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Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
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Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
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Hrushevskyy St., 479005 Lviv, Ukraine
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Authors are kindly requested to sign an Open Access license agreement. All articles are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) (, which means that Біологічні студії / Studia Biologica’s readers are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate or display these articles provided that: 1) the original authorship is properly and fully attributed; 2) the journal and publisher are attributed as the original place of publication with correct citation details given; 3) in case an original work is subsequently reproduced or disseminated in part or as a derivative work, it should be clearly stated.Authors retain the copyright and distribution rights. They are permitted to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository: ● Preprint. ● Author’s Accepted Manuscript. ● Published article (Version of Record).Author Declaration should be signed by all authors (send a scan to the editor by e-mail).
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The Editor-in-Chief handles editorial decisions based on submitted manuscripts’ relevance to the aims and scope, similarity checks, readability, reviewer comments, and authors’ responses. Extra efforts are made to provide professional service to authors who seek quality publication in Біологічні студії / Studia Biologica. However, a large number of submissions are often outright rejected due to drawbacks in study designs, poor structures of scientific hypotheses, a priori statements, and violations of globally acceptable research publication ethics norms. Related editorial decisions are not subjected to appeals and re-consideration. All other appeals can be forwarded to The authors of rejected manuscripts may apply to reconsider editorial decisions if they are dissatisfied with the editor/reviewer’s comments and can justify their point of view by referring to available evidence based data and logical considerations. The Editor-in-Chief will discuss the appeal with other handling editors and may forward the rejected manuscript for new sets of external reviewers. If the authors are dissatisfied how the Editor-in-Chief handles their requests, they may forward their letters to other handling editors and editorial board members.Handling Complaints and Appeals The Editor-in-Chief and other handling editors are guided by the Core Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics. The authors are reassured that there are policies in place to provide professional service to appealing authors whose justified requests will be treated fairly and confidentially within a reasonably short period of time. Potential authors of Біологічні студії / Studia Biologica are advised to carefully consider the specific aims and scope of this Journal and strive to submit publishable manuscripts meeting all quality and ethics standards.
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Publication in the journal Біологічні студії / Studia Biologica is free of charge!
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Open Journal Systems Journal Help User Username Password Remember me NotificationsView SubscribeLanguage English Українська Journal Content Search Search ScopeBrowseBy Issue By Author By Title Other JournalsHome About Login Register Search Current Archives Publication Ethics For Authors ContactsHome > About the Journal > Editorial Policies Editorial PoliciesFocus and Scope Section Policies Peer Review Process Publication Frequency Open Access Policy Archiving Publication Fee Authorship Bioethical Standards Publication Ethics Complaints and Appeals ErrataFocus and ScopeБіологічні студії/ Studia Biologica is a leading journal in Ukraine, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research that seeks to advance our understanding of fundamental processes in biology. The Journal publishes original research articles, review articles, brief reports, reports on technical advances, book reviews, comments on all areas of biological sciences (biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, environmental biology, genetics, medical biology, microbiology, physiology, zoology, agrobiology etc). Chief Editor Prof. Rostyslav Stoika is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal aims to disseminate and communicate scientific knowledge to researchers, academics, policy makers and the public worldwide. Біологічні студії/ Studia Biologica welcomes original and significant contributions from across the field — from single-cell to populations and whole-ecosystem analyses; from molecular, to biophysical, to computational approaches; from molecular to the organism-scale studies. The Journal was launched in 2007 and publishes 4 issues per year.The electronic version of the Journal is located on the portal of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and on the website of the Library of Ukraine named after V. I. Vernadsky. The articles are published in the Ukrainian and English languages. All publications contain summaries reflecting the main results identical in Ukrainian and English. Section Policies Experimental works Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed Methods Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed Review Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed Science history Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed Announcements Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed Conference Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed Editorial Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed Peer Review ProcessEditorial Evaluation Timeline All submissions are initially evaluated in depth by the editors. Papers that are not deemed by the editors to be strong candidates for publication will be returned to the authors without detailed review, typically within 3–5 days. Otherwise, the manuscripts will be sent to the reviewers. The editors try hard to reach a decision on these papers within 3–4 weeks of the submission date. If revisions are a condition of publication, editors will carefully evaluate the reviewers’ comments and, whenever possible, will provide guidance on the important concerns to be addressed. We generally allow 2 months for revision and consider only one revised version of the paper. Accepted papers will be published in print within 3 months of acceptance and, in most cases, the online version appears ahead of the print version 4-5 weeks after submission. Any major changes after acceptance are subject to review and may delay the publication.Presubmission Inquiries If the authors would like editorial input on whether their paper might be a strong candidate for consideration at Біологічні студії / Studia Biologica, they can send a presubmission inquiry. This should include an abstract plus a brief description of the results and an explanation of the interest and significance to broad readership of Біологічні студії / Studia Biologica, and should be addressed to We will try to respond within 2–5 days.Status Inquiries You may e-mail with specific questions on the status updates as progress through the editorial process.Peer Review Process The Біологічні стурії / Studia Biologica follows a single blind process of peer review. The manuscript is reviewed by two chosen by the editor independent experts in the corresponding field of biology. If two positive reports are obtained, the paper is accepted for publication. Authors have a right to appeal against a reviewer’s decision. In this case, the paper will be sent to an independent referee or to an adjudicating member of the Editorial Board for assessment. A final decision on the appeal remains on the Editorial Board. The Editor informs the authors about the decision not later than 2 months after submission. Once the reviewers’ reports have been received, the authors have 7 days to revise the paper. The revised paper along with a point-by-point response to the reviewer reports and with the explanations on any changes made in the paper should be returned to the Editorial Office. Any corrections made to the text should be marked in different color. The revised paper approved and signed by reviewers and Scientific Editor is considered as the final version. Any changes to the text, figures or tables are not permitted thereafter. If the manuscript is returned in a period of more than 2 months, the work will be considered as a new submission. In the case of negative review, the Editorial Board sends a written notice and reviews to the corresponding author.Authors may suggest the names of four potential independent reviewers for their work, as well names of reviewers with conflict interests. The Editorial Board regards such wishes with understanding, though reserves the right to assign reviewers capable of the most qualified analysis of the work. The Journal guarantees confidentiality at all stages of submission, reviewing and preprint preparation. The Editorial Board kindly requests authors not to share correspondence with the Journal to third parties, to not post reviews, or editors’ comments on any web sites without the agreement with the editorial staff, regardless of whether the manuscript was published.Reviewing ProcedureThe submitted manuscript is registered by the Editorial Staff at the time of receipt of the electronic version by e-mail. Scientific Editors take a decision as to who will be assigned to review the manuscript, according to the field of research. The manuscript is sent to the assigned reviewers. Once the reviewers`s reports have been received, the Editorial Staff sends these reports to the authors. If two positive reports are obtained, the paper is accepted for publication. If revision is required, the authors revise the paper, considering all reviewers’ observations and recommendations. The revised version of the paper then enters a second round of the peer review. If positive reviewers’ assessments are reported, the paper is then approved by the Scientific Editor and afterwards is considered and approved by the Editorial Board. The manuscript approved by the Editorial Board is sent to the Editorial Office to be prepared for publication.

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