Submission of an article to the Journal of Biotechnology and Biodiversity implies that the paper reports original research has not been published previously (except in the form of an Abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and will not be published in whole or in part elsewhere, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. As soon as the article is accepted, the author is considered to have transferred his or her rights to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. Journal of Biotechnology and Biodiversity has pre-printed forms for use by authors in these cases: contact


Work on human beings that is submitted to the Journal should comply with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki; Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964, amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, October 1975, the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 41st World Medical Assembly, Hong Kong, September 1989. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work.

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent which should be documented in your paper.

Animal welfare

Authors using experimental animals must state that their care is in accordance with institutional guidelines. For animals subjected to invasive procedures, the anaesthetic, analgesic and tranquilizing agents used, as well as the amounts and frequency of administration, must be stated.