Scope and policy
Electronic Journal of Biotechnology is an international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers from all areas related to Biotechnology. It covers from molecular biology and the chemistry of biological processes to aquatic and earth environmental aspects, as well as computational applications, policy and ethical issues directly related to Biotechnology. Molecular biology, genetic engineering, microbial biotechnology, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, marine biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, biological processes, industrial applications, bioinformatics and others are some of the main subjects considered. Papers concerning multidisciplinary research are particularly welcomed. This journal will be constrained to ethic canons.
Our journal provides an effective way to publish research
and review articles, short communications and technical notes. Also correspondence,
book reviews and commentaries are welcomed. The articles will be managed
electronically, examined by a scientific committee and anonymous evaluators
and published every two months in HTML and PDF formats.
Guide for Authors
Our journal publishes different types of documents: research and review articles; short communications; technical notes; Biotechnology Issues for Developing Countries; book reviews; commentaries; and correspondence.
For more information please see Content Types.
All manuscripts should be prepared in English with Microsoft Word or WordPerfect and sent through Online Submissions. Figures, graphs and tables should be included in the manuscript file. Figures greater than 5.0 MB, must be send as complementary files.
Receipt of each article is acknowledged by e-mail to the contacting author upon receipt. Preliminary articles will not be considered for publication. The manuscript is read and examined for conformity to the Guide for Authors by the editor. Failure to meet the criteria outlined may result in return of the manuscript for corrections before evaluation.
A galley proof is provided to the contacting author for the HTML. Upon acceptance of this version the PDF will be done and no further changes will be accepted.
First page of the article:
It should contain the following information:
a) The full title of the paper without abbreviations. The title should be as brief and informative as possible, specifying clearly the content of the article.
b) If the title is long (more than 80 characters and spaces), a shortened running title having no more than 50 characters and spaces should be provided.
c) Full names (clearly indicate name and surname) of all authors indicating the corresponding author.
d) Affiliations of all authors, and electronic address of corresponding author.
Authors must include the financial support received for research.
Authors must provide between three and six keywords, which must not be part of the title of the paper. Phrases and general or broad words such as "pH" or "growth" are not allowed.
Authors should provide their present address in case it is different than the affiliation described at the Title page.
The abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 350 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background, the context and purpose of the study; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.
In case of review articles, the abstract should be submitted as one section.
The acknowledgments of the contributions of colleagues can be stated in this section. Acknowledgments for financial support must be cited on the corresponding section.
For original articles (research, short communications, technical notes, biotechnology issues for developing countries), at least 75% of the references must be from the Science Citation Index Expanded and at the same time from the last decade. Also the DOI number must be included at the end of each reference. Citations from thesis, personal communications, and unpublished data are not allowed.
a) In the text:
• 1 author: (Gardner, 1999).
b) In the References section:
At the end of the paper, in the References section the literature should be arranged in alphabetical order. If they have the same author, they should be in chronological order. They must be presented according to the following examples:
GODOY-HERNÁNDEZ, G.; AVILÉS-BERZUNZA, E.;
CARRILLO-PECH, M. and VÁSQUEZ-FLOTA, F. (2008).Agrobacterium-mediated
transient transformation of Mexican prickly poppy (Argemone mexicana L.).Electronic
Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 11, no. 1. DOI: 10.2225/vol11-issue1-fulltext-3.
AUSUBEL, F.M.; BRENT, R.; KINGSTON, R.E.; MOORE, D.D.;
SEIDMAN, J.G.; SMITH, J.A. and STRUHL, K. (2002). Current Protocol in
Molecular Biology. Wiley-Interscience. 410 p. ISBN 978-0-471-50338-5.
IMHOFF, J.F. and TRIIPER, H.G. (1989). Purple nonsulfer
bacteria. In: STALEY, J.T; BRYANT, M.P.; PFENNIG, N. and HOLT, J.G. eds.
Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. Baltimore, Williams &
Wilkins, vol. 3, p. 1658-1682.
Paper in Conference Proceedings
ACEVEDO, F.; CACCIUTTOLO, M.A. and GENTINA, J.C. (1988).
Comparative performance of stirred and Pachuca tanks in the bioleaching
of a copper concentrate. In: Biohydrometallurgy: Proceedings of the International
Biohydrometallurgy Symposium. (12th - 6th July, 1988, Warwick, UK). Science
and Technology Letters, Kew Surrey, UK. NORRIS, P.R. and KELLY, D.P. eds.,
Journal Article In Press
DASILVA, E.J. (1998). Biotechnology: developing countries
and globalization. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol.
14. In press.
Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. They should have a brief descriptive title placed at the top. A short description is also accepted. Footnotes can be included below the table. Tables cannot duplicate data contained in the text. Tables must be sent in Microsoft Word and have no links to the main document or other archives. Provide files at approximately the correct size they are to be printed (letter size).
The figures (photographs, drawings) must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Footnotes can be included below the figure.
Figures that include more than one image should be labeled
as a, b, c, etc. (lower case, use black or white bold according to the
figure). The figure must include brief descriptive title and a subtitle
must be provided for each image.
They should be cited as figures and must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Footnotes can be included below the figure.
Graphs that include more than one image should be labeled as a, b, c, etc. (Arial lower case).
They must be in 2D and have a title. In case they have legend, it must be placed below the image.
They should be built with Arial font and in the colour palette called "Trek" (warm earth colours). See page layout in MS Office 2007. For the Spanish version the colour palette is called "Viajes".
Graphs must be send in editable formats (MS excel if possible) in order to make formal changes (colour, fonts, size, etc.).
Digitalized photographs must be sent using a TIFF format, with a minimum of 300 dpi. Also GIF and JPG formats can be used.
Special care on the maximum definition of the photographs is required.
Drawings and graphs
For line art, the following software can be used: Excel, Power Point, Adobe Illustrator 8 EPS, Freehand 8, Canvas 6, and Postcript Level 2.
We accept digitized videos using mpg format.
Nucleotide and Aminoacid Sequences
New sequence data referred to in a manuscript should
also be reported with their accession number assigned in the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank
sequence data libraries. A manuscript can be submitted while sequence
data is being entered into the data libraries with the intent of including
accession numbers once the manuscript is approved for publication.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
1. I confirm the acceptance of the publication charge of US$600 and the publication method.
2. The submission has not been previously published, not is being considered for publication in another journal.
3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word 2003 (.doc), Word 2007 (.docx) or RTF (.rtf) document file format.
4. Figures and Tables are included in the manuscript file. Files greater than 5.0 MB will be send as complementary files.
5. At least 75% of the cited articles are from the last decade and at the same time from the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded.
6. Where available DOIs for the references they are provided at the end of each citation.
7. The text follows to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Guide for Authors.
8. I am a native English speaker, but if it is not my first language, my manuscript was revised by a native English speaker.
9. I have read carefully and followed Guide for Authors.
Sending of manuscripts
All manuscript must be submitted throughout our homepage. Authors need to register before submitting a paper.
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