MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION All materials (text, graphics etc.) must be submitted electronically. In case of questions concerning the submission, please contact the Editorial Support (Editorial Office) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration of the manuscript with Bionatura is equivalent to author’s consent for publication of its content in both printed and electronic version.
Language Assistance Authors should make sure that the text of the manuscript is prepared in correct English. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally proof-read and edited before submission or during the review process. Please contact the Editorial Support (Editorial Office) for details.
First submission All sections from “Title page” to “Literature Cited” must be submitted as a single file. Figures and Tables should be included (together with their descriptions) at the end of the manuscript.
Revised manuscripts Manuscripts conditionally accepted (not rejected) must be returned to the Editorial Office within four (review articles) or twelve (research articles) weeks. Returned articles should be corrected according to the Reviewer’s suggestions or offer strong arguments why the Publisher’s suggestions have been ignored.
Submission of accepted manuscripts The rules are the same as for the first submission, except for the Figures which should: be submitted as separate files. If a Figure is composed of parts (ie. 1A, 1B..), each part should be submitted separately;
be submitted as .tif, .eps, .xls, .doc, or .jpg .png files. If it is impossible to provide figures in one of the acceptable formats, please contact the Editorial Office;
be submitted, preferably, at resolutions of 600 dots per inch for line figures and 300 dots per inch for half tones;
be in CMYK mode rather than RGB (color figures).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Types of Manuscrips The Journal accepts the following types of manuscripts: reviews (with no fixed length, although they should be concise as possible) and mini reviews (up to five pages), articles, research papers (with no fixed length, although as concise as possible), short communications (up to three pages) as well as methodological papers. Material submitted to Bionatura will be peer reviewed and have to meet specific requirements concerning substantive and editorial qualities.
Assurance of originality Submission of a manuscript Bionatura is understood to imply that the work is original, unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Materials ownership Sources of all figures, photographs, tables or other parts of the manuscript that have previously appeared in any publication or are not the property of the authors must be properly acknowledged in the manuscript. Permission to republish these items must be obtained by the corresponding author from a person or institution (the publisher) holding the copyright. Conflict of interest, ghost writing... For more specific requirements for BioTechnologia authors, please refer to the Manuscript Submission Form.
Bioethical agreement If the paper contains any material based on the experiments performed on human beings or animals, a declaration that an appropriate Commission has been notified thereof and approved these experiments, is required.
Review process Submitted manuscripts which comply with instructions for authors are subject to assessment by reviewers. The editors select reviewers taking into account topics presented in the article submitted. Each paper is evaluated by independent reviewers in the double-blind review process, in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Reviewers assess the work using the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewers may also provide individual comments on the article. The paper is accepted for publication after the Editor-in-Chief receives positive opinions of experts. Ethical Standards and Procedures Bionatura is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. Duties and responsibilities of authors The author is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover, the author is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work. Duties and responsibilities of reviewers Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewer is also possible to send individual comments to be published in the article content. Duties and responsibilities of editors Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles are accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
FOCUS AND REACH
The Bionatura Journal is a specialized, inter-institutional and interdisciplinary medium for the dissemination of scientific and technical developments, technological innovations, and in general, the various topics related to the sectors involved in biotechnology, both in Ecuador and abroad; likewise, the journal constitutes an effective communication mechanism between the different professionals of biotechnology.
It is a non-profit publication. The income obtained by advertising or services rendered will be destined for its operation and development of its editing quality.
It is a quarterly magazine, specializing in issues concerning theoretical, applied and market development in biotechnology.
It publishes original research articles and other types of scientific articles for consideration by its editorial board, after a peer review process without taking into account the country of origin.
The publication languages are Spanish and English.
The authors maintain their rights on the articles without restrictions,
COURSE EVALUATION PROCESS
Bionatura magazine uses a "peer review" evaluation system where the double-blind process is guaranteed. The evaluation period will depend on the complexity of the document. Notification will be sent to the author about the status of your shipment within a period not exceeding 90 days.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research helps in a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Ethics and Editorial Responsibility
The editors of Bionatura Magazine make all the final decisions regarding the publication of the manuscripts. The opinions expressed in the articles and letters in Revista Bionatura represent the points of view of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors, the editorial house or the Editorial Board. The responsibility to ensure the originality of the works, free of plagiarism or fraud, is clearly the authors. Bionatura Magazine will retract any article found that contains elements of plagiarism or fraud.
Privacy and Confidentiality
The editors respect the confidentiality of the authors and the referees with respect to the scientific work of the former and the opinions expressed by the latter. As expressed in the RMU: "The editors should not reveal any information about the manuscripts-including the time of receipt, the content, the status of the evaluation process, the criticism by the (arbitrators) or their final destination-a no person other than the authors and (arbitrators) ".
About this publication system
This journal uses Open Journal Systems 220.127.116.11, which is an open access journals manager and software developed, financed and distributed free of charge by the Public Knowledge Project, subject to the GNU General Public License.