The editorial policy of the Journal is based on the recommendations of the ethics of scientific publications developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org/), complies with current requirements of Ukrainian legislation with regard to copyright and plagiarism, and is aimed at
– promotion of high academic and ethic standards by single-blind peer review and following the best practice recommendations;
– promotion of transparency of the reviewing by applying publicly available review form and prescribed process;
– facilitation of access to the research results for Ukrainian and international research community by
- providing structured abstracts in English/Ukrainian;
- ensuring open access to the full texts;
- supporting the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC );
- processing and publishing the papers free of charge.
– ensuring unbiased consideration of all submissions following the established procedure;
– using a License agreement to regulate authorship, copyright, intellectual property right and potential conflict of interest issues;
– implementation the mechanisms to correct the paper in case the errors or misconduct has been revealed after the publication.
The Editorial Board expects from the authors the compliance with the following principles:
* originality of the research;
* reliable results and infallibility of the data;
* an objective discussion of the significance of the research;
* recognition of the contribution of others, proper referencing of the other’s work;
* avoidance of unnecessary self-referencing and extension of the list of references;
* provision of confidential information only upon clear permission of the owner/source;
* availability of the permission of the third party to use their content (including images) in the publication;
* acknowledgement of all essential contributors of the research results reported in the paper;
* approval of the final version of the paper by all the co-authors and their written consent to publish it;
* immediate reporting to the Editorial board about significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication.
The reviewer and Editorial Board members should observe the following principles when evaluating the article for publication:
* providing objective evaluation based solely on academic merit of the work and aimed at improving the quality of the text;
* informing the Executive Editor about potential conflict of interest and suspicion of plagiarism;
* notifying the Executive Editor if the review cannot be finished on time or the paper does not fit the area of competence;
* treating the paper under review as confidential information;
* drawing attention to the missed references, excess of references and substantial repetition of already published results.
Copyright and copying
All articles published in the Journal are freely available under CC-BY-NC License from the following websites:
The articles are reviewed by two independent experts who are appointed by the editorial board (single blind reviewing process). After that the corresponding author receives a copy of an article manuscript with reviewers’ remarks. Reprint version revised by the author and agreed with reviewers is considered the final one and must be signed by the reviewers and authors. After that the text, figures and tables replacements or modifications are prohibited. When publishing an article, the editorial board follows the last version delivery date. Editors should strive to ensure that peer review at their journal is fair, unbiased and timely.
Our journal editors treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with the authors and referees as confidential. The authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published
Biotechnologia Acta requires all authors to disclose any financial conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. The authors must declare any such conflict in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript and in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript itself.
Readers should be informed about who has funded research or other scholarly work and whether the funders had any role in the research and its publication and, if so, what this was.