Focus and Scope
The Bioscience Journal is an interdisciplinary electronic journal that publishes scientific articles in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences and Health Sciences. Its mission is to disseminate new knowledge while contributing to the development of science in the country and in the world. The journal is published in a continuous flow, in English. The opinions and concepts expressed in the published articles are the sole responsibility of their authors.
Peer Review Process
After receipt of the article through the electronic submission system, it will be read by the Editorial Team, who will check whether the text complies with the Journal's submission guidelines regarding format. The Bioscience Journal has adopted the CrossRef Similarity Check system for identifying plagiarism and any text that has been plagiarized, in whole or in part, will be promptly returned to the author who must justify the similarity and/or rewrite the text, or the article will be promptly rejected. Self-plagiarism will also be monitored.
When the general format of the manuscript is deemed acceptable and fully compliant with the Author Guidelines, and only then, the Editorial Team will submit the article to the Editor-in-Chief, who will firstly evaluate its scope. If the Editor finds that the topic is of interest for publication, he will assign at least two reviewers/referees with expertise in the theme, to evaluate the quality of the study. Each manuscript will be reviewed by PhDs with recognized expertise in the study area in question. This process will be performed by the Double blind peer review, ensuring absolute confidentiality, both for the identity of the authors and the reviewers. In situations where there is any conflict of interest, the manuscript will be referred to new reviewers.
After a period varying from one to several weeks, the authors will then receive the reviewers' evaluations and will be required to provide all further information requested and the corrections that may be necessary for publication. A certificate of English review made by a company specializing in English proofreading services can be requested if there are misspelling and/or grammatical errors throughout the manuscript. The modified article must be resubmitted accompanied by a letter answering the reviewers' comments, point by point. The modified article and the response letter are presented to the Editorial Team and reviewers, who will verify whether the problems have been resolved adequately. For the article to be published, the same must receive favorable opinions from at least two ad hoc reviewers and from the Associate Editor responsible for its monitoring. The text and the reviewers' final evaluations, along with the response letter, will then be sent to the Editor-in-Chief for a decision.
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.
Cataloguing in Publication prepared by: Gildenir Carolino Santos - CRB-8ª/5447