About the Journal



The Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology is a open access, peer-reviewed journal published by Open Science Publishers LLP (registers under section 12(1) of LLP Act 2008). The journal publish on Bi-monthly basis (6 issue per year) and available in both online and print format.

Aims & Scope

Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, dedicated to publication of original research, review articles, short communications on applied researches in following fields of biology; Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell biology, Developmental biology, Structural biology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science, Medicinal Plants, Ethnobotany, Environmental biology, Marine biology, Viorology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Evolutionary biology, Plant Science, Plant pathology, Plant physiology, Plant breeding, Nematology, Agriculture Science, Agronomy, Soil Science and Horticulture.

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JOURNAL POLICIES 

Open Access Policy
Peer-review Policy
Waiver Policy
Copyright policies
Author Self-Archiving policies
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
CrossMark Policy
Digital Preservation
Plagiarism Policy
Retraction policy

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Open Access Policy 

In order to ensure the maximum exposure of JABB contents, we adopted the open access policy, meaning that;

  • All the articles published in JABB are made freely accessible online immediately after publication in an easily readable format, without any subscription or registration barrier.
  • All the published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, full details of which can be found here.
  • Articles can be shared and adapted, provided the attribution for the work is given and that the work is not used for commercial purposes.
  • The journal also allows the authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject based repository.

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Peer-review Policy

All the manuscripts submitted to JABB will be subjected to double blinded peer review process;

  • The manuscript will be reviewed by three suitable experts in respective subject area. The reports of all the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript. 
  • Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on reviewer’s comments. 
  • EIC can ask the one or more advisory board members for their suggestions upon a manuscript, before making the final decision. 
  • Associate editor and review editors provide the administrative support to maintain the integrity of peer review process.
  • In case, authors challenge editor's negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his recommendations.

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Waiver Policy 

JABB may grant the partial/full waiver in article processing charges to the authors those are unable to pay the APCs due to financial crisis.  Only the authors from low income countries can apply for waiver. Waiver is applicable for one article per year for each submitting author. Please send your waiver requests to editor@jabonline.in

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Copyright policies

All the articles published in JABB are distributed under a creative commons license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work (all usages allowed except for commercial purpose).

Please contact us at editor@jabonline.in for permissions related to commercial use of the article(s).

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Author Self-Archiving policies

JABB is a RoMEO green journal. The Journal allows the  authors to self-archive pre-print, post-print and publishers version of the article in any OAI-compliant repository.

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Digital Preservation

All the contents published in JABB are preserved in Portico (an E-Journal Preservation Service), which provides permanent digital archiving for scholarly journals.

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Plagiarism Policy

Authors should ensure the originality of their contents, while preparing a manuscript draft. In case the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted. All the articles submitted to JABB shall be screened for plagiarism using iThenticate (online plagiarism detection software). In case, plagiarism is detected during review/editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be rejected immediately. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be retracted from the journal and appropriate announcement will be placed in this regards. We can also consider appropriate action against authors depending upon the seriousness of the case. It includes;

  1. Debarring the authors from publication in future.
  2. We can bring such instants in notice of author's funding agencies, author's institutes (where they works) and to the original authors whose work has been plagiarized.

 

COPE flow charts (please follow below link) shall also be considered while dealing with plagiarism complaints.  

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Retraction policy

JABB follows the COPE Retraction Guidelines.(http://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines_0.pdf)

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Disclaimer

The author(s) of the articles published in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content of the article. Neither the Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the Journal, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising due to use of the contents published in Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology.