Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields: botany, zoology, cell biology, ecology, microbiology, genetics, physiology, hydrobiology, neurobiology, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and so on.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2011-2018  Quarterly, published in January, April, July and October
2009-2010  Semiannual, published in January and July


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



CAB Abstracts
Google Scholar
NewJour (Georgetown University Library)
Open J-Gate
PKP Open Archives Harvester
Standard Periodical Directory
Universe Digital Library
Zoological Record (Thomson Reuters)


Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 13.63

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:


2. Google-Scholar Metrics

h-index (January 2018): 22

i10-index (January 2018): 75

h5-index (January 2018): 13

h5-median (January 2018): 16


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