Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses 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.


Publication Frequency

2011-2016  Quarterly, published in January, April, July and October
2009-2010  Semiannual, published in January and July


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...



CAB Abstracts
Google Scholar
NewJour (Georgetown University Library)
Open J-Gate
PKP Open Archives Harvester
Standard Periodical Directory
Universe Digital Library
Zoological Record (Thomson Reuters)


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