African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12138

About AJB

The African Journal of Biotechnology (AJB) is a peer reviewed journal which commenced publication in 2002. AJB publishes articles from all areas of biotechnology including medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology, molecular diagnostics, applied biochemistry, industrial microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics, transcriptomics and genome editing, food and agricultural technologies, and metabolic engineering. Manuscripts on economic and ethical issues relating to biotechnology research are also considered.
The African Journal of Biotechnology is indexed in:
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AJB has an h5-index of 28 on Google Scholar Metrics


Open Access is a publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community without restriction through the internet. All articles published under open access can be accessed by anyone with internet connection.

The African Journals of Biotechnology is an Open Access journal. Abstracts and full texts of all articles published in this journal are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication without any form of restriction.
All articles published by African Journal of Biotechnology are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited. Citation should include the article DOI. The article license is displayed on the abstract page the following statement:
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
When an article is published by in the African Journal of Biotechnology, the author(s) of the article retain the copyright of article. Author(s) may republish the article as part of a book or other materials. When reusing a published article, author(s) should;

Cite the original source of the publication when reusing the article. i.e. cite that the article was originally published in the African Journal of Biotechnology. Include the article DOI
Accept that the article remains published by the African Journal of Biotechnology (except in occasion of a retraction of the article)
The article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

A copyright statement is stated in the abstract page of each article. The following statement is an example of a copyright statement on an abstract page.
Copyright ©2016 Author(s) retains the copyright of this article.
The African Journal of Biotechnology is a RoMEO green journal. This permits authors to archive any version of their article they find most suitable, including the published version on their institutional repository and any other suitable website.
The African Journal of Biotechnology is committed to the long-term preservation of its content. All articles published by the journal are preserved by Portico. In addition, the journal encourages authors to archive the published version of their articles on their institutional repositories and as well as other appropriate websites.
The African Journal of Biotechnology encourages metadata harvesting of all its content. The journal fully supports and implement the OAI version 2.0, which comes in a standard XML format. See Harvesting Parameter
Article metrics is increasingly an important measure of the impact of a published article. The journal provides article metrics for each published article. The article metrics provides a record of the number of views received by the article. It also keeps a record of the full text PDF downloads. Article metrics is available on the abstract page of each article.
On the side menu of the abstract page, you will see "Total Views" and "Downloaded" which indicates the number of times the abstract page has been viewed and the number of times the article has been downloaded. Example,

Article Processing Charge
The journal charges a processing fee to authors who submit manuscripts. Authors are required to pay the article processing charge only after their manuscripts have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.

The manuscript handling fee for AJB is $650 (USD).

The journal does not charge a submission fee.

Waiver Policy
The journal may grant partial waivers to some categories of authors. Kindly see Waiver Policy if you are eligible for a waiver.
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