Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology

ISSN: 0891-4168 (Print) 1934-841X (Online)

Description

Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology  is a journal that covers most topical theoretical and applied problems of molecular genetics of pro- and eukaryotic organisms, molecular microbiology and molecular virology. An important part the journal assigns to investigations of the genetic apparatus of microorganisms, searching for forms of genetic exchange, genetic mapping of pathogenic causative agents, to ascertainment of the structure and functions of extrachromosomal factors of heredity and migratory genetic elements, to theoretical studies into the mechanisms of genetic regulation. The journal publishes results of research on molecular and genetic bases of an eukaryotic cell, functioning of chromosomes and chromatin, nature of genetic changes in malignization and a set of hereditary diseases. On the pages of the journal there is covered the formulation of molecular bases of virology including issues of integration of viral and cellular genomes, and issues of persistence. The journal plans to put materials on genetic engineering, envisaging synthesis and isolation of genes from natural reservoirs, creation of plasmid- and virus-based vector, production of recombinant DNA molecules, the creation of Gene Banks for Microbes, animals, and human; and also on biotechnological production of hormones, components of antiviral vaccines, diagnostic and therapeutic preparations.

PEER REVIEW

Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 25 reviewers, both internal and external (20%), from 5 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 21 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 25 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2017 was 30%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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