March 2011

Membership has its privileges

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ASBMB members save on journal publication fees:


• $10 per page on page charges
• $50 per color figure
• $500 on Author Choice

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s member discount on publication fees now is available for all three ASBMB journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistrythe Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.

Manuscripts on which the corresponding author is a regular ASBMB member are eligible for discounts on page charges and color figure fees. ASBMB members receive a discount of $10 per page on page charges and $50 per color figure fee. Although the total discount will vary by manuscript depending on page length and number of figures, ASBMB members save, on average, $240 per manuscript.

Additionally, authors who choose to publish using the Author Choice option save an additional $500 off the $2,000 Author Choice fee. Author Choice is a publishing option for authors who would like the final redacted version of their manuscript immediately available on PubMed Central and the journal’s website. (The Author Choice fee is in addition to regular figure and page fees.)

Authors of manuscripts submitted to MCP will notice another set of changes in publication fees. In an effort to more equitably distribute publication costs, the fee for color figures has been reduced by $100 (from $300 to $200). Additionally, half-tone figures, which previously cost $25 per figure, are now free. This new fee schedule came into effect on Jan. 1. The journal hopes to continue taking advantage of the savings gained by publishing online only and to pass these savings along to authors as much as possible.

Angela Hvitved ( is managing editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.

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