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Call for Papers

C1 Biotechnology

Lead Guest Editor: Yin Li

Guest Editors: Qiang Fei, Huifeng Jiang, Esteban Marcellin Saldana, Yanping Zhang

The global demand for carbon neutrality calls for developing biotechnologies that can efficiently use C1 compounds as raw materials for production of useful products for mankind. Bioresources and Bioprocessing (BIOB) plans to organize a Thematic Issue with the subject of “C1 Biotechnology” during March-August, 2022. All researchers working in the field of C1 biotechnology (synthetic biotechnology, systems biotechnology, consortia-based biotechnology) are cordially encouraged to submit their original articles including research articles, short reports and reviews to this SCI-indexed open-access journal which is published by the Springer-Nature group. Starting from January 2022, article-processing charges (APCs) are applied to all accepted manuscript. But to encourage submission, the State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, as the host of BIOB, is willing to offer a 20% discount of the APC after negotiation with the publisher. The first Impact Factor of BIOB (2020) is 4.578, ranking No. 42/159 in the JCR category of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biotechnologies for utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2);
  • Biotechnologies for utilizing carbon monoxide (CO) and methane (CH4);
  • Biotechnologies for utilizing methanol, formic acid, and formaldehyde;
  • Integration of the biotechnology/chemical engineering for utilization of C1 compounds.

All papers and supplementary information (if any) should be submitted online ( and prepared according to the BIOB guidelines ( Authors should indicate that the paper is submitted for the thematic issue of C1 Biotechnology in their cover letter and is not published or being considered to publish elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to peer review before possible acceptance for publication in BIOB which is highly accessed by readers from all over the world and has an opportunity to be selected as monthly highlights for promotion on the journal webpage and/or social media like Facebook and WeChat.

The date open for submission to the Thematic Issue of C1 Biotechnology: From Now On;

Until the deadline: August 31, 2022.