Article Types

BIO Integration (BIOI) publishes the following article types:

Original Articles

Full-length reports of current research in either basic or clinical science. Meta-analysis will be categorized into “original articles”.

Review Articles

Review articles should contain authors’ analytical appraisal of published papers and personal viewpoints, instead of a mere aggregation of published abstracts.

Mini Reviews (Research Highlights)

Mini Reviews are shorter reviews of topics that may be controversial or unresolved.

Letters to the Editor

Letters usually offer perspective to content published in this journal. In this case, a Letter must refer to the original source, and a Response to a Letter must reference the Letter in the first few paragraphs. Letters can use an arbitrary title, but a Response must cite the title of the Letter: e.g. Response to [title of Letter]. This ensures that readers can track the line of discussion. Presentation of interesting clinical cases can also be published in this format. Letters of any matter of interest to readers of the journal are also published.


Editorials will be written by the recognized leader(s) or experts in their field.

Editorial Commentaries

Subject experts will be invited to discuss recent papers, reports or events to provide a commentary on their importance. Editorial commentaries will set the problems addressed by the paper/ report/event in the wider context of the topic.

Perspectives/ Opinions

Perspectives can be more personal, forward-looking or speculative, compared with reviews of a scientific topic. A paper presenting controversial positions or papers of the same topic advocate opposite sides will be published as a perspective. While perspectives will be solicited by the editors; we also welcome timely, unsolicited perspectives.

Case Reports

New observations of diseases, clinical findings or novel/unique treatment outcomes relevant to practitioners in medicine. Only cases of exceptional interest and novelty are considered.  

Technical Notes

Technical notes articles should present a new experimental or improved method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available. The method needs to have been well-tested and ideally, but not necessarily, used in a way that proves its value.

Brief Reports

Manuscripts containing pertinent and interesting observations concerning relevant research in the field of biomedicine and reports on new observations or studies that do not warrant publication as a full research article will be considered for the Brief Reports. These submissions will undergo full peer review.