International Journal of Biology

International Journal of Biology (ISSN 1916-9671  e-ISSN 1916-968X) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of biology.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields: botany, zoology, cell biology, ecology, microbiology, genetics, physiology, hydrobiology, neurobiology, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and so on.

The journal is published in both print and online versions quarterly (January, April, July, October). The online version is free access and download. If you want to order print copies, please visit:


Submit Manuscript

The journal accepts Online submission and Email submission. Manuscripts (MS office word format) and supplementary materials can be submitted via the journal’s Online Management System or email to

If you have any questions, please contact the editorial assistant at

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 13.63   Learn more

2. Gogle Scholar Metrics    Learn more

3. Index/List/Archive

  • Agris
  • CAB Abstracts
  • CrossRef
  • ERA
  • Google Scholar
  • NewJour (Georgetown University Library)
  • Open J-Gate
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • SafetyLit
  • Standard Periodical Directory
  • Ulrich's
  • Universe Digital Library
  • WorldCat

What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.

Competing Interests Statement

All authors of International Journal of Biology are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest along with the paper, including financial, professional, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. Download MS-Word


International Journal of Biology has been indexed by AGRICOLA, which is one of four national libraries of the United States, housing one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S.

Each paper published in International Journal of Biology Research is assigned a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.

Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.

f). From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. We will provide free print copies for authors who really need them. Authors are requested to kindly fill an application form to request free print copies. Additionally, we are happy to provide the journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. This is the same as the printed version.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Policy Change of Free Print Journals


As you are aware, printing and delivery of journals results in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. However, when authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once approved, we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article.  If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at:

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.
Posted: 2018-01-23

International Journal of Biology: Call for Papers


We are now seeking submissions for Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2018 issueSubmission deadline: September 10, 2018.

Please find the journal’s profile at and submit your manuscripts online. You may also e-mail submissions to

Please find the paper submission guide (MS-Word or  PDF) and the MS-Word template (Paper TemplateTitle Page Template)

If you have any questions, please e-mail to
Posted: 2018-07-01

Publishing Statistics in 2018Q2 Released


2018Q2: Articles Received: 26; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 9; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2018Q1: Articles Received: 8; Accepted: 5; Rejected: 3; Published: 5; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 49; Accepted: 31; Rejected: 17; Published: 24; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 64; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 24; Published: 29; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 74; Accepted: 46; Rejected: 28; Published: 39; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 91; Accepted: 59; Rejected: 29; Published: 52; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 87; Accepted: 39; Rejected: 31; Published: 39; Retracted: 0

Posted: 2018-07-01
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