Biochemical Society Transactions
Biochemical Society Transactions is an academic journal established in 1973 by the Biochemical Society. It is published bimonthly by Portland Press, the Biochemical Society’s publishing arm, from London, UK. It was previously issued quarterly until 1999. Since 2004, issues have been made up entirely of full papers, having previously alternated between an issue of abstracts and an issue of full papers.
The journal publishes the transactions of the annual conference and focused meetings of the Biochemical Society, together with independent meetings supported by the Society. The Society’s annual symposium, previously published only in Biochemical Society Symposia, was first published in Transactions in 2008.
Transactions take the form of short papers, usually 3 to 4 pages each. It also publishes longer papers from the Society’s award lectures. Papers are not formally peer-reviewed. Content from the journal is available online in PDF and HTML formats as far back as 2000. All papers from August 2006 are available as enhanced text. Papers are currently available free at the start of the calendar year following print publication.
Since 2005, the journal’s Honorary Editor has been David J. Richardson (University of East Anglia).
Image Caption: Cover of ‘Biochemical Society Transactions’, August 2007 issue. Credit: Wikipedia