Guide for Authors

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1. Introduction

According to importance of researches in biological & medical sciences, Accuracy in selection of high-quality journal in these fields is essential. Journal of Biology and Today's World with the Supreme system that provided by the Lexis Academy, promised to the academic world, do efforts to having a qualify journal. Also, due to the more important role of biomedical research in living life, it was necessary with stringent quality control parameters, we can publish more accurately researches. Our other important goal is the establishment of peaceful and friendship between peoples from various nations; Experts from different countries that help us to control this journal is a good evidence for this purpose. No matter who are you for Journal of Biology and Today's World and exactly editorial process will exactly done for all submissions. Decision on all submitted manuscripts is independed to Nationality, academic degree and any relations to journal. This journal has not any agreement with any person or organization to facilitate acceptance or review process. If you found these abuses immediately inform office of the journal through this email: info-jbtw@.lexispublisher.com.

 

2. Bibliographic Information

Journal Name: Journal of Biology and Today's World

p-ISSN: 2476-5376

e-ISSN: 2322-3308

Language: English

Type of Access: The default publication type is not open access and is free of any charge for all submissions, but the open access type is also supported as a selective publication type for authors.

Type of Review: Peer review (Double blinded)

Type of Publish: Electronic version and print version is available.

doi Registration: 10.15412/J.JBTW

NLM id: 101631911 [Serial]

Publisher: Lexis Academy (Lexis Publisher)

Journal Issued: Monthly

Subject Category: Biomedical

Chief Editor: Masoud Negahdary

Academic Origin: UAE, IRAN, GERMANY

Online Address: http://journals.lexispublisher.com/jbtw

3. Aims & Scope

Journal of Biology and Today's World covered below subjects in all published types:

3.1. Biological sciences:

Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Nanobiotechnology, Biosensors, Bioinformatics, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Biophysics, Ecology, Agricultural Technology , Tissue Engineering and Application of other sciences in biology.

 

3.2. Medical sciences:

Cardiovascular, Anesthesiology, Anatomy, Allergy, Critical Care, Urology, Surgery, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, Radiology, Toxicology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Pathology, Pharmacology, Public Health, Human Physiology, Clinical Psychology, Immunology, Hematology, Food & Nutrition Sciences, Epidemiology, Endocrinology, Veterinary Sciences, Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Parasitology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Nanomedicine, Dental Science, Dermatology, Virology, Hepatology , Obstetrics & Gynecology , Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Application of other sciences in medical sciences.

When an author’s try to submit a manuscript through lexis manuscript tracking system, the select at least one of above subject area and utmost three of them is required.

 

4. Type of Acceptable Manuscripts

4.1. Research

Research papers, are founded on novel researches. A research paper is a primary source...that is, it reports the methods and results of a new study done by the authors. The kind of study may differ (it could have been an experiment, survey, interview, etc.), but in all cases, raw data have been achieved and analyzed by the authors, and conclusions drawn from the results of that analysis. Research articles follow a particular format. Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World follow this content structure for research study: 1. Title, 2. Full authors’ information (cleared corresponding author also), 3. Abstract, 4. Keywords, 5. Introduction, 6. Experimental section (materials & methods), 7. Results and discussion, 8. Conclusion, 9. Acknowledgment, 10. Authors’ contribution, 11. Conflict of interest and 12. References.

 

4.2. Short communication

A brief research work considered as Short communication by Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World. Structure of Short communication defined similar to a research paper.

Ø  Important note: if a submitted manuscript as research, be brief and with scant data, the editorial boards maybe consider it as Short communication.

 

4.3. Review

A critical, helpful investigation of the literature in a specific subject through summary, sorting, analysis and evaluation defined as a review study. Main purposes of Reviews are to offer systematic and substantial coverage of advanced topics, evaluations of development in identified subjects, and/or critical assessments of emerging knowledge. Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World follow this content structure for review: 1. Title, 2. Full authors’ information (cleared corresponding author also), 3. Abstract, 4. Keywords, 5. Introduction, 6. Review elements & subelements, 7. Conclusion, 8. Acknowledgment, 9. Authors’ contribution, 10. Conflict of interest and 11. References.

 

4.4. Mini Review

A brief Review study considered as Mini Review by Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World. Structure of Mini Review defined similar to a Review paper.

Ø  Important note: if a submitted manuscript as Review, be brief and with scant information, the editorial boards maybe consider it as Mini Review.  

 

4.5. Case Report

In medical studies, a case report is a complete report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of a specific patient. Case reports could cover a demographic outline of the patient, but generally explain an uncommon or novel occurrence. Some case reports also have a literature review of former reported cases. Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World follow this content structure for case report: 1. Title, 2. Full authors’ information (cleared corresponding author also), 3. Abstract, 4. Keywords, 5. Introduction, 6. Case presentation, 7. Discussion, 8. Conclusion, 9. Acknowledgment, 10. Authors’ contribution, 11. Conflict of interest and 12. References.

 

5. Indexing

Journal of Biology and Today's World is published orderly from 2012 to present. Until now this journal approved and indexed by these academic databases:

Scopus, NLM Catalog (PubMed), Chemical abstracts service index (CAS), ProQuest (USA), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), CAB Abstracts/Global Health and its associated products, Cross Ref (USA), HINARI (WHO), RoMEO Journals (University of Nottingham), West Virginia University (USA), Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF), CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), Sjournals Index, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Index Copernicus, Google scholar, Open J-Gate, Journal Seeker, open access journals, Scientific Indexing Services (SIS), Jour Informatics, Shahid Chamran University, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, Universal Impact Factor, Open Academic Journals Index, EyeSource Index, Directory Indexing of International Research Journals, Directory of science, Georgetown University Library, Global Impact Factor, Science Impact Factor and etc.

You can click on any index to find journal index validity and also to find more information about it.

From 2015 Lexis Academy considered as publisher for Journal of Biology and Today's World and according to high quality Facilities we hope this journal receive more indexes in future.

 

6. Publish Plan

* Regularly Journal of Biology and Today's World not requires any charge for review and publication from January 2017. The default and recommended publication type is free of publish fee for all authors; all published papers with this default method are not open access and due to access them, users should purchase them. The authors are free to select publication type.

Journal of Biology and Today's World supports open access also as secondary publication type:

The publish fee for open access type: 150 USD (Duration 2017); Lexis Academy not apathetic to the problems of human society and offer special facilities for authors from low-income countries (40% waiver) and also authors (first author or corresponding author) with specific diseases (70% waiver) such as thalassemia, hemophilia, cancer, multiple sclerosis and etc. The authors with specific disease must be provide accurate and verified their documents to prove their claim to Journal of Biology and Today's World. For more information and correspondence, please send your requests to: info-jbtw@lexispublisher.com.

                                                                                                                           

7. Publication Ethics

According to Journal of Biology and Today's World  Publication Ethics in the event that there are documented violations of any of the mentioned policies in Journal of biology and today’s world (http://journals.lexispublisher.com/jbtw/content/aboutus/#), regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in Journal of biology and today’s world, the following sanctions will be applied:

 

Ø  Immediate rejection (with editor or under review) or remove (inpress or published) of the infringing manuscript.

 

Ø  Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to Journal of biology and today’s world by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript. The professional black list system that provided by Lexis Academy carefully follows all authors. You can access to professional lexis black list system here: http://journals.lexispublisher.com/jbtw/content/events/#.

 

Ø  Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to Journal of biology and today’s world, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 24 months.

 

Ø  Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of Journal of biology and today’s world (for major abuse).

 

µ  if the authors somehow attempting to deceive the journal by make copy from other References without citing them, have data fabrication, disagreement between authors or failure to respect the ethical rights for the cases studied in clinical trials, then their paper at any step, for instance: with editor, under review, inpress or published, to be removed from the Lexis Academy database and a report based on their wrong performance will be published in journal website. Therefore we expected, that authors respect for the rules, so everything is ideal both for Journal of Biology and Today’s World and authors. When the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly flagrant, the Journal of biology and today’s world reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.

 

8. Medical Ethics

8.1. Informed consent

In general, informed consent assumes that you are legally able to make your own decisions. For informed consent to take place, the information that’s given must be understood. The informed consent process is meant to give patients ongoing explanations that will help them make informed decisions about whether to start or stay in a clinical trial. The most important part of this process is their everyday interaction and discussions with the research team and other medical staff before, during, and after the trial. The consent form can be a great tool to help get this conversation started. This is all done so that patients can make the best decision for him/her, and to be sure that they are able to choose freely whether to enroll in or stay in the study. Much of this information may be on the consent form itself, which also regularly describes that they can withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. Before, during, and even after the clinical trial, patients will have the chance to ask questions and voice their concerns. Informed consent for clinical trials goes on for as long as the research lasts, and even afterward.  Also Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World confirmed and followed WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.

 

8.2. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approve

FDA is responsible for protective the community health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical procedures, nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that release radioactivity.  The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is the basic food and drug law of the U.S.  With many revisions, it is the most extensive law of its kind in the world.  The law is planned to assure the user that foods are pure and healthy, safe to eat, and produced under healthy conditions; that drugs and devices are safe and effective for their proposed uses; that cosmetics are safe and made from suitable ingredients; and that all labeling and packaging is truthful, informative, and not deceptive. The authors on human medical studies should use of FDA approved products, Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World required it.

8.3. Animals in Medical Researches

Animal welfare approves the in control use of animals to satisfy certain human requirements - from friendship and hobby, to uses that involve the taking of life, such as for food, clothing, and medical study. The authors on Animal medical studies should use of Animal welfare, statements and Lexis Academy approved it.

 

9. Authors’ contribution

This phrase often differs in level of aspect, and depends on the topical area of study. A statement of contribution make available validation for the order of authorship, and it also assigns proper credit for academic contributions to the reported results. This is especially important where large research teams or multiple divisions within a company are involved in collaborative research. Here you can find a sample of Authors’ contribution.

Ø  Author X contributed in all trials, coordinated the data-analysis and contributed to the writing of the manuscript.

Ø  Author Y is corresponding to the methods and experimental section.          

Ø  Author Z designed the research strategy and prepared the study

This step is necessary for Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World and you can find it in step 2 (submit new manuscript-lexis manuscript tracking system).

We provide this section online: step 2 (submit new manuscript-lexis manuscript tracking system)

The submitter author and corresponding author is responsible to any filled Authors’ contribution.

 

10. Authorship Changes

All authors should cleared their authorship before submission, there is hard limitation for any change (add or remove authors) in authorship after submission. We recommended you to use of COPE authorship guideline: http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/2003pdf12.pdf. Any change in authors’ affiliations not included restrictions. If you have any question about authorship changes, you can directly contact to: info-jbtw@lexispublisher.com.

 

11. Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest (COI) is a condition in which a person or institute is involved in several benefits (financial, emotional, or otherwise), one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation of the individual or organization. The occurrence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety. In Lexis Academy all authors of all types of journal manuscripts are required to show any financial interest in or arrangements with any company whose product was used in a study or is referred to in the paper or any other conditions that could have potentially biased the work reported its conclusions, suggestions, or opinion reports. These include, for example, direct or indirect sources of funding for the specific author(s) or for the related department(s) or organization(s), particular relationships, or direct academic opposition. If the manuscript is published, acknowledgment of all sources of funding and financial involvements related to work must be made in the paper, and whether the study was started and analyzed by the investigator or by the funding source must be divulged. At the end of the manuscript text "Conflict of Interest ", all authors must resolve any financial and personal relationships with other persons or organizations that could unfortunately influence (bias) their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, the authors should fill related check box in step 6 (submit new manuscript-lexis manuscript tracking system), "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest. Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World uses the Conflict of Interest Release form approved by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). This form can be downloaded here. Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World strongly recommend resolve it before you submit your manuscript. The submitter author and corresponding author are responsible about fill this section in step 6 (submit new manuscript).

 

12. Title page

Title page should be containing Full author’s information (such as: first name, last name, email address and cleared who is corresponding author) orderly. Also full research title should be mentioned in title page.  Title page is necessary for lexis manuscript tracking system.

 

13. Manuscript highlights

Highlights are a several sentences of important points that convey the main results and provide readers with a rapid textual overview of the paper. These three to five important sentences describe the essence of the research (e.g. results or conclusions) and highlight what is distinctive about it. A sample of highlights is:

ü  The goal of the work was design a biosensor by  using of catalase and Tio2 nanoparticles as modifier

ü  The good absorptivity and conductivity of Tio2 nanoparticles significantly enhanced the electrochemical detecting.

ü  Biosensor displayed many advantages such as excellent catalytic activity and low detection limit.

Provide Manuscript highlights are optional for Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World.

14. Supplementary materials

Extra data about control or supplemental experiments, field sites, observations and hypotheses that bear directly on the arguments of a study defined as Supplementary. When a paper is published, the Supplementary Materials are linked from the main paper html page and will be clearly marked in Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World Online as Supplementary Materials. They can be cited using the similar doi as the paper. Supplementary Materials should be submitted at the same time the manuscript is first submitted (use the author submission through lexis manuscript tracking system). Supplementary Materials are optional and usually not refereed, but the referees or editor may recommend changes, including removing some unnecessary Supplementary Materials or moving items from the main text to the Supplementary Materials. Supplementary Materials can be modified in accordance with these suggestions and resubmitted along with a revised manuscript in response to a round of refereeing. Once accepted for publication, Supplementary Materials cannot be altered unless reason is found to eliminate an item.

 

15. Graphical Abstract

The graphical abstract is considered a part of the procedural content of the paper, and provide it, is optional during the paper submission process. The Graphical Abstract must be a brief, illustrative reflection of the content of your paper. We recommended: image Specifications Dimensions: 1000x400 File Types: JPG, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, Word, PS, EPS, PPT and BMP Recommended File Size: less than 600 KB For image-only graphical abstracts, please label the file: graphical abstract.

 

16. Submission Criteria

16.1. Submission Method

All submissions should be through lexis manuscript tracking system.

16.2. Manuscript preparation

All manuscripts should be prepared according to below items:

16.2.1. Content Font:

10 Times New Roman

16.2.2. Line spacing

2 cm

16.2.3. Tables, figures and diagrams title font

7 Arial BOLD

16.2.4. Tables’ provions

Should be Clear, editable formats; the tables as images format is not acceptable.

16.2.5. Figures provions

Should be with High resolution, editable formats; the figures should have high quality.

16.2.6. Diagrams’ provions

Should be Clear, editable formats. The Diagrams as images format not acceptable.

16.2.7. Equations’ provions

Should be clear, editable formats; The Equations as images format not acceptable. Equations should be drawn with software and numbered.

Ø  Location and citation of any table, figure, diagram and equation should be determined.

 

16.2.8. Subdivision - numbered sections

Manuscript should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered also as below:

1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a short-term heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

16.2.9. Manuscript important elements properties

 

Ø  Be care your prepared manuscript should be without any authors’ information. Authors’ information should be inserted in title page separately.

16.2.9.1. Title

Should be clear and coverage whole study subject.

16.2.9.2. Abstract

According to Lexis Academy strategy the abstract section is limited and should be between 100-300 words and also be continues. Abstract should be summary of the study. Abstract should be prepared as original content; Extract abstract from manuscript sentences is not acceptable.

16.2.9.3. Keywords

According to Lexis Academy strategy Keywords is limited and should be between 3-5 words, also should be separated with comma and one space after comma according to this template: Biology, medicine, surgery, enzyme, xxxx

16.2.9.4. References

All references should be prepared according to Vancouver style.

16.2.9.5. Reference Samples

Journal:

Arefian Z, Pishbin F, Negahdary M, Ajdary M. Potential toxic effects of Zirconia Oxide nanoparticles on liver and kidney factors. Biomedical Research. 2015;26(1):89-97.

 

Journal:

Cornell BA, Braach-Maksvytis V, King L, Osman P, Raguse B, Wieczorek L, et al. A biosensor that uses ion-channel switches. Nature. 1997;387(6633):580-3.

 

Journal:

Park M, Yi JW, Kim EM, Yoon IJ, Lee EH, Lee HY, et al. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) promotes adipogenesis and diet-induced obesity. Diabetes. 2015 Jan;64(1):117-27. PubMed PMID: 25114293.

 

Conference:

Al-Kindi SG, Ali F, Farghaly A, Nathani M, Tafreshi R, editors. Towards real-time detection of myocardial infarction by digital analysis of electrocardiograms. Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), 2011 1st Middle East Conference on; 2011: IEEE.

 

Book:

Gouvea C. Biosensors for health applications: INTECH Open Access Publisher; 2011.

 

Book:

Supriya A, Shruthi B, Kashyap B, Kumar G, Anand S. Pericoronal radiolucencies with significant pathology: Clinico-histopathologic evaluation2015 March 1, 2015. 148-52 p.

Other section of manuscript should be prepared exactly and according to international criteria, to find more information please visits: Bates College.

To find more information about registration and submission steps please see author tutorial: http://journals.lexispublisher.com/jbtw/login.

 

17. Manuscript Status Check & Acceptance validation

One of other professional services provided by Lexis Academy is Manuscript Status Check. This service provide on time latest status of any submitted manuscripts.  This service is usable for all authors, also validation status of any submitted manuscript provided for authors’ institute. To use of this service, you need manuscript ID and submission date.  Academic institute & universities staffs can easily check validation of any offered acceptance by this system. If you have any question about this service you are free to contact us through: info-jbtw@.lexispublisher.com .

 

18. License to use

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Creative Commons copyright licenses tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World is under Attribution-Non Commercial (CC BY-NC) license. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon our work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge Lexis Academy and Journal of Biology and Today's World and be non-commercial, other don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

 

Last update: 14.01.2017

Masoud Negahdary

Ph.D

Editor in Chief

Journal of Biology and Today's World

https://journals.lexispublisher.com/jbtw