Journal of Biotech Research

ISSN: 1944-3285

Manuscript preparation

All text files should be prepared with Microsoft Word, 12 pt Times New Roman font, page margin 1" from each side, and no embedded figures.

1. Title

The full title of the paper without abbreviations.

Full names (first and last name) of all authors.

Indication of the corresponding authors.

Affiliations and addresses of each author.

Contact information of corresponding author.

2. Financial support
Authors should indicate the financial support received for research.

3. Keywords
Authors must provide at least 3 keywords.

4. Abbreviations
Authors should indicate all the abbreviations appeared inside the manuscript.

5. Abstract
An abstract not exceeding 300 words is required.

6. Main body of the manuscript

Introduction
Materials and methods
Results
Discussion (may be combined with "Results" section)

7. Acknowledgments

8. References
All references must be numbered consecutively in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited.

Examples:
(1) Journal article:
Towers A, Carnevale FA, Baker ME. 2008. The psychosocial effects of cancer-related lymphedema. J Palliat Care. 24(3):134-143.

(2) Book:
Schnepf E: From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York: Chapman and Hall; 1993:53-76.

(3) In press article:
Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ: Clinical aspects of exhaled nitric oxide. 2008. Eur Respir J, in press.

9. Tables, figures, and images
Each table should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3, etc.). Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table.

The figure file will be accepted in JEPG, TIF, or GIF formats. The authors may also paste the figures into Microsoft Word document and send them as Word file. The average figure should be approximately 100-300K bytes and no more than 3M bytes. If the figures are scanned by author, please make sure that the resolution is set no more than 300 dpi.

Reviewing process

The author submits a manuscript via e-mail.

A receipt e-mail is sent to the contacting author.

The manuscript is examined by the editor for conformity to the instructions.

The editor sends the manuscript to reviewers.

Peer-reviewing for following criteria:

     a. originality of the work
     b. relevance to biotechnology
     c. background, hypothesis, objectives
     d. methodology appropriate described
     e. results concise and sufficient
     f. discussion with correct interpretation
     g. correct language, proper cited references, high quality figures.

Reviewers submit reports to the editor.

The editor makes the final decision and contacts the author.

Copyright

Upon acceptance of a submitted article, authors will be asked to complete the form of "Copyright Transfer Agreement" to transfer the copyright to Journal of Biotech Research, which is committed to maintain the open electronic access to the journal and ensure the broadest dissemination of the information.

Please download the "Copyright Transfer Agreement" sent via the acceptance mail and complete it. A signed electronic copy of this form is required before the article being published. 

Please send a scanned copy to Editorial office at editorial@btsjournals.com.

Publication charge

Journal of Biotech Research will not charge any fee for manuscript submission. The articles that are accepted for publication will be permanently available online with unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction.

Articles accepted for publication in Journal of Biotech Research are subjected to an one time publication charge of $500 (US dollar)*. This fee will mainly cover the expenses of continuing "open access" and daily maintenance of journal website. This fee is independent of the length of article and of the numbers of tables and figures and a fully payment is  mandatory prior to article publication.

The corresponding authors will be notified for publication charge via e-mail once the manuscript is accepted for publication.


* The publication fee may be waived partially or fully according to authors' financial situation. Authors who would like to apply for the waiver of publication fee need to contact our office in writing.