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Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

ISSN: 1985-3718
eISSN: 2180-4249
Frequency: Three times a year
Current Issue: Volume 33, No. 3, 2022
Abstracting/Indexing: SCOPUS, PubMed, ESCI, CAS, CABI, AGRICOLA, Zoological Record, MyCite, Google Scholar, GEOBASE, Embiology, Ulrich, DOAJ, EBSCO and ACI (Asean Citation Index)

:: Aims & Scope

Tropical Life Sciences Research (TLSR) formerly known as Journal of Bioscience seeks to publish relevant ideas and knowledge addressing vital life sciences issues in the tropical region. The Journal’s scope is interdisciplinary in nature and covers any aspects related to issues on life sciences especially from the field of biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology and animal, plant, environmental, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. TLSR practices double blind peer review system to ensure and maintain the good quality of articles published in this journal. Three issues are published annually in electronic form. TLSR also accepts review articles, experimental papers and short communications. The Chief Editor would like to invite researchers to use this journal as a mean to rapidly promote their research findings.

This journal is published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. TLSR is now indexed in SCOPUS. We are also indexed and abstracted in PubMed, ESCI, CAS, CABI, AGRICOLA, Zoological Record, MyCite, MyAIS, Google Scholar, GEOBASE, Embiology, Ulrich, DOAJ, EBSCO and ACI databases.

TLSR is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

All articles are accessible via the journal's website and selected indexing databases.

Articles accepted from 1st June 2022 will now be included in 2023 issues. However, all accepted articles will be posted online as `in press’ after acceptance in the Early View section.

:: Publication Ethics

Tropical Life Sciences Research adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. Submission of an article implies that:

  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of an oral presentation/lecture or academic thesis. Neither should it be under consideration for publication or in the process of being published elsewhere. This includes text and research data (Tables, Figures, and Charts).
  • The above condition encompasses publishing in scientific journals, proceedings from conferences and seminars.
  • That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors.
  • The work is the Author’s own and there are no falsifications or fabrication of data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation and misappropriation of.
Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details please visit:

:: License
All articles published in TLSR are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which under the following terms:
  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
You are free to:
  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.