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Call for Papers

Biomanufacturing Driven by Synthetic Biology

Guest Editors: Yongjin Zhou (DICP/CAS), Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro (Imperial College London), Lun Yao (DICP/CAS)

Biomanufacturing plays a more important role in sustainable production of chemicals, biofuels and else, while synthetic biology will make biomanufacturing economically feasible. Bioresources and Bioprocessing (BIOB) plans to publish a Special Issue with the subject of “Biomanufacturing Driven by Synthetic Biology” during April-December, 2022. All papers on biomanufacturing and synthetic biology/biotechnology are welcome.

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.

Both reviews and research articles are welcome. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthetic biology
  • Metabolic engineering and biosynthesis
  • Systems biology and bioinformatics
  • Enzyme engineering
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Biorefinery technology
  • Biofuels and biochemicals

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 Biomanufacturing Driven by Synthetic Biology 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 Biomanufacturing Driven by Synthetic Biology:

From Now On;

Until the deadline: December 15, 2022.