Journal of Young Biologists and Medical Doctors
Editor-in-Chief: Andrei A. Constantinescu
Publication dates: bi-annually (February and July)
Publisher: Trivent Publishing, Etele út 59-61, H-1119 Budapest
Responsible Publisher: Teodora C. Artimon
SCOPE AND DESCRIPTION
The Journal of Young Biologists and Medical Doctors - YBMD - is an international open access, bi-annual, double blind peer-reviewed journal. It was developed with the aim of solving one of the most persistent issues faced by emerging scientists and medical doctors today: efficiency of data publication. Our way of solving this issue is to promote an effective balance between time, quality of work, data protection and flexibility - critical for young scientists and clinicians. Thus, we propose an innovative concept of data broadcasting - the modular publication service modularSci™. Authors can publish their work in our Journal as projects divided into milestone stages. In accordance with a strict scientific strategy, data achieved between two or more milestones can be published progressively to complete the study. By this, scientists are able to validate and secure their research without being overwhelmed by the competition. Another unique benefit of the modularSci™ publication system is the freedom of Authors to republish their work elsewhere, at any time. If this option is preferred, the Author’s obligation will be to cite each and every module previously published in our Journal.
How our system facilitates your work by offering the priceless asset that almost always lacks - TIME:
The benefits of our modular publication system:
- Fast data publication
- Effective validation of project stages (essential for students and for short deadline projects)
- Increased data protection in a fast-paced competition (ideal for low-budget labs)
- Our journal supports both academic and corporate inclusion, while our financial policy aims to promote tight budget research as well.
What we publish
- We publish applied & basic research, clinical studies, reviews, opinions, negative results and descriptive experimental designs.
- A wide range of topics on research targeting human and animal life improvement is accepted. The YBMD is comprised of sections, each dealing with a specific sub-field of this type of research. Thus, we welcome original articles and studies on subjects dealing with cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology & drug discovery, biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, bioethics, ecology & toxicology, microbiology, neuroscience, biophysics, physiology, molecular medicine, oncology & cancer research, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, immunology, neurology, hematology, infectious diseases.
Andrei A. Constantinescu
The modularSci™ system offers the following benefits:
Antonio J. León-González, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (Spain)
Saswat Mohapatra, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata (India)
Loredana Stanca, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (Romania)
Gheorghe Stoian, University of Bucharest (Romania)
Luciana Zischler, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Brazil)
YBMD is proposing a new publication concept to help young academics, clinicians, and researchers disseminate their studies and results.
While we also welcome traditional publications (applied research, basic research, clinical studies, reviews), we encourage authors to send us publications in modular formats.
When publishing in the modularSci™ system, Authors are asked to present an initial work plan which must be accepted by the corresponding Editor first. The aim of the study, its value to the research field and the milestone objectives must be clearly evoked. The initial strategy can be changed if the results demand so. The new perspective will be discussed with and validated by the corresponding Editor. As the work progresses, each objective accomplished is suitable for publication with the indication “Module” and in the frame of the respective Project.
This type of publication allows preliminary data to also be published. Even if the preliminary data are not fully feasible, they will open doors for new publications and make proof of the author’s scientific activity in an open access environment. The faster publication given by modularity results in higher data digest and increased development of end-products - applied or theoretical.
Tertiary publications: After having published the research in several modules, authors, especially students (because of the non-restrictive copyright we offer in this series*), will be allowed to publish their entire work as a whole elsewhere or within Trivent Publishing.
* The copyright we hold is a CC copyright which demands that any modules published elsewhere be cited. Republication is bonded with the source citation of each module.
Publication of negative results: Most publications consider negative results as "not interesting." However, such information can save invaluable time and money for those concerned by the respective topic. Knowing that "something" is not working as expected has great value for the advancement in science.
Publication of descriptive experimental designs: Not only mechanistics are important for biologists. We welcome smaller, simpler research work presenting effects only (without signaling pathways description). This type of publication can be of great help for more complex projects.
YMDB double blind peer reviews all material it receives. Once a submission is received, it is initially received by the editor-in-chief. In order to make a decision, the editor-in-chief will send the manuscript for parallel approval to two external reviewers specialized in the subject of manuscript. When the submission is accepted and the first version of the manuscript is received, it is checked for review compliance by either theeditor-in-chief or the guest editor(s). Reviewers are asked to sign their reports and declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send to them. Reviewers then advise their editor, who makes the final decision on the form of the publication.
STANDARDS AND ETHICS
In order to assure high-standard publications, publishing revenue has no influence on editorial decisions. The selection process is based on scientific value which is why the peer review process stands at the chore of the YBMD publishing process.
The duties of the reviewers include the contribution to the editorial decision, objectivity, confidentiality, promptness, attention to and checking for plagiarism, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.
The duties of the editor-in-chief and guest editors include the final decision on publication, fair play, confidentiality, involvement and cooperation in investigations, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.
Author duties include meeting academic standards, seeking originality, acknowledgement of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, multiple or redundant publication, attention to errors in published works.
In order for YBMD (through Trivent Publishing) to be able to publish and disseminate the author’s work, YBMD (through Trivent Publishing) needs a publishing agreement with the author. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to Trivent while authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. In case of open access distribution, authors will have the right to:
* Share their article for personal and scholarly purposes (including scholarly rights to create certain derivative works), as long as they give proper attribution and credit to the published work
* Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data).
* Proper attribution and credit for the published work.
All articles published in open access are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence which allows users to copy and share the article, provided original work is properly cited and that this is not done for commercial purposes. Users may not remix, transform, or build upon the material and may not distribute the modified material. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). All open access articles are identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement which appears on the first page of the article.
YBMD is published open access and has no publication for its first issues.