General Information

Frontiers in Bioscience provides a platform where exchange of scientific information can take place freely among investigators, scientists, physicians and patients. Frontiers in Bioscience journal publishes manuscripts, books, lectures, databases and other useful information. Publishing data in scientific journals is the accepted means for dissemination of information in science. Publications are important to investigators since they reflect the extent of  their scholarly activities and are needed for their promotion and are required for obtaining grants. They are also the sole accepted method for dissemination of information important to other investigators and the public. Therefore, "Frontiers in Bioscience"  considers all publications as important communications. Attempts will be made to post the manuscript online in a minimum time possible after it has been accepted for publication.

Journal title: Frontiers in Bioscience
Publisher: Frontiers in Bioscience
Organization type:

Frontiers in Bioscience, a Nonprofit organization: Frontiers in Bioscience(FBS) is dedicated to fostering science, education and research. FBS was launched in 1996 as the first electronic medical journal and because of this it was indexed from the outset by the National Library of Medicine and received the 501 (c)(3) status from Internal Revenue Service in 1998. FBS is now recognized as a platinum organization as one of the top 0.5% of Non-profit organizations among 1.5 million Non-profit corporations that are assessed and indexed by GuideStar. GuideStar is one of the first central sources of information on U.S. Non-profits and is the world's largest source of information about Non-profit organizations.

Address: 16471 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92657
Country: USA

Editor-in-Chief:Siamak Tabibzadeh
Associate Editor: Xueji Zhang
General contact: Siamak Tabibzadeh, MD
Editors:  List
Managing Editors:  List
Email: fbs@bioscience.org
Comments: A journal and virtual library and a gateway to a world of science
Coverage: All fields of biology and medicine
Target audience: Scientists, Physicians, Patients, Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Pharmacists, Biologists, Nurses
Journal URL: https://www.bioscience.org/
Abbrev. title: Front Biosci
Former titles: None
Language: English
Month/Year: All (>1996)
Frequency: Bi-annual
Lead times: 1-3 months
Journals: Landmark (1996-present), Scholar (2009-present), Elite (2009-present)
Dates: January, June
Circulation: >400,000/year
Circulation Range: >400,000/year
Circulation in UK/Europe: 25%
Circulation in North America: 60%
Circulation in Japan: 1%
Acceptance criteria (regular issues): Score>75
Acceptance rate (regular issues): 30%
Acceptance rate (supplements): 30%
Subscription: Required; contact the editorial office
Reprint delivery: Yes
Rights and permissions: Required; contact the editorial office
Online facilities: Full Text HTML with links, PDF


Frontiers in Bioscience offers three distinct journals: Landmark, Scholar and Elite.

The Landmark edition is dedicated to the publication of comprehensive reviews in molecular medicine. The Scholar edition is composed of reviews in basic and clinical science. The Elite edition focuses on primary research articles in all fields of biology and medicine, technical notes and protocols, multimedia medicine online (videos, sounds, images, VRML), databases, proceedings of national and international conferences, and lectures.

Specific Journal Information

D-U-N-S Number: 084818389
North American Industry Classification System Number (NAICS): 611710
Standard Industrial Classification Number (SIC): 8732
Impact Factor, Landmark Edition: 2000-2010: 3.063 - 3.95


FBS ranks #69 of 261 journals in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
FBS ranks #47 of 156 journals in Cell Biology
FBS ranks #482 of 5907 journals in the Science Edition of the 2003 Journal Citation Reports

ISSN Numbers:
 ISSN Numbers
 Journal  Online
 Landmark Edition
 1093-4715  1093-9946  1094-3935
 Scholar Edition
 1945-0524  1945-0516  1944-7906
 Elite Edition
 1945-0508  1945-0494  1944-7892


Landmark Edition:

PubMed, INDEX Medicus, MEDLINE, Research Alert, Current Web Content, CrossRef (DOI prefix: http://dx.doi.org/10.2741/article number (to find an article, resolve DOI by using the prefix followed by the article number)

Scholar and Elite Editions:

PubMed, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, CrossRef

Mission Statement

FBS strives to assist science industries deliver the mission of their business to thousands of scientists and decision-makers around the globe. FBS journal integrates the art of science publication with a diverse array of information, tools and techniques.

Editorial Profile

FBS journal offers a unique blend of Landmark, Scholarly, and Elite articles, enhanced reports on latest scientific findings, events and other cutting-edge topics affecting the success of today’s science professionals. FBS provides novel ideas, business solutions, science trends, medical uses, management tips and emerging technologies.

Aim and Scope

The journal "Frontiers in Bioscience" is a modern forum for scientific communication. Data and information that are useful to investigators in any discipline in biology and medicine including biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, virology, immunology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics will be published after they have been peer reviewed. This will include reviews and research articles in basic science and clinical science, as well as technical notes and protocols. Other materials that have not been traditionally published as peer reviewed articles will also be considered for publication. This will include, rare images ,videos and sounds, and assimilated data in the form of a database on any subject in medicine and biology. The journal will include useful search strategies of internet and databases related to biology and medicine, links to medically relevant journals and the guidelines to authors of scientific journals and as well as information regarding manufacturers' products and links to manufacturers' homepages. Other items that will be posted are book reviews, as well as a list of conferences.

Subject Index

Science, Medicine Biology, Disease, Patient, Doctor, Physician, Database, Job, Gene, Gene Knockout, Atlas, Embryo, Human, Mouse, Xenopus, Embryoglogy, Pathology, Tumor, Cancer, Diagnosis, Treatment, Restriction Enzyme, Amino Acid, Elements, Heart, Anatomy, Apoptosis, Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biophysics, Bioremediation, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cardiology, Cell , Cell Biology, Cell Membrane, Chemistry, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Computing, Cytokine, Development, Developmental Biology, Earth Science, Electrophyisology, Endocrinology, Bioengineering, Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Evolution, Gene Regulation, Gene Therapy, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Genomics, Genome, Growth Factor, HIV, Hormone, Immunology, Informatics, Kinase, Life Science, Marine Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Mercury, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Morphology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Neurotransmitter, Nucleus, Numerical Methods, Numerical Simulations, Oncology, Optics, Pathology, Peptide, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Physiology, Protein, Psychology, Receptor, Science Careers, Science Education, Science Employment, Science Jobs, Science Journal, Science News, Science Online, Science Policy, Science Signal Transduction, Science Stories, Science Techniques, Scientific Careers, Scientific Information, Scientific Jobs, Signal Transduction, Spectroscopy, Steroid, Structural Biology, Toxicology, Universe, Veterinary Science, Virology, Sound, Computer, Telephone, Email, Address, Directory, Dictionary, Toolbox, Decay, Radiation, Encyclopedia, Bioscience, Virtual, Translate, Scientific Calculator, DNA, RNA, Protein, Grant Forms, Genetic Code, Clinical, Tutorial, Converter, Events, Guides, Newsgroup

Types of Communications

Manuscripts describing recent and important advances in the fields of biology or medicine will be considered for publication in the Frontiers in Bioscience. Manuscripts will be published in one of the following platforms:

• Comprehensive reviews in molecular medicine
• Reviews in basic and clinical sciences 
• Research articles in basic and clinical sciences 
• Technical notes and protocols 
• Multimedia medicine on line (videos, sounds and 
images, VRML) 
• Databases 
• Proceedings of National and International 
• Lecture
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement  

Frontiers in Bioscience

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7).
Code of Conduct and Best-Practice
Guidelines for Journal Editors



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