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As the voice of the molecular biosciences community, we are keen to include contributions from you and encourage you to get in touch with us!

Article types

The following article types are considered for the magazine:

  • FEATURES: short, reviews of key areas of science research related to the theme of the issue (see below); these are usually invited
  • BEGINNER’S GUIDES: each one covers a popular method in detail; these are usually invited  
  • NEWS: News or updates in the research or scholarly publishing fields from the Biochemical Society and Portland Press
  • POLICY: Science and education policy articles on topics relevant to the molecular biosciences
  • OUTREACH: Engaging with the public
  • EDUCATION AND LEARNING: From post-16 onwards, educational activities and ways to ensure your lifelong learning
  • STUDENT FOCUS: Articles written by students, for students

Issue themes

Each issue of The Biochemist is themed around a key topic and includes features reviewing the area, written by experts in the field. Upcoming issue themes include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (April 2024)
  • Art and Science (June 2024)
  • Careers in biochemistry/research culture (August 2024)
  • Robotics (October 2024)
  • Unanswered questions in the molecular biosciences (December 2024)
  • Sustainability/environmental (February 2025)


If your work is related to one of the above themes, why not write a feature article for us – our Editorial team would love to hear from you.

Submission process

If you are keen to contribute to the magazine and have an idea for a proposed article then please email the Editorial Office to discuss it further. 

Please ensure that you read our instructions to authors carefully.

As our issues are themed, if you are submitting an article related to the theme of a particular issue and are unable to meet the submission deadline for that issue, unfortunately we are unable to reschedule your contribution for a latter issue.

Following submission, all contributions are reviewed by the Science Editor and Editorial Office for quality, relevance and interest. If appropriate, you may be asked to make revisions before acceptance.


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