Instructions to Author 


Iraqi Journal of Biotechnology (IJB) is an open access peer-reviewed, journal and is a multidisciplinary journal that provide three publication of articles per year in molecular biology and biotechnologies, medical genetics, molecular genetics medicinal plant and agricultural science.

Two types of manuscripts may be submitted:

 Research Article:  papers should be of high scientific quality that has not previously been published. Full paper contains all experimental details. New, significant, innovative and original findings are suitable as Research papers. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Reviews Article: The main part of the review should be a comprehensive but critical analysis of recent reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

Review Procedure:

IJB- employ the peer review process in order to maintain academic standards and insure the validity of individual works submitted for publication. In addition, follows a single-blinded peer review process, to ensure independent editorial decision-making. All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Valuable opinions of Reviewers certify the quality of the article under thoughtfulness and play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing. Peer review, establishing a standard for evaluation within research communities and helps to approve research. Further, standard review process shall take 2-3 weeks' time. Depending on reviewer recommendations, manuscripts may be sent back to authors for revision. After the assistant editor receives the revised manuscript, it is assigned to the reviewer(s) once again, for approval of changes. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. But the final decision to publish is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Regular articles

All the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.

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 author along with phone, fax and E-mail information.

The Abstract should be informative, 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 200 words in length.  Complete sentences, third person should be used, and should be written in the past tense. and abbreviations should be avoided.

Key words: Following the abstract, about 3 to 5 key words that will provide indexing references to should be listed.

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 wide range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and methods:   It should 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.

Result and Discussion: Should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, without referring to the literature.  Discussion should be included speculation and detailed interpretation of data 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.

 Acknowledgment: of people, grants, funds, etc. should be brief.

Tables: should be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend... The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.

Figure: Graphics should be prepared using 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. Legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet and Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References: In the text, a reference identified by means of numbers When there are more than two authors, it should be refereed by 1,2,3----, ‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the year to distinguish the works. References should be listed at the end of the paper according to their number in the text. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should be included in the reference list and should be mentioned in the article text. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references

 References arranged as in the example:

 Yoshimoto, M.; Yamaguchi, M.; Hatano, S. and Watanabe, T. (1984). Configurational changes in liner nuclear chromatin caused by Azo dyes. Food and Chemical Toxicology,  22(5): 334- 337


Al-Deresawi, M. S.; AlFaisal, A .M .and Al-Rekabi, A.R.(2019). SOX4     gene contributes in induction of uterine adenomyosis. The 1st international scientific conference. Education College for pure science-AlQadesya University, 1-10.

Lafta, Sh.A. and  AL-Faisal, A.H.M. 2017.The correlation between KRAS mutations and H. pylori in gastric cancer patients. Iraqi Journal of Biotechnology,. 16( 3): 82-93


Proofs,  Reprints and manuscript charges: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript., no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. , authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. There is charge for the processing of paper and author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge.

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; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

 You can contact us on this address –

 Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology / University of Baghdad

Baghdad- AL- Jadiriya  P.O. box 12074-

 Phone number :07711355573

 E.mail :[email protected]

Financial obligations 


Article charges are 100.000 ID (equal to 85 USD) for researchers and 75.000 ID (equal to 63 USD) for students.




Authors of articles published in Frontiers journals retain copyright on their articles, except for any third-party images and other materials added by IJB, which are subject to copyright of their respective owners. If you submit your paper for publication by IJB, you agree to have the Open Access license applied to your work. Under this Open Access license, you as the author agree that anyone can reuse your article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse the content as long as the author and original source are properly cited. This facilitates freedom in re-use and also ensures that published content can be mined without barriers for the needs of research.