China Biotechnology is hosted by the Chinese Society of Biotechnology (CSBT), sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences in partnership with China National Center for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD) and Chinese Society of Biotechnology (CSBT). The journal is indexed by the American Chemical Abstracts（CA）, Chinese Science Citation Database（CSCD）, Chinese Science and Technology Paper Citation Database（CSTPCD）, etc.
China Biotechnology is a monthly journal, which publishes peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, techniques and methods papers in the field of biological, biomedical, agricultural and environmental sciences. It reflects the national research development of biotechnology, publishes new advances and achievements in technology/methodology of relevance to the all fields of biotechnology, promotes the industrialization of biotechnology in China.
The core areas include but not limited to: molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; large-scale biology (genomics, functional genomics, proteomics, structural genomics, metabolomics, etc.); regenerative medicine (stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterials); applied immunology (antibody engineering, xenotransplantation, T-cell therapies); bioinformatics; biomass energy; food and agricultural biotechnology; and environmental biotechnology, etc. All papers published in China Biotechnology is freely available online.