About the Journal
Focus and Scope
ORGANISMS is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal publishing articles of the highest quality pertaining to the fields of basic, translational, theoretical and clinical research. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Complexity in biology
- Theory of biological organization
- Mathematical and computational approaches in biology and medicine
- Developmental processes
- Degenerative diseases
Peer Review Process
ORGANISMS has enlisted the services of an Editorial Board with broad expertise in many relevant research areas, but will also solicit the help of other specialists as required. Each member of the Board is involved with strong research programs into many aspects of normal and/or pathological inflammation, and will make every effort to fulfil the mandate of the journal. The Board promise to conduct and facilitate unbiased and critical reviews of manuscripts and will strive to expedite the communication of work that is original, scientifically sound and thought provoking.
Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to the reviewer for evaluation. Organisms uses a blind peer review.
The peer-review process is managed with the OJS platform.
This journal is published two times per year.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Authors of articles published in the Journal of ORGANISMS retain the copyright of their articles. Author can archive pre-print, post-print, and publisher's versions.
ORGANISMS is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 3.0.
With the licence CC-BY, authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.
Ethics and Disclosures
The journal is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published. All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow the COPE guidelines and may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s)’ institution or ethics committee.
Research involving animals or human subjects, human material, or human data
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts reporting such research. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption). Further information and documentation to support this should be made available to Editors on request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editor considers that the research has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. In rare cases, Editors may contact the ethics committee for further information.
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. [International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") February 2006].
Language editing support
Organisms requires manuscripts submitted to meet international standards fo English language to be considered for pubblication.
Every submitted article will be screened for English accuracy for free. However, it will undergo an editing proce if needed. The cost of such work will be charged to the authors. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your Organisms special rate in advance.
Note that sending your manuscript for language editing does not imply or guarantee thet the journal will accept it for publication. Editorial decisions on the scientific content of a manuscript are independent of whether it has received language editing or proofing.