Peer review is the scrutiny of the author's scholarly research and other experts in the same field to check the work's validity and evaluate its suitability for publication. The Journal of Life Science and Biomedicine follow a double-blind peer-reviewing procedure by at least 2 reviewers (1 external and 1 internal). This method of review provides a fair, unbiased, independent, critical assessment of the submissions and more effectively conveys the assessment of expert reviewers to authors, readers, and other interested parties (upon corresponding author's agreement).
Peer review is intended to improve the accuracy, clarity, and completeness of published manuscripts and also help editors decide which manuscripts are proper to publish. Reviewers do not guarantee manuscript quality and scientific misconduct but advise editors on how and under which conditions a manuscript might be improved and on its priority for publication in that journal. In addition to their comments for the authors, reviewers are asked whether the research is sound and coherent, the topic interesting, and the writing of acceptable quality. Where possible, the final decision is made on the basis that peer reviewers are in accordance with one another, or that at least there is no strong dissenting view. In cases, there is strong disagreement, either among the peer review or between the authors and the peer reviewers, advice is sought from an editorial board member or a researcher of similar standing.
Editors are not required to send all manuscripts out for review. They may immediately return or decline some manuscripts to authors without external review, to allow authors to submit the manuscript to another journal without delay.
Editors publish statistics on a regular basis describing their journal’s review process, number of submissions, acceptance rate, average time from submission to the first and final decisions, and article acceptance to final publication (for example see JLSB archive).
Scienceline Journals accept submissions via both the Scienceline Online Submission System and Journal's Online Submission Form. The submitted manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter in which the authors should state why the manuscript should be considered and evaluated by the Scienceline editorial policies and declare if they have any competing interests. The authors of received manuscripts are also asked to submit a copyright declaration of competing interests as part of their manuscript.
The main features of the current Scienceline peer-review process are:
- all decisions are made by editors who are active researchers.
- we do not artificially limit the number of articles we publish or have a set acceptance rate.
- editors discuss with reviewers about reviews with "major revision results" before reaching a decision on a manuscript; extra experiments are only requested if they are essential and can be completed within about two months.
- the decision letter is sent to the author after peer review, and the accepted manuscripts are published if the authors respond.
Our aim is to make peer review faster and fairer, especially for clinical research (by reducing rounds of revision and requesting extra experiments if required).
Firstly, all manuscripts will be checked by one of the plagiarism finding tools (iThenticate, PlagScan and or Docol©c). A double-blind reviewing model is used by JLSB for non-plagiarized papers. The manuscript is edited and reviewed by the English language editor and at least 2 reviewers (1 external and 1 internal) selected by section editor of JLSB. Also, a reviewer result form is filled by reviewer to guide authors. Possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, moderate revision, major revision, or reject. See sample of the evaluation form. Authors should submit back their revisions within 14 days in the case of minor revision, or 30 days in the case of major revision.
To submit a revision please fill out the form, and mark "Revised" attach the revision (MSword) and submit when completed.
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. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority.
There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journals. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by one of the plagiarism finding tools (iThenticate, PlagScan and or Docol©c), before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing. See sample of Docol©c-Report.
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.
No peer-reviewing charges are required. However, there is a 100 Euro(€) editor fee for the processing of each primary accepted paper. 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 encourage the academic institutions in low-income countries to publish high quality scientific results, free of charges.
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The Waiver policy
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.
Paper Submission Flow
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.