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Publication and peer review processes
Brief Overview for Reviewers: Scientific progress requires exchange and deliberation of data and ideas. Banats J Biotechnol is a journal dedicated to presenting results of scientific papers from any scientific or diferents fields in an open-access environment. Peer review of each scientific paper is rigorous and concentrates on objective and technical concerns to determine whether scientific paper has been adequately well-conceived, well executed, and well described to justify inclusion in scientific record. After publication, all scientific papers are opened up for interactive deliberations/ assessment in which whole scientific community can be involved. Once scientific paper is published in Banats J Biotechnol, broader community is then able to discuss and evaluate significance of scientific paper (through number of citations it attracts; downloads it achieves etc.). Editors and reviewers have no access to payment information, and hence ability to pay will not influence publication decisions. These policies ensure that fee is never a barrier to publication.
Criteria for Publication: To be accepted for publication in Banats J Biotechnol, scientific papers must satisfy criteria:
–Study presents results of primary scientific paper.
–Results reported have not been published elsewhere.
–Experiments, statistics/other analyses are performed to a high technical standard are described in sufficient detail.
–Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by data.
–Scientific paper is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in Standard English.
–Scientific paper meets all applicable standards for ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
–Scientific paper adheres to appropriate reporting guidelines/community standards for data availability.
Banats J Biotechnol board and any invited external peer reviewers will evaluate submissions against these criteria. To expand on each of these criteria:
Does manuscript report on primary research?
Banats J Biotechnol is designed specifically as a medium for primary, scientific paper. It is not suitable for publication of reviews, mini-reviews, opinion pieces, commentaries, essays or other items of secondary literature (unless invited for a specific purpose by Banats J Biotechnol staff). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses can be considered for publication in Banats J Biotechnol. Individual case reports are not considered for publication in Banats J Biotechnol. Papers describing results of studies involving only one individual can be considered for publication in Banats J Biotechnol if evidence is provided that paper describes results of a preplanned scientific project, rather than a description of clinical care received by an individual patient.
Have results reported been published elsewhere?
Banats J Biotechnol does not accept for publication work that has already been published elsewhere. However, studies that replicate results that are already in literature may be considered for publication in Banats J Biotechnol, as independent confirmation of results can often be valuable.
Are experiments, statistics, and other analyses performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficientdetail?
Scientific paper must have been performed to a technical standard high enough to allow robust conclusions to be drawn from data. Methods and reagents must also be described in sufficient detail so that another researcher is able to reproduce experiments described.
Are conclusions presented in an appropriate fashion with suppositions and hypotheses identified as such?
Results must be interpreted appropriately, such that all conclusions are justified. Authors may discuss possible explanations for their results as long as these are clearly identified as assumptions or hypotheses, rather than as firm conclusions. Inadequate interpretation of results is an admissible argument for rejection.
Is scientific paper presented in an intelligible fashion and written in English?
Banats J Biotechnol staffs do not copyedit text of accepted manuscripts; it is hence relevant for work, as presented, to be intelligible. Perfect, stylish English is not essential but language must be clear and unambiguous. If language of a paper is poor, Banats J Biotechnol staff should suggest that authors seek independent help. Poor description and language is an admissible argument for rejection.
Does research meet all applicable standards with regard to ethics of experimentation and research integrity?
Scientific paper published in Banats J Biotechnol must have been conducted to highest ethical standards. Please contact Banats J Biotechnol staff (email@example.com) if you have queries as to whether these standards have been met.
Does scientific paper adhere to appropriate reporting guidelines and community standards for data availability?
Banats J Biotechnol aims to promote openness in scientific paper and intends that all work published in Banats J Biotechnol can be built on by future researchers. We hence demand conformity to standards for public deposition of data (i.e. gene sequences, structural studies, etc.). Other similar standards that are applicable to specific communities should also be upheld. Failure to comply with community standards is a admissible argument for rejection.
Overview of Editorial Process: Banats J Biotechnol will provide all authors with an efficient and “hassle-free” editorial process. Our aim is to identify those submissions that warrant inclusion in scientific record and present them to scientific community with as few hurdles as possible. The editorial process is run by journal’s International editorial board who work together to orchestrate peer-review process. Banats J Biotechnol staffs are invited to handle submitted manuscripts on basis of content of manuscript and their own expertise. Evaluates paper and decides whether it describes a body of work that meets editorial criteria of Banats J Biotechnol. Journal staff can employ a variety of methods, alone or in combination, to reach a decision in which they are confident:
–They can conduct peer review themselves, based on their own knowledge and experience
–They can take further advice through deliberation with other members of editorial board
–They can solicit reports from further referees
After appropriate consideration by Banats J Biotechnol staff, a decision letter to author is drafted. This letter may also be circulated to other members of editorial board, who are given a short time to comment on editorial decision. There are several types of decisions possible:
–Accept in principle
Upon acceptance, manuscript is checked by Banats J Biotechnol staff to ensure that it is in a form that will allow it to be efficiently handled by our production system. Authors will be queried and allowed to make any final minor revisions that are needed.
Reviewer Selection: Selection of reviewers for a particular manuscript is responsibility of Banats J Biotechnol staff and is based on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific suggestations of authors and Banats J Biotechnol staff s own knowledge of a reviewer’s past performance. As part of our editorial procedure, we confer with potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. Reviewers should bear in mind that even these initial messages or conversations contain confidential information, which should be regarded as such.
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Confidential Comments to Editor (optional): In this section, reviewers may share any comments with Banats J Biotechnol staff that they do not wish to share with author. This section is optional, and we strongly encourage reviewers to include all feedback about scientific content of manuscript in “Comments to Author” section. We understand that it may not be appropriate to share some comments with authors.
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Anonymity: Although reviewers may remain anonymous during review process, we strongly urge them to relinquish this anonymity to promote open and transparent decision-making.
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Evaluating scientific papers: The editorial board of Banats J Biotechnol believes to transparent and toughest ”Advanced OPEN peer review” system. In order to reduce the burden on reviewers, papers that are clearly not suitable for publication in transactions may be rejected by editorial board. Manuscripts submitted to transactions of the Banats J Biotechnol normally receive two independent peer reviews. Banats J Biotechnol policy requires that no fewer than two peer reviews be conducted. The editorial board needs to find no fewer than two independent reviewers who accept to review manuscript by the agreed deadline. The editorial board is encouraged to obtain at least three independent reviewers to facilitate decisions in cases with mixed reviews. Identity of authors and reviewers will be revealed to each other during this review process. This clear process will help to annihilate any adaptable mischievous /knowingly interference by any person (publishing staff, reviewer, editor, author, etc.) during peer review. As an outcome of this unique system all reviewers will get their due recognition and respect, once their names are published with papers. If reviewers do not want to reveal their identities, editorial board of Banats J Biotechnol will honour that request. In that case only the review summary will be published as ”anonymous reviewer report”. Furthermore ”Advanced OPEN peer review” greatly helps in ”continuity and progress of science”. The editorial board of Banats J Biotechnol believe that all files related to peer review of a manuscript are valuable and hold a significantly place in continuity and progress of science. If editors publish the peer review summary along with published papers, this process can result in savings of manyhours of future authors during experiments, manuscript preparation, etc. by minimizing the common errors after interpreting these firstly published peer review summary. So, as per our official policy update, if manuscript is published, all peer review summary will be available to readers. All files (like original manuscript, comments of reviewers, revised manuscript, and editorial comment (if any)) related to peer review, will be available in “Review history” link along with published paper. Moreover, editorial board of Banats J Biotechnol believes that one of targetsof peer review system is ”to enhance the quality of a candidate manuscript”. Evidently editorial board of Banats J Biotechnol try to publish ‘average marks (out of 10)’ a manuscript received at initial peer review stage and at final publication stage to record its history of improvement during peer review. This process further increases transparency. It is more significantly to record honestly the ”strengthsand weaknessesof a manuscript”. Therefore, these transparent processes (i.e. publication of review history files and scores of a particular manuscript) extra give a clear idea of strength and weakness of a published work to the readers, which enhances chances of proper use of result of a research (and or reduces chances of misuse of weakness of findings of the work). Thus this transparent process may prove to be highly useful for society in long run.
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Banats J Biotechnol reviewers should instead simply choose rating in separate portion of review form provided to them. Duties of Authors
Reporting standards: Authors of summary of original research should present an accurate account of study performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate study. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical action and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide raw information in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if feasible, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for an acceptable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original paper, and if authors have used study and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not publish item manuscripts describing firstly same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting same item manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of study of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining nature of reported study.
Authorship of Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution, or interpretation of reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co–authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of research, they should be acknowledged/ listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co–authors and no inappropriate co–authors are included on paper, and that all co–authors have seen and approved final version of paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: If study involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that has any unusual hazards inherent in their use, author must clearly identify these in item manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their item manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence results or interpretation of their item manuscript. All sources of financial support for project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published papers: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published study, it is author’s obligation to promptly notify editorial board of Banats J Biotechnol or publisher and cooperate with editorial staff to retract or correct paper.
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