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Biomarker Insights

Aims and Scope

Biomarker Insights is a peer-reviewed, open-access research journal where those engaged in biomarker research can turn for rapid communication of the latest advances in the application of biomarkers toward the discovery of new knowledge, and toward the clinical translation of that knowledge to increase the efficacy of practicing clinicians. Papers submitted for review in Biomarker Insights should focus on the following areas:

  • Biomarkers as tools in decision making

  • Regulatory acceptance of biomarkers

  • Biomarker development and validation

  • Role of collaborations and consortia in biomarker advancement

  • The "Economics" Behind Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics

  • Toxicity biomarkers, toxicogenomics

  • Biomarkers for early efficacy assessment

  • Genetic biomarkers; genomic biomarkers

  • Protein biomarkers

  • Metabolomic biomarkers

  • Pathway analysis

  • Biomarkers in clinical pharmacology

  • Biomarkers for clinical safety assessment

  • Clinical pharmacogenomics

  • Biomarkers to monitor and predict disease progression and response to therapy

  • Clinical validation of biomarkers

  • Patient selection

  • Biomarkers as surrogate end-points

  • Biomarkers as indications for drug therapy

  • Biomarker assay development and validation

  • Outcome diagnostics

  • Cancer diagnostics

  • Monitoring response to therapy

  • Discovery-to-Diagnostic translation

  • Clinical Proteomics: potential of proteomic technologies in diagnostics

  • Expression signatures as diagnostic/prognostic tools

  • Imaging biomarkers pharmacodiagnostics, companion diagnostics

  • Integration of biomarkers into clinical practice guidelines and clinical decision support systems

  • Integration of biomarkers into mathematical models and algorithms

Standard Author Services

The journal distinguishes itself from others in the field by combining individualized author service with editorial integrity and procedural efficiency.  At every stage authors will be introduced to the staff member responsible for their paper and will receive procedural explanations and regular status updates.  The progress of authors’ papers is continually monitored by staff, and a staff member is always available to answer authors' questions.  This is reflected in our consistently positive author testimonials

  • Submission to first editorial decision including rigorous, expert peer review in average four weeks

  • Rapid publication in two to four weeks after acceptance

  • No deadlines for corrections to typeset proofs

  • Paper announcement after publication through scholarly databases, social media, and opted-in newsletters

  • Open access visibility and flexibility with no restrictions on author archiving

  • CC-BY-NC licensing to prohibit unrestricted commercial re-use, CC-BY available on request

  • Article level usage metrics (in beta)

  • Permanent availability by leading institutional libraries under CLOCKSS and LOCKSS systems

  • Proactive, professional journal staff

Optional Author Services

  • Discounted article reprints

  • English proof reading

  • Pre-submission paper-matching and editor in chief consultation

  • Pre-peer review language polishing and paper formatting

  • Video abstracts

  • Ebook on enhancing article visibility

  • Social media promotion

Current Article Processing Fees

As an open access journal authors are charged an article processing fee after acceptance for publication by the editor in chief or associate editor.  Fees do not vary based on factors like word count or use of color images, and there is no fee charged upon submission.  Current fees are given below:

  • Authors in North America: USD$1848

  • Authors in other countries: GBP£1399

More information on article processing fees and availability of waivers and discounts are available on the article processing fees webpage.

Manuscript Types and Preparation Guidelines

Information on manuscript types accepted for peer review and guidelines for manuscript preparation are available here.  A template manuscript, sample manuscript, and pre-submission check list is available here.

Editorial Policies

All articles are subject to single-blind independent peer review by reviewers drawn from the journal's editorial board, volunteer peer reviewer pool, and where necessary from Pubmed.  Pubmed is used where specialized expertise is unavailable from the other sources.  Two to four peer reviewers will be used.  Editorial decisions are made by independent editors in chief or associate editors. The editorial process from peer review to first editorial decision takes three to four weeks following acceptance of each paper for peer review.

In the open access business model many editorial decisions result in a fee payment to the publisher.  Because of this we maintain a strict distinction between editorial decisions, made by editors in chief or associate editors, and business decisions.  SAGE Publishing does not make nor attempt to influence editorial decisions.  Editorial decision makers receive no incentives to make decisions leading to fee payments.

The journal is committed to high standards of integrity.  Authors are required to confirm their compliance with ethical and legal requirements upon submission.  Prior to publication all authors must provide signed confirmation of compliance. Where concerns arise the journal will apply the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines on ethical matters.

Frequency of Publication

Articles are published upon completion of production.

Citing Articles

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title.  Journal [year]:[volume] [first page]-[last page]

Open Access

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.  Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.  This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Inquiries 

Contact details for SAGE Publishing are available here.

Additional Information for Authors



  • Efficient Processing: 4 Weeks Average to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
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