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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

OJB papers are fully peer-reviewed to ensure that they are accurate and that the bioresources they describe meet the journal’s criteria. Bioresources themselves are not reviewed in terms of validity or importance.

The aim of the OJB peer review process is to ensure that each paper correctly describes the bioresource, and that it has been archived in accordance with best practices. Papers are peer reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Is the title of the paper descriptive, informative and objective?
  • Does the Abstract give a good and balanced summary of the bioresource?
  • Does the Project Description give enough information to understand the bioresource itself (especially the origin, content, aim, and adequate references)?
  • Are the classifications, species and keywords accurate?
  • Are all elements within the Methods section sufficiently and adequately filled out?
  • Is an ethics statement present and sufficiently documented?
  • Does the bioresource preservation satisfactorily conform to community-established norms within its field?
  • Are all the elements under the Bioresource Description sufficiently and adequately filled out?
  • Are there any issues with the presentation: language, spelling, grammar, etc?
  • Is the reuse potential clearly described?
  • Do you have any additional comments or suggestions?

Section Policies

Bioresource Papers

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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