Russian Journal of Biotechnology For authors Author guidelines


The journal publishes original articles on various aspects of biotechnology that have the practical application to medicine, agriculture, environment protection, and green chemistry. The works devoted to the following lines in biotechnology are accepted: creation of micro- and macroorganisms with helpful characteristics by the methods of gene engineering, classical selection, high-efficient screening; development of original biotechnological processes, methods for product analysis and techniques for the processes control; design of novel biotechnological equipment.

The reviews on actual and topical problems in biotechnology are regularly published.

Neither preliminary and/or incomplete works, nor works that are arbitrarily divided to a few fragments are published in the journal.

The main requirements to the articles are as follows:

− topical problem are objective of the investigation;

− the content is valid and novel;

− the pattern of the experiment is correct;

− the obtained experimental results are reproducible;

− the information is set out clearly and logically;

− the manuscript is drawn up properly in compliance with the set requirements.

The manuscripts to be published in to the journal should contain the following sections:

− title reflecting with maximum accuracy the essence of the paper;

− index of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC);

− full title and post zip code(s) of the organization(s) in which the given investigation was performed;

− names and surnames (initials) of all authors;

− post and electron addresses of the author(s) for correspondence;

− abstracts (both Russian and English);

− key words (both Russian and English);

− text of the article with the of IntroductionExperimental and Results and Discussion subsections;

        The Introduction contains the description of the problem in its current state of art, points out its aspects that the given investigation can help solve and formulates the goal of the work.
        The Experimental contains a full description of the protocol used in the work (so that it can be reproduced by other researchers) with the original names of all employed equipment and reagents and their manufacturers (companies). The names of live organisms are given both in English and Latin (binomial nomenclature). If the applied method is widely known (for example, the Lowry method) neither its description nor reference are required.
        The Results and Discussion subsection contains a concise description of the experimental data illustrated by tables and figures (that do not duplicate each other). The major conclusion answers the question specified in the introductory part of the article.

−references (in order of appearance in the article) and illustrations (figures, tables and photographs).

Set of documents accompanying the submitted article.

 text of the manuscript with illustrations on paper carrier of A4 format printed through 2 intervals, 2 copies;

 electron version of the manuscript text and illustrations on a CD-R compact disc in a soft envelope, to prevent damages, 1 copy;

 expert’s conclusion or other document to confirm the patent purity of the material, 1 copy;

 information about authors: phone numbers (with all prefixes), electron and post addresses (with the asterisk-marked name of the author(s) for correspondence), 1 copy;

 cover letter from the organization, 1 copy;

 one of the manuscript copies contains signatures of all the authors at the last page;

− documents on copyright transfer (see below).

Electron version preparation

− The text should be typed in Microsoft Office Word (Times New Roman font, size12, double interlinear interval; symbols and signs of font sets including Greek ones are typed through an Insertion/Symbol menu.

− The text is saved in a format compatible with Microsoft Office Word 2003 or Text in RTF Format (.rtf).

− Graphs and photographs are saved as individual files and performed in Microsoft Word Office; the photographs have .tif extension.

− All individual files with illustrations are marked in compliance with their position in the article, for example, Figure 1.tif/.doc corresponds to Figure 1 in the article, and so on.

Footnote: after the electron version is recorded on CD-R, check its readability.

Publishing the article, the editorial board is guided by the data of the supply of its final (after revising) version. The invited reviews and articles whose authors are 3rd year aspirants (in the occurrence of the appropriate document) are given priority. The editorial office has the right to put a new date of the article arrival if its revising takes more than two months. The published articles are sent to the authors as a journal paper copy.

Attention: If it is impossible to contact the authors via the submitted addresses and phones, the journal has right to postpone the article publication.

The editorial board has the exclusive right to accept or reject materials to be published. The material carrier on which the manuscript was supplied by author(s) to the editorial office is not returned.

Documents for copyright transfer

The following agreement accompanying each article are filled (by each author or one author on behalf of all authors), signed and sent in duplicate to the editorial office by post mail.

Copyright Transfer Agreement [download]

The document is composed in consent with the Legislation on Copyrights of Russian Federation.

If the document is signed by one author on behalf of a group of authors, it is necessary to include the following phrase in the Agreement (after the name of the author in charge) “acting on behalf of and on the instructions of co-authors” and to list the co-authors names.


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