MRE Press Policies
MRE Press is a leading publisher of open access peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journals.


For Authors

1. Overview

As an open access publisher, MRE Press provides services and support to scholars from all over the world, ensuring that researchers have free access to the latest research advances and cutting-edge information, and allowing scholars in various fields around the world to communicate and collaborate with each other without restrictions, through open access. We aim to be an unbiased and permanent forum that serves as a tool for the easier and more effective experiences and science sharing. As it stated in Berlin Declaration,“Our mission of disseminating knowledge is only half complete if the information is not made widely and readily available to society.”

2. Resources for Authors

3. For Authors and Readers Open Access Means

  • Free availability of the literature on the Internet without any subscription or price barriers.
  • Immediate open access once an article is released (no embargo period).
  • Authors retain all copyrights of their original research—authors will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreements.
  • Permission of re-use the published material if proper accreditation is given.
    All research and scholarly publications published by MRE Press are Open Access and are distributed through a Creative Commons (CC BY) License. Read the full Open Access information here. 

4. English Editing and Reformatting on Submitted Articles

Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. We recommend authors have the manuscripts professionally edited for English language by a service prior to publication or during revisions. Englishgo’s English editing service is recommended. Please return a revised version of the manuscript with a certificate of scientific English editing to the Editorial Office of the journal.

5. Discounts for Authors

For authors from Low and Lower-Middle-Income countries, waivers or discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis. For more details, see Article Processing Charges page.

6. Peer-Review and Editorial Procedures

MRE Press operates a double-blind peer-review procedure. Once a manuscript passes the initial checks (including a preliminary review and a pre-check), the Editorial Office will then organize the peer-review process performed by independent experts and collect at least two review reports per manuscript. A second round of peer review may follow thereafter. The final decision is made by the relevant editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Board Member of a journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue). More information, please see Editorial Process, Peer-Review and Production.

7. Editorial Decision and Revision

After receiving at least two reports from peer reviewers, the editorial team discusses the reports and the relevant editor (the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Board Member of a journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue) makes the final decision (this process may involve further consultation with the reviewers and editor-mediated communications between the reviewers). The decision will be one of the following:

Accept in Present Form: The manuscript is accepted without any further revision.

Accept after Minor Revisions: The manuscript is in principle accepted after a minor revision based on the reviewer’s comments, and the authors are given 5~7 days for revision. 

Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript depends on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or a rebuttal (if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised). Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed, and the authors are given 10~14 days for revision. The revised version will be returned to the reviewer(s) for further comments.

Reject: The article has serious flaws, and/or makes no original significant contribution, and the paper is rejected with no offer of resubmission to the journal.

8. Copyright

All MRE Press journals articles are published as Open Access articles under the unrestrictive CC-BY license, and are freely available to readers. The copyright is retained by the author(s).

The following statement will be inserted in the footer of the first page of the published text:

©Year The Author(s). Published by MRE Press. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

9. Digital Preservation

MRE Press is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and to ensure accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards:

National Library Board
A full archival copy of all MRE Press journal content is deposited in electronic format into National Library Board.

MRE Press has partnered with PORTICO’s e-journal digital preservation services to ensure that the journal content is preserved long-term for the benefit of the greater global research community.
Note: For the purposes of record-keeping, MRE Press journal retains copies of submitted manuscripts and supporting files. However, for articles that are rejected we will comply with requests from authors to delete files.

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