About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal of Mediterranean Biological sciences is an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal which publishes regularly, in electronic version  original research articles, reviews and short communications. The open access system used permits to disseminate rapidly and freely current information of high importance in all aspects of biological science worldwide.

During the submission process, authors may choose the appropriate section corresponding to the submitted manuscript.

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscripts are scanned by the Editor for their originality and importance to the journal readers. Those not responding to these conditions or those who are subject to plagiarism are automatically rejected. 
The accepted for review are sent to Associated Editors who assign them to at least three referees. 
Once the reviews are achieved, Editorial comments are sent to the author who is expected to reply by performing the adequate corrections.
The final decision to accept or to reject the manuscript depends on the answers  provided by the authors to reviewer comments and the established corrections in the revised manuscript.

The journal follows the practice of single blind review keeping reviewer identities anonymous to the authors.  

Direct submissions are accepted from all researchers. Authors do not need to have any connection with the editorial members to publish in Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences. The Editors are due to treat all authors with fairness, objectivity, honesty and transparency.

Submissions that do not conform to the general criteria for publication will be returned to the authors without detailed review, typically within 1 to 3 days. Otherwise, manuscripts will go through the revision process and a first decision will be sent to the authors within 4 weeks, on average.

The possible decisions on a manuscript are:

  • Accept submission
  • Revisions required
  • Resubmit for review
  • Decline submission

If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version within 15 days. If other experiments are necessary, authors may ask for a derogation.

Once accepted, the revised papers can be made immediately available online. If the review process takes more time due to special circumstance, authors will be informed by email. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.