About the Journal

Chief Editor
GAOUAR Suheil Bechir Semir
PRINT ISSN: 2602-5582
Online ISSN: 2588-185X
Frequency of publication: be-annual
Month's of publication: January and July


Genetics and Biodiversity Journal is an open access scholarly journal published without any break since 2017;  GABJ is available to the reader without financial barrier. it is a peer-reviewed, updated 2 times a year, bring original papers , reviews and short communications on articles of high importance in all areas of genetics biodiversity.

Topics related to Genetics Biodiversity

Biodiversity conservation (plant): Biodiversity conservation (animal): Human health (polymorphism): Human health (microbiology): Genomic population (plant): Genomic population (animal): Genomic population (microbiology): Plant breeding: Animal breeding: Fungal Genetics and Biology.

Editorial Policies 

Focus and Scope 

This journal will be published on-line and will constitute a space for emulation of scientific production. It will be open to contributions of recognized scientific quality. It will include several sections and will touch on the major areas of research activities that are experiencing definite developments in research spaces. It will include the following domains:

  • Genetics and biodiversity of Animal
  • Genetics and biodiversity of plant
  • Genetics and biodiversity of microbial
  • Genetics and biodiversity of humain.

Section Policies  

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
Review article
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
Short Communication
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
Case Report
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
Book of Abstracts
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Open Access Policy

GENETICS AND BIODIVERSITY JOURNAL (GABJ) is an open access gold publication, which means that all published manuscripts are actually available for unrestricted access.

Open Access Publishing provides free and immediate access to all published manuscripts worldwide. Readers can view, download, print and redistribute any article without any financial barriers, allowing for greater distribution of an article.

Peer Review Process

All GAB journal manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers of the journal’s international Editorial Review Board of experts in fields specifically matching the journal topics. Papers are reviewed, double-blind, in full publishable form; no manuscripts are accepted based only upon submission of an abstract. Reviewers are required to provide the author with comments intended to improve the content, style, and other issues which should improve the quality of the article.

Submission evaluation criteria

  1. Value or usefulness to field or profession.
  2. Adequacy of design/accuracy of analysis.
  3. Presentation and interpretation of findings, discussion, and conclusions.
  4. Inclusion of appropriate implications for practice and/or policy.
  5. Important and timely.
  6. Consistency with existing literature.
  7. Overall clarity of ideas and expression.
  8. References to relevant existing work.
  9. Grammatical construction; writing style; use of non-sexist language

Review Guidance

Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that allows independent experts in the same field of research to evaluate and comment on manuscript submissions. The outcome of a peer review gives authors feedback to improve their work and, critically, allows the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication.

The peer review process may adopt one of the following forms:

  • Single-anonymous review (also called ‘single-blind peer review’). The reviewer’s name isn’t disclosed to the author.
  • Double-anonymous review (also called ‘double-blind peer review’). The identity of the reviewers and the authors aren’t disclosed.
  • Open review. Both the author and reviewer names are disclosed.
  • Post-publication open review. Readers and reviewers can post comments, mediated by the editor, after publication.

Single- and double-anonymous review are the most common methods of peer review. Learn more about different types of peer review.

This process upholds the integrity of scholarly communication. It ensures that published research is accurate, trustworthy, and meets the highest standards. Every journal depends on the hard work of reviewers who test and refine each article before publication.

How can you become a peer reviewer?

Contact the editor

Journal editors are always looking out for new reviewers, especially those with expertise in areas under-represented in the journal’s pool of contacts. If there’s a journal that you read regularly, email the editor directly. Tell them about your areas of expertise, your publication record, and your interest in reviewing. If you attend any academic conferences, these are good opportunities to meet editors who might be looking for new reviewers. And also, we will be looking for your Research-GATE account and you are interactive with questions, articles published etc.

Ask a senior colleague to recommend you

Is there someone who knows your work and is already involved with a journal, or regularly reviews? Ask whether they would be willing to pass on your details to the editor. They may also have some useful experience from when they first became a reviewer.

Look out for calls for reviewers

Some journals make specific invitations for reviewers to get in touch. This might be the case if the journal is new or expanding its scope into a different area. In our genetics and Biodiversity journal, you can directly ask for editor in cheif by his email (suheilgaouar@gmail.com), if you are intresseting to joinning our community 

Register with the journal’s publisher

Some publishers invite aspiring reviewers to add their details to a reviewer database. For example, GAB journal has a reviewer registration page. Here, you can enter your research specialisms and select the journals you’d be interested in reviewing for.

Find a mentor

Ask a senior colleague, with experience of reviewing, whether you could work with them on a review. Some journals also run mentoring schemes, designed to help support first-time reviewers.

Be visible on researcher networking sites

Academic networking sites, such as Research Gate or Academia.edu, are opportunities to build a profile that editors looking for new reviewers can find. Make sure that your profile includes lots of detail about your current areas of research. You should also add links to any published journal articles or books.

Why should you become a peer reviewer?

Peer reviewing is a form of collaboration between experts. Their critical feedback often improves research and helps propel it forward.

But how does being a reviewer help your career? Here are some ways that you can benefit:

Keep up with the latest research

As a reviewer, you get an early view of the exciting new research happening in your field. Not only that, peer review gives you a role in helping to evaluate and improve this new work.

Improve your own writing

Reviewing articles written by other researchers can give you insight into how to improve your own. The process of reviewing encourages you to think critically about what makes an article good (or not so good). As you review more papers, you’ll start to spot common mistakes. This could relate to writing style, presentation, or the clarity of explanations. You can then use this knowledge in your own writing and improve your chances of publication.

Boost your career

While a lot of reviewing is anonymous, there are schemes to recognize the important contribution of reviewers. These include reviewer lists in journals, reviewer certificates, and Publons. You can also include your reviewing work on your resume. Your work as a reviewer will interest appointment or promotion committees looking for evidence of service to the profession.

Become part of a journal’s community

Many journals are the center of a network of researchers who discuss key themes and developments in the field. Becoming a reviewer is a great way to get involved with that group. This gives you the opportunity to build new connections for future collaborations. Being a regular reviewer may also be the first step to becoming a member of the journal’s editorial board

Review form: reviewers can use a review form and uploading it by clicking here 



Vol 5, No 2 (2021): GABJ-June

2021: Special Issue (Characterization and valorisation of plants: Virtues and development prospects)

This special issue aims to bring together knowledge related to research in the broad scientific field of plants. The aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) and plants in general covered include the study of the biological and chemical activities of extracts rich in phytochemicals, essential oils and secondary metabolites by in vitro and in vivo tests, ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological studies, biodiversity, plants morphological and physiological characterizations. MAPs are defined as all raw organic materials ‎‎(trees, shrubs and herbs) whose active elements of their respective organs (fruits, ‎flowers, leaves, roots, stems, buds, bulbs) are likely to be used.‎ The range of plants applications is vast, since it affects the ‎medical sector (pharmaceutical industry, allopathy, phytotherapy, homeopathy, ‎aromatherapy), that of cosmetics and perfumes, chemistry (detergents, dyes, ‎varnishes, fireworks, etc.) and the agro-food sector (minimally processed products ‎such as infusion plants, spices and dry herbs, etc.).‎

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