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Philosophy of Journal of Bioresource Management

Journal of Bioresource Management (JBM) publishes original research papers, scientific notes, review and general articles on all aspects of bioresources that include plants, animals, wildlife, fisheries and their management. Authors are expected to give new ideas, concepts and principles having more general application with significant future impact on the issues. Research papers and reviews on eco-friendly sustainable management of bioresources will be given priority.

Open Access

"This is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in the Journal, and users can use, reuse and build upon the material in the Journal for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given when appropriate or necessary."

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Bioresource Management provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Bioresource Management, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Bioresource Management. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Bioresource Management, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Bioresource Management has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Statement of Copyright

© Copyrights of all the papers published in Journal of Bioresource Management are with its publisher, Bioresource Research Center (BRC) Islamabad, Pakistan. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in the journal, and that users can use and reuse material in the journal as long as attribution is given when appropriate or necessary. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the CORE Scholar website and/or software agree not to misuse the CORE Scholar service or software in any way.

The failure of CORE Scholar to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between CORE Scholar and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication ethics and malpractice statements for the Journal of Bioresource Management (JBM) are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at http://publicationethics.org/

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

Publication ethics and malpractice statements for the Journal of Bioresource Management (JBM) are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org.JBM is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher are therefore expected to follow the standards of ethical behavior.

Authors:

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works. The works and/or words of other should be acknowledged properly and appropriately. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors:

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers:

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers

Type of Peer Review:

The JBM employs single blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors throughout the process.

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Author Self-Archiving Policy

JBM allows self-archiving and is fully transparent about your rights.

Submitted Manuscript

The submitted manuscript is the copy sent by author to the journal for subsequent processing for publication. This author's version is that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any value added to it by JBM (such as formatting or copy editing). This version can be placed in the author's personal website, the author's company/institutional repository or archive and not for profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories. Self-archiving of this submitted version is not subjected to an embargo period. The submitted version may be self-archived immediately on acceptance of the article by JBM. The version posted must acknowledge acceptance for publication and, following the final publication, include the following notice on the first page: "This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with JBM Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Accepted Manuscript

It’s the final author manuscript accepted for publication by a journal after necessary modifications on the basis of referee’s suggestion before proof correction and copyediting. Authors may upload their accepted manuscript PDF to an institutional and/or centrally organized repository, provided that public availability is delayed until a certain period of time after first online publication in the journal. This will guarantee that the version of record is readily available to those accessing the article from public repositories, and means that the article is more likely to be cited correctly. Self-archiving of the accepted version is subject to an embargo period of 2 months. The accepted version may be placed on the author's personal website, the author's company/institutional repository or archive and certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central. Articles may be deposited into repositories on acceptance, but access to the article is subject to the embargo period. The version posted must include the following notice on the first page: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with JBM Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving." The version posted may not be updated or replaced with the final published version (the Version of Record). Authors may transmit, print and share copies of the accepted version with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution, e.g. a posting on a list serve, network or automated delivery.

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