BioTreks follows an annual publication cycle, which begins by students proposing abstracts and drafting manuscripts to present at an online peer-review conference in May.  Following the conference, authors revise their manuscripts and work with editors to prepare them for publication in an October issue of the journal.  More details can be found in the Guide to Authors. The following table gives a detailed breakdown of these events as they will unfold during the current publication cycle.

In 2022, we’ll be asking teams to contribute $65 to register for the online conference and $95 to publish an accepted manuscript.  These charges are required to sustain and improve the program from one year to the next.

Date Event
5 March 2022 Registration opens. Teams can begin submitting abstracts for the 2022 publication cycle.  Abstracts submissions should include a brief summary of the intended articles and a list of participating authors. Register here.
2 April 2022, 12 PM ET Registration closes. New abstract submissions for the 2022 season will not be accepted after 12 PM ET on this date.
30 April 2022, 12 PM ET Manuscript are due. Student manuscripts will be locked to further edits and posted for review by judges and other participants.
7 May 2022, 10:30 AM  – 12:30 PM ET Online BioTreks conference. Even though the student manuscripts are available for review and edit prior to and after this date, the BioTreks conference provides a focused period in time when everyone will be online and available for real-time discussion.
28 May 2022, 12 PM ET Manuscripts are finalized.  Following the conference, authors will have several weeks to respond to reviewer comments and make the necessary edits to their manuscripts. At the end of this period, manuscripts will be locked to students and made available to judges to complete their evaluations.
25 June 2022 Acceptance decisions are announced.   Judges will review the completed manuscripts and decide which papers are acceptable for publication in the upcoming issue.  They will also award badges to papers which demonstrate exemplary qualities.
3 September 2022 Page proofs are released. Students will be given seven days to review and comment on the page proofs.
15 October 2022 Manuscripts are published online.
7 January 2023 Schedule posted for BioTreks 2023!