Information for Authors
The International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IJBMB, ISSN 2152-4114) is an open access online journal dedicated to
publication of novel discoveries in biochemistry and molecular biology. IJBMB also welcomes papers from other fields such as immunology,
microbiology and cell biology. IJBMB is primarily devoted to original experimental and clinical research papers, but will also publish editorials,
review articles, hypothesis, letters to the editor and meeting reports. The goal of IJBMB is to provide a free forum for rapid dissemination of novel
discoveries in the study of biochemistry, molecular biology and the related areas.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT
All manuscripts are submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part
of a published lecture or thesis) and are not currently under consideration for publication by another journal. It is the responsibility of the
corresponding author to ensure that all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission. The authors should
keep a copy of manuscript submitted in case of revision, rejection, loss or damage. Receipt of manuscript will be acknowledged and a decision
regarding acceptance will be made as soon as possible. Accepted manuscripts may be subject to editorial revision without notice.
Peer Review Policy
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet the rigorous standards of academic excellence. The authors should
provide up to five potential peer reviewers with detailed contact information including e-mail address. These should be experts in their field of
study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. If not provided, potential reviewers will be identified by their
publication record or recommended by the Editorial Board members. Recommended reviewers who have been a coauthor with the
corresponding author within five years prior to manuscript submission will not be used.
By submitting a manuscript to IJBMB, all authors agree that all copyrights of all materials included in the submitted manuscript will be
exclusively transferred to the publisher - e-Century Publishing Corporation once the manuscript is accepted.
Once the paper is published, the copyright will be released by the publisher under the “Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License”,
enabling the unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the published article in any medium, provided that the original
work is properly cited. If the manuscript contains a figure or table reproduced from a book or another journal article, the authors should obtain
permission from the copyright holder before submitting the manuscript, and be fully responsible for any legal and/or financial consequences if
such permissions are not obtained.
All PDF, XML and html files for all articles published in this journal are the property of the publisher, e-Century Publishing Corporation (www.e-
Century.org). Authors and readers are granted the right to freely use these files for all academic purposes. By publishing paper in this journal,
the authors grant the permanent right to the publisher to use any articles published in this journal without any restriction including, but not
limited to academic and/or commercial purposes. If you are interested in using PDF, html, XML files or any art works published in this journal for
any commercial purposes, please contact the publisher at email@example.com.
Use of Human Tissue and/or Animal Policy
Experiments involving human subjects should be in accord with the ethical standards established by the institution or in accord with the
Helsinki Declaration, or the guidelines of Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Human Subject Protections. For studies involved
human subjects, when informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the manuscript.
Experiments involving animals should follow the institution or the National Research Council guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.
Units and Abbreviations
System International (SI) units should be used for all measurements. All abbreviations should be explicitly defined at their first occurrence
except for those internationally acceptable.
While the advice and information in the article are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors nor the
editors can accept any legal responsibilities for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publication makes no warranty, expressed or
implied, with respect to the materials contained within.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts that do not follow IJBMB format will be returned to the corresponding author. All manuscripts should be written in standard
grammatical English using computer software, arranged in the following order and saved as single DOC (Word) file plus a PDF file including all
components of the manuscript:
1. cover letter
2. title page
3. abstract and keywords
4. main text
5. acknowledgements, if any
7. tables, if any
8. figure legends, if any
9. figures, if any
The cover letter should include name, degree, address, telephone, fax and email of the corresponding author. A statement that all authors have
contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission should be included if there are multiple authors. Any editorial or financial
conflict of interest (e.g., consultancy, stock ownership, equity interests, patent or licensing agreements) should be clearly disclosed in the cover
The title page should include:
1. a concise title;
2. first name, middle initial, and last name of each author, along with his or her highest academic degree; and
3. name of the department and institutional affiliation of each author
4. sources of financial support for the work
Abstract and Key Words
The abstract should not exceed 250 words that concisely summarize the study’s purpose, significant findings and conclusions. Include up to 6
key words or phrases at the end of the abstract.
The main text should include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion. The Introduction should be succinct, clearly stating
the purpose and rationale of the study. In Materials and Methods, the procedures should be described in sufficient detail to allow duplication by
an independent observer. Results and Discussion may be combined or divided. They should be written concisely and logically with emphasis
on novel findings.
All acknowledgements (if any) should be included at the end of the main text before references and may include grant and administrative
References (Please download EndNote X Style for IJBMB)
Reference published in IJBMB should begin on a new page, be double-spaced and numbered in order of citation in the text, including citations
in tables and figure legends. Complete author citation is required (use of "et al" is not acceptable). References should conform to the style of
the Journal. Examples follow:
Journals:  Li Z, Liu JY, Zhang JT. 14-3-3sigma, the double-edged sword of human cancers. Am J Transl Res 2009;1:326-40.
Books: Fishman AP: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. Edited by Fishman AP. New York,
McGraw-Hill, 1988, pp. 999-1048
Web sites: Cite in text only with an active weblink and keep such links minimum.
In press: To be used only for papers accepted for publication. Cite as for journal with (in press) in place of volume and page numbers.
Submitted papers/unpublished data: Cite in text only.
All tables should be cited consecutively in the main text by Arabic numbers (Table 1, Table 2, etc). Type each table with a descriptive title on a
separate page after the references. Provide explanations for any nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes to the table.
Figure legends including figure number, a short title and detailed description should be embedded at the end of text file.
All figures should be cited consecutively in the main text by Arabic numbers (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc). All figures must be prepared at 600dpi
resolution and embedded in the Word File at the end of the manuscript. If the single Word File is too large to be submitted by e-mail, then
figures can be submitted in TIFF or JPEG format with a resolution at 600 dpi as separate files labeled with the corresponding numbers. If
figures have to be submitted separately from Word File of text, a PDF file that includes all components of the manuscript including figures has to
be submitted at the same time. Photographs of a person should render them unidentifiable or include their written permission.
Supplemental data: Supplemental data is limited to printed data (such as tables, figures). No data of other formats such as audio or video will
be accepted. Author should keep any such data and provide to readers if requested.
International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an open access journal which provides instant, worldwide and barrier-free
access to the full-text of all published articles. Publication Fee allows the publisher to make the published material available for free to all
interested online readers while allow authors hold the copyrights of their paper.
Publishing fee is $980 for each paper that is less than ten printed pages, and $100/page for each additional page which will be billed to the
corresponding author. There is no extra charge for color figures. Authors who cannot afford to pay this publication fee can apply for a reduced
fee. Editorial decisions are not contingent upon the ability to pay publication charges.
The journal invites submission of all original research and review articles, editorials, letters to the editors, book reviews, meeting reports and
methodological articles. All manuscripts should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and should be in compliance with the journal’s
publication author’s guidelines.