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 systems 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 or JTROLIS 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. The author(s) can also propose their own reviewers. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process and mainly based on the expertise in the subject, reputation and specific recommendations. The Editors can then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from many possibilities for example:

  • 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 (JTROLIS) was first published in January 2010 and Prof. Widodo, PhD. Med. Sc. was the first editor-in-chief  (from 2010 - June 2019). He was also a pioneer of the journal establishment.  In July 2019, Prof. Fahrul Huyop took over from Prof. Widodo as JTROLIS editor-in-chief. 

Initially, JTROLIS published only 9 articles per number and it gradually increased to 15 articles per number (starting from Vol. 8 No. 15). The new rule was made at that time to improve the quality of JTROLIS. The Editorial Board member decided to change the layout of the journal (from Vol. 8 No. 3) and to reduce the published articles to 10 articles per number (since Vol. 9 No. 2).