Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB), started in 1963, is a broad-based open access monthly peer-reviewed periodical publishing original research of experimental nature that contributes significantly to knowledge in cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, endocrinology, reproductive biology, immunology, developmental biology, comparative physiology, radiation biology, chronobiology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology and other biological fields including instrumentation and methodology. The papers having experimental design involving alteration and/or manipulation in biological system(s) providing insight into their functioning are considered for publication.

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

 

Section Policies

Mini Review

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Papers

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Notes

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Rapid Communication (Brief/Pilot Study)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Others

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Peer Review Process

Review Policy: All submissions in IJEB undergo a rigorous double blind review process to ensure fair assessment/evaluation and maintain a high-quality impeccable global standard in publication. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents and the peer review process may take a maximum of four months from the date of submission. Submitted manuscripts are generally referred to two experts (reviewers) and in few cases, it may go to 4-8 experts depending upon the reviewer’s response/silence. Cursorial/Superficial reviews are not given weightage. Only critical reviews are considered and preferred for effective evaluation and improvement in the interest of the journal. Authors may submit a list of four experts in the same subject area with complete details including email along with self declaration (about the originality and non-duplicate\parallel submission) at the time of manuscript submission. Such lists may or may not be used for review purpose of that particular manuscript. In double blind review process neither the author(s) nor the reviewers know each other. 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 unbiased review. Manuscripts that qualify the peer review process will be processed further. The rest are returned to the respective corresponding author with relevant report(s).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate Open Access to its contents on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange, and thereby promotion 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 Experimental Biology (IJEB)