Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
ethics and malpractice statement is based on the guidelines for journal
editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE).
to the journal are evaluated on the basis of their scientific content.
Measures are adopted to uphold the standards of publication ethics and
to avoid malpractices. We endure so that the submitted papers to this
Journal and their work is original and unpublished and is not submitted
for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors certify that their
research paper is their own original work, that is neither copied or
plagiarized, partly or whole from other works and used then the works
of others is appropriately cited or quoted.
Responsibilities of Editors
The Editorial Team of the International Journal of Life Science, comprising the
Editorial Board and the Editorial Staff with the Publisher is
responsible for taking a decision as to which of the articles submitted
to the journal are to be published. The Editors have complete
discretion to reject/accept an article. The Editorial Team may
confer/deliberate with other reviewers/editors in arriving at its
decisions. The evaluation of manuscripts is made on the basis of their
scholarly and intellectual content without having regard to the nature
of the authors or the institution including gender, race, religious
belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the
authors. The journal follows a policy of fair play in its editorial
evaluation. The editors are expected to exercise caution and ensure
that they have no conflict of interest with respect to the articles
they accept/reject. The editors and the editorial staff follow strict
confidentiality and are required not to disclose any information about
a submitted manuscript to any one other than the corresponding author,
reviewers and the publisher. Authors are encouraged to correct the
errors which are found during the process of review while preserving the
anonymity of the reviewers.
Responsibilities of Reviewers
Editorial decisions are based on peer review. The
reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality with regard
to the contents of manuscripts. The reviews are to be conducted
objectively and the referees are expected to express their views
clearly with supporting reasons. The reviewers should have no conflict
of interest with the authors and the subject matter of the research.
The reviewers are required to identify relevant published work that has
not been cited by the authors. Any observation or argument which has
been previously reported should also be accompanied along with the
relevant citation. Similarities or overlaps between the manuscript
under review and any other published paper of which the reviewer may
have personal knowledge, may also be brought to be attention of the
editors. The information or ideas obtained through peer review are of a
privileged nature and must be kept confidential and not used for
personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which
they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,
collaborative or other relationship with any of authors or institutions
connected to the papers.
of the Authors
Authors must present
accurate original research work followed by objective discussion
bringing out significance. The paper should brought out details of the
available literature and references. Further all the authors must have
significantly contributed to the research. Inaccurate statement
constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable. Authors must ensure
that the submitted work is original and has not been published
elsewhere, and if the authors have used the work of others the same has
been appropriately cited or quoted. Authors must follow Applicable
copyright laws and conventions .Permission must be sought for Copyright
materials snd reproduced only with permission
and acknowledgement of source . Authors must ensure that submitted
article is not sent out to other journal. Submitting the same Ms to
more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical practice and
is not acceptable . Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must
always be made. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a
significant contribution to the paper which is submitted for
publication. Other persons who have contributed in certain substantive
aspects in the development of the paper should be acknowledged. The
corresponding author must endure that all co-authors are included in
the paper, and that the latter have seen and approved the final version
of the paper before submission for publication. All sources of
financial support should also be stated. Upon discovery of any
significant error in the published work, it is the responsibility of
the authors to promptly notify the editors and cooperate in the
retraction or correction of the paper.
Peer Review Policy for
the International Journal of Life Science
of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. It is
an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is
carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our reviewers
therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the The International Journal of Life Science and all manuscripts are peer
reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
first evaluate all manuscripts. In some circumstances it is entirely
feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage.
Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious
scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside
the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria
are passed on to experts for review.
manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 2 weeks of
Type of Peer
The International Journal of Life Science employs single blind
review, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors throughout
reviewer is selected
matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our reviewer
database contains reviewer contact details together with their subject
areas of interest, and this is constantly being updated.
asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
appropriate ethical guidelines
results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
references previous relevant work
not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is
not part of the peer review process. Reviewers are requested to refrain
from giving their personal opinion in the "Reviewer blind comments
to Author" section of their review on whether or not the paper
should be published. Personal opinions can be expressed in the
"Reviewer confidential comments to Editor" section.
How long does
the peer review process take?
manuscript will be reviewed within 2-8 weeks. Should the reviewers'
reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a
further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually
returned to the Editors within 3 weeks and the Editors may request
further advice from the reviewers at this time. The Editors may request
more than one revision of a manuscript.
decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author
along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include
verbatim comments by the reviewers.
Decision is final
advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to
accept or reject the article.
/ Conference Proceedings
and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures
involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers
or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may
receive full details of the peer review process on request from the
Reviewer for the The International
Journal of Life Science
If you are not
currently a reviewer for the The International
Journal of Life Science but would like to be considered as a reviewer
for this Journal, please contact the editorial office by e-mail
at email@example.com, and provide your contact
details. If your request is approved and you are added to the online
reviewer database you will receive a confirmatory email, asking you to
add details on your field of expertise, in the format of subject