From data to manuscript to publication:
Best practices in research, writing and peer review

This guide is intended to help authors collect, analyze and report their data, prepare high-quality manuscripts and navigate the review and publication process at JBC, all in service to our mission of safeguarding and disseminating significant and enduring research.


JBC is known for its commitment to rigor, transparency and reproducibility in publishing research “motivated by biology, enabled by chemistry.” This commitment includes continuously refining our standards based on current understanding of best practices, and so this guide will be updated as norms evolve.


We hope you find this resource useful; if you have any questions, comments or requests for more information, please get in touch at jbc@asbmb.org.


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