
  • The reference list is important and should be comprehensive and adequately represent the relevant literature in the area being reviewed.

Gallery-type articles (“Visuals”). Visuals can be 1 to 2 pages and refer to original, high-quality single images capturing insightful observations in biophysical studies. The purpose of the image should be illustrative of research development and inspiring new research activities. Strong conclusions based on the limited evidence in the image should be avoided.

These types of submissions should have the following structure:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Figure and Figure captions
  • Methods section
  • References (optional)

Authors should download the BPR editorial summary template and submit the completed form to

ISSN: 2688-4089