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1 About Molecular Soil Biology

Molecular Soil Biology (ISSN 1925-2005), indexed by international database ProQuest,  is an open access, peer reviewed online journal publishing the original research articles, short communication of novel findings and reviews in all the aspects of life in the soil.

The journal publishes in describing and explaining biological processes in soil in terms of soil micro-structure, soil micro-ecosystems, soil microbiology and molecular interactions among soil, microbes and plants, environmental stress resistances, effects of introduced genetically modified organisms, chemical contamination and soil bioremediation, modelling of soil biological and biochemical processes, application and outcomes on the soil biotechnology, etc. At each level, different disciplinary approaches are welcome: molecular biology, genetics, ecophysiology and soil physiochemical properties.

Molecular Soil Biology is published independently by BioPublisher based British Columbia of Canada. All papers published in this journal are licensed to all users under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL).


2 Aims and Scope

Molecular Soil Biology is committed to publish the original research articles, short communication of novel findings and reviews in all the aspects of life in the soil.

The journal publishes in describing and explaining biological processes in soil in terms of soil micro-structure, soil micro-ecosystems, soil microbiology and molecular interactions among soil, microbes and plants, environmental stress resistances, effects of introduced genetically modified organisms, chemical contamination and soil bioremediation, modelling of soil biological and biochemical processes, application and outcomes on the soil biotechnology, etc. At each level, different disciplinary approaches are welcome: molecular biology, genetics, ecophysiology and soil physiochemical properties.

3 Publication mode

We are following the Open Access publishing model. All papers published in this journal are licensed to all users under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 (CCAL), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any media, provided the original work is properly cited (see BioPublisher Open Access Policy).

4 Criteria for publication

4.1 Similarity check

All submissions must be subjected to CrossRef's plagiarism check by CrossCheck. Only those with no any similarity compared in the CrossCheck database can be proceeded for peer review. Plagarism check in this journal is solely for the purpose of submission's language arts and does not imply any plagiarism or forging existed.

4.2 Peer-review

Scientists in the world are invited to be as peer reviewer in this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Handling System in the BioPublisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check by CrossCheck.

4.3 Online publication

There are much more advantages for online publishing, including:
** Peer review quickly and professionally
** Anti-Plagiarism by CrossCheck
** Publish on line immediately upon acceptance
** Deposit permanently and track easily
** Open Access under the terms of CCAL
** Disseminate multilingual publishing possible

5 Publication Period

Molecular Soil Biology promises to offer much faster publication schedules, normally it is two or four weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully HTML web version and PDF download version will be available within four weeks after acceptance.

6 Indexing and archiving

All articles published in Molecular Soil Biology will be archived in CrossRef with the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) identity, For details pls see Instructions for Submission.

7 Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted by BioPublisher online Manuscripts Handling System. For details please see Instructions for authors.

8 Copyright

The authors permanently reserve the copyright for their publications and have granted the rights to any third party in advance for using, reproducing or disseminating the work under the terms of copyright and license of the BioPublisher's constitutions and adopted law and regulations.

9 Article-processing charge (APC)

Article-processing charge for all BioPublisher journals is uniform. BioPublisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD, which has no any tax fee included. For authors from the Canada, their  article processing charges levied by BioPublisher need an additional 12% of HST tax fee, and this tax fee will be listed solely upon invoice. For authors other than from the Canada, their article processing charges are exclusive of any tax fees.

Payment for APC in this journal should be made out to Sophia Publishing Group Inc. Payment procedure will be informed upon submission acceptance.

Authors from low-income countries and areas can apply the discount for APC upon submission, and if the authors are qualified to be waived they don't necessarily pay the APC. This policy shall be decided by the board of directors of BioPublisher.

10 Preferred citation

Articles in this journal should be recommended to follow regular citation rules. There is an exception for unique article series and doi instead of the page number.

The Preferred citation:

Authors' name, Publishing year, Article title, Journal name, Volume, Article number and DOI