About the Journal
Short Information and Mission
Journal of Life Sciences and Biomedicine is belong to Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (www.science.gov.az).
2710-4915 - Print | 2710-3447 - Online
Editor-in Chief: Ahliman T. Amiraslanov, Academician, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Prof.
Associate Editor: Irada M. Huseynova, Academician, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Prof.
Title proper: Journal of Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Abbreviated key-title: J. life sci. biomed. (Baku)
Parallel title: Həyat elmləri və biotibb jurnalı
Parallel title: Журнал наук о жизни и биомедицины
Publisher: Baku: Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Semiannual, Periodical, Language of the Journal - English
(Biological and Medical Sciences) is a basic journal published in Azerbaijan dedicated to the study of urgent problems of modern biology and medicine. Articles dealing with the study in many areas of biology (biochemistry) molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, physiology (human, plant and animal) zoology, botany, plant reserve experience and introduction etc.) as well as articles reflecting the result of studies on the clinical practice of medicine are preferably given. Journal accepts various formats of literary works such as rapid communications, research articles, review articles, article-commentaries, and meeting-reports. It has a web-site (www.jlsbjournal.az) along with international standard serial number 2710-4915 (print), 2710-3447 (online)).
Aims and scope
The Journal of Life Sciences and Biomedicine (JLSB) is the official semiannual publication of Biological Department of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and is published by “Elm” Publishing House of ANAS. The Journal of Life Sciences and Biomedicine is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on the modern areas of agricultural, biological and medical sciences. Scope of the journal include: peer reviewed original research articles, scientific reports, review and mini-reviews in the developing and interdisciplinary field of modern biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, environmental and soil sciences, etc. Journal accepts for publication articles only in English.
This journal collects standard information (e-mail, address, affiliation, researcher ID, ORCHID ID etc.) only from registered users. This information make communication possible for the editorial process, which enables collecting aggregated data on submissions and publications. This data will not be passed on to third parties, used for other purposes and anonymity will be preserved. The authors published in this journal also are responsible for the human subject data (on population and medical studies) that is used in the research reported here.
The journal accepts for publication only the results of original research that have not been published anywhere else. The level of plagiarism in manuscripts submitted for publication in this journal should not exceed 25%. At the checking for plagiarism, citations in the text and references are not taken into account. It is also allowed to use standard phrases related to the material and methods.
To ensure the objectivity of the decision, each article submitted for publication, after approval by the editorial board, is evaluated according to the official opinion of at least two competent and professional reviewers in the relevant field. All reviewers remain anonymous to authors, just as authors also remain anonymous to reviewers. Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines (Ethical_guidelines_for_peer_reviewers) for Journal Editors.
Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. In particular;
Editors: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications of the manuscript. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board that will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. The editor of JLSBM will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.
Authors: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies). Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors. Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
Reviewers: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice. Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer. On all other aspects of the reviewing process reviewer should adhere to the “COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers” (http://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_guidelines_for_peer_reviewers_0.pdf)
On all other aspects of the monitoring publications ethics and malpractice the journal strictly adheres to international standards developed by: http://publicationethics.org
Open Access Policy
All research articles published in JLSB are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. After publication in the journal author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) provide a full access to all users subject to proper attribution of authorship.
Article Processing Charge
All articles published in JLSB are published in full open access.
Copyright Transfer Statement:
For detailed information and “Copyright Transfer Statement” for see: Copyright Transfer Statement.pdf
Scientific Subject Classification:
For “Scientific Subject Classification” see: Scientific_Subject_Classification.pdf
Peer review process
Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal.
How does it work?
When a manuscript is submitted to a journal, it is assessed to see if it meets the criteria for submission. If it does, the editorial team will select potential peer reviewers within the field of research to peer-review the manuscript and make recommendations.
There are four main types of peer review used by JLSB:
Single-blind: the reviewers know the names of the authors, but the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript unless the reviewer chooses to sign their report.
Double-blind: the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript.
Open peer: authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article and the authors’ response to the reviewer.
Transparent peer: the reviewers know the names of the authors, but the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript unless the reviewer chooses to sign their report. If the manuscript is accepted, the anonymous reviewer reports are published alongside the article and the authors’ response to the reviewer.
Different journals use different types of peer review. You can find out which peer-review system is used by a particular journal in the journal’s ‘About’ page.
Why do peer review?
Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing that confirms the validity of the manuscript. Peer reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to help improve the manuscripts they review. By undergoing peer review, manuscripts should become:
More robust - peer reviewers may point out gaps in a paper that require more explanation or additional experiments.
Easier to read - if parts of your paper are difficult to understand, reviewers can suggest changes.
More useful - peer reviewers also consider the importance of your paper to others in your field.
How peer review works
The peer review process can be single-blind, double-blind, open or transparent.
You can find out which peer review system is used by a particular journal in the journal's 'About' page.
N. B. This diagram is a representation of the peer review process, and should not be taken as the definitive approach used by every journal.