The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online scientific journal published by the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra). The major focus of the journal is regular publishing of original scientific articles, short communications and reviews about animal, plant and environmental microbiology (including bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, protozoa and viruses), microbial, animal and plant biotechnology and physiology, microbial, plant and animal genetics, molecular biology, agriculture and food chemistry and biochemistry, food control, evaluation and processing in food science and environmental sciences.

Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences is published 6 times per year in electronic version only.

Why publish in Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences?

The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences is an international scientific journal with peer-reviewed articles by international experts of the particular problematic.

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Fees and Charges:

Authors are not required to pay handling fee. Publishing articles in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences is free.

The journal is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the internet.

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers can be published approximately 2 months after acceptance.

Article types

Regular Articles:

These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Short Communications:

A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or, for giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections does not need to conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are non-limited.

Reviews:

Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise, but are non-limited. Review manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (JMBFS) is committed to the academic community and therefore seeks to publish original work in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards.

Articles subbmitted for publication are single-blind peer-reviewed. That is mean: Reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least three or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, peer reviewers, publisher). The JMBFS ethic statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (http://publicationethics.org/).

Open Access (OA) Policy

Articles published in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences are freely available for anyone to access and view under an open access publishing model.

JMBFS offers  Green Open Access way of publishing, without  payment or embargo period. Author may voluntarily re-use his own version of the article submitted to the journal (pre-print) or the version accepted for publishing (post-print) on his own personal website or institutional repository.

Licensing  & Rights

All papers published in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences  are published under a CC-BY licence (CC-BY 4.0). Published materials can be shared (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapted (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) with specifying the author(s).

Plagiarism Policy

All articles in the JMBFS are supposed to be original. Authors submitting manuscript declared  that submitted  manuscript is original and has not previously been published in thereof  and that no part of the article has been prepared from other published material.

Submitted manusrcipts are checked with free plagiarism checker – Viper software.  Manuscripts are checked for plagiarism before starting peer review process. When plagiarism from 5 to 25 % has been detected, manuscript will be sent to author for content revision. In case of plagiarism detection >25 %, the manuscript will be rejected without the review.

Types of plagiarism:

  • plagiarism in the sense of the „use another person's ideas or work and pretend that it is your own“ (Cambridge Dictionary) or „the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own“ (Oxford Dictionaries),
  • self-plagiarism (re-use of significant parts of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source).

Peer Review Process

All articles in the JMBFS are fully peer reviewed by qualified, independed reviewers, and by the Editorial Board members, too.  Single-blind review is using for consideration.

Peer review process will be made as soon as possible, and review report/conclusion with comments should be return to author(s) until to 10 weeks. Paper will be published possibly in the next issue.

Editors

  • The JMBFS editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • The JMBFS editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
  • Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
  • Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editors own research.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.

Authors

  • Authors attest that paper is their own, original and unpublished work.
  • Authors guarantee that  the manuscript it has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, ...)  must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content. All those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors
  • Affiliation (all authors/co-authors) and corresponding adress  (main author) must be clearly stated.
  • When an authors discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Reviewers

  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Privileged information/ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively.
  • All suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.

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By using our site and by sending your names, adresses and other infrmations, you accept that such personal data will be gathered and stored in our databases.

We will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal data. We do not share personal data with other companies for marketing or similar purposes.

This data will be used by JMBFS to provide you with the services you have required. We may also occasionally use it to inform you of new services and changes related to our provide a services. By registering and sending your information in JMBFS, you agree to JMBFS using your email address in this way.

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