Peer Review Process

All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Team, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by at least two independent, anonymous referees with recognized competence within their field of research and by a Subject Editor appointed by the Editor-in-Chief. All peer review is double-blind and submission is online via the online submission system.

Editorial process

Scientific Reports in Life Sciences is founded by Dr. Morteza Naderi. This peer-review journal is published quarterly in electronic format, and articles that have been accepted following peer review are published online ahead of production and copyediting as Papers in Press. The Editor-in-Chief, the Associate Editors, and the Editorial Board are responsible for editorial policies. The journal publishes papers based upon original research that, after editorial review, are examined to make novel and important contributions to understanding the life sciences.

SRLS aims to provide authors with constructive, fair, and timely reviews. The Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Reviewing Editors determine the suitability of manuscripts for publication. After receipt of a manuscript by the Editor-in-Chief, it is sent to an Associate Editor, who usually assigns it to two members of the Editorial Board for review. The reviewing editors then make a recommendation for acceptance, revision, or declination based upon the scientific merit and technical quality of the studies reported. External referees are consulted when additional expertise is required. Prospective authors are encouraged to indicate editorial board members and external referees with the expertise needed to evaluate the manuscript.

All Board members and referees that review a manuscript remain unknown to the authors. Submitted manuscripts are treated as privileged information by the editors and referees, who are instructed to exclude themselves from the review of any manuscript that might involve a conflict of interest or the appearance thereof. Manuscripts may be declined without a full review if they are clearly inconsistent with the Editorial Guidelines. This policy is meant to expedite re-submission to a more appropriate journal.