About the Journal
Focus and Scope
ACTA BIOLOGICA SLOVENICA publishes original research articles and reviews papers that examine the broad field of biology. Based in Slovenia, Acta Biologica Slovenica combines locally oriented research with the original research from neighbouring countries, Europe, and wider international space.
Acta Biologica Slovenica is a diamond open-access, international peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year by the University of Ljubljana Press and issued by the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The journal considers biology broadly and publishes original scientific articles and reviews covering diverse topics that include: animal sciences, plant sciences, environmental sciences, ecology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, agriculture, and anthropology.
The journal is governed by an Editorial Team (editor-in-chief, managing editor and technical editor) in cooperation with the International Editorial Board, consistent with the mission of the journal.
Acta Biologica Slovenica was launched as an open-access journal in 2017. The series has one volume with two issues per year. The journal is issued online (ISSN: 1854-3073).
Acta Biologica Slovenica continues the legacy of the journal Biološki vestnik, (ISSN 0520-1969) which was published continuously from 1952 until 1995.
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts in Acta Biologica Slovenica are peer-reviewed. They are examined by the editors upon receipt. Afterwards, the authors are (if necessary) asked to correct or change the manuscript. After the manuscript has been corrected, it is sent to two anonymous reviewers (single-blind review). The reviewers receive a manuscript with the author’s name and affiliation, and the author receives the review(s) without the reviewers’ names. If the reviews require the manuscript to be corrected or augmented, the review will be sent to the author to correct the manuscript. Manuscripts with major corrections are subject to a second review. The editor-in-chief and managing editor has the right to make suggestions for improvements regarding content and technical aspects. The article may be rejected for publication by the reviewers or editors.
The Journal Editor accepts submissions on a continuous basis. The editorial process takes approx. 5 months. Acta Biologica Slovenica is published twice a year: in July and December.
Open Access Policy
Acta Biologica Slovenica publishes according to the diamond open access model and supports the principle that making research findings freely available to the public encourages the public good through the greater global exchange of knowledge. Acta Biologica Slovenica does not charge authors to publish (APC) nor readers to access published articles. Financial support for Acta Biologica Slovenica comes from membership fees of the Slovenian biological society and from the Slovenian Research Agency. Published articles are not eligible for a fee.
Prior to 1995, the sole copyright holder was the publisher: Slovenian Biological Society.
From 1995–2023, Acta biologica Slovenica is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
From 2023, Acta biologica Slovenica is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases
The articles of Acta Biologica Slovenica are indexed/reviewed in the following databases/resources:
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Acta Biologica Slovenica is a free on-line open-access scientific journal.
Published articles and issues are stored in the publisher's database and available online at: https://journals.uni-lj.si/abs/issue/archive. In addition, issues are deposited with National and University Library.
- University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
- Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
Published by: University of Ljubljana Press
Issued by: University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
Department of Biology
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