Central European Journal of Biology

Central European Journal of Biology
  • ISSN:1895-104X
  • eISSN:1644-3632
  • Publisher:Versita, co-published with Springer Verlag
  • Scope:all areas of biology
  • Owner:De Gruyter Open
  • Distributor:Springer Verlag

Aims and Scope

  • one of fastest growing peer-reviewed journals published in Central and Eastern Europe, devoted to scholarly research in all areas of biology
  • international forum for the dissemination of ideas across a wide range of biological sciences, sub-divided into several independently edited sections for ease of viewing
  • aims at enhancing communication of high quality research from Central and Eastern Europe to the global scientific community and facilitating the collaboration of scientists from different countries

Why subscribe and read

  • medium for the publication of manuscripts that report novel findings of broad biological significance that are likely to advance the direction and thinking of the field
  • international forum for the dissemination of research data from the full spectrum of biology; designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries
  • accommodates different styles and formats to help scientists from various backgrounds interact effortlessly
  • browse the journal’s content at Springer
  • sign up for our e-mail newsletters

Why submit

  • journal included in the ISI Master Journal List, Science Citation Index Expanded and Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters)
  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review
  • free language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • world wide dissemination and accessibility of the articles through SpringerLink
  • promotion of each published article

 We would like to attract attention of our authors, reviewers and readers to the Second International Conference on Radiation and Dosimetry in Various Fields of Research - RAD 2014.

De Gruyter Open is excited to announce a groundbreaking publishing initiative. Central European Journal of Biology  (CEJB) is now becoming open access, which means freely available to everyone, anywhere in the world.  Starting with volume 2015, CEJB will provide our users with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide. This is a fantastic opportunity for our authors, since we can now guarantee the widest possible readership for their works – including a new generation of readers, both inside and outside the field of biology. Hence very soon, we aim for CEJB to become a major high-impact journal in the world of biology.


As the most important aspect of the journal has always been the quality of its published research, we are happy to confirm that CEJB will maintain its practice of detailed and critical peer review, as well as its extensive editorial involvement throughout the publication process. CEJB will also explore new ways to distribute its content, thus making it much more visible to the academic community. As a result, not only are we confident that CEJB will continue to maintain the high standard of scholarship it currently enjoys, but we expect this new opportunity to attract increasingly exciting research in volumes to come.


Moreover, it must be pointed out that the preparation of a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article for online publication, - and hosting it on a server that remains accessible around the clock - is not without costs. These expenses will be covered by Article Processing Charges, which are paid by the author’s funder, sponsor or affiliated institution. Manuscripts accepted for publication in CEJB will be subject to Article Processing Charges of 1500 EUR. However, it is important to remember that authors from countries where no such funding schemes are in place will be given the opportunity to publish in the journal free of charge.


Finally, please note that due to a significant backlog of manuscripts, all new submissions to CEJB will be considered for publication in the 2015 volume.

Why publish with Versita?

  • every author receives fast, fair and constructive peer-review (25 days on average)
  • efficient route to fast-track publication (3 months of manuscript submission)
  • free English language assistance provided for authors of accepted articles
  • electronic submission and evaluation system to promote a rapid turnaround in manuscript processing and tracking from production to publication online
  • no publication charges
  • free pdf reprints for all corresponding authors
  • extensive promotion of every published article to hundreds of researchers working in the same field
  • modern publishing service and high-quality electronic publication technologies
  • professional marketing services through Springer; global distribution and accessibility via the thousands of libraries already accessing SpringerLink

Editorial Manager

Manuscripts should be submitted to CEJB via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://CEJB.edmgr.com. Authors should register themselves first as new users and then upload their manuscripts. In case of any technical problems, please contact the Managing Editor of Central European Journal of Biology (Natalia LipińskaNatalia.Lipinska@degruyteropen.com).

Transfer of Copyright Agreement

Submission of a manuscript indicates a tacit understanding that the paper is not actively under consideration for publication with other journals. Once the paper is accepted, authors are assumed to have transferred the copyright of the paper to the publisher, Versita.

After submission authors are asked to email a scanned copy of the signed original to the Managing Editor of the journal.

Transfer of Copyright Agreement


Instructions for Authors
Citing References
Aims and Scope
Submission Checklist
Editorial Policy
Publication formats

Your contribution

We greatly appreciate the time and effort given by reviewers in evaluating papers for publication in our journal. Thanks to your contribution, Central European Journal of Biology authors receive fast, fair and comprehensive review. 

Our standards

  • our reviewers are kindly requested to deliver reports in 3-4 weeks
  • communications are intended to be published in 6-7 weeks from receipt, research and review papers in 8-9 weeks, unless they need major revision by authors
  • research articles and communications are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three
  • we pay special attention to receive unbiased, fair opinions; special policies govern allocation of reviewers to articles
  • whenever submission qualifies for publication but needs substantial revision, reviewers are asked to give comprehensive opinion on necessary improvements


We encourage reviewers to use our online submission system Editorial Manager. You may log in at http://CEJB.edmgr.com. The system manual for referees is available on the Editorial Manager page. If using the online system is not convenient for you, please contact the Editor by email.


If you wish to support us as a reviewer, please contact the Managing Editor at Natalia.Lipinska@degruyteropen.com

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Impact Factor

Impact Factor for 2012: 0.818

Impact Factor for 2011: 1.0

Impact Factor for 2010: 0.685

Current rejection rate: 70% of submitted articles

Most cited articles:

Our articles have recently been cited in many renowned journals such as:

  • Annual Review of Biochemistry
  • Nature
  • Science
  • Proceedings of The National Academy Of Sciences of The United States of America
  • FEMS Microbiology Reviews


Mariusz Z. Ratajczak, University of Louisville, USA 

Managing Editor

Natalia Lipińska, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board

Miguel B. Araujo, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Peter J. Artymiuk, University of Sheffield, UK
Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Sergey Y. Bershitsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Laszlo Buday, Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Hungary
Alexander B. Chetverin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kuo-Chen Chou, Gordon Life Science Institute, China
Keith A. Crandall, George Washington University in Washington, DC
Olga Dontsova, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Petr Draber, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Richard S.J. Frackowiak, University College London, UK
Karl Friston, University College London, UK
Mikhail S. Gelfand, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Eliane Gluckman, Hopital Saint-Louis, France
Everett Peter Greenberg, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Yi Guan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tasuku Honjo, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Tim Hunt, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK
Miklos S.Z. Kellermayer , Pecs University Medical School, Hungary
Saulius Klimasauskas, Institute of Biotechnology, Lithuania
Stanislav S. Kolesnikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Alexander A. Konstantinov, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Oleg A. Krishtal, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Hans Lehrach, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Marie Lipoldova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Mark P. Mattson, National Institutes of Health, USA
Karen E. Nelson, The J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Marc Van Montagu , Ghent University, Belgium
Jozef Nosek, Comenius University, Slovakia
Jacek Otlewski , University of Wroclaw, Poland
Krzysztof Palczewski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Miklos Palkovits, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
Laurent Poirel, Hôpital de Bicêtre, le Kremlin–Bicêtre, France
Jaanus Remme, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu University, Estonia
Balazs Sarkadi, National Medical Center, Hungary
Joseph Schlessinger, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Northeastern University, USA
Vladimir N. Uversky, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA
Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard Medical School, USA



Joanna Bandorowicz-Pikula, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland
Krasimir Kolev, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Anna Shestakova, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Stefan Eugen Szedlacsek, Institute of Biochemistry, Romania

Biophysics and Bioinformatics
Csaba Bagyinka, Biological Research Center, Hungary
Jana Kasparkova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Rituraj Purohit, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Alexandra Zahradnikova, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Kornel L. Kovacs, University of Szeged, Hungary

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Peter P. Papp, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Hungary
Aleksandra Piechota-Polańczyk, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Miroslav Plohl, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Serhiy Souchelnytskyi, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Molecular Biology of The Cell
Dorin Alexandru, "Nicolae Simionescu" Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology, Romania
Alexander Serganov, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Jernej Ule, Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), UK


Gene Therapy
Henning Madry, Saarland University, Germany

Chandra S. Bapanpally
, SA Scientific Ltd., USA
Dimitry Chistiakov, Department of Molecular Diagnostics, National Research Center GosNIIgenetika, Russia
Tomasz Stoklosa, Center of Biostructure, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Maia Kivisaar, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu University, Estonia
Dmitri Mavrodi, Washington State University, USA
Jan Nesvera, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Igor Olekhnovich, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA

Tetiana V. Andrianova, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Evgenia Bogomolova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kylie Boyce, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Phillip B. Gannibal, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Russia
Derek Peršoh, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Gerhard Rambold, University of Bayreuth, Mycology Dept., Germany

Molecular Biology of Disease
Zvonimir Koporc, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Aija Line
, University of Latvia, Latvia
Edward A. Ratovitski, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Pavel Vodicka , Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Thaddeus Graczyk, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Mark Wiser, Tulane University School of Public Health, USA

Stem Cells
Dominique Bonnet , London Research Institute, UK
Stefan Przyborski , University of Durham, UK
Ferenc Uher, National Medical Center, Hungary
Thomas P. Zwaka, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Tissue/Organ Regeneration
Jan A. Nolta, University of California Davis, USA

Brian L. Abbott, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Cesar V. Borlongan, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA


Invertebrates and Vertebrates
Christoph Bleidorn, University of Leipzig, Germany
Heike Feldhaar, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Leopold Füreder, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Elena Mente, University of Thessaly, Greece
Andrea J. Morash, University of Tasmania & Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

Development and Differentiation
Zbigniew Polanski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Tomas Slavik, Charles University, Czech Republic
Michal Zurovec, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Neuroscience and Behavior
Gjumrakch Aliev, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Simon Podnar, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia


Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Georgi Ivanov Georgiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ricarda Jost, University of Western Australia, Australia
Krzysztof Piątek, Poland
Miquel Ribas-Carbo, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Csaba Hornyik, The James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK
Samo Kreft, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lóránt Lakatos, University of Szeged, Hungary
Maria Oszvald, Eotvos University, Hungary           
Eva Vranová, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Ecology and Environment 
Robert S. Boyd, Auburn University, USA

Evolutionary Biology
Juozas Lazutka, Vilnius University, Lithuania
William F. Martin, University of Düsseldorf, Germany 

Associate Editors

Małgorzata Czapińska, University of Wrocław, Poland
Kamila Franz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Krzysztof Piątek, Poland
Ewa Żurawska-Seta, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Pawel Zmora, Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany

Language Editors

Erika Arnold, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Daniel W. Baker, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sandra Binning, Australian National University, Australia
Cindy Bongard, University of Toronto, Canada
Kevin J. Bown, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, UK
Amanda Bresnehan, Queen's University, Canada
Daniel Burke, University of Toronto, Canada
Iain R. Caldwell, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ronan Carroll, University of South Florida, USA
Helen Colley, University of Sheffield, UK
Natalie Dawson, Center for Biological Diversity, USA
Suzie Ferrie, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
Dariush Garber, University of California at Davis Medical Center, USA
Caitlin Gillett, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Perry Hartfield, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jessica Hawthorn, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Hobbs, University College London, UK
Andrea Huston, University of Toronto, Canada
Melanie L. Kalischuk, Lethbridge Research Centre, Canada
Melissa Lacey, University of Sheffield, UK
Dawn Patient, University of Cambridge, UK
Genevieve Phillips, University of Queensland, Australia
David A. Pike, James Cook University, Australia
Matthew Price, University of Portsmouth, UK
Caitlin Quinn, Columbia University, USA
Kuldeepsinh P. Rana, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Bradley Rhodes, Bucknell University, USA
Brent Roberts, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dominique G. Roche, Australian National University, Australia
Joel Schwartz, The City University of New York, USA
Sara Seabrooke, University of Toronto, Canada
Rodney Seppelt, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Efe Sezgin, National Cancer Institute, USA
Katie Slattery, University of Essex, UK
Sanjiv Sonkaria, KAIST/SNU, Korea
Laura Southcott, University of British Columbia, Canada
Abigail Spear, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Melissa Ilka Stahle, Sydney University, Australia
Blake Turner, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Weeks, University of Florida, USA
Peter White, Colby-Sawyer College, USA
David Wilson, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Anne Vardo-Zalik, The Pennsylvania State University-York, USA 

Technical Editor

Sabina Suchy, Poland

Managing Editor
Natalia Lipińska