Bioscience Hypotheses


Bioscience Hypotheses

Note: Publication History: Title will be discontinued as of 2010

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Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.

Bioscience Hypotheses' aim is to stimulate innovation. To that end, we chose
work that we believe is interesting and challenging, and provides a clear
and coherent argument with a testable conclusion. Bioscience Hypotheses is a
general journal and articles need to be intelligible to a wide audience in
the life sciences, including those who may not be specialists in the field.
Clear and concise presentation are very important.

Our four requirements are

* that papers provide new insight into the understanding or application of
biology that could be of interest to a wide life science readership
* that the paper is clear, coherent, and that the argument it lays out is
easy to follow
* that it is not incompatible with known fact (although it may contest the
interpretation of those facts)
* that the authors provide an interpretation, hypothesis or solution that is

Papers that do not provide a means of testing their conclusion, or
differentiating their conclusion from other explanations, will be rejected.
Papers that provide some preliminary data (itself perhaps not sufficiently
robust to be published as an independent paper, but nevertheless rigorously
collected) will be welcomed, but preliminary data is not a requirement for
publication, and Bioscience Hypotheses is not a forum the publication of new
experimental results unless they are supporting a broader theoretical

The journal explicitly does not publish papers addressing medical issues.
Our sister journal Medical Hypotheses is the appropriate forum for these.

ISSN: 1756-2392

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William Bains
Associate Faculty
Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge, UK


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Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2008)

Date: 28 May 2008

Original posting date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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