Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Bioassays (IJB) publishing manuscripts from the out comes of the genuine original research in the fields of Biology. The Journal is broadly multi- and interdisciplinary, publishing works focusing Biology. The Journal is published monthly in English. All contributions will be peer-reviewed according to appropriate criteria.

 Areas of Coverage

Biological Sciences

  • Agriculture
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical research
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Ecology
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Marine biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Mycology
  • Neurobiology
  • Paleontology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Phytopathology
  • Population biology
  • Sociobiology
  • Structural biology
  • Systems biology
  • Toxicology
  • Zoology

Chemical Sciences

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Neurochemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry

 

Pharmaceutical sciences

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical toxicology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacognosy

Medical Sciences

  • Cardiology
  • Critical care medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Practice (often called Family Medicine)
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Infectious disease
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pulmonology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology
  • Veterinary medicine

 


 

Section Policies

Original Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Case Studies

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letters To Editor

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review (although these decisions may be based on informal advice from specialists in the field).

Initial manuscript evaluation
Editors make an initial evaluation of all manuscripts submitted to the journal. Manuscripts rejected at this stage typically are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least one expert for review.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 weeks of receipt.

Peer Review Process:
Int. J. Bioassays employs rapid blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

Referee Selection:
Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. 

Referee reports:
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Is well written

Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may suggest corrections to the manuscript.

 

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Bioassays [ISSN:2278-778X] Published 12 times per year

 

Open Access Policy

International Journal of Bioassays [ISSN:2278-778X] 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...

 

Advertising Policy

International Journal of Bioassays accepts Online Advertising for more details please contact us at editor@ijbio.com

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication and authorship:

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two national/international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Reviewers are being selected by Associate Editors and Editor in Chief. Author also can propose reviewers for some journals and article types.
  2. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, originality, readability, statistical validity and language.
  3. The possible decisions include acceptance, minor revisions, major revision or rejection.
  4. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  5. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  6. No research can be included in more than one publication, whether within the same journal or in another journal.
Authors' responsibilities:
  1. Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work and manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal.
  2. Authors must participate in the peer review process and follow the comments.
  3. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  4. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. Level of their contribution also must be defined in the “Authors’ Contributions” section of the article.
  5. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  6. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  7. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  8. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.
  9. Authors must not use irrelevant sources that may help other researches/journals.
  10. Authors cannot withdraw their articles within the review process or after submission, or they must pay the penalty defined by the publisher.
Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers:
  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments in 500 to 1000 words.
  4. Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Editorial responsibilities:
  1. Editors (Associate Editors or Editor in Chief) have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers (in half blind peer review journals).
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to international accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.
  15. Editors must not change their decision after submitting a decision (especially after reject or accept) unless they have a serious reason.

Publishing Ethics Issues:

  1. All editorial members, reviewers and authors must confirm and obey rules defined by COPE.
  2. Corresponding author is the main owner of the article so she/he can withdraw the article when it is incomplete (before entering the review process or when a revision is asked for).
  3. Authors cannot make major changes in the article after acceptance without a serious reason.
  4. All editorial members and authors must will to publish any kind of corrections honestly and completely.
  5. Any notes of plagiarism, fraudulent data or any other kinds of fraud must be reported completely to COPE.


 

Discounts and Fee waiver

International Journal of Bioassays offers discount to reviewers to thank them for their services or to previous authors to thank them for their loyalty.



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