BAR- looking for editors, reviewers!

What is BAR?

BAR is an online, open access, multidisciplinary journal that publishes research from all areas.

Why publish in BAR?

  • Fast — rapid review and publication
  • Rigorous — constructive peer review by the academic community
  • Open — your articles are freely available to all and as the author, you retain copyright
  • Visible — see what attention your paper is getting with Article Level Metrics.
  • Global — hosted on with worldwide media coverage

What is the editorial structure?

BAR has both an Editorial Advisory Panel, and an Editorial Board.

The Editorial Advisory Panel provides advice to the journal as and when needed and will help in the recruitment of the Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board — composed of practicing scientists in all relevant fields — manages the peer review process, and will take final decisions on whether papers should be accepted. An internal publishing team ensures that papers are assigned to an appropriate Editorial Board Member, who manages the review process. Occasionally, peer review may be managed by an in-house editor.

Who is on the Editorial Advisory Panel?

The Editorial Advisory Panel comprises experts from all major fields . 

Who is on the Editorial Board?

As with the Editorial Advisory Panel, the Editorial Board comprises experts from all major fields to ensure representation across the scope of the journal. We are always happy to welcome recommendations of suitable Editorial Board Members: please contact

What is the time to publication?

Publication online is rapid and continuous, so papers will be published as soon as they are ready.

Is BAR peer reviewed?

Yes, peer review is performed by a minimum of one reviewer, and a template approach ensures fairness and efficiency.

Why publish in BAR?

Publication in BAR will appeal to authors for whom speed of publication is a pre-requisite, to those whose paper is technically sound but reports a limited conceptual advance, or to those whose paper describes negative results.

Is the journal indexed in ISI Web of Science, MEDLINE and PubMed?

No. Not now. It will take time.

Is BAR an open access journal?

Yes, BAR is an open access journal, and articles are published under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). All papers are available to the entire scientific community immediately after publication, with no barriers to access.

What are authors paying for?

As costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, from peer review to copy editing and hosting the final article on dedicated servers, authors will be asked to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order for their article to be published open access, without access control. By paying the one-off APC, authors can post the final, published PDF of their article on a web site, institutional repository or other free public server, immediately on publication.

How will readers know articles are available free?

All articles are open access so users will be able to access the full text instantly. Articles will be marked with an icon bearing 'Open' on the full-text and PDF formats of the published work, and information on the type of Creative Commons licence will be available on all article formats and listed in the article metadata.

Will there be additional charges, especially if an article contains colour images?

At BAR there are no additional publication charges unless authors wish to order reprints, for which charges apply.

When do authors pay the article processing charge (APC)?

Authors must complete a payment form on acceptance, a link to which is provided in the acceptance letter, as well as a relevant Creative Commons licence form. Authors must return both forms before their manuscript can be processed for publication.

The APC payment process is administered by the publisher, Rootardo.

It is mandatory for the payment form to be completed, along with the Creative Commons licence form. Failure to complete the payment form will result in a publication delay.

What if I want my institution to pay on my behalf?

As indicated on the payment form, authors can request that an invoice be sent to their institution.

How do I submit my manuscript?

Manuscripts are submitted using our online submission system.

Can I buy a site licence?

No – BAR is completely open access.

Does the journal offer advertising opportunities?

Online advertising will be displayed on the website. Please contact your sales representative for further information.

We are always happy to welcome recommendations of suitable Editorial Board Members: please contact