About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The aim of the journal Bioresearch Communications (BRC) is to disseminate the findings of the cutting-edge research conducted at home and abroad. The types of paper include, all the research conducted in the field of life sciences and its related wings. The journal is an open access, peer-reviewed biennial official journal of Graduate Biochemists Organization (GBA), Bangladesh. It is an International Journal which accepts original research work in different disciplines of biological science. There are two issues (January and July) of this journal per year. BRC is a non -profit Journal. Presently we are publishing only online issues.

Bioresearch Communications (BRC) is a peer-reviewed, open-access international journal, which considers articles on all areas of Biology and Medicine. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Translational Medicine, Epidemiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Forensic Science, Food and Nutrition, Plant Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Fisheries, Environmental Biochemistry, Environmental Microbiology, etc. BRC publishes Research Articles, Editorials, Commentaries, Reviews, Case reports, etc. It is the official Journal of Graduate Biochemists Association (GBA) Bangladesh, a scholarly society that promotes Biochemistry at all levels. The Editorial Board of BRC, representing experts from different parts of the world with different expertise, ensures an efficient peer review process and high quality in publication. Presently there are two issues of BRC per year (both soft copies). It will bring up special issues on a particular theme in the area of recent biological developments. BRC is indexing in Google Scholar and in much other reputed indexing and abstracting databases. The number of indexing is increasing every year. BRC has obtained several impact factors conferred by different organizations. Bioresearch communications is a profit-free journal.

Policy of Review

Bioresearch Communications is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. 

Potential Conflicts of Interests
Please inform the editor promptly if you believe there is conflict of interest between your work and the manuscript you are being asked to review. If there is a conflict of interest this does not exclude you entirely form reviewing a certain manuscript, but you should make sure to disclose any potential conflict to the Editor

Performing your review
Initial considerations
You should always conduct your review objectively. Direct personal criticism is not appropriate and your views should always be supported by clear argumentations. Your comments should always be polite and constructive.

Upon being asked to review you should consider three basic points prior to accepting to review:

  1. does the topic fit in your personal area of expertise? Only accept an invitation to review if you are competent to review the topic presented
  2. can you dedicate time for reviewing the article within the set timeframe? 
  3. Can you foresee conflict of interest between your work and that of the authors you should be reviewing? 

Reviewing a manuscript must always be treated with confidentiality. You should not disclose or discuss the manuscript with colleagues. If you feel a paper is really unacceptable be brief, but offer a few constructive comments and criticisms.

When performing your review, consider the following points as a guidance:

  • Does the title describe the article?
  • Is the sample size adequate?
  • Does the article support or contradict previous theories?
  • Prospective is better than retrospective. Larger sample sizes are better than smaller. Longer follow up is better than shorter.
  • For all papers, it is important to explain inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • Is there IRB approval? Are there other ethical or regulatory issues? Conflict of interest issues?
  • Is the content in correct sections of the manuscript? So, are discussion comments in the results section or are methods and results comments mixed up?
  • Are tables and figures as clear as they can be? Are they all needed? Material should not be duplicated. If the authors give data in a table, it need not be reiterated in the text or vice versa.
  • References should include pertinent material and need not be encyclopedic. Did the authors select the appropriate material to cite?

Ethical issues
if you suspect that an article is a substantial copy of another work,please let the editor know, citing the previous work in as much details as possible.
Fraud: it is very difficult to detect the determined fraudster, but if you suspect the results in an article to be untrue, discuss it with the editor.

Be polite with the authors
Always remember that your comments will help authors to improve their skills and expertise: even if you think a paper should be rejected, your comments will help the authors to improve their next efforts. Spend some time to offer constructive criticisms and please be polite with your comments; consider how you would feel reading the criticism as an author.

Grammar and language issues
Many authors are writing in a second language. The writing must be excellent when the paper is finalized, but we can review papers with poor writing as long as the science is understandable. All accepted papers are subject to a thorough language editing.

Submitting your comments
Once you have completed your evaluation of the manuscript, you can proceed with submitting your comments to the Editor. If you might be delayed, do let the Editor know and arrange for a deadline extension. The review form is structured in three separate areas:

A) Text boxes to enter comments to the authors and confidential comments to the Editor. 
B) The manuscript rating card, based on the following criteria:

80–100: Excellent. Decision is accept as is or with minor changes. Only few manuscripts can be included in this rating.
60–79:  Above average manuscript. Decision is usually accept with minor changes with a really moderate revision
40–59: Average manuscript. Most of these manuscripts may be accepted or can be rejected depending on space
20–39: Below average manuscript. Most likely to be rejected, unless a high priority topic that can be improved after one or more revisions
1–19: Unacceptable manuscript — Most likely to be rejected, unless a high priority topic that can be improved after one or more revisions

C) An area where you can upload a file you maylike to share with authors
D) A drop down menu for your recommendation:
Accept submission
Revision required
Resubmit for review
Resubmit elsewhere
Decline submission

Publication Frequency

BRC is published two times in a year (January & July)

Open Access

Bioresearch Communications (BRC) is an open access international journal only online version. Abstracts and full texts of all articles published in the journals can be read online without any form of restriction.

Article Processing Fees

Our journal is free to everyone. Full text of all the contents is always available. There is Article-processing charges for online publication are as below (No print version available at present):

  • (Full Paper/Review Paper): 12000 BDT & 150 USD for submission from Bangladesh & overseas respectively.
  • (Short Communication/Letter to the Editor and Editorial): 8000 BDT & 100 USD for submission from Bangladesh & overseas respectively.

Our readers can copy, distribute, and use their attributed research for non-commercial purpose free of charge. Our journal retains copyright of the articles through a Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY-NC 4.0). Publication of print copies depends on the availability of funds from Graduate Biochemists Association. No extra fees will be charged for print copy.

Where to pay:
Account Name: Graduate Biochemists Association
Account No: 0961234035607
Swift Code: AGBKBDDH001
Bank Name: Agrani Bank Ltd.
Curzon Hall Campus, University of Dhaka
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Publication of print copies depends on the availability of funds from Graduate Biochemists Association. No extra fees will be charged for print copy. *

Source of Support

Funded by Graduate Biochemists Association (GBA) Bangladesh.


Graduate Biochemists Association (GBA) Bangladesh