Editorial Policies

Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Minireviews are brief summaries of developments in fast moving areas. They must be based on published articles, and may address any area of biotechnology. Minireviews manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.

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Short Communications

Short Communications is for a concise but independent report or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

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.



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