Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Started in 1964, this journal publishes original research articles in the following areas: structure-function relationships of biomolecules; biomolecular recognition, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions; gene-cloning, genetic engineering, genome analysis, gene targeting, gene expression, vectors, gene therapy; drug targeting, drug design; molecular basis of genetic diseases; conformational studies, computer simulation, novel DNA structures and their biological implications, protein folding; enzymes structure, catalytic mechanisms, regulation; membrane biochemistry, transport, ion channels, signal transduction, cell-cell communication, glycobiology; receptors, antigen-antibody binding, neurochemistry, ageing, apoptosis, cell cycle control; hormones, growth factors; oncogenes, host-virus interactions, viral assembly and structure; intermediary metabolism, molecular basis of disease processes, vitamins, coenzymes, carrier proteins, toxicology; plant and microbial biochemistry; surface forces, micelles and microemulsions, colloids, electrical phenomena, etc. in biological systems. Solicited peer reviewed articles on contemporary Themes and Methods in Biochemistry and Biophysics form an important feature of IJBB.

Review articles on a current topic in the above fields are also considered. They must dwell more on research work done during the last couple of years in the field and authors should integrate their own work with that of others with acumen and authenticity, mere compilation of references by a third party is discouraged. While IJBB strongly promotes innovative novel research works for publication as full length papers, it also considers research data emanating from limited objectives, and extension of ongoing experimental works as ‘Notes’. IJBB follows “Double Blind Review process” where author names, affiliations and other correspondence details are removed to ensure fare evaluation. At the same time, reviewer names are not disclosed to authors.

CSIR-NISCAIR does not levy Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Article Submission Charges.

 

Section Policies

Paper

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Minor Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Others

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Review Policy: All submissions in IJBB undergo a rigorous review process to maintain a high-quality publication. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by double blind peer review process which may take a maximum of 04 months from the date of submission. Submitted manuscripts are usually referred to 2 experts (reviewers) and in few cases it may go up to 8 depending upon the response/no response from the experts. Cursorial reviews are not given weightage. Only critical reviews are considered for effective evaluation if required Authors are requested to submit the list of experts along with self declaration. These lists given by a particular author is seldom used for review of that particular manuscript. Portions in the manuscript which may reveal the authorship/origin such as acknowledgment, note on ethical clearance apart from author names and affiliations are removed to ensure fair review. Manuscripts which are recommended for publication by peer reviewers are processed further. The rest are returned with relevant reports.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

 

CSIR-NISCAIR Policy on Plagiarism

The system of formal communication in science through publication in primary journals is based on originality and quality of information, being the only criteria for publication. However, there have been tendencies to misuse the system and vitiate the process of science communication for personal benefits. One of the ills, afflicting science communication, is plagiarism. Attempts at plagiarism may range from verbatim copying of extensive material of other authors, misappropriating results/data of others with minor changes in language/presentation without giving credit to original source, and to publishing essentially the same information more than once.

As the premier institution of publishing primary scientific journals in various disciplines of science and technology in India, CSIR-NISCAIR strongly reiterates its policy of discouraging plagiarism of all kinds. All efforts are made to detect and frustrate attempts at plagiarism through editorial screening and rigorous peer review in respect of communications received for publication in the CSIR-NISCAIR publications. Cooperation of the scientific community is sought in our efforts to frustrate all attempts at plagiarism.

In case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied with convincing evidence, following steps would be taken:

(a) After consulting the respective Editorial Board Members, authors guilty of plagiarism will be debarred from publishing their papers in CSIR-NISCAIR journals.


(b) Heads of the Departments/Institutes of the offending authors will be intimated of such incidences of plagiarism.


(c) Such incidents of plagiarism will be publicized through the concerned CSIR-NISCAIR journals in consultation with the respective Editorial Board Members.



Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IJBB)