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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • You agree to pay the sum of $50 or N50,000 (excluding gateway charges) being the article processing charge

Author Guidelines


The Journal of Current Biomedical Research (JCBR) is a peer-reviewed open-access international electronic journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports, and letters to the Editor in various fields of Biomedical Sciences including Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Animal Science, and Public/Environmental Health.



The acceptance of manuscript in JCBR is based on originality, quality of the manuscript, importance of the manuscript to the field of discussion and the clarity of presentation of the submitted manuscript.

Authors submitting manuscript to JCBR do so with the understanding that such manuscript(s) has not been previously submitted elsewhere, published or accepted for publication by another journal in any other format or language. Such manuscript should also not be under consideration by another journal for either print or electronic publication.


Online Submission

All articles should be electronically submitted into the JCBR online submission portal at the following website:


First-time users should click on the “Register” button and enter the requested information. Returning users should click on the “log-in” button to continue their submission process or check their submission status.



Where appropriate, papers should be arranged in the following order - Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, References.


Title Page: The first page should carry the title, full name(s) of author(s), institutional addresses and e-mail addresses of all author(s). The corresponding author and change of address should be indicated by a footnote.

Abstract: Each manuscript should begin with short abstract (not more than 250 words). This should be followed by a list of 4 - 6 keywords and a running title for abstracting and indexing purposes. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.


Figures and Photographs: The title of figures should be below the figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Only necessary illustrations (line drawings and photographs) should be included as figures in the manuscript. Figures should be sized to fit within the column or the full text width. Photographs should be sharp; and all graphics should be supplied as high-resolution (at least 300 d.p.i.) electronic files. Digital images supplied as low-resolution will not be accepted. Figures should be referred to as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.

Tables: The title of tables should be concise and placed above the tables. concise titles. Tables should be put in the desired positions in the manuscript. They should be referred to as Table 1, Table 2, and etc.


References: Only essential references should be quoted. Within the text, references should be indicated as author’s names and date of publication. Where there are joint authors, only the name of the first should be given in the text followed by et al. References to several works by the same author published in one year should be distinguished as 2012a, 2012b, etc. The list of references must be alphabetically arranged in the REFERENCE section.


All the authors of a referenced paper should be quoted – while stating the surname (last name) of each of the authors and using initials for their other names. Examples for reference citation are presented as follows:

Research Article
Esimone CO, Charles OE, Okechukwu CE (2012): Potential anti-respiratory syncytial virus lead compounds from Mangifera indica. J. Cur Biomed. Res. 25, 105 -110.

Esimone CO, Charles OE, Okechukwu CE (2012). Potential anti-respiratory syncytial virus lead compounds fromMangifera indica. J. Cur Biomed. Res. (in press)


Book Chapter
Esimone CO (2012). Molecular Biology of respiratory syncytial viruses, In: Charles OE, Okechukwu CE editors. Synopsis of Human Viral Infections. University Press, Awka, p. 83-95.

Esimone CO, Charles OE, Okechukwu CE (2012). Molecular Biology of respiratory syncytial viruses. University Press, Awka, p. 83-95.

Web References
For web referencing, authors should ensure to include the full URL of the website. The date when the reference was last accessed should also be included. Authors may also state any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication). All web references should be included in the reference list.

Acknowledgement: Authors are advised to acknowledge only those persons who have made substantial contribution to the study.

Conflict of Interest: All authors are required to disclose any financial, personal or other associations that may influence or be perceived to influence their study or article. A conflict of interest exists when judgment regarding the research is influenced by factors such as financial gain or personal relationships. In the case of no conflicts of interest, authors are required to state “The authors declare no conflict of interest”.


All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least 2 independent researchers for relevance, technical accuracy, methodological rigor, clarity, and objectivity using a double-blind review process. A double-blind peer review process means that neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each other's identity. After a technical check by the Managing Editor, new submissions are sent to the Editor-in-Chief to select the appropriate Handling Editor. The Handling Editor manages the peer review process, which includes identifying at least 2 independent researchers, who may include a member or members of the Editorial Board. Upon receipt of the reviews, the Handling Editor makes a decision to accept, reject, or request revision. The decision is passed to the Editor-in-Chief, who evaluates the decision and sends notification to the author.



Procedure after acceptance

The Authors should consider all the suggestions proposed by reviewers and the Editor, and carry out appropriate changes before submission of the ready-to-print version of their manuscript. The Editor retains the right to modify the style and length of a manuscript to make it conform to the editorial style of the journal. In any case, when major changes occur, the Authors will be consulted for their approval.

Article-processing charges

JCBR offers a no-publication charge service for manuscript publication.

Proofs and reprints: Proofs will be sent to authors of accepted articles for the correction of printing errors only.


Editorial Notice: From the January, 2022, The Journal of Current Biomedical Research (JCBR) will be puiblished  every two (2) months with six(6) issues per year. Call for papers for each volume shall be publicized through journals, newsletters and during conferences.



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