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3 Biotech

3 Biotech

Editors-in-Chief: B. Patel; F.A.A. Al-Mohanna

ISSN: 2190-5738 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13205

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is an independent scientific organization administratively reporting to the Prime Minister. KACST is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national laboratories. The science agency function involves science and technology policy making, data collection, funding of external research, and services such as the patent office.
KACST partnered with Springer to publish a suite of international journals to foster the development of key applied technologies, providing a forum for the dissemination of research advances and successes from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world. KACST provide funds to cover all publication costs of these journals, including the Article Processing Charges (APC’s) for all authors.
Every year KACST awards the best paper published in this journal with the KACST Medal and $ 5000.



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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    3 Biotech publishes the results of the latest research related to the study and application of biotechnology to:

    - Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    - Agriculture
    - The Environment

    The focus on these three technology sectors recognizes that complete Biotechnology applications often require a combination of techniques. 3 Biotech  not only presents the latest developments in biotechnology but also addresses the problems and benefits of integrating a variety of techniques for a particular application. 3 Biotech will appeal to scientists and engineers in both academia and industry focused on the safe and efficient application of Biotechnology to Medicine, Agriculture and the Environment.

    Articles from a huge variety of biotechnology applications are welcome including:

    - Cancer and stem cell research
    - Genetic engineering and cloning
    - Bioremediation and biodegradation
    - Bioinformatics and system biology
    - Biomarkers and biosensors
    - Biodiversity and biodiscovery
    - Biorobotics and biotoxins
    - Analytical biotechnology and the human genome

    3 Biotech accepts original and review articles as well as short research reports, protocols and methods, notes to the editor, letters to the editor and book reviews for publication. Up to date topical review articles will also be considered. All the manuscripts are peer-reviewed for scientific quality and acceptance.

    3 Biotech is supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia and is currently evaluated by Thomson Reuters editors for coverage in Web of Science.

    Every year KACST awards the best paper with the KACST Medal and $ 5000: During this year, the editors of 3 Biotech have elected the best paper among those published in 2013. The winning paper is “Stress influenced increase in phenolic content and radical scavenging capacity of Rhodotorula glutinis CCY 20-2-26” by authors Raj Kumar Salar and colleagues at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, India. The authors will receive a $5,000 prize alongside this honor. The prize is generously sponsored by KACST in Saudi Arabia.

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