Sponsoring Organizations

International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJBCS) is sponsored by the publisher, International Formulae Group (IFG).

Peer Review

Peer Review Process

Publication Scheduling

6 issues per year from 2009 (Previously 2 issues per year): February, April, June, August, October, December


Publishing ethics policies
Article Processing Charges

International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJBCS) is an Open Access journal that provides immediate, free availability on the public internet. The cost we charged is for journal development only (the review process, typesetting, online publication and long term archiving), so that we can continue to provide high-quality, peer-reviewed articles without charge to readers on the web – ensuring that articles receive the highest exposure and potential impact associated with open access publishing.

Authors of accepted articles will be required to pay a fee of FCFA10,000 or US$22 or €19 per printed page of the Journal. Authors residing outside Cameroon will receive their invoice in US$ or in €. For each article published in IJBCS, a PDF copy of the article will be sent to the corresponding author.

Instruction for payment is sent to corresponding author as soon as the manuscript is accepted.

Objectivity and fair play: IJBCS is committed to maintaining the integrity of the published record and to publishing the most objective and unbiased scientific information possible.

The peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Citation and online availability of the published record: The published versions of scholarly articles will remain available once published.

The publisher, International Formulae Group (IFG), has adopted the DOI (digital object identifier) system to enable accurate citation and stable online availability of our published articles.

Competing interests: Authors should declare any competing interests. In case there is none, the following statement should be provided: “The authors declare that they have no competing interests”.

Authors’ contributions: In order to give appropriate credit to each author of a paper, the individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section.

Plagiarism: In cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism, the manuscripts are automatically rejected.

Confidentiality: Editors and reviewers are expected to treat articles they handle confidentially. Editors and reviewers must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the publishing process, reviewer feedback and final decision) to anyone, other than the authors. They should not use knowledge of the work before its publication to further their own interests. Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality; they will remain anonymous and their comments will not be published.

Duties of the Publisher: International Formulae Group is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1997-342X
print ISSN: 1991-8631