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About Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This page includes information about the aims and scope of Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.

Aims & scope

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders (BMAD) is an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes highly innovative basic, translational, and clinical research that advances our understanding of the pathophysiology of mood and anxiety disorders. The journal welcomes research in all areas relevant to the disorders at the level of their underlying mechanisms.

Research areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  •  Pathophysiology
  •  Predictive risk markers
  •  Treatment predictors
  •  Individual differences
  •  Developmental trajectories

Experimental approaches include but are not limited to:

  •  Neuroimaging
  •  Psychophysiology
  •  Behavioral and molecular genetics
  •  Pharmacology
  •  Gene-environment interactions
  •  Animal models

Open access

All Research, Brief Reports, Perspectives and Reviews articles published by Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 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. In addition, the journal also publishes reviews and other article types that are only available by subscription.

Authors of Research, Brief Reports, Perspectives and Reviews articles published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.

For authors who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Other content

In addition to research articles Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders also publishes all of which are only available by subscription. Authors of these types of article hold copyright of their article according to the terms of BioMed Central's Copyright Licensing Agreement.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1520/$2545/€1835 for each Research, Brief Reports, Perspectives and Reviews article accepted for publication. If the submitting author's institution is a Member, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. 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.

Indexing services

All articles published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders are included in:

  • CAS
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Scopus

The full text of all research articles is deposited in digital archives including e-Depot (The Netherlands).

The full text of all research articles published by BioMed Central is also available on SpringerLink.

BioMed Central is working closely with Thomson Reuters (ISI) to ensure that citation analysis of articles published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders will be available.

Publication and peer review process

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, a personalized section of the site.

Copyediting and proofs

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders will copyedit manuscripts before they are published.

Following the acceptance of an article, it is published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders as a provisional PDF file with minimal delay (subject to formatting checks, copyediting and author verification). Fully formatted PDF and full-text (HTML) versions are made available shortly after that.

Reprints

High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.

Supplements

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Citing articles in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Articles in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 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. Biol Mood Anxiety Disord [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. Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders?

High visibility

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders's open access policy allows maximum visibility of research articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.

Speed of publication

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 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; the article will then be available through Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders and BioMed Central.

Flexibility

Online publication in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders gives authors 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 Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 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 Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Authors of research articles published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement).

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