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The Journal was founded in 1975 by Prof. Yurii A. Ovchinnikov. The Editorial Board
uses the term "bioorganic chemistry" to cover a wide range of problems related to the
investigation of the structure and function of biomolecules using the methods of organic,
biochemical and physical chemistry.
The journal is intended for scientists, for those in the health professions, educators, and
students in universities and researchers in industrial, medical, agricultural,
and environmental control laboratories.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) welcomes
papers on all aspects of bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genomics, proteomics,
bioinformatics, immunology, molecular virology, molecular evolution and developmental biology.
The Journal publishes reviews, minireviews, research articles and theoretical investigations, hypothesis and short communications.
The Journal is published in Russian (under the name Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya
in the Russian Federation) and in English (under the name Russian Journal
of Bioorganic Chemistry) six times a year by Russian Academy of Sciences
(IKC "Akademkniga") in Moscow (Russia) and Pleiades Publishing Inc.
in the United States. The English edition is distributed worldwide by Springer.
Articles are published in Russian and English. Publication of articles in the Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) – free.
The journal is indexed according to its English version and included in the bibliographic databases: AGRICOLA, BIOSIS, Biological Abstracts, CNKI, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS),
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Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition,
Meta, Naver, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Materials
Science and Engineering Database, ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection, ProQuest
Technology Collection, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, Reaction
Citation Index, Reaxys, SCImago, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded
(SciSearch), TD Net Discovery Service, UGC-CARE List (India), Zoological Record.
Original version is also included into the databases EMBASE (Excerpta Medica),
AGRICOLA and some others.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) is a peer reviewed journal. We use
a double-blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 83 experts, both internal and external (67,47%), from 13 countries. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2020 was 67%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.
Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review
the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify
the editors and decline the invitation.
Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and
reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to
improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be
Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors,
(ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation,
(iii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) has a Conflict of Interest policy in place and complies with international, national and/or institutional standards on research involving Human Participants and/or Animals and Informed Consent.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and subscribes to its principles on how to deal with acts of misconduct thereby committing to investigate allegations of misconduct in order to ensure the integrity of research.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Bioorganicheskaya Khimiya) may use plagiarism detection software to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.