Biologist - scientific journal in biology, chemistry, geology and mineralogy
Biolog (or Biologist) is a scientific journal on biological, chemical and geological-mineralogical sciences. It will be indexed in the RSCI bibliographic database. The journal is published in electronic form and allows the publication of the results of scientific research of Russian and international scientists. All publications are subject to mandatory review by leading scientists in this field of knowledge.
The journal Biologist has been publishing collections of scientific articles since 2014. It includes academic disciplines such as as biological, chemical and geological-mineralogical sciences. The journal helps to promote the articles of authors, due to the necessary meta tags. Meta tags help to display papers in search engines and increase the number of citations of the published work, which has a positive effect on the rating of the author and his scientific reputation.
The scientific journal invites to publish the results of scientific work of researchers in the field of chemistry, biology, geology, mineralogy, teachers of educational institutions, graduate students and applicants for candidate and doctoral degrees. All articles are subject to mandatory review, plagiarism check and compliance with the rules of the journal. In the archive, you can get acquainted with the full texts of previously published works of other authors. It is very useful for future specialists, when writing dissertations or diploma works, to expand horizons and knowledge in modern science.
The journal Biologist is published under the publishing house Global Journals, which controls the quality and responsible implementation of all stages of the publication of a scientific article.
To date, the journal is at the stage of going through the procedure for indexing in the RSCI database, and active work is underway for cooperation with world scientometric databases, including Scopus. The scientific journal "Biologist" invites for cooperation authors who value their time and individual approach for the successful publication of a scientific article.
Regulations on the procedure for submiting, reviewing and publishing scientific articles in the international journal Biologist
General information about the Regulation
The regulation was developed in order to determine the general procedure for sending, reviewing and publishing scientific articles in the journal of Science Foundation Biologist, which will allow authors to successfully fulfill the editorial requirements and publish their scientific research.
Reviewing of manuscripts by an expert commission is carried out in order to determine the relevance and originality of the reseacrh provided to maintain the status of the journal as a reliable source of scientific information. As a result of reviewing the article can be accepted, rejected or sent for revision.
The authors of the article (persons who take part in the creation of a scientific article) can be consulted on the issues that have arisen by the editor-in-chief of the journal - the person who heads the editorial office and makes the final decisions regarding the issue of the journal - or the editor - the representative of the scientific journal or publisher who prepares materials for publication , as well as maintaining communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.
The procedure for peer review by reviewers of a manuscript proposed for publication in order to determine the appropriateness of its publication, to identify its advantages and disadvantages.
An important stage of reviewing is checking papers for plagiarism - deliberate appropriation of authorship of someone else's work of science or art, someone else's ideas or inventions. Plagiarism can be violation of copyright, patent laws and, as such, may entail legal liability. Therefore, the borrowing of research results from other authors should be accompanied by bibliographic references.
Peer review is handled by scientists with an academic degree and experience in this area of knowledge. The reviewer - an expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or publishing house and conducting a scientific examination of sent articles in order to determine the possibility of publication - prepares a review of the work within the agreed period and gives an opinion on the possibility of its publication.
After a positive peer review, the editorial board (an advisory body from a group of influential persons who assists the editor-in-chief in the selection, preparation and evaluation of works for publication) prepares the manuscript for publication and negotiates with the author about the payment of the author's fee.
Initial review of the article
Scientific articles based on the results of research and review articles are accepted for consideration in a formalized form, in accordance with the rules of the journal, which are described on the website and in the current issues of the publication. Language of the article: Russian, English.
The main areas of the articles are the mathematical and physical sciences, natural and humanitarian sciences such as biological sciences, medical sciences, economic sciences, legal sciences and political science, philological sciences, pedagogical and psychological sciences, historical sciences and archeology, philosophical and sociological sciences, art history and cultural studies.
Submission of articles for consideration is possible only using the appropriate form on the website of the periodical. At the same time, the article should not have a restrictive stamp for open publication. The authors are notified of the acceptance of the manuscript for consideration within 3 working days.
The editor examines the paper accepted for consideration for compliance with the required set of documents, the rules for preparing an article and the profile of the journal. If the requirements are not met, then the work is sent to the authors to fill in the missing information. If the article fully meets the requirements of the publication, then it is entered in the register and sent to the expert commission for scientific review.
Scientific papers peer review procedure
The peer review procedure is mandatory for all articles. The reviewers are scientists with experience in this field of knowledge and authority in the scientific community, as well as the academic degree of Doctor or Candidate of Science. The review process is carried out in accordance with a two-tier system in an objective and transparent manner.
At the first level, papers are checked for plagiarism using special programs Antiplagiat. The originality of the text must be at least 75%, all borrowings must be indicated in the bibliographic list. At the same time, borrowings from one source cannot exceed 7%. It is not allowed to use information from sites of student work. In articles in the areas of philology, literary criticism and journalism, the originality of the text is allowed at least 65%, where a broader citation of the analyzed work is possible with an obligatory reference to it.
At the second level, there is a two-way blind review (double-blind - the author and the reviewer do not know about each other) - mandatory for all articles. The reviewer considers the articles received for the availability of relevant data and the novelty of the research outcomes. The reviewer assesses the structure and literacy of presentation, terminology compliance. Comments are stated in writing and sent to the author's team of the article. After eliminating all issues related to the comments, the article can be published or recommended for additional review. If the deficiencies in the paper cannot be corrected and more detailed work on the article is required, it is rejected.
The reviewer undertakes to review the manuscript and compose the text of the review within the established time frame - no more than 15 days from the date of receipt of the application for publication by the editorial board of the journal. The text may contain a recommendation for publication, a list of improvements or a reasoned refusal. After that, the expert opinion is sent to the editorial office of the journal. The term for consideration of the manuscript can be increased if additional reviewing is required and/or the temporary absence of a reviewer with required knowledge or experience.
If the reviewer indicates recommendations for revision or refusal to publish the article in the presented form, then these conclusions should be clearly formulated, comments should be objective and principled, aimed at increasing the scientific and methodological level of the manuscript.
The originals of the reviews are kept in the editorial office for 5 years. At the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, reviews are submitted to the Higher Attestation Commission and / or the Ministry of Education and Science. The journal guarantees the objectivity of the expert assessment, since the reviewing of articles submitted to the editorial office of the journal is carried out with confidentiality, and the name of the reviewer is not disclosed to the authors.
For the publication of manuscripts of graduate students and applicants for the degree of candidate of sciences, the editorial board of the journal asks for a recommendation from the department, which does not exclude the usual peer review procedure.
Decision to publish an article
Based on the opinions of experts, the editorial board of the journal makes a final decision on the possibility of publishing articles in the current issue of the scientific journal. They are also consider works that did not pass peer review and were refused publication. The decision is made by voting. The quorum for making a decision is set at 50% of the total number of members of the editorial board.
After the vote, the authors of the articles are notified of the decision of the editorial board. The main contact in a group of authors receives an e-mail with a final conclusion according to the submitted materials.
If the article is accepted for publication, then the next step is to pay the author's fee and wait for the issue of the journal to be released.
If the article requires revisions and corrections, then the author is given a certain time to eliminate all issues. If the comments are ignored, the article is rejected. Reviewers and the editorial staff of the journal do not enter into discussions with the authors of the article about the comments made. The corrected version of the manuscript is being re-reviewed for the removal of comments.
If the article was rejected, it means that the submitted materials have significant flaws. However, with a general positive recommendation, the editorial board can classify the material as polemical and publish it as a scientific discussion. An article not recommended by the reviewer for publication will not be accepted for reconsideration, which is indicated in details in a reasoned refusal.