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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • A fully anonymized version (PDF) of the manuscript for double-blind review (see Author Guidelines for details) is prepared for upload.
  • The submission files are in PDF file format. Note: Upon acceptance the source files (e.g., LaTeX, figures, BibTeX) will be required.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing to submit your manuscript to Letters in Biomathematics. These instructions will ensure that we have everything required for your manuscript to move through peer review, production and publication smoothly.

Formatting Guidelines

This journal utilises format-free submission. Authors may submit their manuscript in standard LaTeX article document class or layout; PDF file format is needed during the initial submission. Also, authors should be advised that, upon acceptance, all elements of the paper will need to be provided in an editable LaTeX file format for the production team. Tables and Figures should appear at appropriate points in the body of the manuscript (not separately from the document) and should be of sufficient resolution to enable review. References should follow The Chicago Manual of Style.

Double-blind Review

This journal employs a review process that is double blind. As such, authors will need to submit an anonymous version of the manuscript where all personally identifiable information has been removed.  This includes removing the authors and affiliations on the title page, any acknowledgments that might appear within the manuscript, and any funding/grant numbers. Author and co-author information will still need to be provided upon submission to ensure appropriate reviewers (i.e., individuals not closely linked to any of the co-authors) are found.

Journal Sections

This journal publishes articles focussed on research in, education of, or review in mathematical biology. During submission, one of the following sections will need to be selected.

Research

This section publishes high-quality articles of novel, as well as established, mathematical and statistical approaches to biological hypotheses. Manuscripts should employ an interdisciplinary approach and should be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists from related fields. Research from all sub-disciplines within the life sciences and sub-disciplines within mathematics and statistics are considered.

Education

This section publishes high-quality articles on the study of teaching and learning at the intersection of mathematics and biology. Manuscripts that address topics in undergraduate biomathematics education, including those that describe novel methods of design and implementation of innovative pedagogies, curricula, use of technology, and mechanisms of mentoring research are welcome. Manuscripts should contain either significant data and analysis to support the narrative or introduce novel tools or approaches for presentation of content.  Also welcome are studies with a focus on improving the learning and motivation of biology students in mathematics and mathematics students in biology.

Review

This section publishes high-quality articles that describe particular areas of mathematical biology research or education in novel ways. Review manuscripts should consist of a critical and constructive analysis of the literature in a specific field with the intent of helping to organize and evaluate the existing literature and provide insight into how recent literature is reshaping research in the area. It is also appropriate to include mention of software or instrumentation that is relevant to current research.

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