Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts (J. Bioresour. Bioprod., ISSN 2369-9698), published by the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, and Nanjing Forest University, China, is a peer-reviewed international journal aimed at disseminating cutting-edge developments of science and engineering in all fields of bio-based materials/chemicals/energy and their applications.


The Journal welcomes high-quality reviews, communications, original research articles, perspectives, and commentaries. Contributions should focus on one or more of the following topics:


  • Forest bioproducts and biorefinery
  • Lignocellulose science and engineering
  • Advanced applications of bioresources
  • Bio-based nanomaterials and nanocomposites
  • Bioenergy and sustainability
  • Bioresource-related innovative concepts and applications


All articles will be submitted to scholarly databases, including Web of Science (Thomson Reuters, ISI), Compendex (Elsevier, Engineering Village), Scopus (Elsevier), SciFinder Scholar (American Chemical Society), and Google Scholar (Google.com).


Section Policies

Research Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Opinion Pieces

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


  • Zhibin He
  • Admin Journal
  • Qun LI
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


  • Zhibin He
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Conference Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions to the Research Articles section, Review section, and Communication section of Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts (JBB) undergo peer review by a minimum of two PhD-prepared reviewers and the review process will be managed by the managing editor. JBB adapts an automated system for web-based submission of articles and efficient tracking of the review and approval process.

Typically, authors receive the first round of opinions on their submission in two to three weeks, pending the availability of qualified peer reviewers. If accepted, submissions are usually published in the next available issue, meaning that the time from submission to publication can take as little as two to three weeks. The mean time from submission to acceptance, however, is six weeks.

Peer reviewers are chosen based upon their research interests and their expertise. Most peer reviewers hold PhDs. A reviewer who does not hold a PhD may be selected as a third reviewer of a paper in addition to two PhD-prepared academics.

Peer reviewers are asked to evaluate and judge submissions regarding how well a submitted article meets the criteria of "new, true, and important."  Peer reviewers are asked to indicate their assessment as excellent, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or not applicable and also to provide comments. Reviewers' comments are extremely important to help the authors revise and improve their papers.


Publication Frequency

Currently the Journal of BioResources and BioProducts is published on a quarterly schedule. Each new issue will be published on the web as soon as its articles have fully completed the approval and editing process. In the future, the Journal will follow a continuous batch publication process, which means that a new issue is published upon acceptance of a sufficient number of original research articles (N = 6). If submissions are of sufficient rigor and quality, they can be published in as little as two months after receipt. 


Open Access Policy

The Journal of BioResources and BioProducts is a refereed, open access e-journal that disseminates original research of science and engineering of bioresources and their products. All contents, such as fundamental and applied research papers, review articles, technical notes, and short communications are available free-of-charge to anyone with access to the Internet. Users can view and downlaod all the papers without restriction and without charge. Users can fairly use the content for research and educational purposes, but they do not have permission to publish or to sell the material or to quote it without attribution. The author(s) retain rights to use the submitted and published material without restriction.




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