Biology Bulletin Reviews

ISSN: 2079-0864 (Print) 2079-0872 (Online)

Description

Biology Bulletin Reviews contains translations of review articles selected from two leading Russian biology journals: Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii and Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii.

The journal is a source of up-to-date and comprehensive information on the state and achievements of current biology, and covers a variety of biological disciplines including biogeography, botany, zoology, paleontology, embryology, taxonomy, evolutionary theory, physiology, and ecology. The journal also considers all aspects of adaptive mechanisms and strategies, problems of genetics and molecular biology, current taxonomy, ethology, and biomedical problems. The focus of the journal is general biological problems related to the organization and development of different life forms on the Earth. Although the journal is broad-scoped, it encourages publications dealing with biological macroobjects (organisms, populations, and communities), since these studies form the basis of general biological theories and concepts.

PEER REVIEW

Biology Bulletin Reviews contains translations of review articles selected from two leading Russian biology journals: Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii and Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii.

Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 50 reviewers, both internal and external (95%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 60 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2017 was 51%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 700 reviewers, both internal and external (75%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 180 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2017 was 25%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

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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