Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews (BMBR)
(ISSN: 1538-2273) is an open access journal that provides rapid
publication( monthly) of reviews
on Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews. The Journal
welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the
general criteria of significance and scientific
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews are rapidly
expanding fields of research activities. During the last
ten years, overwhelming articles have been published and
more are pouring in daily. Keeping current with all the
recent developments in these fields can be very
challenging. This necessitates the
need to extract out a lot of vital information and
present them in a precise, logical and informative
manner. Our objective is to obtain a synthesized
identified research advances in Biotechnology and
Molecular Biology Reviews.
articles that cover all fields of Biotechnology and
Molecular Biology. These include the fields of
Microbial/Environmental, Agricultural, Animal/Plant and
Medical/ Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Our primary readers are students and scientists in all
fields of Life Sciences in Africa, Asia and beyond.
Types of paper
Mini Review (Opinion)
This section will contain short reviews articles
expressing scientific views and questions on topics and
trends in the fields of Biotechnology and Molecular
Standard Review (Comprehensive)
This section will contain a comprehensive
critical review of current research efforts.
We intend to keep our readers up-to-date with research
efforts, highlight unanswered research questions, and to
present expert views of future trends in the fields of
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
Submission of manuscript
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Prepare the text in Microsoft Word.
Step 2. Prepare graphics at publication quality
resolution, using applications capable of generating
high resolution GIF, TIFF, and JPEG.
Each file should be about 5 MB
or less. Microsoft Power point graphics may be
accepted in some instances. Number each figure. Tables
should be prepared in Microsoft Word.
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Members of the editorial board will review all
manuscripts to determine whether they are appropriate
for evaluation by expert reviewers. Decisions will be
made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to
return reviewers’ comments to authors shortly after
acceptance. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts
after authors have made final revisions. Accepted
articles will be published in the next edition of BMBR.
Organization of the Manuscript
Organize manuscripts into the following sections:
Abstract (250 words max.) and key words (7 max.).
Table of content
Introduction Concise with no sub-headings.
The main text of the paper should be divided under
various headings as appropriate to the article
Figures (Graphics should be on separate file(s).
The Title Page should include the authors' full names
and affiliations, a running title of 40 characters or
less, and the telephone and fax numbers and E-mail
address of the corresponding author. The Abstract should
stand on its own with no reference to the text. It
should contain approximately 50 to 150 words. The main
text should be subdivided further with subheadings to
give the manuscript more clarity.
In general, standard review papers should not exceed 10
journal pages (longer reviews will be published only if
the editorial board judges that the content is
sufficiently novel to warrant a long paper). Ten
published pages in BMBR correspond to approximately 30
manuscript pages, including tables and figure legends
and an average of six one-column figures. Mini-reviews
must not exceed 4 journal pages (about 12 manuscript
Cite references in the text by name and date of
publication (Briggs 1963; Liscum and Briggs 1996; Poff
et al. 1994) and not by number. List only the articles
that are published or in press. References should
contain complete titles and inclusive page numbers. Cite
in the text all unpublished results, including personal
communications and submitted manuscripts (for example,
G. Sanders and H. Cheng, unpublished results). Provide
permission letters for all personal communications
unless they are from the author’s laboratory. Citations
for web sites (other than for primary literature) should
be handled parenthetically in the text and not included
in the reference list. Authors should test all URL’s
References for journals and books should be in the
Baker JO, Ehrman CI, Adney WS, Thomas SR, Himmel ME
(1998). Hydrolysis of cellulose using ternary mixtures
of purified cellulases. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol.
Ogunseitan OA, Odeyemi O (1985) Effects of lindane,
captan, and malathion on nitrification, sulfur
oxidation, phosphate solubilization, and respiration in
a tropical soil. Environ. Pollut. 37:343-354.
Traxler GS, Godoy-Avila, Falck-Zepeda J,
Espinoza-Arellano J (2003). Transgenic Cotton in Mexico:
Economic and Environmental Impacts. In N.
Kalaitzandonakes (ed) The Economic and Environmental
Impacts of Agbiotech: A Global Perspective,
Kluwer-Plenum Academic Publishers, New York.
Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical
Abstracts. Authors are fully responsible for the
accuracy of the references.
Abbreviations should be rarely used and be avoided as
much as possible. All abbreviations used in the
text must be defined in a single footnote inserted in
the text immediately after the first abbreviation is
cited. The abbreviations of some important biochemical
compounds, e.g. ATP, NADH, DNA, and amino acids
in proteins, need not be defined. Names of enzymes are
usually not abbreviated except in terms of the
substrates for which there are accepted abbreviations,
e.g. ATPase and RNase.
Tables and Figures
The number of tables and figures used to present data
essential to illustrate or prove a point should be kept
to a minimum.
should be number consecutively as they are first
mentioned in the text. Provide a concise title for each
table, and label each column with an unambiguous
heading. If footnotes are needed for clarity, designate
them with lowercase letters in the order in which they
are referenced in the table.
Table titles, legends (descriptive text), and footnotes
should be input as regular text outside the table body.
Place all tables in your manuscript file.
should have titles and explanatory legends containing
sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood.
All legends should be printed consecutively in a
separate section of the manuscript. Appropriately sized
numbers, letters, and symbols should be used so they are
no smaller than 2 mm in size after reduction to a single
column width(87 mm), a 1.5-column width (120 mm), or a
full 2-column width(178 mm). Superscript and subscript
characters are not excluded from this rule.
On the rare occasion an author cannot prepare a figure
as an electronic file, the BMBR office should be
contacted for assistance and instructions at
Proofs and Reprints
The printer will deliver page proofs to the
corresponding author electronically. The author will
have access to a PDF file, which will contain PDF pages
(with figures and tables). Page proofs are considered
to be the final version of the manuscript. With the
exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no
changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof
stage. Because BMBR will be published freely online
only for the first six months (to attract a wide
audience), authors will have free electronic access to
the full text (in both HTML and PDF) of the article.
High quality print offprints of the papers may be
requested for a charge.
Fees and Charges
Authors are charged a $550 handling fee.
Publication of an article in BMBR is not contingent upon the author's ability to
pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the
handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted
for publication. Authors may still request (in advance)
that the editorial office waive some of the handling fee
under special circumstances.
Electronic Posting of Articles
Authors may post the published version of their
manuscripts after the manuscripts have appeared in the
online version of the journal. Authors do not need to
request permission from BMBR to post their published
manuscripts, but they must provide the proper citation
and acknowledge BMBR as the copyright owner.