Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin

ISSN: 0096-3925 (Print) 1934-791X (Online)


Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin  is forum for research in all important areas of modern biology. It publishes original work on qualitative, analytical and experimental aspects of research. The scope of articles to be considered includes plant biology, zoology, ecology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, endocrinology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, gerontology, developmental biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, virology, and microbiology.


Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 400 experts from 6 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 14 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 83 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 60%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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