Q: Could you suggest journals in biochemistry that are Q2, fast publication, and affordable?
You have multiple criteria: quartile 2 (Q2), fast/rapid publication, and affordable article processing charge (APC). As you are looking for something quite specific and would know your article best, you would also be best to decide on a suitable journal. However, we could point you to some resources (at the end of this response) that you could use for guidance.
A great starting point, if you haven’t considered it already, is the Scimago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) repository. You may use various filters to narrow down your search to a few relevant journals.
Coming to charges, note that APCs are usually in the range of 1500-3000 USD, but if your university or institution has some sort of agreement with certain publishers, the cost may be subsidized. Additionally, some journals offer a waiver of the APC based on certain criteria. You will find this information on the journal site or you may also check this through a presubmisson query.
Finally, you may also look up our journal section service. Based on your criteria, the service provides you a shortlist of three-five journals with pros and cons for each.
All the best for the search and submission!