Guidelines for Reviewers
Manuscripts submitted for publication in Lifescience Global journals are subjected to double-blind peer-review. Double-blind reviewing protects the identity of the author and the reviewers by not disclosing their names.
Reviewers are advised to consider the following essential features of a manuscript when managing the review.
Reporting of Original Results:
The results described in the manuscript must be original and authentic work of the authors. They should be without any plagiarism, and the material should not have been published earlier. Studies that describe some generated results, for example, a new clinical trial, may also be considered for publication.
Experiments and Examinations:
Experiments and other analyses should meet the admitted technical standards and must be reported orderly. The research performed in a manuscript should facilitate in reaching certain conclusions from the statistics. Methods and experiments, as well as reagents, should be documented in detail.
Interpretation of Results:
Authors should present and interpret the results also conclusions appropriately and comprehensively, clearly explaining their study results and outcomes. Incomplete interpretation of results may result in rejection of the manuscript.
Language of Composition:
The manuscript should be written in English clearly, directly, and actively, free from grammatical errors and other linguistic inconsistencies. All pages should be numbered sequentially, facilitating the reviewing and editing of the manuscript. Authors should seek professional assistance for correcting grammatical, scientific, and typographical errors before submitting the revised version of the article for publication. Professional editing services may also be attempted by the team available at Lifescience Global without any extra charge.
Experiments involving Humans and Animals:
The research must meet the highest applicable international standards of the ethics of experimentation and research integrity. A brief description of ethical guidelines is given in the 'Instructions for Authors' of every Journal published by Lifescience Global.
Reporting guidelines (e.g., CONSORT, MIAME, STROBE, EQUATOR) and Community Standards for Data:
The manuscript should adhere to appropriate reporting guidelines (e.g., CONSORT, MIAME, STROBE, EQUATOR) and community standards for data availability. Lifescience Global seeks to disseminate research and therefore stipulates that the public deposition of data is as per the followed standards (for example, gene sequences, microarray expression data, and structural studies). Other similar standards that may be applicable should also be followed.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER
Reviewers are required to provide advice on the following points in their review reports:
- Is the manuscript written comprehensively sufficient to be understandable? If not, how could it be improved?
- Have adequate proofs been given for the declarations?
- Have the authors addressed the previous findings moderately?
- Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology to reflect the experiments?
- Lifescience Global supports authors to publish detailed protocols as supporting knowledge online. Do any distinct techniques used in the manuscript warrant such a protocol?
The reviewers should provide their reports timely since a prompt review leads to a timely publication. This is beneficial not only for the authors but for the scientific community as well.
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