This time I would like to inform you briefly about the advances announced in my previous 2003 Editorial that concerned: (i) improving the editorial process; (ii) submitting the Invited Review articles; (iii) editing the Supplement Issues; and (iv) introducing the carriage charge.
Editorial process. The editorial policy of our section of the journal resulted in the “accepted to rejected” ratio 1:1 for the manuscripts submitted in the year 2003. Our special thanks go to people, who kindly accepted the task to evaluate the manuscripts, our reviewers, whose names are listed below.
Invited Reviews. It is our continuous task to acquire the reviews by the leading authorities written upon the invitations. Please help us by sending your nominations that are very welcome!
Supplement Issues. I am happy to inform you that three supplements, based on scientific conferences, have been agreed to be published by our section of the journal: International Probiotic Conference, 15-19 SEP 2004, Košice, Slovakia (http://www.ipc.vuvm.sk/ipc2004/), The 9th Interdisciplinary Slovak-Czech Toxicological Conference, 15-17 SEP 2004, Píla-Èastá, Slovakia (http://www.msctk.sav.sk/9msctk.html), and The Second Symposium on the Alpha-Amylase Family, 3-7 OCT 2004, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia (http://imb.savba.sk/~janecek/Alamys/alamy_2/).
Carriage charge. This moderate fee partly covers the handling and postage of the reprints. Corresponding author receives 30 reprints, one complimentary Issue of the journal containing the published article, and the electronic reprint in the PDF-format.
The next step necessary for “surviving” Biologia,
We would like to express our thanks to the following people who kindly act as referees
for the manuscripts received in 2003:
Geoffrey J. Beckett,
Gennady A. Belitsky,
Sharon G. Berk,
Marianne Berwick, New York, NY, USA
Xin Jie Chen,
Louis W. Chow, Pokfulam,
Marcello Ciaccio, Palermo, Italy
Bertrand Collard, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Patrick J. Cozzone,
Milan Certik, Bratislava, Slovakia
Carme de Bolos,
Teresa W.-M. Fan,
Mary Catherine Glick,
Heierhorst, Fitzroy, VIC,
Prakash P. Kumar,
Peter J. Lawson,
Sharbel W. Maluf, Porto Alegre, Brasil
Jaroslav Mokry, Hradec
Chiara Mondello, Pavia, Italy
Pedro Montilla, Cordoba, Spain
Haruhide Mori, Sapporo, Japan
Gudipati Muralikrishna, Mysore, India
Tom G. Obrig,
John R. Porter,
Richard L. Siegler,
Mary Ann L. Smith,
Thressa C. Stadtman,
Sripada M. Udapa, Aleppo, Syria
Tom T. M. Vandekerckhove,
Katarína Volkovova, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ernst Wolvetang, Clayton, VIC, Australia
Katarzyna Wozniak, Lodz, Poland
Kuender D. Yang,