ETHICS AND BIOSECURITY POLICY

Studies involving animals and human research participants

For research manuscripts reporting experiments on live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates, the corresponding author must confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the institutional and/or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details. Sex and other characteristics of animals that may influence results must be described. Details of statements must be included animal welfare, including information about housing, feeding, and environmental enrichment, and steps taken to minimize suffering, including the use of anesthesia and method of sacrifice if appropriate.

The authors must identify the ethics committee approving the research involving human research participants, including the name and reference number of the committee in submitted manuscripts. If the study has been granted exemption from requiring ethics approval, details of the committee granting exception should be included in the manuscript. Manuscripts must also include a statement affirming that informed consent was obtained from all human research participants.

When publishing identifiable images from human research participants in Biogenesis: Jurnal Ilmiah Biologi, authors include a statement in the published paper affirming that they have obtained informed consent for publication of the images. All reasonable measures must be taken to protect patient anonymity. Images without appropriate consent will be removed from publication.

Biosecurity Policy

We have established an editorial monitoring group to oversee the consideration of papers with biosecurity concerns. The editorial team may seek advice about submitted papers not only from technical reviewers but also on any aspect of a paper that raises concerns. These may include, for example, ethical issues or issues of data or materials access. Very occasionally, concerns may also relate to the implications to society of publishing a paper, including threats to security. In such circumstances, advice will usually be sought simultaneously with the technical peer-review process.

We reserve the right to reject work that the editors believe has not been conducted to a high ethical standard, even if authors have obtained formal approval or if approval is not required under local regulations.

If concerns are discovered after publication, the journal staff will investigate and, should substantial concerns arise regarding the handling of animals or oversight for the research, we may issue a correction or retraction as appropriate. We also reserve the right to contact the authors’ institution, ethics committee, or other appropriate body in relation to these concerns.