Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2016).



Papers must be submitted exclusively to Mexican Journal of Biotechnology and are accepted on the understanding that they are entirely original and have not been, and will not be, published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).

Editor should:

Maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for Mexican Journal of Biotechnology and decide which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published.

Evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.

Ensure the confidentiality of the review process.

Exercise the highest standards of personality integrity in their work as editor of Mexican Journal of Biotechnology.


Reviewers must:

Conduct themselves fairly and impartially.

Maintain the confidentiality of the review process.

Alert the Editor in Chief of any real or potential conflict of interest and decline to review where appropriate.

Express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

Authors must:

Avoid plagiarism (and autoplagiarism) and should cite the work of others.

Do not submit your work to more than one journal at a time.

Disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations.

Approve the submitted and published versions of the paper and take public responsibility for the content of their paper.

Know that authorship should be limited to those who have contributed in any significant way to the research or writing.


Obtain permission from authors of published articles that you want to reproduce any item (e.g. figure or table). It is suggested to do your own items.

Include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Know that a CrossCheck powered by iThenticate software is used to check the originality of manuscripts. The consequences of plagiarism can be personal, professional, ethical, and legal. Author’s home institution must be notified of a plagiarism.


All the names of the authors should be clearly indicated in the article submitted to Mexican Journal of Biotechnology. For quality policies of the journal, to include or eliminate authors after the review process should be made in writing the respective application with the signature of all authors of the manuscript, who will endorse the application.

The views expressed in the papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of any member of the editorial board or the editor in chief.

Their total or partial reproduction is strictly forbidden without the prior written approval of the Mexican Institute for Author’s rights.



After acceptance of an article, authors transfer copyright to Mexican Journal of Biotechnology.


Author rights

Share their article for personal and internal institutional use and scholarly sharing purposes (teaching, internal training, etc).

Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data) and credit for the published work.

Copyright Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, 2019

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