All work submitted to the International Journal of Biology and Chemistry should be novel, rigorous and substantial, and the Editor may make plagiarism checks at any time after submission.
The corresponding author agrees by submission of a manuscript that 1) the work is free of plagiarism and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; 2) all authors have agreed to publication in the International Journal of Biology and Chemistry; 3) all those contributing substantial ideas and work have been appropriately acknowledged or given co-authorship; 4) all addresses and institutional affiliations are complete and correct; 5) all laws concerning to the research have been complied with; 6) funding sources and conflicts of interest have been appropriately acknowledged; and 7) authorization to publish all parts of the submission from employers, intellectual property or copyright holders, funders, and others is given.
A published paper subsequently found not to have fulfilled all of these criteria may be retracted or, at the journal's sole discretion, a correction may be published. Requests for changes to authorship must be directed to the journal editor. Changes in authorship will only be permitted where valid reasons are provided and all authors are in agreement with the change. We reserve the right to charge authors the full original cost of publishing any subsequently retracted paper, or the cost of publishing any correction.