International Journal of Biotechnology

This journal also publishes Open Access articles

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Editor in Chief: Dr. M.A. Dorgham
ISSN online: 1741-5020
ISSN print: 0963-6048
4 issues per year
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IJBT provides an international forum and refereed authoritative source of information in the field of Biotechnology and Biotechnics, with emphasis on management and economics, as well as the political and social issues. It aims to disseminate knowledge, provide a learned reference in the field, and establish channels of communication between academic and research experts, policy makers and executives in industry, commerce and investment institutions.


 Topics covered include

  • Biotechnology in food
  • Biotechnology in healthcare
  • Biotechnology in environment
  • Biotechnology in agriculture
  • Biotechnology in diagnostics
  • Biotechnology in therapeutics
  • Biotechnology in cosmetics
  • Innovation in biotechnology and bio-ethics
  • Partnerships, networks and joint ventures
  • Biotechnology in the developed and developing world
  • Management and economics of biotechnology
  • Political and social issues

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The main objective of IJBT is to promote policy-oriented research in the field of biotechnology (covering medicine, agriculture, industry and allied fields). It also seeks to advance the field of biotechnology policy through information dissemination and research networking. IJBT emphasises international dimensions of biotechnology policy. It helps to identify ways by which biotechnology can be harnessed to contribute to economic development, global competitiveness and environmental management. IJBT publishes policy-oriented research papers as well as state-of-the-art reviews


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IJBT publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and notes, commentaries, and news. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK


  • Niosi, Jorge, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Associate Editor

  • Gaisser, Sibylle, Hochschule Ansbach, Germany

Editorial Board Members

  • Adeoti, John O., Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Nigeria
  • Aerni, Philipp, World Trade Institute and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Audretsch, David B., Indiana University, USA
  • Bisang, Roberto, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
  • Cantley, Mark, , UK
  • Chalmers, Donald, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Chataway, Joanna, RAND Europe, UK
  • Correa, Carlos M., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Enzing, Christien, Technopolis Group, Netherlands
  • Huang, Jikun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Hutchison, William, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Joly, Pierre-Benoit, INRA/SERD, France
  • Kinderlerer, Julian, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Krattiger, Anatole F., Cornell University, USA
  • Logar, Nathaniel, Arizona State University, USA
  • Lynskey, Michael J., Komazawa University, Japan
  • McKelvey, Maureen, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Mytelka, Lynn K., , France
  • Pelaez, Victor, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
  • Persidis, Aris, Argonex, Inc, USA
  • Pinstrup-Andersen, Per, Cornell University, USA
  • Pyka, Andreas, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Ramani, Shyama V., UNU-MERIT, Netherlands
  • Reiss, Thomas, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany
  • Saviotti, Pier-Paolo, Université Pierre Mendès-France, France
  • Sriwatanapongse, Sutat, National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand
  • Yang, Han-Sung, BioIndustry Association of Korea, South Korea
  • Zilberman, David, University of California, USA


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


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Journal news

  • In Memoriam - Professor Calestous Juma (1953-2017)


    Calestous Juma FRS Hon FREng, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Innovation for Economic Development Executive Program at Harvard Kennedy School, passed away at the age of 64 on 15th December 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. He played a critical and pioneering role in facilitating the application of science and technology to worldwide sustainable development. He was cited as one of the most influential hundred Africans in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the magazine "New African".

    Juma had a long history with Inderscience Publishers, having several roles including Editorships of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and the International Journal of Biotechnology, and roles as Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for several other Inderscience journals.

    Kenyan-born Juma was well known as the founder of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, which he established in 1988. He was also permanent Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). He began his ultimately highly distinguished career as Africa's first science and environment journalist at Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper. He would receive his MSc in Science, Technology and Industrialization and a DPhil in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex.