Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit my manuscript?
Please submit your article online. An online submission and tracking service via Internet facilitates speedy and cost-effective submission of manuscripts. The full manuscript has to be submitted online via Bentham's Manuscript Processing System (MPS) at (https://bentham.manuscriptpoint.com/). The link “Submit Manuscript Online” leads you directly to the submission system of that specific journal.
What is MPS?
The Manuscript Processing System (MPS) is a web-based manuscript submission and tracking system developed by Bentham Science Publishers for efficient, fast and cost-effective processing of submitted manuscripts. MPS has been designed with the objective of ensuring step-by-step online processing and tracking of manuscripts for authors, editors and the publisher; from submission to acceptance and final reproduction.
How do I check the status of my submitted article?
Each manuscript submission will be followed by a confirmation email to the corresponding author.
Authors may track all the stages of publication online until their manuscript is finalized and is ready for publication. Log onto MPS and click the article title from the available list of your submitted manuscripts to view the detailed status at every stage of peer-review and editorial decision.
How long will it take to process my submitted manuscript?
Most journals generally convey the editorial decision on the submission within two to three months from the initiation of the peer-review process. Time duration of the peer-review process varies due to factors such as availability and promptness of the reviewers approached to carry out reviewing of the submission. For the duration of the review process, the submission appears in the “In Review” section of the Manuscript Processing System (MPS).
How can I become a reviewer?
Typically, reviewers are invited to conduct a review by a journal’s manager or editor. Editors usually select researchers that are experts in the same subject area as the paper. However, if you think you would be a good reviewer for a specific journal, you can always contact one of the journal's editors.
Where can I access articles for review?
The reviewers will receive a notification email requesting for peer-review of the assigned manuscript. Interested reviewers can submit their comments online. Alternatively, they may decline the activity online.
How do I post my review comments?
The reviewers can submit their comments online via Bentham's Manuscript Processing System (MPS) at (https://bentham.manuscriptpoint.com/).
Are Bentham Open's journals peer-reviewed?
Yes - all research and reviews published in Bentham Open journals are fully peer-reviewed.
What is the copyright policy of Bentham Open journals?
Authors of research articles keep copyright of their work. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode), which permits the unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the work is properly cited.
What does it cost to publish in The Open Bioinformatics Journal?
The publication fee for each article published in The Open Bioinformatics Journal is US $950.
For subsequent submissions in Bentham Open, authors will receive a discount of US $100 on the total publication charges, provided that their previous submission did not involve any discount on the listed full open access fee rates.