Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Annales UMCS publishes original research papers, short communications, biographic records and review articles which are of interest to a wide range of biological disciplines in all their scientific and applied aspects. The journal features broad coverage of contribution dealing with prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, as well as animal basic sciences, from cell biology to ecology. The journal provides information for researchers, lecturers, students, and teachers. The articles can be written by both leaders in the field and young researches.


Section Policies

Table of contents

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Texts submitted to the Annales UMCS Sectio C Biology are reviewed in accordance with the guidelines
of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the rules in scientific journals (review form).
The evaluation process takes place in three stages:

  1. All articles submitted are subject to the procedure of preliminary qualification by the Editorial Board. 
  2. After positive evaluation, articles are anonymously sent to independent reviewers, provided that the authors and reviewers do not know their identity ("double-blind review process"). Special attention is paid to the lack of close personal relationships between the authors and reviewers. Editors find it very important that the reviewer is not a person from the same place of work as the author of the text.
  3. Based on the evaluation, the editors decide to: reject the publication, accept it for publication, or refer it to the Author upon reviewers’ comments in order to introduce amendments.


Publication Frequency

Issue 1 – June, Issue 2 – December


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.



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  • D. Zahra Movahedi
  • Dr Mehdi Mohebodini
  • Prof. dr hab. Izabela Święcicka
  • Dr hab. Adrian Wiater
  • Prof. dr hab. Bohdan Lorens
  • Dr inż. Michał Orzechowski
  • Dr Mohamad Mahmoodi
  • Dr. Salman Gulzar Khan