Manuscripts that have been rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided in the appropriate field on the submission form. A point-by-point response to the reviews and a compare copy of the revised manuscript showing the changes must be included as supplemental material. Resubmitted manuscripts are normally handled by the original editor. Rejected manuscripts may be resubmitted only once unless permission has been obtained from the original editor or from the editor in chief.
The resubmission of manuscripts must satisfy the following conditions, regardless of whether the resubmission covers all of the previous work or only a part, and regardless of any changes in authorship:
–    All resubmissions must be accompanied by a cover letter containing full details of the previous version.
–    The manuscript number of the earlier submission must be provided.
–    Where appropriate, a file must be uploaded which contains the authors’ responses to any previous editorial or referee reports and a summary of the changes that have been made.
You are encouraged to carry out resubmission within twelve months of the decision date of the original manuscript. Please contact the editor if your resubmission is likely to take longer than this.
If you are unsure as to the suitability of your article for publication in the Journal of Biotechnology and Biodiversity, please send the Editor-in-Chief a copy of your Abstract by e-mail. The Editor-in-Chief will then advise you on whether or not your work would be appropriate for publication.