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    Biocatalysis has been associated with the OxiZymes 2016 (8th European Meeting on OxiZymes) held from 3 to 6 July 2016 in Wageningen, Netherlands.

    Biocatalysis has been the media for the Latin-American Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (SiLaBB II) held on Decembre 6-9, 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

    Biocatalysis is partener of the CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials & Systems at the Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego (http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/resilientmaterials)

    Biocatalysis is a high quality journal designed to have impact on the scientific, academic and industrial sectors. Researchers, working in the field of biochemical catalysis for environmental, health and energy applications can share here results of their work. New approaches such as genomics, proteomics and molecular engineering are welcome as well. The journal includes frontier research tools such as computational chemistry and bionanotechnology. Biocatalysis aims to be the main option to publish relevant scientific and technological findings in all subjects on biochemical transformations.

    This journal is international with a fast, rigorous and comprehensive peer-review. It is a strong commitment of the Editor and the prominent Advisory Board to attract the authors by the growing reputation of this new journal.


    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/biocatalysis. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at biocatalysis.editorial@degruyteropen.com.

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium,
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal,
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience,
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper,
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles,
    • Communications and Rapid Communications*,
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews,
    • Vision papers,
    • Letter to the editor.

    Formatting Requirements

    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below),
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format,
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by),
    • full title of article and short title,
    • full list of authors with affiliations,
    • e-mail of the corresponding author,
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author,
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one,
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted).

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion. For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

    Open Access License

    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

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    • EBSCO Discovery Service
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    Editorial Information

    Journal Editor
    Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

    Associate Editor
    Guillermo R. Castro, National University of La Plata, Argentina
    Eduardo García-Junceda, Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC, Spain
    David Gonzalez, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
    Jean-Luc Jestin, France
    Enzo Laurenti, Università di Torino, Italy
    Andrea Salis, University of Cagliari, Italy

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Spiros Agathos, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Miguel Alcalde, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (CSIC), Spain
    Riccardo Basosi, Universita di Siena, Italy
    Patrick C. Cirino, University of Houston, USA
    Tadashi Ema, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Japan
    Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente, ICP-CSIC, Spain
    Richard A. Gross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA
    Frank Hollmann, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    Evgeny Katz, Clarkson University, USA
    Byung-Gee Kim, Seoul National Unviersity, South Korea
    Stefan Lutz, Emory University, USA
    Agustin Lopez Munguía, Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM, Mexico
    Tomoko Matsuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Sergio Riva, Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare (ICRM), CNR, Italy
    Francesco Secundo, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
    Burckhard Seelig, University of Minnesota, USA
    Rein V. Ulijn, City University of New York, USA
    Roland Wohlgemuth, Sigma-Aldrich, Member of Merck Group, USA
    John M. Woodley, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

    Assistant Editor
    Marcela Ayala, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
    Jianquan Luo, Technical University of Denmark

    Language Editor
    Kevin R. Kaufmann, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Lisa Pilkington, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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    Editorial Contact
    Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt

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