Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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

Research Areas include:

  • Tropical Forest
  • Tropical Widllife
  • Tropical Environment
  • Tropical Biomedical Sciences
  • Tropical Biodiversity
  • Tropical Bioprospecting
  • Tropical Ethnobiology
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Tropical Bioconservation
  • Bioinformatic
  • Biomodeling


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

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. 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.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism, copying of ideas, text, data and other creative works without proper citation, is a serious violation. Journal of Tropical Life Science defines plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without citation. The author(s) will be asked a chance for rebuttal if evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be drawn back and the author(s) sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).