ISSN 1852-6233
online version
ISSN 1666-0390
printed version

Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


BAG. Journal Of Basic And Applied Genetics (formerly MENDELIANA) is published by SAG, Sociedad Argentina De Genética. It is a journal devoted to the publication of original articles covering all the research areas of the Genetic Science in a wide sense.

Review articles, full reports, brief communications, DNA sequences and books reviews will be included in BAG. Maximum length of these articles will be: 30 pages for reviews, 20 for full articles, 5 for brief communications, and 2 pages for report of sequences and book reviews.

Articles in BAG are published either in Spanish or in English, but submission of articles in English is strongly recommended in order to make possible the access to non Spanish speaking peer reviewers.

BAG is part of ‘Núcleo Básico de Revistas Científicas y Tecnológicas Argentinas’ (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET Resolution Nº 1071/07).

Peer review process

Every article will be examined by at least two reviewers, one of them not a member of SAG. Also foreign reviews are often requested.

Frequency of the publication
BAG presently publishes one volume a year with two issues. Although the minimum expected frequency is two issues every year, a recent increase in demand from authors is opening the possibility of issuing tree numbers a year.

Every article will be both, electronically issued and, published on a print version.

Open Access policy

This journal provides open free and immediate access to all its contents holding the principle that making the results of a scientific investigation freely available to the public encourages the global exchange of knowledge.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


All manuscripts should be submitted electronically, typed double spaced with 2.5 cm margins on pages of size A4 (21 x 29.7 cm).

They should be arranged in the following order: title page, abstract in English not exceeding 250 words, abstract in Spanish not exceeding 250 words, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, and tables. The title page should include: a) title of the paper; b) name(s) of author(s); c) institution(s) where the work was carried out including address(es); d) running title (no more than five words); e) key words (no more than five words); f) footnotes to the title; g) the address to which correspondence should be sent including an e-mail address.

Only references made in the text should be included in the bibliography section and they should be listed in alphabetical order as follows: a) for journal papers: names and initials of all authors, year in parenthesis, full title, journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus, volume number, first and last page numbers; b) for books: name(s) of author(s), year in parenthesis, full title of the book, name of editor between parenthesis, publisher, city, first and last page numbers; c) for book chapters, or articles published in symposia: name(s) of author(s), year in parenthesis, full title of the chapter, full title of the book, name of editor between parenthesis, publisher, city, first and last page numbers.

References included in the text should state the name(s) of the author(s) if they are no more than two, adding the year between parenthesis, e.g. (Jacob and Monod, 1961) or Jacob and Monod (1961). Papers with more than two authors will be cited by the first author, e.g. (Morgan et al., 1915) or Morgan et al. (1915).

Tables should be numbered in Roman numerals and figures in Arabic numerals.


Sending of manuscripts


All manuscripts will be electronically sent to:

Editor General: Dra. Lidia A. Vidal Rioja (IMBICE, La Plata, Pcia. de Bs. As.)



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