Instructions to authors

Papers editing model

We welcome submissions from all fields of Biotechnology science. 

Articles should be typed in English using the Microsoft Word (maximum version 2003).

Manuscript types:

– Original research (Research Articles);

– Commentary;

– Reports;

– Reviews;

The Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology/ BANATS JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY according Emerging Sources Citation Index from Web of Science Core Collection®, Clarivate Analytics Guidelines for Authors of Scientific Articles to be Published in English  provide simple, clear advice aimed at making international scientific communication more efficient.

We encourage authors to observe these guidelines and apply the relevant suggestions to their manuscripts before submission. Adherence should mean that the manuscript has a greater chance of acceptance. Moreover, the editorial process will tend to be faster, so authors, translators, reviewers and editors will save time. 

The manuscripts submitted should be in accordance with these guidelines, otherwise the manuscripts will be returned to author.

The paper structure:

Title of the paper,

The title should be centered at the top of page 1 of the manuscript. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns or abbreviations that require capitalization.

Name in small letters (Anna),

Surname  with uppercase (FORNAR),

Affiliation, address, city and country.

Corresponding author email address, and phone number,

The title should be concise followed by the author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and address(es) and additional contact information (e-mail). All authors’ names should be given in full, not abbreviated / initials. Indication of other professional titles should not be used.

Abstract (Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions),

Abstract should be concise, clear and include an objective description of the contents and the major significant findings of the article. Abstract should be in one paragraph and structured (aim/background, methods, results, conclusion).



Should reflect a brief background of the research and the purpose of its initiation. Extensive discussion of relevant literature should be included in the discussion of results, not in the introduction.

Materials and methods,

A clear description or specific original reference is required for all procedures including statistical procedures.

Results and discussion,


The conclusion should be in one paragraph.

The rolls in authorship justified by planning (P), sampling undertaken (S), analysis (A), data interpretation (D) and writing (W); *Corresponding author; **Published Without my PhD supervisor)



The sections appear in a journal style paper (11-pt Arial) in the following prescribed order:

Experimental process Section of Paper
What did I do in a nutshell? Abstract (Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions)
What is the problem? Introduction
How did I solve the problem? Materials and Methods
What did I find out? Results and Discussion
What does it mean?
What are the results and recommendations? Conclusions
Who helped me out? Acknowledgments (optional)
Whose work did I refer to? Bibliography
Extra Information Appendices (optional)

In text bibliography is the family name and year of publication [FORNAR, 2015, FORNAR and FORNAR, 2015 or FORNAR et al., 2015] and Possibly list of acronyms (abbreviations).

Work in English will be sent in electronic version attachment to e–mail, address International standards for editors and authors ( COPE Guidelines

Research articles, and any other type of article funded by a funder who mandates Open Access publication, are published under a Creative Commons Licence.

international standards for authors

COPE flow charts (please follow below link) shall also be considered while dealing with plagiarism complaints.

plagiarism A

plagiarism B

Contact: Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, web:, e–mail: Papers will be published in the Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology in electronic format, submissions by e–mail (english version); accompanied by Copyright-transfer_BJB.

List of Potential Referees
The list of at least three foreign experts from western/industrially developed countries (such as USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Continental Europe etc). No Romanian experts, nor even expatriates, are acceptable. The reviewers should also not belong to the institution/ university from where the article has been submitted, with full names, designation, affiliation and functional email addresses may be included. Failing to provide the addresses may delay the processing of the manuscript.
Publication of works is FREE (no money) {the journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges}. There are NO Submission / Handling Publication / Subscription charges, and the articles are published online with full open access.
Rejection rates in Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology are around ~42% for submissions outside of research topics, most manuscripts are published within 5 months of submission.