Focus and Scope

IJCLS publishes the finest peer reviewed research articles in the fields of chemical and life sciences on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility and elegance. IJCLS is a dedicated home for findings of exceptional significance from across the chemical and Life sciences. At the forefront the most exciting developments in the chemical and Life sciences, helping to define the important areas by publishing the most significant cutting edge research.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review (although these decisions may be based on informal advice from specialists in the field).

Initial manuscript evaluation
Editors make an initial evaluation of all manuscripts submitted to the journal. Manuscripts rejected at this stage typically are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least one expert for review.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 weeks of receipt.

Peer Review Process:
Journal employs rapid blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

Referee Selection:
Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. 

Referee reports:
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  1. Is original
  2. Is methodologically sound
  3. Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  4. Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  5. Correctly references previous relevant work
  6. Is well written

Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may suggest corrections to the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Journal is Published 12 times per year

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.