Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology - International Journal of the Bioflux Society
Published by Bioflux - Semiannual
ISSN 2067-6360 (online)
ELBA Bioflux welcomes original articles, reviews, minireviews, short notes, letters, opinions and editorials on extremophilic species, extreme behavior or metabolism, cave species or communities, astrobiology, evolution, cryopreservation, microbiology and lichenology.
All articles included in ELBA Bioflux are peer-reviewed. Each published article was seen before by two reviewers and at least one specialist in foreign languages. The two peer-reviews are made independently. Single blind peer-review is used. Policies: fulltext open access, online first, wide and international coverage.
Contact for submission:
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Our journal, ELBA Bioflux, is a good opportunity for you to publish your papers on time, color, both printed and online, open access, unlimited pages.
A publication fee of 100 USD, or 350 LEI (or equivalent in EURO) should be payed after your paper is accepted. When the manuscript's first author is a member of the Editorial Board Expanded (ELBA Bioflux), there is no fee for publication. Please attach a scanned payment document and email to email@example.com
Some papers need to be edited to English, the fee for this service is 50 USD for members or non-members of the board.
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When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals"- February 2006 – cited by Pubmed, Medline database).
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Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals"- February 2006 – cited by Pubmed, Medline database). However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition or intellectual passion, and the Chief Editor will do his best to avoid them, using specific policies in the process of peer-review.
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