Prior Publication

BIOLIFE follows the COPE Guidelines in addressing potential Redundant Publication. To avoid the need for corrective action after publication, please disclose any prior publication or distribution of your manuscript to the Editor when submitting your manuscript to the journal. It is important to ensure appropriate attribution to your prior publication of the material is included in the manuscript and that any quoted materials are identified as quotes so that readers of your article may reference the original work.

If a substantial portion of your manuscript has been previously published, your manuscript will generally not be acceptable for publication in a BIOLIFE journal. However, subject the journal’s policy, there are certain circumstances where material that has been publicly distributed may be considered for publication.  You should first review the ‘Instructions to Authors’. You should also include a description of any prior distribution of any part of your manuscript when submitting your manuscript to the journal and within the manuscript itself.