Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

This journal uses a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.  Each paper will be reviewed by two reviewers.

Our Editors are responsible for selecting expert reviewers within the topic of each submitted manuscript from the journal database or suggested by the Journal / Author Name Estimator (JANE) ( or Publons (WOS) Web of Science.

Editors are also responsible for ensuring that reviewer comments are properly assessed and interpreted with declared conflicts of interest. Editors will do all they can to ensure the timely processing of manuscripts as per the peer review policy.

  • The journal has guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed (contact editor-in-chief)
  • Publishers and editors are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
  • The journal does not charge subscription fees and does not allow advertising.

New submissions Submitted manuscripts are assigned to a handling Editor who is responsible for its evaluation. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision regarding publication is based on the reports of referees and the handling Editor’s recommendation, which will, at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion, be transmitted to the authors. Authors will be informed of the editorial decision, on average, within a month of submission of a Regular Paper. The status of your manuscript can be checked via email. The following information must be provided during the submission stage: • Names, institutions, and email addresses of all the co-authors. • Evidence of database submission • Approval of citation of any personal communications. 

Revised submissions:

Please follow the instructions provided in the editorial decision letter. You will need to:

  • Respond to the referees’ comments online and upload a letter containing point-by-point responses to the referees.
  • Upload a revised version of the text, including any tables, as a .doc file. Alterations to the text should be highlighted by using track changes in Word. Alternatively, changes can be highlighted in BOLD TYPE. Please ensure that only ONE set of changes is visible.
  • Upload an unmarked copy of the manuscript text as a Supporting Document.
  • Upload separate print-quality figure files.

Any conflict of interest must be stated on the title page of the manuscript.

After Acceptance

Accepted Articles in the Journal that have been peer-reviewed and accepted the copy-editing and proof correction process or amended to Journal style. Graphics are sent as Proof.


Page proofs will be sent electronically to the corresponding author, who will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a secure website for the proofs. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. In the absence of the corresponding author, please arrange for a colleague to access the e-mail to retrieve the proof. All authors have final responsibility for what is stated in the proofs of your manuscript. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editorial Office.

Copyright and Open Access Options 


Once a paper is accepted, the corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting him/her to log into the link of the manuscript, they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. The corresponding author may opt to either sign the copyright transfer agreement or publish the article with open access.

Open Access Options

Online Open is available to authors who wish to make their articles immediately available via open access and access to all on JMALS Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. Journal of Medical and Life Science (JMALS)

 will also submit the published article to INDEXING Central sites.