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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 Journalís 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. Two issues are published annually in printed and 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.


Print ISSN: - 1985-3718

Online ISSN: - 2180-4249


  About Us

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


  Copyright Transfer Form

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. When the manuscript is accepted, the author(s) must sign a Copyright Transfer Form transferring copyright in the manuscript from the author(s) to the publisher, and that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere, in any language, without the consent to the copyright holders.


In order to have your submission published in Tropical Life Sciences Research, please print the Copyright Transfer Form, fill it out and send by email to tlsr.usm@gmail.com


(NOTE: You accepted manuscript will not be published unless a Copyright Transfer Form has been signed and received by the publisher.)


Download the Copyright Transfer Form here [ download ] .

  Early View
  Early View manuscripts are manuscripts accepted for publication. They are posted online prior to technical editing, formatting for publication and author proofing.  

Spatial and temporal variation of physico-chemical parameters in Merbok Estuary, Kedah, Malaysia
Kaniz F., Wan Maznah W. O. and Mansor M. I.
Early View
Publication Date (Web): 13 August 2014



Determination of Heavy Metal Levels in Fishes from the lower reach of Kelantan River, Kelantan, Malaysia
Rohasliney H., Tan H. S., Noor Zuhartini Md. M. and Tan P. Y.
Early View
Publication Date (Web): 13 August 2014



Life Cycle Assessment for the Production of Oil Palm Seeds
Halimah Muhamad, Tan Yew Ai, Nik Sasha Khatrina Khairuddin, Mohd Din Amiruddin and Choo Yuen May
Early View
Publication Date (Web): 13 August 2014


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