Focus and Scope

The aim of the European Journal of Biological Research (EJBR) is to provide the platform for exchange of scientific progress in the field of Biology, and to do so at the highest possible level. The EJBR also aims to facilitate the application of new scientific knowledge to the daily practice of the concerned disciplines and addresses both researchers and academics.

The EJBR publishes original contributions, case reports and review articles in the fields of biology, especially experimental biology.

Its scope encompasses: Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Mycology, Pathology, Physiology, Phytopathology, Toxicology, Zoology and allied.

 

Why submit

  • Fast and fair peer review by international experts in the field
  • Fast editing process
  • Worldwide distribution and promotion of the scientific achievements on the international forum
  • Articles abstracted by online indexing services and databases

 

Section Policies

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The European Journal of Biological Research (EJBR) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, article-based, international, scientific Journal, that publishes full-length articles on biology, especially experimental biology. Journal accepts original research articles, case reports and review articles.

All manuscripts received by the Editor are considered as confidential documents. A notification of receiving the manuscript is sent by e-mail to the corresponding author.

All manuscripts are subjected to pre-screening by the Editor in Chief and can be rejected at this stage or returned for corrections before evaluation (if they do not meet the criteria given in the Instruction to Authors, including language quality or are out of the scope of EJBR). After passing the pre-screening stage the manuscripts are sent to at least two qualified outside referee, but the editors themselves may also act as reviewers. Reviewers are from behind of scientific unit in which is affiliated author of the publication. Papers that do not conform to the general aims and scope of the journal will, however, be returned immediately without review. EJBR uses double blinded review process. The names of the reviewers will not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper, and the names of authors will not be disclosed to the reviewers.

The review process lasts approximately 4-8 weeks.

ITEMS EVALUATED

Referees, in confidence, evaluate the manuscript according to the following aspects: Present-day interest, Originality, Adequacy of methodology, Theoretical background, Essential level, Results and interpretation, Importance in its field, Conclusions, Language correctness.

All the above items can be evaluated as Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor. The manuscript can be evaluated as:

- acceptable in its present form

- acceptable after minor revision (no further review required)

- reconsidered after major revision

- not acceptable for publication.

When the review process is finished, a decision e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author, including the comments of the referee(s). Any corrections suggested by the reviewers, should be made within the period of time indicated in the e-mail. If the paper is accepted after major revisions, it will be submitted again for peer review to the same evaluator(s). After a second review of the corrected manuscript, a final decision e-mail concerning publication is sent to the authors. A proof is provided to the corresponding author before the article is published. The checked proof should be returned to the Editorial Office by e-mail within 7 working days.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published quarterly.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Ethics

Guidelines on the Ethics of Journal Publishing 

This section is designed to help everyone engaged in the journal publication process; namely, editors, authors, and manuscript reviewers and referees.  

We are confident that unambiguous and consistent guidelines will enhance the quality of published research, and ensure a process is in place to respond to a situation where ethics may have been transgressed.  

Editors  

We ask editors to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they deem worthy of consideration by peer review.

  • Unbiased consideration should be given to each manuscript, judging each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author.
  • Manuscripts should be dealt with and processed with reasonable speed and efficiency.
  • Editors have sole responsibility for the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. While an editor may seek guidance via peer review, she or he may reject a manuscript without review if considered inappropriate for the journal.
  • The peer-review process must be confidential and rendered anonymous.
  • Conflicts of interest must be declared.
  • If an editor receives a challenge to the authenticity of a published article, she or he will consult with Informa, and where appropriate members of the editorial board, in confidence. Where the editor and Informa subsequently secure evidence that authenticity has been compromised, in any of the following ways – the main substance of a published article is erroneous; the article contains material which has not been properly acknowledged or cited; the article's authorship is incorrect or incomplete; or the article contains a libel – the editor and Informa will facilitate publication of an appropriate correction, a Statement of Retraction, or, in extremis, the withdrawal and removal of the article.

 Authors  

  • Authors must present an accurate account of the research performed, and offer an objective discussion of its significance.
  • The article must contain sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information to permit the author's peers to repeat the work.
  • Authors must cite all relevant references.
  • Authors must identify any hazards inherent in conducting the research.
  • Authors must declare conflicts of interest.
  • Authors must avoid fragmenting research to maximize the number of articles submitted.
  • Authors must not submit the same or similar articles to any other journal or publication medium.
  • While an experimental or theoretical study may sometimes justify criticism of the work of another scientist, in no circumstances is personal criticism appropriate.
  • "Co-authors" are defined as any person who has made a significant scientific contribution to the work reported, and who shares responsibility and accountability for the results.  

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Referees and Peer Reviewers 

We ask referees and peer reviewers to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they have agreed to peer review:

  • Unbiased consideration should be given to each manuscript, judging each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author.
  • Manuscripts should be dealt with and processed with reasonable speed and efficiency.
  • The quality of the manuscript, and its experimental and theoretical work, its interpretations, and its exposition, will be judged objectively.
  • The peer-review process will be kept confidential.
  • Conflicts of interest must be declared.
  • Referees' judgments must be explained and supported. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant citation, and unsupported assertions must be avoided.
  • While the review of a manuscript may justify criticism, even severe criticism, under no circumstances is personal or malicious criticism of the author appropriate or acceptable.

 

Advertising Policies

Currently is not possible to advertise in the journal.

 

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

In case of biomedical or medical articles, editors of journal adhere to best practices and ethical standards recomended by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). All the authors are encouraged to read the recomendations at http://www.icmje.org