Review/Decisions/Processing/Policy

Firstly, all manuscripts will be checked by ​Docol©c​ and PlagScan, plagiarism finding tools. The received papers with plagiarism rate of more than 15% for approved research papers (main text not including references, tables, figures) and 25% for approved review papers will be rejected. Manuscripts that are judged to be of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication will be returned to the authors at the initial stage. The remaining manuscripts go through a double blind peer-review process by 2 reviewers (from both suggested or internal reviewers) selected by section or deputy editors of JLSB, who are research workers specializing in the relevant field of study. We always try to avoid delays in the reviewing process, but it relies on the time and cooperation of the referees that works without any remuneration, hence, it may take 2 weeks to 2 months. One unfavorable review means that the paper will not be published and possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject.  The corresponding authors should submit back their revisions within 14 days in the case of minor revision, or 30 days in the case of major revision.
The authors can resubmit a revision via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or online submission systems provided that they have checked "Revised"
box and mentioned the article code (for example JLSB-1108) in the submission form. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority. After review and editing the article, a final formatted proof is sent to the corresponding author once again to apply all suggested corrections during the article process. The editor who received the final revisions from the corresponding authors shall not be hold responsible for any mistakes shown in the final publication.


Plagiarism
There is an instant policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journal. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by ​Docol©c and PlagScan, before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.

Declaration
After manuscript accepted for publication, a declaration form will be sent to the corresponding author who that is responsible to coauthors' agreements to publication of submitted work in JLSB after any amendments arising from the peer review.

Date of issue
All accepted articles are published bi-monthly around 25th of January, March, May, July, September and November, each year in full text on the Internet.

Publication charges
No submission and peer-reviewing charges are required. However, the publication costs are covered through article processing charges (APCs) per Scienceline Publication rules. There is a modest APC of 120 Euro(€) editor fee for the processing of each primary accepted paper (1000-4000 words) to encourage high-quality submissions. APCs are only charged for articles that pass the pre-publication checks and are published. A surcharge will be placed on any article that is over 4000 words in length to cover the considerable additional processing costs. Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer, money order or check. Instruction for payment is sent during publication process as soon as manuscript is accepted. Meanwhile, this journal encourages the academic institutions in low-income countries to publish high quality scientific results, free of charges.

WORD COUNT PRICE*
1000-4000 words (medium article) €120
over 4000 words (long article) €150

* The prices are valid until 30th December 2021.

The Waiver policy
The submission fee will be waived for invited authors, authors of hot papers, and corresponding authors who are editorial board members of the Journal of Life Science and Biomedicine. The Journal will consider requests to waive the fee for cases of financial hardship (for high quality manuscripts and upon acceptance for publication). Requests for waiver of the submission fee must be submitted via individual cover letter by the corresponding author and cosigned by an appropriate institutional official to verify that no institutional or grant funds are available for the payment of the fee. Letters including the manuscript title and manuscript ID number should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is expected that waiver requests will be processed and authors will be notified within two business day.

The OA policy
The Journal of Life Science and Biomedicine is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

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Paper Submission Flow

Paper_Submission_Flow_001Submission Preparation Checklist

Authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to the following guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.