CJB had recently approached the authors who have published their valuable work with us and requested to answer the following two questions:
- How many reviewers reviewed your manuscript?
- How was your overall experience with the peer-review process of the journal?
We are extremely thankful to Prof. Jose Maria Luengo Rodriguez (Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad de León, Spain; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose_Luengo) who took some valuable time out of his hectic schedule and responded to our request. His feedback is,
Then I proceed to answer the questions that you asked me regarding my publications in Can. J. Biotechnol.( CJB in Volume 1, Issue 1 (https://www.canadianjbiotech.com/…/A…/v1/i1/CJB-2017-104.php and in Volume 2 Issue 1 (https://www.canadianjbiotech.com/…/A…/v2/i1/CJB-2018-119.php). My research group has made two publications in that magazine. The first one was evaluated by three reviewers who did a thorough job before accepting the manuscript for publication. The second once was also evaluated by three experts in the field. Taking onto account their comentaries and critical suggestions all of them are scientist with a deeper knowledge on the tópic they are evaluating .
2) Regarding the second question, I would like to say that during 40 years of scientific career, I have published numerous articles in different prestigious international journals, among which are Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA; J. Biol. Chem; Nature Biotechnol .; Curr. Opin. Microbiol .; J. Bacteriol; Biochem J.; Anal. Biochem .; Mol. Microbiol. ; Environ. Microbiol. etc. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of different journals, so I participate very often in the evaluation of manuscripts and different research projects. Based on this experience, I can certify that the evaluation of the research work I have published in Can. J. Biotechnol. they have followed the procedures, the scrupulous evaluation and the rigor that is to be expected in the evaluation of any scientific work. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, I must admit that I fully trust the evaluation system followed by that journal and that, even, the difficulty in getting them to accept papers is quite high. In summary, I estimate that Can. J. Biotechnol. It is a good scientific journal that deserves to continue existing as such in the scientific world.”