Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology will accept research/ review manuscripts and shorts communication ranging from, biology, nucleic acids/molecular biology, microbiology, physiology/biochemistry, medical biotechnology, agricultural and food biotechnology, genomics,  bioinformatics, environmental biotechnology, botany, biology, animal husbandry, agricultural sciences such as soil science, plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, forestry and horticulture.

                       

 

Section Policies

Research Manuscripts

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Manuscripts

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Double Blind Peer Review Process

The online process is being used for the submission, review and publication to ensure quality and quick review process. Manuscript will undergo the Blind Peer Review Process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. Editor-In-Chief, Reviewers and Editorial-Board-Members will select the high-quality article being published in the Journal. 

Review Process Time:
 
Submitted manuscript will undergo the blind peer review and the review process time will be 6-8 weeks. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break. Editor-In-Chief will inform the corresponding author abut the decision and provide the valuable suggestions for a newer submission if rejected. 

 

Publication Frequency

One Volume and Three issues each year and started from 2016

Issue 1 will be printed at April, 15

Issue 2 will be printed at August, 15

Issue 3 will be printed at December, 15

Accepted paper will be published online immediately

 

Open Access Policy

The paper published in World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology are freely available to scientific community for the exchange of global knowledge.

 

Archiving

The LOCKSS system is being used for preservation and restoration of the article published in World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology.

 

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology is based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author will provide all the information (complete name, department and contact information) about the co-author.
  • Corresponding author is responsible to make sure that each author has seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  •  Author contributions must be provided
  • Conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged
  • Acknowledgements must be provided if any

Editors’ Responsibilities

  1. The editor will maintain all the submission record of the journal.
  2. The editor will email (provided by reviewer) to all co-author(s) for the confirmation of authorship.
  3. The editor will assigned reviewers to the manuscript based on the scientific content of the work.
  4. The editor is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of the complete review process
  5. The editor is responsible to make sure double blind peer reviewed of the manuscript and all efforts will be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.
  6. The editor is responsible to maintain the transparency of the academic research.
  7. The editor will not provide any information of the manuscript before publication of the manuscript.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  1. The reviewer will evaluate the originality and scientific accuracy of the manuscript and reviewer will provide unbiased timely evaluation and decision on the paper
  2. The reviewer will decline to review the manuscript if personal or financial conflict of interest was observed.
  3. The reviewer will informed any ethical concerns in the manuscript

Publishers’ Responsibilities

  1. Scientific Platform will work with editor and monitor the role to make sure the accurate procedure and transparency of editorial decisions.
  2. Scientific platform will make sure timely publication of research findings with confidential procedure, publication ethics and rectitude, authorship and conflict of interest if any
  3. Once the copyrights are transferred to Scientific Platform, the published matter will be the sole property of Scientific Platform, and exclusive permission will be conducted for reproduction (partial or full data). 
  4. However, the author(s) will retain the intellectual property rights of the publication. 
  5. The publsihed manuscript will be freely available in the PDF format.

Sanctions

If there is any violations of above mentioned policies, the following sanctions will be applied:

  1. Rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  2. Rejection of every other manuscript submitted to this journal by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript and prohibition for 3 years against all of the authors 
  3. Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board.
  4. In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly flagrant, the Scientific Platform reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.