We are excited to announce a new partnership with Cell Research, a top-tier journal in the field of cell biology. For Cell Research papers that involve a method that would benefit from the publication of a step-by-step protocol, authors of the articles will now be recommended to publish a detailed version of their methods in Bio-protocol.


We are excited to announce that Dr. Caroline Shamu succeeds Dr. Jeffrey M. Milush to be the Editor-in-Chief of Bio-protocol, effective January 1st, 2021. Dr. Shamu is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School Associate Dean for Research Cores and Technology, and Faculty Director of the ICCB- Longwood Screening Facility. As Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Shamu will work to sustain and advance Bio-protocol, enhance the reputation of the journal, and work with life science researchers, in particular early-career researchers, and partner journals, to facilitate sharing of high-quality, reproducible methods. We are excited to have Caroline in the position to take Bio-protocol to new heights.
Thank our former Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Milush for his wonderful contribution and dedication to Bio-protocol in the past two years.


We are delighted to announce our partnership with MBoC/ASCB on “Request a Protocol” (RaP) service, which allows MBoC readers to request a protocol from authors via a RaP link in the materials and methods section. See this Perspective by Dr. Vivian Siegel (Bio-protocol Senior Editorial Advisor) “Share the details of your experiment methods” (DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E20-07-0487)


Bio-protocol launched an exciting new feature “Request a Protocol” in collaboration with eLife. This feature allows you to request a detailed protocol by simply clicking a link in any eLife article. Please click here to learn more.


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals, announces a four-year collaboration with Bio-protocol.  We are very proud to be a strategic partner of Science/AAAS and work together to improve the rigor and reproducibility of research.


We are very pleased about being included in the ESCI because not only will this help more researchers find our high-quality, reliable protocol manuscripts, but it will reward our authors as well. Bio-protocols will have increased visibility in the scientific community because journals indexed in the ESCI can be discovered through the Web of Science in an identical way to other journals indexed by the Web of Science. For authors, Bio-protocol manuscripts will be included in the calculation of their h-index in the Web of Science.


We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Milush has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Bio-protocol, effective on Dec 1, 2018. Dr. Milush is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, as well as the Director of the Core Immunology Laboratory and the Flow Cytometry Core. Welcome!
Dr. Milush succeeds Dr. Marielle Cavrois who served as EIC for the past 2.5 years. We thank Dr. Cavrois for the dedication, passion, and energy she devoted to Bio-protocol. We wish her the best of luck for the next chapter in her career.


Bio-protocol is pleased to announce that we are now a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Please join members of Bio-protocol’s team at the 2017 ASCB/EMBO meeting in Philadelphia (booth #1042).
We will also be hosting a special event in Philadelphia on Dec. 4th evening! At the event you will get to meet with members of the Bio-protocol community and ask questions about Bio-protocol, discuss how to improve experimental reproducibility, and more! Science, food, gifts and fun! If you would like to attend Bio-protocol's event, please contact Fanglian He (fhe AT or stop by our booth (#1042) for more information.


We have officially launched Bio-101. Bio-101 is a curated database of basic protocols that are commonly used in life science research.


We are excited to announce our partnership with the Journal of Neuroscience.
The Journal of Neuroscience's Post-Publication information now includes a section that encourages authors to submit a step-by-step protocol for one of their methods to Bio-protocol.


Bio-protocol has launched a new look and design. We hope that this makes it even easier for you to find relevant protocols.


We are excited to announce that we have published our first protocol as part of our collaboration with Plant Physiology. It is part of a Focus Collection on Stomata. Plant Physiology articles with a Bio-protocol have a section titled "PROTOCOLS" in the supplemental data, read the first manuscript here.


Bio-protocol is mentioned by Ian Baldwin in his iBiology video on Making Scientific Writing Painless. It is part of iBiology's professional development series which has a lot of great videos.


In April the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC)  communicated JBC's mission to facilitate scientific discovery. JBC wants to create living publications that better serve the needs of scientists. Toward these ends, they have partnered with Bio-protocol. JBC's Instructions for Authors now includes a section that encourages authors to submit a detailed report of one of their methods to Bio-protocol.


We have partnered with The Journal of Cell Biology (JCB). In JCB’s 2015 editorial on Reproducibility and Cell Biology by Yamada and Hall, the authors discuss Best practices for Cell Biology research. The first item they list as a best practice is to "Provide complete methodology."
JCB's Author Submission Guidelines encourage authors to submit a detailed report of one of their methods to Bio-protocol.


Inside eLife published an article about the collaboration between Bio-protocol and eLife. You can read it here.


We have partnered with ASCB's journal Molecular Biology of the Cell. In 2016 Schwarzbauer et al. communicated MBoC's commitment to scientific reproducibility. To this end, the Protocol Development section of MBoC's Instructions for authors encourages authors to submit a detailed protocol used in their MBoC study to Bio-protocol.


We proudly announce our collaboration with eLife. One of the reasons this partnership is such a great match is that eLife aims to improve all aspects of research communication and Bio-protocol curates detailed, clear, step-by-step methods. eLife's Instructions for Authors now include a section that encourages authors to submit a detailed report of one of their methods to Bio-protocol.


We held our first Bay Area Editorial Meeting in 2016 where we discussed our plans to continue improving experimental reproducibility and we also celebrated Bio-protocol’s 5th Anniversary! Click here to see our photos taken during the meeting.



We proudly introduce Dr. Marielle Cavrois as Bio-protocol's new Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Cavrois directs the Flow Cytometry Core at the Gladstone Institutes where her research focuses on HIV transmission.


Bio-protocol is very excited to announce that Dr. Vivian Siegel has joined our team as a Senior Editorial Advisor. Dr. Siegel, a former Editor-in-Chief of Cell, is experienced in scientific publishing and has been involved in the launch of Cell press journals (e.g. Molecular Cell and Cancer Cell) as well as PLoS (Public Library of Science) journals (e.g. PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine).


Bio-protocol will attend ASCB 2015 on Dec.13 - 15, 2015 at San Diego (USA). Visit us at Booth 1147 and join the Bio-protocol community for a chance to win a MacBook Air! Please click here for more detail.

Bio-protocol is featured on the University of California, Berkeley Library.

Bio-protocol is selected as "Featured Resource" on the Baylor Health Sciences Library at Baylor College of Medicine.

Bio-protocol is featured on the University of Maryland Library.

Together with eLIFE, PeerJ, PLoS ONE, ZappyLab and ScienceOpen, Bio-protocol is invited by the University of California Postdoc Union for a panel discussion of "It’s up to all of us: Open Access++ Panel discussion about Scholarly Communication and assessment of scientific excellence".

Bio-protocol is listed on the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.

Bio-protocol is featured on the Columbia University Library.

Bio-protocol is listed as a protocol portal by GARNet, the BBSRC sponsored Arabidopsis Network in the UK.

Bio-protocol is recommended as a major protocol portal by the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University Feinberg School.

Bio-protocol is featured as a major protocol portal by the Washington University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis.

Bio-protocol is recommended as a major protocol portal by the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University.

Bio-protocol is introduced at the main page of the Biomedical Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Bio-protocol team featured as a round table talk at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford.

Bio-protocol is featured on UC Davis Library as a major protocol portal for Plant Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Bio-protocol is featured on Stanford Lane Medical Library as a major protocol portal for bioresearch.

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