About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Tropical Life Science (JTLS) provides a rapid publication of full-length research papers, Short Communication and Review articles describing new findings or theories in a living system, cells and molecular level in tropical life sciences and related areas. The journal publishes articles that report novel findings of wide Tropical Life system phenomena in the areas of biodiversity, agriculture, fisheries, health, husbandry, forestry and environmental technology.

Research Areas include:

  • Tropical Forest
  • Tropical Wildlife
  • Tropical Environment
  • Tropical Biomedical Sciences
  • Tropical Biodiversity
  • Tropical Bioprospecting
  • Tropical Ethnobiology
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Tropical Bioconservation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomodeling

Peer Review Process

Publication of articles by JTLS is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence, as judged by peer reviewers, who are also asked whether the writing is comprehensible and how interesting they consider the article to be. All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff and only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.

There are at least two reviewers per manuscript. In other hand, author(s) can also propose candidate(s) reviewer. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accept, with or without editorial revisions
  • Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached
  • Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission

Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Journal of Tropical Life Science was first published on January 2010 and Prof. Widodo, Ph.D.Med.Sc. was the first editor in chief of JTROLIS (2010 - June 2019). In July 2019, Prof. Fahrul Zaman Huyop was the second editor in chief of JTROLIS who has been starting his job from May 2019 until now.

In the first time, JTROLIS published only 9 articles per number and it gradually increased to be 15 articles per number (Vol. 8 No. 15). The new rule was made to improve the quality of JTROLIS so Editors decided to change the layout (since Vol. 8 No. 3) and to reduce the published articles to be 10 articles per number (since Vol. 9 No. 2).