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Submission Checklist

  • A correspondent is recommended to be a submitter. In some cases, the representative author might be the submitter.
  • The authors' instructions should be read carefully before preparing the manuscript.
  • Provided abstract meets specified word numbers (not exceeding 240 words for Original Article and Review Article/Short Communication).
  • The cover letter should be prepared (should be inserted in the submission step).
  • The title page and the rest of the manuscript text should be prepared in the same file. Figure files (maximum 7-8, TIFF or JPEG), Figure legends (detailed), and Tables should be inserted immediately after the cited text in the main manuscript file. Tables and Figures with 300dpi JPG or TIFF files should also be uploaded separately in the submission system. The results section is to be separated from the discussion. The result section is also to be divided into subsections using subtitles.
  • ORCID ID (freely available at of authors (at least the corresponding author) should be provided during the online submission process.
  • The font of the main text should be Times New Roman of 12 pt size, double-spaced.
  • A maximum of 4-6 Keywords should be provided.
  • At least two potential reviewers should be given with official address and Email.
  • Ethical approval number and statement should be put in the materials and methods section if the animal or human subjects are used.
  • Plagiarism should be checked and found below 15% (excluding the reference section).
  • Page and line numbers should be inserted in the manuscript.
  • A schematic diagram of a summary or abstract is highly recommended for original/review articles.
  • References should be arranged using the Endnote style of JABET.
  • The number of references should be less than 110 for review or less than 60 for other types of articles.


Submission Process

JABET allows online submission. No e-mail submission is processed. All authors should read and apply the instructions, including specifications of file types for text and illustrations given on the site. Please submit a well-written and well-prepared manuscript. It will help us for giving you a decision quickly on your manuscript. If you have any queries, you may contact the editorial office at or


Aims and Scope
JABET is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing the latest developments in translational research and recent discoveries in the field of Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences. Submission is encouraged of papers that involve genetic, molecular, and cellular studies of human, animal, environmental, and plant subjects. Papers should provide rigorous quantitative analyses and/or new insights into biochemical mechanisms.

Topics of particular interest within the journal’s scope include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Plant medicine and Pharmacology
  • Immunology and Physiology
  • Inflammation and Immunity
  • Metabolism and Diseases
  • Microbiology and Infection
  • Nano-Bioscience and Diseases
  • Reproductive and Aquatic Biology
  • Stem Cells and Cancer Biology


The major type of articles:

  1. Original article
  2. Review article
  3. Short communication
  4. Editorial article


Cover letter: The “cover letter” should include a message to the Editor-in-Chief, the title of the manuscript, names of all authors with their affiliations, and contact details including Email addresses, and details of the corresponding author.
Papers are accepted for publication in the Journal on the understanding that "the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere". This must be stated in the cover letter. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose a conflict of interest. If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the covering letter. In case of revised manuscripts submission, point-by-point responses of the reviewer’s or editorial’s comments should be attached.


Organization of main article file: Line and page numbers should be inserted starting from the beginning. The text should be double-spaced, and the font to be New Times Roman (size-12). The main manuscript should be presented in the following order (omitting sections inappropriate for specific article types e.g. Methods for Reviews): (i) Title page, (ii) Abstract and Keywords, (iii) Introduction, (iv) Materials and Methods, (v) Results, (vi) Discussion,  (vii) Acknowledgements>Conflicts of interest>Authors contribution, (viii) References. The Title Page should contain the manuscript’s title, authors’ names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including telephone and e-mail address. Figures (maximum 7-8 along with detailed Figure legends) or Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes) should be inserted immediately after the citation in the text. Tables and Figures with 300dpi JPG or TIFF files should also be uploaded separately in the submission system. The result section is also to be divided into subsections using subtitles based on findings, not based on methods. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter. Word counts of the manuscript to be within 3500~5000 (including spaces, for review, or original articles). A schematic diagram of the summary or abstract of the study is highly recommended for original/review articles.


1. Original article
Title page: The title page should contain (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors, and (iii) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with (iv) the full postal and email address, plus facsimile and telephone numbers of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent. The title should be short (fewer than 100 characters) based on findings and contain the major keywords. The submitted manuscript or its essential content must not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The title should not contain any non-standard abbreviations. Correspondence should be marked as * and equal contributing authors should be marked as †.

Abstract: The abstract should be brief not exceeding 240 words. The purposes of an abstract are to give a clear indication of the objective, scope, and results of the paper so that readers may determine whether the full text will be of particular interest to them. The order should be Background > Objective > Materials and methods > Results > Conclusion (paragraph for each category is not required). 

Keywords: Each paper should have 4-6 keywords indicating the contents of the manuscripts. The keywords are used for indexing, abstracting, and retrieval purposes.

Introduction: The introductory section should contain a brief review of the problem with which the study deals, validate the approach taken, and clearly formulate the goals. It is recommended to use the present indefinite verb tense.

Materials and Methods: This section comprises a full description of methods and this section should be divided into several subsections using subtitles based on the method used. The original names of instruments and reagents should be specified, and the manufacturer’s name (company, country) should be given in parentheses. Please indicate the source from which the sample has been obtained. Ethical statements are to be mentioned here (if animal or human subjects are used).

Results: Results should be illustrated by tables and figures (which should not duplicate each other). Rather than mechanically repeating the data of tables and graphs, the text should seek to reveal the principles detected. It is recommended to use past indefinite verb tense in describing the results. Importantly, the results section is to be separated from the discussion. Also, this section should be divided into several subsections using subtitles based on the findings, not based on methods.

Discussion: This section should provide a concise description of the experimental data obtained. Rather than mechanically repeating the data of tables and graphs, the text should seek to reveal the principles detected. It is recommended to use the present indefinite verb tense in describing the results. The discussion should not reiterate the results. The end of this section may contain the limitation of the study.

Conclusion: This section should be completed with a major conclusion that answers the question specified in the introductory part of the article.

Acknowledgment: The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors’ industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate. (It will be assumed that the absence of such an acknowledgment is a statement by the authors that no support was received.)

Conflicts of interest: No conflict of interest from authors regarding the publication of this manuscript. But, please mention if there is any.

Authors contribution: XX designed outlines and drafted the manuscript.  XX and YY performed the experiments and analyzed the data. XX and YY wrote the initial draft of the manuscript. XX, XY, and ZX reviewed the scientific contents described in the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final submitted version of the manuscript.

Reference: The number of references should be less than 110 for review and less than 60 for other types (original articles) of articles. At least 40% of references should be taken from recent years (last five years). References older than the year 2000 should be avoided. The references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text in brackets eg. [1], [2, 3], [4-8]. References to published abstracts should be mentioned in the text but not in the reference list.
In the reference list, cite the names of all authors when there are two or one; when three or more, list the first two followed by et al. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2007, unpubl. data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list. For referencing, please use the EndNote style of JABET. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in PubMed. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Journal article

  • Voskoboinik I, Trapani JA, et al. Addressing the mysteries of perforin function. Immunol Cell Biol. 2006; 84: 66-71. (Use et al. when authors are more than 2).
  • Voskoboinik I, Jelinic P. Addressing the mysteries of perforin function. Immunol Cell Biol. 2006; 84: 66-71.

Journal article – no pagination

  • Jelinic P, Stehle JC. The testis-specific factor CTCFL cooperates with the protein methyltransferase PRMT7 in H19 imprinting control region methylation. PLoS Biol 2006; 4: e355. 

Journal article – in press

  • Davis ID, Chen Q, et al. Blood dendritic cells generated with Flt3 ligand and CD40 ligand prime CD8+ T cells efficiently in cancer patients. J Immunother (in press).

Journal article – e-pub ahead of print

  • Liston A, Siggs O. Tracing the action of IL-2 in tolerance to islet-specific antigen. Immunol Cell Biol 2007; e-pub ahead of print 20 March 2007.


  • Peltz G. Computational Genetics and Genomics: Tools for Understanding Disease. Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, USA, 2005.

Chapter in a Book

  • Durham SR. Eosinophils and bronchial hyper-responsiveness in bronchial asthma. In: Kay AB (ed). Eosinophils, Allergy and Asthma. Blackwell Science: Oxford, UK, 1990, pp 140–43.

Internet sources

Figures: A maximum of 7-8 figures are allowed to embed in the text. Figures should be inserted immediately after the cited text in the main manuscript file. Please make the illustrations using an acceptable format: TIFF or JPEG (resolution independent files). Tables and Figures with 300dpi JPG or TIFF files should also be uploaded separately in the submission system. If accepted, authors will be asked to send us an illustrator (EPS) file or PPT file. If a table or figure has been published before, the authors must obtain written permission to reproduce the material in both print and electronic formats from the copyright owner and submit it with the manuscript. This follows for quotes, illustrations, and other materials taken from previously published works not in the public domain. The original source should be cited in the figure caption. These should be also uploaded separately in the system (300dpi).

Figure legends: Figures should be labeled sequentially, numbered, and cited in the text. Figure legends should be inserted immediately after the individual figures in the main manuscript file. Each panel in the figure should be labeled in upper case letters (A, B, C...). Figure legends should be detailed, and specific. appear on a separate manuscript page after the References section. Refer to (and cite) figures specifically in the text of the paper. Each figure legend should have a brief title that describes the entire figure, followed by a description of each panel. For any figures presenting pooled data, the measures should be defined in the figure legends (for example, data are represented as mean +/- SEM, number of replication (n), etc.).

Tables: Tables should be typed as text, using either ‘tabs’ or a table editor for layout. Do not use graphics software to create tables. These should be labeled sequentially as Table 1, Table 2, etc. Each table should be numbered, and titled (short) and cited immediately after the text. Reference to table footnotes should be made by means of Arabic numerals. Tables should not duplicate the content of the text. They should consist of at least two columns; columns should always have headings. Authors should ensure that the data in the tables are consistent with those cited in the relevant places in the text, totals add up correctly, and percentages have been calculated correctly. Unlike figures, tables may be uploaded as separate electronic files in the submission system.

Supplementary information: Supplementary figures/tables should be labeled sequentially, numbered, and cited in the main text. Supplementary information such as methods & materials, figures, figure legends, and tables are to be uploaded as a single Word file (make the illustrations using an acceptable format: TIFF or JPEG) which will be considered for uploading to the JABET website if the article is accepted. Any other file format (videos, audio, etc.) is not accepted.

Requirements for gels and blots: All images must have sufficient resolution and quality. Rearranging bands, composing images from multiple experiments such as splicing lanes from multiple blots to fabricate a specific experimental outcome, image processing leading to a distortion of the originally contained information or similar operations and editing are in general forbidden and will lead to immediate rejection without further review. This behavior may be considered as scientific misconduct and lead to further investigation. Molecular size markers should be included on each gel/blot and positive and negative controls must be included where relevant. Replicates are necessary for all experiments including gels and blots, and authors should be prepared to submit them for review upon request. The number of repetitions should be clearly indicated in the Figure Legend.  


2. Review article
The abstract should include background, objectives, main focusing points described in the paper, and conclusion or implication of the study. Illustration of the contents using tables, figures, and sketches are preferable. Should cite a maximum of 110 references, most of which should be recent ones. For referencing, please use the EndNote style of JABET.


3. Short communication
These are short reports of original research focused on an outstanding finding whose importance means that it will be of interest to scientists in other fields. It does not normally exceed 4-5 pages and allows up to 30 references. These typically have 2 or 3 small display items (figures or tables). It begins with a fully referenced paragraph, ideally of about 150 words, but certainly, no more than 240 words, aimed at readers in other disciplines. This paragraph starts with a 2-3 sentence basic introduction to the field; followed by a one-sentence statement of the main conclusions starting; and finally, 2-3 sentences putting the main findings into general context so it is clear how the results are described in the paper have moved the field forwards. The rest of the text is typically about 1,200 words long. Any discussion at the end of the text should be as succinct as possible, not repeating previous summary/introduction material, to briefly convey the general relevance of the work. For referencing, please use the EndNote style of JABET.


4. Editorial article
Editorial articles are written by the Editor-in-Chief or by editorial board members upon invitation. There is no fixed format. However, this could be formatted as described in Short Communication. The abstract is not mandatory. The maximum number of references is 10.  For referencing, please use the EndNote style of JABET.


Abbreviations, Symbols, and Nomenclature

  • Abbreviations of chemical, biological, medical or other terms should be used if that is accepted internationally. All specifications must be stated according to the S.I. system. Concentrations of chemical solutions are to be given in mol/L. All other concentrations should be given in % (volume or weight).
  • The full name must be stated in brackets when the abbreviation is first used.
  • Some abbreviations: Hours >> h, Minutes >> min, grams >> g
  • All biological, medical, chemical or other terms should be used according to the most recent recommendations of the respective international nomenclature.
  • Enzymes should be given in I.U. (International Units), according to Enzyme Nomenclature (Elsevier Publishing Co., 1965).
  • In the case of commercially obtained substances or reagents, when they are first mentioned in the text, the name and address of the manufacturer or supplier should be given as a footnote.
  • Products (preparations etc.) with a registered trademark should be marked with.
  • Bacterial names should be in accordance with the latest edition of Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore).
  • Viruses are to be given the classification and names recommended by the International Committee on the Nomenclature of Viruses.
  • Names of micro-organisms and zoological names should be in italics in the manuscript.

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