Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Biology and Life Science (JBLS) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Macrothink Institute. It publishes original articles in all areas of Biology and Life Science.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journals. The scopes of the journal include, but not limited to, the following topic areas: Biology, Life Science, Anatomy, Botany, Cytology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology.

The journal is published in online version which is free access and download.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and at least one external reviewer. The review process may take two to three weeks.

 

Publication Frequency

2015-2016 Semiannual, published in February and August

2013-2014 Semiannual, published in February and August

2010-2012 Annual, published in August

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

CrossRef

Gale's Academic Databases

Genamics JournalSeek

GetInfo

Google Scholar

J-Gate

Journal Directory

JournalTOCs

LOCKSS

MediaFinder®-Standard Periodical Directory

PKP Open Archives Harvester

ProQuest

Sherpa/Romeo

Standard Periodical Directory

UTS Library

WorldCat

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2016): 1.70

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2016 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2016=(Citations2015+Citations2014)/(Publications2015+Publications2014)=(50+52)/(32+28)=1.70

2. h-index (February 2017): 8

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (February 2017): 5

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (February 2017): 7  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2011-2015 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (February 2017): 12

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics