It is recommended that the authors should
devote some time to read the following sections before
submitting the manuscript to Journal of Laboratory
Sciences. Each of the
sections below provides essential information for authors. A
step by step guide to authors may help you navigate to the
Getting published in Journal
of Laboratory Sciences
Kindly go through the following sections
before submitting the article to Journal of Laboratory
Sciences. The sections explain
the editorial criteria, policy and how manuscripts are
handled by our editors for submission and acceptance of a
Criteria for Publication
The criteria for publication of Research papers, short
communications and review articles in jolsc are:
That they are original scientific
The results, discussion and
conclusion are not published anywhere elsewhere.
Reach a conclusion of interest to all
Who decides which papers to publish?
Journal of Laboratory Sciences does not utilize the services of eminent or senior
scientist for its editorial board and its decision are
independent, unbiased by scientific or national prejudices
of particular individuals. However, quick decisions and
publications is our motto. The judgment about paper
publication and which papers will interest a broad
readership is made by our editors and not by referees. We
believe that referees see a fraction of the papers submitted
and is deeply knowledgeable about one field, whereas the
editors, who see all the submitted papers, have a broader
perspective and a wider context.
How to submit a manuscript?
The manuscript must be prepared according to manuscript
formatting guide to ensure that the level, length and format
(particularly the layout of figures and tables and any
Supplementary Information) conforms with the journals
requirement and avoid delays in publication after
acceptance. All submissions are made online. Submissions
should be always be accompanied with a cover letter stating
briefly the type of research and why the conclusion is
The best papers are selected and reviewed for contents,
depth of research work, type and importance of the submitted
work. Once the decision has been made the selected papers
are sent for peer-review to referees. The choice of referees
is made by the editor who will then handle the manuscript in
consultation with editors in related fields when necessary.
Most papers are sent to two or three referees, but some are
sent to more or, occasionally, just to one. Referees are
chosen according to the following criteria:
The referee should be independent from the authors
and their institutions.
Should have the ability to evaluate and analyze the
technical aspects of the paper.
Must be available to assess the manuscript within
the requested time.
Although, the editors of the journal judge whether a
paper is likely to draw attention and viewership towards
readers or not, referees often give additional advice and
create an extra opinion. Referees reports often include
Judgment on technical failures in the manuscript.
Importance of the submitted manuscript.
Report any inaccuracy in language, abbreviations,
Create a second opinion.
Once accepted for publication the author/s will be
advised to submit any revisions, if needed.
The author must deposit the required amount of
processing fee to the journal office before publication,
the procedure for the same will be communicated to the
author in advance.
Before going online, a proof will be sent to the
corresponding author for approval. Once approved by the
author the article will be published in the forthcoming
Forms and declarations
This page includes the required declarations and form
available for download. The authors will be instructed to
submit the forms as and when required.
Submission of a manuscript implies:
That the work described has not been published
That it is not under consideration for publication
That its publication has been approved by all
co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible
authorities ,tacitly or explicitly, at the institute
where the work has been carried out.
The publisher will not be held legally responsible
should there be any claims for compensation.
All the submitted research papers, review articles and
short communications must be prepared according to the
instructions provided by the journal office to avoid any
delays in publishing.
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