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1 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.
2 Manuscripts Submission
2.1 Online submission
Manuscripts must be submitted to Molecular Soil Biology electronically by BioSciPublisher’s online submission system. In cases that online submission system is not available, you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of Molecular Soil Biology: If both of the above ways do not work out, you can directly send your manuscripts to The editors will handle your submission within five working days.
Preferred file formats of manuscripts are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). Figures, tables, movies, and raw data can be submitted as supplementally files.
A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript during the submission, which should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advance provided by the findings, and the importance of the findings to a broad readership, as well as how and why their major findings relate to the scope of the journal. Closely related papers submitted elsewhere or in press should be noted in the cover letter and uploaded as additional supplementally files in the online submission system. The cover letter is confidential to the editor and will not be seen by reviewers.
2.2 Corresponding Author
The full name, the contact information, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. We take the corresponding author as the responsible author, which means that the corresponding author takes the following responsibility:
The corresponding authors warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that:
** The article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright;
** All the authors have agreed with the authorship of the manuscript and its submission to Molecular Soil Biology;
** All the authors has read and approved the content of the paper;
** The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous;
** All statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true, and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
** Official approval of all the original authors must be provided before any changes in authorship.
** Any reasonable demands for the necessary materials to justify the research results should be satisfied.
Please inform the Editorial Office of Molecular Soil Biology if the contact information of the corresponding author changes after submission.
3 Article processing
Scientists all over the world are invited to be as peer reviewers for this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Proceeding System in the BioSciPublisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check. (see BioSciPublisher peer review policy for further information)
Molecular Soil Biology offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. Normally the publication period 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 structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.
Molecular Soil Biology is affiliated with other biology journals published by BioSciPublisher, including Genomics and Applied Biology and other journals. If referees judge that a manuscript is sound but not of special interest and therefore not appropriate for Molecular Soil Biology, the referee reports can be shared with other journals published by BioSciPublisher. Transferring a manuscript from one journal to another will not incur delays. Conversely, if a manuscript submitted to a sister journal in the BioSciPublisher series is judged to be of exceptional interest by the referees and editors. We may offer publication in Molecular Soil Biology.
4 Article-processing charges
Article-processing charge for all BioSciPublisher journals is uniform. BioSciPublisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD (US dollar $1200), which has no any tax fee included. For authors from the Canada, their article processing charges levied by BioSciPublisher contain 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.