About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Biologica et Oecologica is a journal issued by the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Lodz. Since 2012 Folia Biologica et Oecologica has been published by an international editorial office exclusively online in an open access scientific content formula, that guarantees wider distribution as well as easy access to its articles.

Folia Biologica et Oecologica publishes original and innovative research papers on all aspects of biology and ecology especially in the field of zoology, hydrobiology, botany, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, behaviour, and evolutionary biology.  Folia Biologica et Oecologica publishes standard papers but also longer papers such as review articles that sum up the current state of the research on a particular and important topic.

The aim of the journal is to disseminate reliable knowledge in the field of biology and ecology: zoology, hydrobiology, botany, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, behavior and evolutionary biology, the integration of researchers dealing with these – especially important nowadays – fields of science and creating an international forum to a discussion that translates into real actions that can not only improve the quality of human life, but also the entire ecosystem in a global context.

Manuscripts should be written in English and conform to the guidelines below. Authors whose first language is not English may count on our assistance in getting their papers ready for publication; however, meticulous proofreading and editing is expected before the submission of manuscripts. After the manuscript has been preliminarily accepted by the editorial committee, it will be forwarded to referees for peer review. Manuscripts will be published six months from the time of preliminary acceptance. 

Journals scoring by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education: 20 (July 2023)


Review Process

The review process is arranged by a double-blind system. Every text is subject to at least two reviews. Journals of University of Lodz are publishing scientific articles only after double-blind review, language and technical edition. We do not share our articles in pre-publication.

When you submit your manuscript to the editor, it will be more expedient to the review process if you offer the names of four potential reviewers with their complete postal and email addresses.

Reviewer form


Open Access Policy

All articles are published in Open Access and use open license CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution – Non-Commercial – No Derivative Works).

Privacy policy

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.