Editorial Policy

ChemBio International adheres to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. Submitting a manuscript to Caribbean Journal of Science and Technology published by ChemBio International implies that all contributors listed as authors have read and agreed to the content of the submitted work and that the submission observes the policies of the journal.


The  Caribbean Journal of Science and Technology recommends the authorship to be based on the following criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data.
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  3. Final approval of the version published.
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

In all submissions to the Caribbean Journal of Science and Technology, authors must address the question of how their proposed methodology compares with previously reported methods.

Those who do not meet all four criteria should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding, the gathering of data, technical help, writing assistance, and general supervision of the research group does not warrant authorship.

Changes to authorship:

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author:

(a) the reason for the change in author list and

(b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

Submission declaration:

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form.  To verify compliance, your article may be checked by originality checking software or duplicate checking software. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'copy right form'. After acceptance of manuscript, an e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author to submit  a 'copy right form'.

Ethical approval:

Human subjects research must provide ethical approval and should include the name of the approving committee and the name of the institution and reference number where approval was granted. Animal studies must be approved from their Institutions Animal Care and Use Committee or any equivalent ethics committee accompanied by the reference number.

Conflicts of interest:

At the point of submission, that each author reveal any financial interests including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. If the manuscript is accepted, Conflict of Interest information will be communicated in a published statement.

Data sharing policy:

The Caribbean Journal of Science and Technology share the data and other artefacts supporting the results in the submitted paper by archiving it in an appropriate public repository and include a persistent identifier (e.g., a DOI for the data) from the repository where you shared the data.