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International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJBCS) is a journal published by International Formulae Group (IFG). It is devoted to the publication of contributions in all fields of biology including microbiology, parasitology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, physiology, pathology, health sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, biotechnology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, environmental biology, hydrobiology, food science, nutrition, agricultural sciences, agropastoralism, animal production, wildlife, botany, ethnobotany, forestry, agroforestry and agrogeology. It is also devoted to the publication of contributions in all fields of chemistry including chemistry of natural products, organic synthesis, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, industrial chemistry, clinical chemistry, hydrochemistry, agrochemistry, geochemistry and biogeochemistry. IJBCS publishes original research papers, critical up-to-date and concise reviews on topics of current interest, and short communications. It aims to serve all bioscientists and all chemists. Six issues are published per year.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

 

 

Publication Frequency

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

 

Editorial Board and Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Donatien GATSING

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon.


Associate Editors

Prof. Manuel Vázquez-Carrera

Unitat de Farmacologia, Diagonal 643. E-08028, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Prof. Ibrahim Hassan Garba

Industrial Chemistry Programme, School of Science, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.

Prof. Peter W. Coschigano

Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, USA.

Prof. (Mrs) Mira Debnath

School of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, INDIA.

Prof.  Tanzima Yeasmin 

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205.  Bangladesh.

Dr Vivek Kumar, PhD

Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT), E3, 4th Floor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida (New Delhi NCR) 201313, India. 

Prof. Jeanne F. de C.  Millogo

Laboratoire de Biologie et Ecologie Végétales,  UFR/SVT Université de Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO.

Dr Andrés Venturino, PhD

LIBIQUIMA, Dto Química, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Buenos Aires 1400. Neuquén 8300, Argentina.

Prof. El Sayed H. El Ashry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, EGYPT.  

Prof. Khalid M. Khan

HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical Sciences, University of Karachi, PAKISTAN.

Dr Roseline Kela (former Aliyu), PhD

Energy Management, Training & Manpower Development Department, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Abuja.

Prof. M.N.M. Ibrahim

Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Pierre Brissot

Service des maladies du foie – Inserm U-522, IFR 140, CHU Pontchaillou – 35033 Rennes cedex 9, France.

Prof. Raymond L. Legge

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, aterloo , Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada.

Prof. R. L .C. Wijesundera

Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, P.O. Box 1490, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka.

Prof. Jules-Roger Kuiate

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

 Dr. Guillaume Lucien Amadji

Laboratoire Sciences du Sol, Département de production végétale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin.

Prof. Dr. Bina S. Siddiqui    

H.E.J Research Instiute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr Seter SIZIYA

Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

Prof. Azefack Léon Tapondjou

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Dr Ignacy Kitowski,

Department  of  Nature Conservation, Institute of  Biology, University of Maria-Curie Sklodowska, Akademicka 19, PL-20-033 Lublin,  Poland.

Prof. Mohammad A. Mottaleb

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.

Dr. Jules Bayala

Ecophysiologie /Agroforesterie, INERA/Département Productions Forestières, 03 BP 7047 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Prof. Fabrice Fekam Boyom

Laboratory of Phytobiochemistry and medicinal plants study, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Prof. Thaddeus K. Graczyk

Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.

Dr Mahamadou Gandah

Agro-pédologue, Directeur Scientifique, INRAN, Niamey, Niger.

Prof. U. Ravi Sangakkara

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Prof. Etienne T. Pamo

Department of Animal Productions, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. J.M. Agbedahunsi

Drug Research and production Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

Prof.  Miguel Carro-Juárez

Laboratorio de Comportamiento Reproductivo, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, UNiversidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Mexico. 

Prof. Karamoko Diarra

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, UCAD, BP: 5005 Dakar-Fann, Sénégal.

Prof. Joseph Lebel Tamesse

Laboratoire de Zoologie,  Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroun.

Prof. Z.S.C. Okoye

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria.

Prof. David Pubill Sànchez

Unitat de Farmacologia i Farmacognosia, Facultat de Farmacia. Nucli Universitari de Pedralbes, Barcelona, Spain.

Prof. Pascale Sicotte

Zoologist; University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, T2N 1N4  Calgary  AB, Canada.

Dr Emile Temgoua

Department of Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. Dr. Tan Yee How

Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr Hamidou H. Tamboura

Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Ouagadougou,  Burkina Faso.

Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa 

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon – Accra, Ghana. 

Prof. Clergé Tchiegang

Department of Process Engineering, ENSAI, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon.

Dr Gary Taylor

School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia.

Dr Georges Rippstein

CIRAD, Département d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire; UPR 18: Systèmes d'élevage et produits animaux, bur.103;TA 30/A Campus international de Baillarguet; 34398 Montpellier Cedex 05, France.

Prof. Ying-Feng Lin

Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan 71710, Taiwan, ROC.

Prof. Julius N. Ghogomu

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Dr Shunji Suzuki

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital, Japan.

Prof. Jacob Souopgui

Laboratoire d'Embryologie Moléculaire, Institut de Biologie et Médecine Moléculaire (IBMM), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgique.

Prof. Dr. Jinshui Wang

College of Grain, Oil and Food, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou450052, P. R. China.

Dr George G. Ndiritu

National Museums of Kenya, Wetland & Marine Resources Programme,

P.O. Box 40658 Nairobi, Kenya.

Prof. Fotso

Department of Biology, Higher Teacher Training College (ENS) Bambili, University of Bamenda, Cameroon.

Prof. J.D.A.N. Jayakody

Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Dr Gopal C. Majumder

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta 700032, India.

Prof. Lucas Kengni

Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Patrick Van Damme,

Département de Production Végétales, Laboratoire pour l’agriculture et l’ethnobotanique tropicales et subtropicales, Université de Gent, Belgique.

Dr Tomáš Vítek

Department of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Brno, Czech Republic.

Prof. Paul Tematio

Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. Albert TROKOUREY

Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Dr Bassirou ALHOU

Faculté des Sciences, Université de Niamey, Niger.

Prof. Siegfried Didier Dibong

Laboratoire d’Ecologie Végétale, Département de Biologie des Organismes végétaux, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Douala, Cameroun.

Dr Paul Waako 

Department Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda.

Prof. Dr. Jothi Malar Panandam

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Prof. Christopher Tume

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Dr Alphonse Adite

Department de Zoology et Genetique, Universite d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin.

Dr Alain Maasri

IMEP - CNRS, UMR 6116 - Case C 31, Faculté des Sciences de St Jérôme, Université Paul Cézanne, 13397 Marseille cedex 20, France.

Prof. Antoine David Mvondo Ze,

Faculté d’Agronomie et des Sciences Agricoles (FASA), University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Dr Caroline E. Omoti

Dept of Haematology, UBTH, Benin City, Nigeria.

Prof. Dr. Ir. L.J.G. van der Maesen

Plant Taxonomy, Biosystematics Group, and National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Prof. E. Sopbue Fondjo

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Dr Ir Paulin AZOKPOTA

Département de Nutrition et Sciences Alimentaires, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin.

Dr Karim TRAORE

Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Station de Farakoba 01, Bobo, Burkina Faso.

Dr Catherine Fusi Ngwa

Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon. 

Prof. Sylvie HOUNZANGBE-ADOTE

Département de Production Animale, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Cotonou, Benin.

Dr Femi Kayode Agboola

Department of Biochemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Dr Eneke Esoeyang Tambe Bechem

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Cameroon.

Prof. Medhat Haroun

Department of Bioscience & Technology, Institute of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

Dr Ibrahim Imorou Toko

Faculté d'Agronomie, Université de Parakou, Bénin.

Prof. Victor François Nguetsop

Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. Chantal KABORE-ZOUNGRANA

Laboratoire d'Etude et de Recherche des Ressources Naturelles et des Sciences de l'Environnement (LERNSE), Institut des Sciences de la Nature et de la Vie (ISNV), Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

Dr Laura Forsberg White

Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA.

Prof. KOKOU Kouami

Laboratoire de Botanique/Ecologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé, Togo.

Dr Gabriel Kanmegne

Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. Dr. Mustofa

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University,
Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia.

Dr Abbad Abdelaziz

Laboratoire de Biotechnologies, Protection et Valorisation des Ressources Végétales, Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco.

Prof. Dr. A.N. MISRA     

Department of Biosciences & Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology, Fakir Mohan University, Vyasa Vihar, Balsore, India.

Prof. Victor Kuete

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Prof. Nada Vahcic 

Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Pierottijeva 6, Zagreb, Croatia.

 

 

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.

 

Publishing ethics policies

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.



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