- Aims and Scope
- Instructions for Authors/MS Submission Guidelines
- Plagiarism and Ethical Issue Statement
- Peer Review Process
- Open Access Policy
- Article Withdrawal Policy
- Copyright, Licensing Policy & Privacy Statement
- Checklist for Authors
- Guidelines for Reviewers
All manuscripts must be submitted through the journals online submission system at https://www.bbrc.in An author submitting the manuscript for the first time is required to register online and create a profile as an author. This enables the authors to receive login credentials for manuscript submission. Submission of Author declaration/ ethical /plagiarism check statements /copy right forms is a mandatory part of manuscript submission.
Before submission, make sure that the manuscript conforms to the journal guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. MS not prepared as per instructions to authors will not be entertained and will be returned as incomplete submission.
Please note that the journal does not charge any fees for submission of articles, and we do not give any fixed frame of time to publish an article, since the review of articles depends upon the reviewers processing time, the editorial assessment, and production. Roughly a MS takes about 60 to 90 days from the date of submission to publication, depending upon the review process and number of revisions envisaged.
Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and representing them as one’s own original work and Biosc Biotech Res Comm condemns all forms of plagiarism following a very strict and vigilant policy of removing this malady.Within the academia, it is considered dishonesty or fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure.
Plagiarism can be unintentional or intentional, reproducing academic material without appropriate credit to the original authors (Citations / References). Similarly self -plagiarism is the re-use of significant, identical or near identical portions of one’s own work without citing the original work. This is also known as recycling fraud. Worst form of plagiarism is to steal the whole article from some journal and publish it under one’s own name in another journal. Plagiarism, fabrication, unethical or redundant publication grossly violates the editorial policies of Biosc Biotech Res Comm. which follows best practice guidelines given by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as mentioned in the Journals Instructions for Authors.
All authors submitting their MS to Biosc Biotech Res Comm must complete and sign the ethical statement form and append the Plagiarism Check Certificate of their MS along with copy-right form (www.bbrc.in) failing which, their MS will not be processed further.
The following files need to be submitted with every article:
A letter stating the originality of research and why you think it should be published in Biosc Biotech Res Comm.
The full manuscript must contain first page with names, affiliation and the corresponding author ORCID details, followed by full text of the MS file in word format not exceeding 20 pages.
All data/tables/figures/Images (images must be submitted with the MS in high resolution.
Submission of the following article types is considered for publication in Biosc Biotech.Res Comm.
- Original Research Articles
- Critical Review Articles
- Case Reports with Discussion
- Rapid /Special / Short Communications
- Letters to the Editor/Editorials / Perspectives / Correspondence
1. Original Research Articles
Manuscript must be written in good English, typewritten using Times New Roman font size 12 only, double-spaced with one inch margin on all sides. All manuscripts must be accompanied by author declaration with ethical certificate signed by the corresponding author and all co -authors that they have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and that the article has NOT been published or submitted to any other journal for publication. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright owner for the use of any copyrighted material in the submitted article.
Each original article must contain the following in the order as:
2. Title page:
Title page should contain the following information:
Complete title of the article followed by short running title, Name (s) of author(s) with email ID and ORCID link of the corresponding author (https://orcid.org/login), Department (s)/Institution(s) with City / Code and Country at which the work was performed.
Official e-mail address of the corresponding author should be marked with a *
Abstract should be factual summarization of the entire work and should NOT exceed 250 words with 5 keywords. Abstract must have following subheadings:
Introduction (Objectives / Rationale)
Main Text: Text must be arranged under the following headings:
Material and Methods
Results (Including Tables/Fig/Images)
Ethical approval and consent to participate / Competing interests /Funding Statement /Acknowledgements (if any).
Introduction: This section must provide a brief survey of literature, purpose of the study, objectives and the rationale of the study undertaken should be given with proper clarity.
Material and Methods: This section of material and methods /procedures should be concise but detailed enough to enable the reader to reproduce the experiments / methodology. Commonly used procedures and methods in detail need not be described, but require a reference to the original source.
Results Section: Give only brief findings, presented in the form of tables or figures, should be included without duplication of presentation and no discussion of the significance of the data, either tables or figures be given, avoid duplication of data.
Discussion should present the significance of the present data under the prevalent understanding and interpretation of the phenomenon. Speculative discussion is allowed but it should be concise and corroborated by the presented data.
Conclusion summarizes the study and is drawn from the results and discussion, should not be more than 100 words.
Acknowledgements, if any, should be placed at the end of the text and before References.
References: References in text of the manuscript should be written using last author name (s) without their initials with year in PARENTHESES ( ). The final bibliography in the References section should be arranged alphabetically using last name of the author and written in Harvard Style as mentioned below:
All reference items must be in 11 point font, do not use any Italic styles except for the scientific names of organisms, genera, species in the References section. In this section et al should be used only after three names of authors.
DOI of references must be given of PubMed, WoS – Clarivate Analytics, Scopus, Google Scholar and other refernces..
All references should be checked minutely, for their appearance in text as well as in References, incomplete or missing references in the text will not be accepted and the MS will be returned.
a. Reference of a Standard Journal Article:
Ali Sharique A, S Salim, Sahani T, Peter J and Ali AS (2012c) Serotinergic receptors as novel target for optimizing skin pigmentary responses in Indian bull frog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus British Journal of Pharmacology Vol 165 No 5 Pages 1515-1525.
b. Referring a book:
Falconer DC (1960) Introduction to Quantitative Genetics. Oliver & Boyd Edinburgh 165-185.
c. Reference from article in a book:
Ali, Sharique A, N Parveen and Ayesha S Ali (2021) In Herbal Medicine: Back to The Future, Promoting Melanocyte Regeneration Using Different Plants and Their Constituents – Vol 3 (Edited by Ferid Murad Novel Laureate) Bentham Science USA Pages 247-276.
Tables and Figures (or Images) Tables and figures, complete with legends /footnotes / explanation / units etc should be on separate pages not more than one page for each table. The tables and figures pages should be consecutively numbered and placed between results and discussion with same numbers. Position of the tables or figures in the text of the MS must be indicated using same numbers.
Instructions for Preparation of Images:
Please note: An image can refer to the following: Graphs, photographs, maps, charts, paintings, drawings, diagrams, etc. Images must be embedded within the manuscript text of the article. Once the article accepted for publication, the author may be asked for an image in high resolution file format. It is strongly recommended before embedding images in the manuscript, images must be prepared as mentioned below in the image specifications section.
Images must be prepared in accordance with the instructions mentioned on the PubMed Central website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/ The key factor for preparation of images for sufficient quality is images must have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi) for the grayscale (or black and white) and at least 600 dpi for colour scale. The acceptable image formats are tiff, jpeg, gif, psd or png.
For any image that the authors have not made themselves, the authors will need to have written permission to reproduce that image, even if the image is posted on the internet. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to use the images, not the publishers. Permission must be obtained in writing before the article can be submitted.
For complete information, please visit the Copyright Agency Limited website:
2 Critical Review Articles / Systematic Reviews / Meta-Analysis
(Simple Reviews Are not considered for publication in Biosc.Biotech.Res.Comm.)
Systematic Reviews or Meta-Analysis should be systematic, critical assessments of most recently updated literature and data sources pertaining to basic biological or bio-medical science topics that include a statistical technique for quantitatively combining the results of multiple studies that measure the same outcome into a single pooled investigation. Data must be searched for and selected systematically for inclusion and critically evaluated, and the search and selection process for compiling the review must be mentioned. The text should NOT exceed 5000 words excluding abstract, references, tables and figures.
Each of the sections of these articles should include specific sub-sections as follows:
Structured Abstract: (Not exceed 250 words):
- Research questions
- Study design
- Participants, interventions, comparators
- Systematic review protocol
- Search strategy
- Data sources, studies sections and data extraction
- Data analysis/ Statistical tools used
- Provide a flow diagram / attractive tables / figures of the studies retrieved for the review
- Study selection and characteristics
- Synthesized findings
- Risk of bias
- Summary of main findings
For all other information’s including title page, typing and reference style, please follow the original articles instructions.
3. Case Reports with Discussion
The case reports must contain genuinely new interpretational information, discussed with up to date literature. The reports should have clinical significance, new adverse effect(s) of a drug or other unique first time observations, etc. Patient consent for publication must be obtained from the patient in written or, if this is not possible, the next of kin before submission. The author(s) must have been involved in the care of the patient.
Case Report/case series should contain a single paragraph summary and text should not exceed 2000 words (excluding summary, references, tables and figures) with maximum 10 bibliographic references and either three figures or three tables. Each case report/case series must contain:
- Brief Abstract (should not exceed 120 words)
- Case Presentation
Patient Consent, Competing interests, Funding Statement, Acknowledgements (if any)
For all other information including title page, typing and reference style, please follow the instructions for original articles.
4. Rapid /Special / Short Communications
Rapid/Special/Short communication should be original work, such as complete results of a short pilot study, not merely a preliminary report and should not exceed 2000 words with one or two figures and/or one table. An editorial decision will be provided rapidly without reviews. For writing and references style, follow the same instructions listed above.
5 Letters to the Editor/Editorials / Perspectives / Correspondence
Opinions on topics and articles recently published in the journal will be considered for publication if they are objective and constructive in nature and provide academic interest to the readers. These letters may also be forwarded to the author of the cited article for possible response. The editor reserves the right to shorten these letters, delete objectionable comments, make other changes, or take any other suitable decision to comply with the style and policies of the journal. For writing and references style, follow the same instructions listed above.
Editorial will be written by one member of the editorial board as solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. The editorial is generally a scientific review on one or two of the current topics pertaining to biomedical sciences.
Manuscript Submission: Biosc Biotech.Res Comm Manuscript Processing Flow Chart
- Manuscript Template: Biotech Res Comm Manuscript Template
- Online submission: https://bbrc.in/homepage/submit-article-2/
3. Article Processing Charges (APC)
Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communications does not have any article submission charges, however authors will be required to pay article processing charges (APC), after acceptance of their peer reviewed manuscripts. The moderate APC taken from authors contributes to the handling/ editorial/ production / open access/ HTML/ DOI/ indexing costs and hence is non-refundable. APC is to be deposited via Net Banking/ Electronic Transfer after acceptance of the manuscript and the copy of the deposit receipt must be mailed to the editorial office.
- Article Processing Charges (APC) for Authors from India- Rs. 6000/-
- Article Processing Charges (APC) for SAARC Countries – US Dollars 150
- Article Processing Charges (APC) for Low Income Countries- US Dollars 250
- For All other Foreign Countries the APC is US dollars 425
In order to meet the rigorous academic standards on a fast track, the open access journal has some expenses as stated above, and for these reasons we charge a very modest article processing fee. Nevertheless, as we believe that lack of funds should not be a barrier to open access publication, Biosc Biotech Res Comm has a policy to provide significant waivers to deserving authors from middle and low income countries without any financial support. Authors can request for a waiver in such cases.
Note: For any hard copies of journals and reprints additional amount will be charged. Please contact the Managing Editor for details.
4. Conditions of Acceptance of Manuscripts
Acceptance of Manuscript: On acceptance, the editors retain the right to make stylistic changes in the MS, shorten the material as necessary and decide on the date of publication.
5. Galley Proofs: Authors will be sent an online copy of the galley proofs to the email id of only corresponding author. Corrections should be confined to typographical errors or matters of accuracy. Authors should return their galley proofs within two days of receipt. If there is a delay in returning the proofs beyond the given deadlines, no changes in the galleys will be possible thereafter.
6. Early On Line Ahead of Print Publication / Final Publication
Early on Line E- Prints, ahead of final publication, is made by Bios Biotech Res Comm to enable authors and readers to have early and rapid access to their published work.
7. Contact Addresses:
Editor Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communications
Post Box No 78 GPO Bhopal 462001 India and AIHMS, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi -110049, India
Checklist for Authors
While Submitting Their Manuscripts
As part of the submission process, authors should carefully check their submission,using the below Check List for compliance with the following items as the manuscript will be returned to the authors as Incomplete Submission if any of the following points is missing.
- The main manuscript has been prepared after carefully reading the Instructions to Authors and authors have enclosed the Author Ethical Statement, Copy Right and Plagiarism-Check form salong with the manuscript.
- The above forms should be downloaded from the website www.bbrc.in and must be filled and signed by all authors.
The submission file format is in ˜Microsoft Word document file and not a PDF.
- The text is double-spaced and is within the word limit of 4000 words or 20 pages with a 12-point font and italics have been usedonly for scientific names.
- A single manuscript word file has been submitted that contains title page (with all authors names, their addresses, email of corresponding author and ORCID link of all authors.
- This single file must have an Abstract of 250 words written under: brief introduction, objectives and rationale, methods, and brief results and conclusion.Write 5 key words below the abstract.
- Only 5 subheadings are required in the main MS: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion and References.
- Ethics approval and consent to participate, competing interests, funding statement, acknowledgements (if any) must come before References.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are properly numbered and arranged between Results & Discussion. Size of a table must not be more than a page.
- References should be written in text with AUTHOR LAST NAME WITH YEAR IN PARENTHESES ( ) strictly as per Harvard Style of References.
- The references in the Bibliography /References Section must be alphabetically arranged using only the first author’s last name as per Harvard style.
- Use of et al in Bibliography / References Section must only be used after writing three author names.