Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology welcomes submissions of research and review manuscripts, as well as short communications, covering a diverse range of disciplines. These include, but are not limited to, biology, nucleic acids/molecular biology, microbiology, physiology/biochemistry, medical biotechnology, agricultural and food biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, environmental biotechnology, botany, animal husbandry, and agricultural sciences. Within agricultural sciences, relevant areas encompass soil science, plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, forestry, and horticulture. We encourage contributions that advance knowledge across these domains, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry

 

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

Oral Presentations

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology provides a platform with humane assistance for researchers working in the field of biology and biotechnology. Journal features an online system that allows for speedy submission, quality peer-reviewed and quick tracking within 06 to 08 weeks. During this procedure, Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members are obligated to maintain an ethical and honest standard. Two subject experts will evaluate the impact of the submission and Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision for acceptance or rejection after carful examination. The author(s) will be notified through email, and any rejected contribution will always be supported as a fresh submission following revisions. The Author(s) will modify the submission and provide the point-by-point revisions. The Editor-In-Chief will return final submission to the previous or new subject expert. The submission is formally approved for publication following the resolution of all editing concerns. The text style, tables, and figure size will be changed, and a proofread version will be provided to the author(s), however only typos and scientific errors will be tolerated with the approval of production team and publication will be preserved in archives.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes one volume with three issues annually, a tradition that commenced in 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

Upon acceptance, the paper will be promptly published online.

 

Open Access Policy

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

 

Archiving

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

 

Editorial Policy

The journal is scheduled for triannual publication, with promptly accessible online articles for the benefit of the scientific community. Submissions must be original and not previously published, nor under consideration by another journal. The corresponding author assumes the responsibility of ensuring that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the manuscript. The submitted material undergoes thorough peer review by subject experts, and the final decision rests with the editorial board member, informed by the experts' reports. Authors retain ownership of their published work, allowing for reuse and redistribution, and they are not obligated to transfer copyright to the journal. The journal disclaims any responsibility for the content of published articles. Authors bear exclusive responsibility for the accuracy and validity of their work, as well as sole liability for the originality of the published material. The opinions expressed in articles are solely those of the author(s), and the journal may not necessarily endorse them in whole or in part. The journal aligns with the principles of the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, and all papers are published under a CC-BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). This choice is particularly favored by numerous research funding sources due to its capacity to facilitate widespread distribution and reuse of open access content

 

Publishing Ethics

All participants in the publication process, including the journal editor, peer reviewers, and the publisher, are expected to adhere to high standards of ethical behavior

The editorial team ensures that all submitted articles undergoing consideration for publication undergo a thorough peer review conducted by at least two subject specialists. Decisions regarding the selection of papers for publication are reached collaboratively, with input from both the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Team. While authors are welcome to suggest potential reviewers, the editorial board retains the discretion to consider or disregard these recommendations. The board's ultimate decision on the appointment of reviewers is final.

Any invited referee is encouraged to promptly inform the editor and decline the invitation to participate in the review process if they feel unqualified to evaluate the research presented in the article or unable to provide a valuable assessment. Reviewers are expected to abstain from assessing papers that present conflicts of interest stemming from collaborations, competitions, or any affiliations with the involved parties, including authors, businesses, or institutions

Additionally, any similarities between the submitted article and previously published works will be pointed out by the reviewers. Consideration should be given to maintaining the confidentiality of any knowledge or ideas gleaned from the peer review process. Reviews will be expected to be done objectively, and their conclusions are developed with convincing justifications to be applied to the manuscript's development. The results of the investigation will be utilized to objectively evaluate the significance of the publications, and they should contain enough information and references to enable further research. Additionally, reviewers should remain vigilant regarding relevant published material that has not been cited in the reference list. Any instances where findings or arguments have been documented in other publications should be duly noted during the review process. 

The peer review process serves as a valuable aid to the editorial board and editor in making informed judgments, and it may offer constructive feedback to help authors enhance their manuscripts. The editor and the executive editorial board are committed to upholding the confidentiality of all information related to manuscript submission. Furthermore, the secrecy of submitted articles under review, including those for which invited referees have declined participation, must be diligently safeguarded.

The editor and editorial board are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of authors. Without the author's explicit written permission, any unpublished contents within a submitted paper will not be utilized. Decisions regarding submitted papers are impartial and not influenced by the author's color, gender, religious affiliation, citizenship, political outlook, or institutional connection. The primary criteria for judgments are the significance, originality, and validity of the work in relation to the journal's scope. Legal considerations for copyright violation and plagiarism are also taken into account during the evaluation process.

The corresponding (submitting) author bears the responsibility of ensuring that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the material. They are also tasked with managing all communication between the journal and co-authors, both before and after publication. Co-authors are individuals who have made substantial contributions to the study, while those who have contributed to the research but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged. Any alterations to the authors' list post-submission, such as changes in author order or the removal of authors, require unanimous approval from all authors. In addition to appropriately citing the words and/or works of others, authors are expected to uphold the originality of their own work.

Simultaneously submitting an article to multiple journals is considered unethical and inappropriate. Authors submitting material to the journal are responsible for crediting and acknowledging the work of others appropriately. Moreover, authors should respect the confidentiality of their correspondence with the journal; posting reviewers' reports or other confidential information online or on any other platform requires editorial board approval. Authors may be requested to provide the raw data from their study along with their publication. If there are any unusual hazards associated with the use of substances, methods, or equipment in the work, authors must fully disclose them. In cases involving the use of animals or humans as participants, authors bear the responsibility of ensuring that the methods comply with the relevant laws and ethical standards specified by the institution.

Referenced articles should precisely describe the type of work claimed by the authors. Authors are expected to provide a clear description of each contributor's role, and the World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology permits the designation of two co-authors who have equally contributed to the described work. All authors must disclose any conflicts of interest that could potentially bias the results or interpretation of their work. In the event that authors identify flaws or inconsistencies in their published study, it is imperative that they promptly notify the journal's editor or publisher. Authors should collaborate with the editorial team to either rectify or remove the publication as necessary.

 

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