Author Guidelines

General information

Regulatory Mechanisms in Biosystems publishes results of research on areas: biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, cell biology, endocrinology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology  Focus and Scope more detailed

Articles submitted to Regulatory Mechanisms in Biosystems journal should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscript should be written in Ukrainian, Russian or English. Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. Authors of submitted papers should familiarize themselves with copyright transfer to Regulatory Mechanisms in Biosystems journal.

The papers have to be prepared according to the ethical standards in publishing.

The review process

Reviewing (expert evaluation) of manuscripts of scientific articles is carried out to maintain a high scientific and theoretical level of the journal and to select the most valuable and relevant scientific papers.  Regulatory Mechanisms in Biosystems journal uses Double-Blind Peer Review. The review process is free of charge. More details on the review process.

The journal does not accept any forms of plagiarism and has its own special criteria for its identification. The journal uses software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts: Detector Plagiarist, Antiplagiat, eTXT. Manuscripts in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source are rejected by the editorial board for publication in the journal. More details on Journal's Plagiarism policy.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Authors of accepted papers of standard length are required to pay a publication fee of €100. This fee helps to cover part of the publishing costs and also includes costs of language revision for papers by authors whose mother tongue is not English.

Submission of papers

Paper submission is free of charge. A submission must include the corresponding author's complete name, affiliation, address, phone and fax numbers, ORCID and e-mail address. All papers for consideration by Regulatory Mechanisms in Biosystems should be submitted by e-mail to the journal Executive Editor:

Viktor V. Brygadyrenko, Executive Editor:
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Gagarin ave., 72, Dnipro, 49010, Ukraine
Email:,; Phone: +38-050-939-07-88.

Rejection Rate: 75%.

Manuscript preparation

Please submit your manuscript as one file only by e-mail to
You may use this file as a template to prepare your submission file. It will quicken publication of your submission.


Name(s) of the author(s)

The affiliations and address(es) of the author(s)

Abstract should have 1900–2100 characters. The abstract should be informative and full of substance. Please do not use any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The abstract should be understandable without reading the paper.

Keywords: 4−6 items.

Research papers should not exceed 40 printed pages. Please use MS Word (*.doc).

Use internationally accepted signs and symbols (SI units).

Title should inform about the content of the paper in a condensed form. The title should not exceed 12 words. A full research paper should have following components:

  • Title
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • The address(es) and affiliations of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, full telephone and fax no. of the corresponding author
  • Abstract
  • Key words (indexing terms), normally 4–6 items
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Review paper may have any number of sections of any names. Only Conclusion is obligatory.

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Please use the following reference style in the text: one author – (Vinson, 2015), 2 authors – (Vargo & Laurel, 2004; Vargo & Hulsey, 2014), 3 and more authors – (Davis et al., 2006; Jones et al., 2016).


Please use the table function, not spreadsheets, to design tables. Tables should be self-explanatory. Tables are placed in the text just after its first reference. They should be mentioned and numbered consecutively (Table 1). Please provide an informative title at the top of the table.

Each column should carry a brief heading. Tables will be reproduced in the journal as presented in the final submission. Please do not insert huge tables, which cannot be fit within the page margins. Details of statistics and description should be disposed beneath the table body as a footnote. Use asterisks for significance values and other statistical data.


All figures should be referred in the text and numbered consecutively. Use Times New Roman font in the figures.

Caption must appear beneath the figure and should make the figure sufficiently understandable apart from the text. Lettering and symbols should be explained in the caption and only exceptionally in the figure. Figures should be of good quality. Colour figures will appear in the downloadable files. Figures should be fit to the text area and embedded.


The list of references should only include published or accepted works that are cited in the text. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each publication.

The names of all authors should be provided. Please use the standard of APA – American Psychological Association (

Journal article

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of article. Title of Journal, vv(n), pp–pp. doi.

Putchkov, A. (2011). Ground beetles of the Ukraine (Coleoptera, Carabidae). ZooKeys, 100, 503–515. doi:10.3897/zookeys.100.1545

Putchkov, A. V. (2013). Survey of carabid beetles of the tribe Nebriini (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of the fauna of Ukraine. Entomological Review, 93(5), 620–629. doi:10.1134/s0013873813050102

Husband, R. W., & Khaustov, A. A. (2004). A new species of Eutarsopolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae) from Calathus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Ukraine. International Journal of Acarology, 30(4), 329–333. doi:10.1080/01647950408684401

Sidorenko, A. I., & Siokhin, V. D. (2016). Gnezdovanie bol'shogo baklana (Phalacrocorax carbo) na tehnogennyh sooruzhenijah v Ukraine [Nesting of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) on man-made structures in Ukraine]. Visnyk of Dnipropetrovsk University. Biology, Ecology, 24(2), 308–316 (in Russian). doi:10.15421/011640


Freeland, J. R., Kirk, H., & Petersen, S. (2011). Molecular Ecology. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford. doi:10.1002/9780470979365

Having received the reviewed manuscript, please castigate the text and return it to the editor in one month at the latest.

You may use papers published in the last issue as an example.

At the end of the references of the manuscript author must specify his/her ORCID ID number (for each of the authors ORCID personal number needed) to allow the readers of this article refer to authors' publications in other journals. The creation of ORCID (if you do not have it yet) will take a few minutes (the official website -

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