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GEN Protocols is the dynamic hub for editorially curated, freely accessible scientific protocols, protocol preprints, software tools, methods, applications, technical tutorials, and tips & tricks in biotechnology. The mission of GEN Protocols is to foster reproducibility, transparency, and collaborations in the biotechnology research community and bring scientists from academia and industry onto a common platform to talk technique.

The benefits of sharing your work on GEN Protocols are many!

  • Rapid review: receive a decision in 48 hours or less
  • Zero publication fees
  • Fully open access
  • Retain copyright of your work with a CC-BY license
  • Maximum visibility among more than 445,000 scientists globally
  • Receive valuable feedback on your protocol from fellow scientists
  • Update your protocols with new versions over time
  • Retain copyright of your work with a CC-BY license
  • Create a record of all your laboratory protocols in one place
  • Make an impact in the progress of shared science
Submission is easy! To start the submission process, simply create a free account using the button on the top right of the GEN Protocols home page or click here. Our user-friendly submission wizard will take you through the process step-by-step, and you can save your draft in progress at any time.
GEN Protocols is organized into the core areas of drug discovery, cancer research, OMICs, COVID, genome editing, translational medicine, analytical testing, and computational biosciences to enable easy browsability and discoverability. For users who know exactly what they’re looking for, GEN Protocols has an advanced search function where visitors can use keywords and phrases to discover your work. GEN Protocols is also hosted on the GEN Website, with more than 445,000 unique visitors each month.
Unlike a traditional peer-reviewed journal, GEN Protocols is a dynamic online platform for sharing protocols. Therefore protocols will not appear in indexing services such as PubMed or Scopus.
All protocols can be downloaded as PDFs for future or offline use, as well as viewed online as webpages.
Yes! Links to product sites appear in the Reagents & Equipment section of each protocol. In certain instances, such as when an author is comparing products, links may also appear in the Notes and Comments section.
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Yes! We also accept application notes, technical tutorials, and other paper types as well. Contact us if you have any questions.
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