Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The following areas are covered in the journal:

* Biotechnology in food

* Biotechnology in healthcare

* Biotechnology in environment

* Biotechnology in agriculture

* Biotechnology in diagnostics

* Biotechnology in therapeutics

* Innovation in biotechnology and bio-ethics



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and at least one external reviewer. The review process may take two to three weeks.


Publication Frequency

2018 Semiannual, published in March and September

2017 Semiannual, published in March and September

2016 Semiannual, published in March and September

2015 Semiannual, published in March and September

2014 Semiannual, published in March and September

2013 Semiannual, published in September


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...





Directory of Research Journal Indexing

Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

Gale's Academic Databases

Global Impact Factor (GIF)

Google Scholar

InfoBase Index

International Impact Factor Services (IIFS)

International Scientific Indexing (ISI)


Journal Impact Factor



Open Academic Journals Index

PKP Open Archives Harvester

Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN)



Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)

SJIF - Scientific Journal Impact Factor



Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2018): 2.75

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Canadian Center of Science and Education is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2018 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:


2. h-index (January 2018): 6

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on  Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (January 2018): 1

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations