Instructions for Authors

Journal overview

The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology, and Food Sciences (JMBFS) (ISSN: 1338-5178) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes scientific articles in various fields within the subject. The journal releases six issues per year.

We welcome the submission of manuscripts that demonstrate significance and scientific excellence. Upon acceptance, papers can typically be published within approximately two months.

To submit your manuscript, please use our electronic submission system at Once submitted, your manuscript will be assigned a number and undergo a pre-review process within a maximum of seven days.

We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts electronically. Please ensure that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file, preferably using Times New Roman font. For your convenience, we provide a template that should be followed for article writing.

Manuscript template

How to prepare your manuscript

An easy way to prepare an article in a few steps

Find your references and DOI on the website

Use Mendeley’s preformatted citation style

Cover Letter: A cover letter must be uploaded with the manuscript in a separate WORD file that should include the name, mailing address, contact information (affiliation, phone number and e-mail address) and research interest of four (4) experts in the field as potential reviewers for the manuscript. The cover letter should also include the name and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Here is:

Requirements for reviewers: 

1. only one reviewer can be from the same university as authors,

2. reviewers must be a professional from research study field,

3. reviewers must publish in the world scientific journal which is included in world scientific databases,

4. reviewers can not be a co-authors in submitted research study.

The cover mail should include the corresponding first author full address and telephone numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author’s surname, as an attachment.

The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences will accept manuscripts submitted using the electronic submission system only.

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

Regular Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are non-limited in length.

Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcomed and encouraged. Reviews should be concise, non-limited in length, but it must contain minimal 8000 words except references. Reviews are also peer-reviewed.

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by a qualified home and outside reviewers, also members of the editorial office. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers comments to authors within 10 weeks. The editorial board with reviewers cooperation will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the JMBFS to publish manuscripts within 2 or 4 months after submission. Single-blind review is using for consideration.

Regular Articles

All portions of the manuscript must be typed one-half. The pages may not be numbered, those assigned Editorial office.

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding first author along with e-mail and phone number.

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 100 to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Following the abstract, about 3 to 7 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed. A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used. Authors should use the solidus presentation ( Standard abbreviations (such as ATP and DNA) need not be defined.

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)’s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.

Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Conclusion. The conclusion should include the most important idea of the experiment, the author’s own findings, possible solutions to the problem, recommendations for further research, etc.

The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed one-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Each table should be included directly in text and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.

Figures should be numbered and are included directly in text. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.  Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.

Examples: Davis (2007), Nijsten et al. (2008), (Hleba, 2011), (Kačániová and Haščík, 2006), (Buňka, 2003; Buňková, 2008a,b; Kmeť, 2004,2006), (Čuboň et al., 2009)

We respected APA style for references. Google scholar generates APA style automatically. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

NECESSARY point: If article has DOI number, it must be included to references part after cited article in original form. You can find some examples prepared by CrossRef.

Doi number example:

Examples of APA style:

Article: Saiki, R. K., Gelfand, D. H., Stoffel, S., Scharf, S. J., Higuchi, R., Horn, G. T., … & Erlich, H. A. (1988). Primer-directed enzymatic amplification of DNA with a thermostable DNA polymerase. Science239(4839), 487-491.

Book: Nunnally, J. C., Bernstein, I. H., & Berge, J. M. T. (1967). Psychometric theory(Vol. 226). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Html: Beringer, J., Arguin, J. F., Barnett, R. M., Copic, K., Dahl, O., Groom, D. E., … & Eidelman, S. (2012). Review of particle physics. Physical Review D86(1).

Conference article: Pliszka, S. R., Greenhill, L. L., Crismon, M. L., Sedillo, A., Carlson, C., Conners, C. K., … & DISORDER, H. (2000). The Texas Children’s Medication Algorithm Project: Report of the Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Part I. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,39(7), 908-919.

Guidelines from internet: European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. (2013). EUCAST guidelines for detection of resistance mechanisms and specific resistances of clinical and/or epidemiological importance. EUCAST, Basel, Switzerland: http://www. eucast. org/fileadmin/src/media/PDFs/EUCAST_files/Resistance_mechanisms/EUCAST_detection_of_resistance_mechanisms_v1. 0_20131211. pdf.

We accept also journal abbreviations. Please follow dots, lines, spacing and italics type of journal titles.

Short Communications

Short Communications are not limited in lenght. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. Short Communications has the following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 150 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs about the printing will be publish at the JMBFS website like the PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because the JMBFS will be published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors and others visitors will have free electronic access to the full text (in PDF) of the article. Authors and others visitors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies; that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The originality and uniqueness of the article authors are responsible. All copyrights remain the author of the article.

By submitting your article to the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (JMBFS), you grant to JMBFS and its publisher, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, a non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, and store the article worldwide in all forms, formats, and media, including print, electronic, and digital forms. This license does not involve the assignment of copyright or related rights to JMBFS or its publisher. You retain all copyright and related rights to your article.

You hereby assert your moral rights to be identified as the author of the article according to EU copyright law. JMBFS acknowledges and respects these rights.

By submitting your article, you warrant that you have obtained any necessary written permissions for the inclusion of any third-party copyrighted material. You further warrant that the article is your original work, does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity, and is not considered plagiarism of any other published work. You also warrant that the article is not under consideration or accepted for publication by any other journal or publication and has not been previously assigned or licensed to any third party.

JMBFS and its publisher, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, shall have the right to make editorial changes to the article as necessary for publication, ensuring compliance with third-party rights and applicable laws. JMBFS reserves the right to decide not to proceed with publication for any reason.

You agree to indemnify JMBFS and its affiliates fully against any losses, damages, injuries, costs, and expenses arising from any breach of the warranties given in this agreement.

If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, you warrant that you have been authorized by all co-authors to agree to these terms on their behalf, including the order of names in the publication of the article.

This agreement is subject to EU law and the jurisdiction of the European Union. Any amendments to this agreement require written consent from both parties.

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Fees and Charges: Authors are not required to pay handling fee. Publication of articles in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences is free.