Open access licence for micropublication
Each micropublication is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Conflicts of interest
Micropublication:biology adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on conflicts of interest. Authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare any conflicts of interests that could be perceived as affecting the objectivity of presenting, reviewing or handling of the work.
At the time of submission, micropublication manuscript will be scanned with text and image plagiarism software.
If Micropublication:biology receives an allegation of possible research or publication misconduct, affected individuals will be contacted for a response. Micropublication:biology follows the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines on scientific misconduct. Micropublication:biology reserves the right to (a) terminate the review process; (b) take the appropriate steps to correct the scientific record; and (c) contact employer, institution or funding agency/regulatory body to investigate.
Micropublication:biology does not consider unintentional mistakes (e.g., incorrect author list, incorrect strain name, etc.) to be misconduct. In this case, the small change will be fixed and published as a Corrigendum.
The funding agency or source must be indicated in the appropriate submission field.
Data and reagents
It is the expectation that data and reagents will be made freely available, in a timely manner, upon request.
In the case of a micropublication providing results that support the scientific validity of a commercial commodity (e.g., engineered strain, apparatus, etc.), then the article is indicated as a “Commodity validation”.