Beginning with the October 1, 2021, issue Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) will be published continuously, meaning that articles will be posted online in their final form as they complete the production process rather than waiting for an issue to be released. There will be 14 issues per year (including two special issues), but each issue will fill gradually as it approaches its release date.
“Continuous publication will enable us to accelerate publication of the final versions of articles,” said Matt Welch, Editor-in-Chief of MBoC. “Rapid publication is important in scientific communication, which is why the MBoC Editorial Board also strives for rapid peer review and editorial evaluation. MBoC will continue to publish accepted ‘in press’ manuscripts soon after acceptance.”
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Mark Leader is ASCB's Director of Publications.