Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This Journal publishes articles falling in the scope of “life sciences” ranging from molecular biological or genetic discoveries to biochemical systems and new microbiological concepts in human, veterinary and plant sciences. Multidisciplinary research articles, providing novel insight and original information, that would not be publishable in single discipline devoted journals are welcomed particularly in this journal for publication. The following research areas are covered in the Journal:

* Molecular Biology
* Biochemistry
* Plant-biotechnology                                                       * Genomics                                                                       * Veterinary sciences                                                       * Microbiology                                                                 * Health and Epidemiological studies

 

Section Policies

Full Length Research Articles

Articles are original research report whose finding and conclusions represent a substantial advance in understanding of an important problem in life sciences and have significant impact. They do not normally exceed 5 pages (should not exceed 5000 words) and have no more than 50 references. It should include a structured summary (abstract), with four paragraphs (Background, Methods, Result and Conclusion) not more than 250 words with no references, numbers, acronyms, abbreviation or measurements if not necessary. Articles should have 5 to 8 figures or tables as display items.

Funding agency must be mentioned in the end of article.

Use the SI system of units and gene names approved by the Human Gene Organization. Novel gene sequences should be submitted in a public database (GenBank, EMBL, or DDBJ) and their accession number should be mentioned in the text.

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Short Communications

In this part, we publish original short communications from authors which are not more than 1-4 pages with structured or un-structured summary. Short Communications provides researchers with a venue where they can share their most current results and developments in the shortest possible time. The short communications, like regular papers in the Journal will be peer-reviewed and evaluated by the editor before publication.

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Review Articles

Reviews should be overviews of major topics connected to any aspect of life sciences but it must address a specific field of current interest. A broad review is discouraged. Complete briefing about the choice of literature included is necessary to any Review paper. Therefore, all Reviews should have “Search strategy and selection criteria” section, which describes the material covered, databases consulted, search terms used and the criteria applied to include or exclude materiel.

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Editorials

 Editorials are the voice of "Advancements in Life Sciences" and are written by board of the editorial members

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Commentaries and Correspondence

Commentaries (of 700-900 words having upto 15 references) may discuss articles published in Advancements in Life Sciences or in other journals. Correspondences are written as letter in response to articles published specifically in Advancements in Life Sciences. They may include corrections of already published peer-reviewed articles in Journal. They must appear before editorial board before 10 weeks after publication of that very material. They must not extend than 450 words and have 5 or 6 references.

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Letters to Editor

Letters are brief reports of original research whose importance will be of interest to scientists and researchers in other fields. It should describe how your results could move some scientific field forward. They must be contained in 4 pages and 1,500 words other than references. References should not count more than 40. In start, a summary must be given with briefly discussing relevance of your work with different area of research.

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Metadata Analysis and Survey Reports

Advancements in Life Sciences welcomes metadata analysis and survey reports for publication. The motivation or purpose of your analysis and survey report should appear in structured summary (Background, Methods, Result and Conclusion) in Background paragraph. The data repositories consulted must be accessible and legible to every user. In survey report, a “Recommendation” paragraph must be added in the end which must prescribe the future strategies for a specific problem to policy makers.

It should not exceed than 3 pages or 4,500 words without references. Reference count is desirable up to 20 but may extend up to 30 if required.

All statistical analysis should follow the PRISMA manual of instructions for verifiable results.

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Wild Ideas

In this section we intend to provide a forum for researchers and students, who can think out of the box, to discuss ideas and models from a different viewpoint than established ones. They are more forward looking and futuristic and may take a narrower and specific field of view. They may be authors’ opinion but should not be a fiction. Their main purpose is to stimulate discussion and new experiments.

They may be 2-3 pages with maximum 3,000 words. References should not exceed than 20. A summary (unstructured) must be provided in the start of article. 4-5 subheadings could be used to elaborate your idea.

All ideas are reviewed by the Editor Board prior to publication.

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Peer Review Process

We don’t reject papers on the basis of poor English or grammatical mistakes but give comments as “minor” revisions, so that authors can improve their articles to the standard of publication. Articles/material submitted must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else.  All received articles are subjected to peer-review process. Editorial board will send paper to two potential referees. Chief Editor will approve paper on advice of those referees. Articles will get published online right after acceptance.

Submission should be made through “Advancements in Life Sciences – Manuscript Submission and Tracking System”. Authors retain copyrights of their articles.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...