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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • It is an original manuscript, is unpublished work, and is not under consideration elsewhere.
  • All authors have identified and addressed ethical considerations.
  • Authors have complied with guidance provided in the Authors Guidelines. The manuscript and abstract correspond to the journal’s format and reference list includes full details of all cited references in the Vancouver format.
  • Authors have written permission from copyholders of any figures or tables that will be reprinted or adapted in IBB
  • Authors have disclosed all funding, other financial and material support in the Acknowledgments section.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted online via our online manuscript tracking system at

A manuscript is submitted together with:

 certificate of examination (for the authors from Ukraine), sealed with a stamp, with a statement about the fit for open publication of the article – 1 copy;

– declaration on bioethics signed by the authors (for human or animals subjects' experimental research);

– file with information about authors (in Ukrainian and English): (i) title; (ii) author(s) names; (iii) ORCID; (iv) academic degree; (v) academic title; (vi) institutional affiliation and position; (vii) email; (viii) phone number (with an indication of the corresponding author).

Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose a conflict of interest.

If tables or figures have been reproduced from other sources, a letter from the copyright holder stating authorization to reproduce the material must be attached.

Copyright of any article published in Innov Biosyst Bioeng will belong to the author or their designee. However, it is a condition of publication in the journal that authors grant an exclusive license to publish to Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. The corresponding author will be asked to complete the license agreement form on transferring the copyright to upon acceptance of the manuscript:




The journal accepts research (experimental and theoretical), review papers, and short reports.

The language of manuscripts is English or Ukrainian. (The editorial board reserves the right to consider a specific article only in English if deemed necessary).

Prepare the manuscript text using a Word processing package (save in .doc format). Submission of PDF text files is not permitted.

We recommend using the following templates:

Original article

Review article

Papers submitted to Innovative Biosystems and Bioengineering should be no less than 2000 words (excluding the cited references) and reviews should not exceed 2000 words.

Research papers and short reports should be arranged in the following order: (i) author(s) and institutional affiliation(s); (ii) title; (iii) introduction; (iv) materials and methods; (v) results; (vi) discussion; (vii) conclusions; (viii) interests disclosure statment; (ix) references; (x) structured abstract and keywords in Ukrainian and English.

Reviews may be in a format best suited to subject matter, but should include: (i) author(s) and institutional affiliation(s); (ii) title; (iii) introduction; (iv) text; (v) conclusions; (vi) interests disclosure statment; (vii) references; (viii) structured abstract and keywords in Ukrainian and English. For clarity, the main body of text should be sub-divided into sections that are appropriate (optimal) for the research question.

Title: The title should be short and informative and should not include non-standard acronyms or abbreviations.

Introduction: The basic principles of research, background, earlier related work and the purpose of the present studies should be described in the introduction. What question did an author ask in his experiment? Why is it interesting? The introduction summarizes the relevant literature so that the reader will understand why the author was interested in the question he asked. The introduction should end with a sentence explaining the research objective, which clearly states the specific problem being addressed by this particular study. The introduction must not contain figures and tables.

Materials and Methods: Please, describe clearly your selection of the observational or experimental subjects; identify the methods, apparatus and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the experiments; give references to established methods, provide references and brief descriptions for methods that have been published but are not well known; describe new or substantially modified methods, give reasons for using them and evaluate their limitations.

In the end of this section, when reporting experiments on human or animal subjects, authors are to indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards (see Publication Ethics).

Results: The body of this section is a text-based presentation of the key findings which includes references to each of the Tables and Figures. Only representative results from the research should be presented, without interpreting or evaluating them, other than to provide a link to the discussion section. Tables and figures should be numbered in accordance with the content of the article. Statistical and other details should be provided as footnotes of the table. Images scanned at a printing must be clear, not worse than the clarity of the main text. For experimental work, it is necessary to focus on the statistical processing of primary data.

Discussion: The discussion should be focus on the interpretation of the results in light of what was already known about the subject of the investigation. Authors should discuss what principles have been established or reinforced; what generalisations can be drawn; how findings compare to the findings of others researchers or to expectations based on previous work. Authors should explain our new understanding of the problem after taking their results into consideration. 

Conclusions: This section describes new solutions for the research problems of the subject area are proposed, features which they differ from those already existing and which have advantages over the existing ones. The author should discuss what his results may mean for researchers in the same field as his, researchers in other fields, and the general public and how could his findings be applied. The section should be about 5–10 sentences.

End with a one-two sentences about further research would be necessary to answer the questions raised by the research results.

Interests disclosure: Articles submitted to IBB require a disclosure statement. On details, see our Disclosure policy

The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’

The full official funding agency name should be given. Grant numbers should be complete and accurate. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma. Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon.

Acknowledgements (optional): These must be as short as possible.

It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to assure that individuals acknowledged in the manuscript are aware and agreed to have their name in the manuscript.

References: The literature review should be up-to-date and well integrated.

The Vancouver system of referencing should be used.

We recommend using EndNote bibliography builder or some of online reference generators (e.g.,

In the text, references should be marked using Arabic numerals (in square brackets) in the order in which they appear.

Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Zhuravel I., 2017, unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list. 

To each reference, DOI should be added (if available).

We strongly advise double check the Retraction Watch Database, which contains information on retracted manuscripts, including the reasons for retraction, to ensure you’re not unknowingly citing a retracted paper.

Abstract (in Ukrainian and English): The abstract (200-250 words) should describe clearly the aim, major findings, and conclusions of the research. The abstract should be structured with a standard layout such that the text is divided into sub-sections under the following five headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. It should not include references and abbreviations apart from the most commonly used ones. The abstract should be followed by up to ten keywords additional to those in the title identifying the subject matter for retrieval systems.

  • Background (What is the problem?): This section should specifically state the scientific question within the context of the field of study. Background should very briefly outline the following information: what is already known about the subject, related to the paper in question; what is not known about the subject and hence what the study intended to examine (or what the paper seeks to present).
  • Objective (What is the key research question?): One-two sentences clearly stating the specific problem being addressed by the study.
  • Methods (How did we solve the problem?): This section describes basic procedures, such as selection of study subjects, observational and analytic methods, etc. It should contain enough information to enable the reader to understand what was done, and how.
  • Results (What did we find out?): This section provides a description of main results followed by an explanation of key findings.
  • Conclusions (What does it mean?): This section should contain the most important take-home message of the study. The conclusions follow from the objective, methods, and results; justification of conclusions should be well articulated. This section should summarize the scientific advance or novel results of the study, and its impact on life science.

Keywords: Ten or fewer key words should be listed below the abstract. Please, avoid keywords that are only one word and overlapping ones.

In biomedical fields, keywords should be taken from those recommended by the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list at (if suitable MeSH terms are not yet available for recently introduced terms, present terms may be used).

Tables: Tables should be embedded within the main document file with related refers to ones. They should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be consecutively numbered in the text in Arabic numerals. Legends should be concise but comprehensive: the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes.

Figures: All figures should be embedded within the text inside the main document file and referred to in the text as Fig. 1 etc. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figure legends should be concise but comprehensive: the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.

Part labels should be lower case letters within parentheses, e.g. (a), (b), (c) etc.

The quality of figures is limited by the quality of the submitted material. All figures must be of high quality - they should be sharply focused, have good contrast and any lettering must be clear and legible.

Patients shown in photographs should have their identity concealed or should have given their written consent to publication.

Submission of the revised manuscript should include: (i) the revised manuscript with revisions marked, (ii) a letter answering all reviewers’ questions point by point.


Authors are sent page proofs by email. These should be checked immediately and returned to the publishers by email within 72 hours.

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