Guidelines for authors
Manuscripts submitted to Bioscientific Review shouldn’t be under consideration or being reviewed for publication in any other journal in any form. Duplicate submissions and submission of plagiarized content is not acceptable because it stands in blatant violation of publication ethics.
The authors are requested to familiarize themselves with author guidelines and submission requirements of Bioscientific Review before submitting their papers. There are no restrictions on the number of figures, word count and length of manuscripts but the text should be kept comprehensive and concise. The authors must ensure the presence of following,
Title Page (including contact details such as affiliations, email addresses, postal addresses of all contributing authors. One author should be designated as the corresponding author)
Abstract, keywords/ and abbreviations
Conflict of Interest Statement (authors must disclose any potential conflict of interest including both financial or non-financial conflict of interest with other organizations and people that might raise question and claim biasness in reported findings or stated conclusions)
Appendices (if relevant)
Tables and figures (with legends, captions, relevant description, footnotes) should be added at the end of manuscript
All authors must approve the content of the manuscript.
All references enlisted in the reference list should be cited in the text and vice versa.
Manuscripts should be written in English with proper grammar-check and spell-check.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Office template
Original Research Paper
An original article consists of an abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion. The authors must provide complete, original, and significant quantitative findings illustrating the relevant empirical/theoretical questions.
Bioscientific Review welcomes detailed literature reviews, mini-reviews, systematic reviews (should be written in accordance with PRISMA guidelines), meta-analysis and scoping reviews. A review article must cover significant and latest advances in life sciences.
The authors should address novel ideas, negative results and controversial opinions in the form of short communication. Short communication must include an abstract, main body and conclusion with not more than 15 references, 2 figures and 1 table.
Letter to the Editor
The authors are welcome to submit critiques of articles published in Bioscientific Review. Comprehensive, concise and brief reports of novel research findings may also be entertained as letters and the manuscript must not be divided into headings and sub-headings. The authors are allowed to add either one figure or one table in the letter.
The authors can also submit commentaries to Bioscientific Review that should represent an author’s own perspective and tends to highlight an issue of significant relevance in life sciences. Commentaries should preferably be written by field-experts in an unstructured format.
Style and Formatting
- The manuscripts submitted to the journal must fall into the scope of Bioscientific Review.
- The manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word Office template.
- The manuscripts should be written in English language (British or American).
- The manuscripts should be composed in Times New Roman (font size 12) with double line spacing on A4 (8.5" × 11") paper size with 1 inch margins.
- The title of the manuscript should effectively grab reader’s attention and highlight the importance of the research.
- The authors must use System International Units of Measurements in their manuscripts.
References should be written in AMA Manual of Style.
Editorial and Publishing Policies
Bioscientific Review discourages the practice of honorary and ghost authorships. All authors enlisted in the manuscript must fulfill authorship criteria defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Furthermore, post-acceptance changes in authorship are not allowed.
The manuscripts submitted to Bioscientific Review are first evaluated for their originality, scientific quality, contribution to the field and appropriateness. The acceptable manuscripts are then subjected to fair, rigorous and rapid peer-review.
After initial screening, the manuscripts go through blind peer-review process and will be sent to two impartial expert referees having no conflict of interest with the authors. Peer-review process takes no more than 4-6 weeks. After receiving reviewer’s feedback, the editor will make the following recommendations,
- accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form
- accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make small corrections
- accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance ): the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors
- revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes
- reject the paper (outright rejection): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions
Article Processing Charges
Bioscientific Review doesn’t levy any submission or publication charges.
Production and Publication
After acceptance, the manuscripts will be formatted and edited by journal’s editorial team. Both authors and readers will have free access to the final full length online version of the manuscript.
Bioscientific Review is the owner of all copyright to any work published by the journal. Content published by the journal will not be allowed to be reproduced without the permission of publishers.
Bioscientific Review takes strict action for publication misconduct, multiple and duplicate submissions, misleading and selective reporting, falsification and fabrication of data and findings, plagiarism and copyright infringement.
In case of studies that incorporate data from living human beings, the author(s) must include a statement declaring that the study was performed following the recognized standards of Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be confirmed that all participants of the study must sign an informed consent document. Similarly, in case of an animal-model based study, the author(s) must include statement declaring adherence to animal research reporting standards.