- •Simplified the initial submission process.
- •Implemented a clearer and more accepting Supplemental Data policy.
- •Shortened the review time for Accelerated Communications.
- •Expanded the scope of articles we welcome through changes to our computational biology criteria and the creation of the Methods and Resources category.
- •Hired scientifically trained staff to improve the clarity and impact of article titles and abstracts.
- •Expanded our communication footprint to better share our published articles with potential readers.
- •Created Editors' Picks Highlights so experts can share the context and conclusions of our Editors' Picks papers.
- •Developed Virtual Issues to help readers learn about recent updates in their fields.
- •Established direct transfer from the BioRxiv server so that authors can seamlessly submit their preprints to JBC.
- •Partnered with TrendMD to help readers discover related scientific works across the literature.
- •A new submission site to simplify manuscript handling and improve the author experience.
- •A new publishing platform to improve the reader experience.
- •Author and article metrics to facilitate communication and improve reporting.
- •Further streamlining of the submission process; for example, providing clearer instructions to authors.
- •Enlisting new associate editors and editorial board members to better engage with all of the scientific communities JBC represents.
- •Augmenting the editorial staff so that every JBC paper can be checked for appropriate image presentation prior to acceptance.
- •Exploring options for data archiving to enable reuse and ensure permanence of the record.
- •Educating researchers on best practices through explanatory articles, videos, and interactive presentations (see, for example, http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201701/DueDiligence/).
- •Increasing transparency in the review process by explaining JBC's practices (http://www.jbc.org/content/292/3/1535) and including the names of handling associate editors on papers.
- •Establishing an appeals committee to formally handle substantive author concerns regarding a particular manuscript's review.
- •Partnering with the ASBMB to create educational opportunities on best research practices.
- •Partnering with Bio-Protocol (http://www.bio-protocol.org/) to encourage JBC authors to publish step-by-step protocols.
- •Partnering with artificial intelligence/machine-learning programmers to facilitate discoverability of JBC content.
- •Exploring how to link publications both to trace the historical path of a scientific study and to see how protocols have evolved and been modified over time.
- •Exploring how to incorporate interactive data into article figures.
- •Adopting new technologies to enhance the reading experience.
- •Considering continuous publication to speed and improve scientific communication.
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