ISSN 1310 - 8360


 

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          JOURNAL 
          OF 
          CULTURE
          COLLECTIONS


 

       JOURNAL OF CULTURE COLLECTIONS  publishes research papers with original results in the field of collection and preservation of microbial and cell cultures and viruses. Different aspects of these topics will be interesting: taxonomic, biochemical and molecular biological investigations. Manuscripts of Bulgarian and foreign collections including subcollections of different scientific institutions are preferred.

       The publisher of the Journal of Culture Collections is the National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (NBIMCC), Sofia.

       Founded in 1983 by the Government of Republic of Bulgaria, NBIMCC is juristically independent research institute, financed by the state budget. NBIMCC is a member of the World Federation of Culture Collections and European Culture Collections Organization, recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization as Independent Depository Institute, authorised to accept and safe-keep microbial specimens for the purposes of patent procedures. Objects of collecting are bacteria and actinomycetes, fungi, plasmid-bearing microorganisms, animal and cell lines, plant viruses. By the end of 2006 the specimens preserved were more than 8200 strains.

       Collecting activity is a specific and narrow scientific area. Hundreds of collections world-wide deal with scientific problems and publish in different journals. This fact makes difficulties in gathering data about the collection, conservation and preservation of microbiological objects. The accumulated statistic information connected with different criteria, which were followed during the long-term conservation of the specimens, is of great importance for this kind of investigations. These data are useful for the specialised research groups, but of limited interest for publication in series of scientific journals. It is possible that optimal decisions regarding a certain problem nave been already found and meanwhile other collections to continue working on them. In our opinion a possible alternative is to combine scientific information of similar kind in a journal of culture collections, which will include research, research-applied materials as well as papers of practical importance. Their value could be evaluated namely by the narrow specialists in collecting and preserving.

       The NBIMCC researchers have decided that it is worth to try to publish such a journal. Several papers of the NBIMCC staff have been published in the first issues. We hope that the specific thematic attracts authors working in other collections. It would give us a great pleasure if the readers give their comments and send to us research papers for publication in next issues.

 


       EDITORIAL BOARD

       T. Donev (Chairman),
       A. Tomov, M. Dilovski, H. Chomakov, E. Emanuilova,
       P. Moncheva, A. Kujumdzieva, A. Yordanova, B. Gyosheva

       All manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed by a suitable member of the Editorial Board or by other referees. The materials may be send back to the author for modification if necessary. After publication each author receives an offprint.

       All manuscripts should be submitted to the following address:
            Dr. Angela Yordanova, Editor
            Journal of Culture Collections
            P.O. Box 239,
            Sofia 1113
            Bulgaria
            e-mail: JCC@nbimcc.org

       JOURNAL OF CULTURE COLLECTIONS  will be published periodically depending on the number of the submitted materials. Because of the restricted journal circulation and its dissemination free of charge, offprints may be ordered on the same address.


Instructions to authors

 

       1. Two clean copies of each manuscript written in English and typed on A4 paper, double -spaced should be submitted. Bulgarian authors should prepare one copy in Bulgarian and one copy in English.

       2. Title in capital letters should be clear and concise. Full author(s) names (including first name and family name) should be written and the author to whom correspondence is to be addressed should be indicated by asterisk, followed by the address of the appropriate institution(s) and the e-mail of the corresponding author.

       3. Manuscripts should include a summary (not larger than 200 words) in English and Bulgarian (for Bulgarian authors only), key words, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, literature cited. It is preferable to present "Materials and Methods" with subtitles. "Results and Discussion" may be combined or not in order to obtain better interpretation of the experimental data. The Journal of Culture Collections also published reviews.

       4. Tables should be explanatory enough, but as simple as possible. They should be typed double-spaced and presented on a separate sheet of paper.

       5. Figures (graphs, photographs, etc.) should be numbered consequently and presented on a separate sheet of paper. Graphs may be drawn in black ink or computer-made. It is desirable for the graphs to be accompanied by tables with the data used for their preparation to facilitate the presentation of the graphs for publication. Photographs should be clear enough and have good contrast. Legends to the figures should be grouped on a separate sheet of paper.

       6. Latin binominals should be typed in italic and in full when first cited, and further with abbreviated first name.

       7. All abbreviations not regularly accepted should be explained when first used in the text. It is necessary the abbreviations to be explained both in the summary and in the text.

       8. Units should be in accordance with the International Measurement System (SI).

       9. References should be arranged alphabetically. Literature cited in the text should be by numerals in square brackets. References should be arranged as follow:

               a. Articles from journals:

       Baker, A.-M., D. E. Drapers, 1995. J. Biol. Chem., 270 (9), 22939 - 22945. 

               b. Articles from contributor-type books:

       Goodfellow, M., T. Cross, 1984. Classification. In: Biology of the actinomycetes, M.Goodfellow, M. Mordarski and S.T. Williams (Eds), London: Acad. Press, 7-164.

               c. Books:

       Lewin, B., 1987. Genes, sev. edn., New York: John Wiley & Sons.

               d. Articles from scientific meetings:

       Zorenzana, Z. M., E. Beates, M. Z. Zopez, 1992. 6th International Symposium on Microbiology and Ecology, 6-11 Sept., Barcelona, Spain, abstracts, 224.

       10. Manuscripts must be also submitted on diskette or by e-mail as attached files. The diskettes should be clearly labelled with the authors name and the software used. It is preferable to prepare the materials on MS Windows using programmes Word (text), Excel (graphs) and Corel Draw (scanned images).


JOURNAL OF CULTURE COLLECTIONS

 

Volume 1, 1995

Editorial board: Todor Donev (Chairman), Angel Tomov, Marin Dilovski, Elka Emanuilova, Anna Kujumdzieva, Bozhana Gyosheva and Angela Yordanova

Reviewers: Iskra Ivanova, Vanja Miteva, Janaki Karadzhov, Anna Kujumdzieva, Todor Donev, Vasil Vassilev, Elisaveta Stoimenova and Marijka Starcheva

Executive editor: Angela Yordanova

English and technical editors: Trayana Nedeva and Maria Hristova

Printed by National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Sofia

 

 

Volume 2, 1997-1998

Editorial board: Todor Donev (Chairman), Angel Tomov, Marin Dilovski, Elka Emanuilova, Anna Kujumdzieva, Bozhana Gyosheva and Angela Yordanova

Reviewers: Angel Tomov, Elka Emanuilova, Anna Kujumdzieva, Stojan Vlahov, Bozhana Gyosheva, Todor Donev, Elisaveta Stoimenova and Marin Dilovski

Executive editor: Angela Yordanova

English and technical editors: Maria Hristova and Tsonka Uzunova

Printed by National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Sofia

 

 

Volume 3, 2000-2002

Editorial board: Todor Donev (Chairman), Angel Tomov, Marin Dilovski, Elka Emanuilova, Anna Kujumdzieva, Bozhana Gyosheva and Angela Yordanova

Reviewers: Stojan Vlahov, Bozhana Gyosheva, Anna Kujumdzieva, Angela Yordanova, Elka Emanuilova, Hristo Chomakov and Marin Dilovski

Executive editor: Angela Yordanova

English and technical editors: Daniela Zamfirova and Maria Nikolova

Printed by National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Sofia

 

 

Volume 4, 2004-2005

Editorial board: Todor Donev (Chairman), Angel Tomov, Marin Dilovski, Elka Emanuilova, Anna Kujumdzieva, Bozhana Gyosheva and Angela Yordanova

Reviewers: Hristo Chomakov, Penka Moncheva, Ivajlo Aleksandrov, Angela Yordanova, Elka Emanuilova, Anna Kujumdzieva, and Nevena Bogacevska

Executive editor: Angela Yordanova

English and technical editor: Elena Chakarova

Printed by National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Sofia

 

 

Volume 5, 2006-2007

Editorial board: Todor Donev (Chairman), Hristo Chomakov, Marin Dilovski, Elka Emanuilova, Penka Moncheva, Anna Kujumdzieva, and Angela Yordanova

Reviewers: Hristo Chomakov, Penka Moncheva, Elisaveta Stoimenova, Elka Emanuilova, Ignat Abrashev, Zlatka Aleksieva and Todor Kantardzhiev

Executive editor: Angela Yordanova

English and technical editors: Rumyana Mironova and Svetlana Naumova

Printed by National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Sofia

 

 

Volume 6, 2008-2009

Editorial board: Todor Donev (Chairman), Hristo Chomakov, Marin Dilovski, Elka Emanuilova, Penka Moncheva, Anna Kujumdzieva, and Angela Yordanova

Reviewers: Hristo Chomakov, Penka Moncheva, Todor Donev, Stojan Vlahov, Dimitrinka Hristova, Veselin Kasovski, Rumjana Petrova, Valentina Chipeva, Irena Savova, and Mirosveta Orozova

Executive editor: Angela Yordanova

English editor: Rumyana Mironova

Printed by National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Sofia