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Published by Departments of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management and Zoological Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Peer Review

It is the policy of the Ethiopian Journal of Biological Sciences (EJBS) to uphold the quality and standards of the journal by ensuring that all manuscripts pass through a rigorous review process by peer-reviewers.
Double-blind peer review
EJBS follows a double-blind peer review process and both the author and the reviewer are maintained anonymously. The identities of the reviewers are withheld from the reviewer’s comments that are sent to the authors.
Preliminary review
The Editor-in-Chief forwards new manuscripts to the appropriate Associate Editor with the relevant expertise. After submission of a new manuscript, the Associate Editor makes a preliminary review of the manuscript and decides whether it is publishable as is, publishable following resubmission or rejection.
Peer-review by reviewers
A manuscript is sent to at least three reviewers who have relevant expertise in the subject matter. Reviewers are requested to complete and submit the journal’s review report form including additional and detailed comments as they deem necessary once the manuscript is reviewed. The final decision whether to accept or reject the reviewer’s decision lies with the Associate Editor. Associate Editors can review manuscripts as reviewers in their area of specialization. All the comments of reviewers are sent to authors for revision of manuscripts. In the event that a reviewer recommends rejection while the other reviewers accept a manuscript, the reason(s) given for rejecting the manuscript is sent to authors in cases when the Associate Editor considers the comments constructive and useful in assisting authors to improve the manuscript.
Revision of manuscript
Following submission of revised manuscripts, the Associate Editor reviews the revised version to ensure that the authors have addressed the comments of reviewers. In the event that the Associate Editor is of the opinion that the revision has not adequately addressed the comments of reviewers, the manuscript is sent to authors for re-revision indicating the issues that require attention. In rare cases, the Associate Editor may decide to send the revised version to the reviewers for checking the manuscript.
Editing and proof reading
Articles that are accepted shall be formatted as per the in-house formatting style. All articlesshall be edited and proof read by the Editor-in-Chief and checked for adherence to EJBS guidelines and reference.

Publication Scheduling

Biannual Publication


Abstracted open access in EJOL (Ethiopian Journals online) http://ejol.aau.edu.et/index.php/EJBS

Abstracted and indexed in SAJE (Society of African Journal Editors) https://africaneditors.org/

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1819-8678