Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aims of this journal to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and researches in the area of medical laboratory sciences that have an impact on improving the quality of medical laboratory sciences around the world. This journal focuses on the development of medical laboratory sciences, especially those related to tropical diseases. It covers the parasitology, bacteriology, virology, hematology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, food and drink chemistry, and any sciences.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that copyright of manuscripts of the article shall be assigned/transferred to by Medical Laboratory Technology Journal. The statement to release the copyright to Medical Laboratory Technology Journal is stated in Form A. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA) where Authors and Readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
Manuscripts acceptance for publication in Medical Laboratory Technology Journal is decided by peer reviewers and editorial board. Editorial Boards in each region including Asia Pasific and America, Africa, and Europe will help Editor in Chief on the pra-qualification according to authors' countries before the manuscripts get the first decision to be rejected or be sent to reviewers. Another role of Editorial Boards are to promote this journal to authors in each region. All the review process using double-blind review method. Final decision as to whether the manuscript is accepted, rejected, or needs to be revised and all author corresponding matters are handled by editor in chief.
Editor in Chief and Editorial Board especially from the country concerned will evaluate the submitted papers on pre qualification step for suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two qualified peer reviewers selected by Editor in Chief. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Editor in Chief as soon as possible, usually within 2-4 weeks. The Editor in Chief take the final decision of the acceptance or rejection of the paper.
Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Editor in Chief via OJS of Medical Laboratory Technology Journal. Editor in Chief sends the revised manuscript to Editorial Board to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Editorial Board could give recommendation to Editor in Chief that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 1 weeks. After acceptance letter sent by Editor in Chief, the manuscript is forwarded to editor for editing and layout process. Editor in Chief would send a letter announcing the publication issue and invoice attached with reviewed manuscriot to authors.
There are four steps of revision process by authors: 1) revision manuscript to accommodate Section Editors suggestions (prequalification step) within 2 weeks; 2) revision manuscript to accommodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-4 weeks; 3) revision to accommodate Section Editors suggestions within 2-4 weeks (if any); and 4) revision to accommodate editorial meeting suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. Authors may request for extension to Editor in Chief before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for review and revision process.
Manuscripts are rejected usually for 3 general reasons: 1) The topic of manuscript does not fit in the journal scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere. 2) The substance of the manuscripts does not meet Medical Laboratory Technology Journal standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion. 3) The manuscript is not written following Medical Laboratory Technology Journal guidelines to Authors. These manuscripts may be rejected without review process. Manuscripts could also be rejected in the review process if Authors do not revise the manuscripts as suggested by reviewers and editorial board, also do not give response/rebuttal against the suggestions.
If manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Editor in Chief with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to Editor in Chief if he or she believes an unfair judgement has been made which encloses the author’s reasons. Editor in Chief will review and discuss the reasons with Section Editors responsible for the manuscript, and later decide whether to accept or deny the appeal. The author(s) will receive the final version of the manuscript as a PDF file.

 

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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative...

Below is the full statement of Open Acces Policy
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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...

 

Article Processing Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

  • Article Submission: 20.00 (USD)
  • Fast-Track Review: 50.00 (USD)
  • Article Publication: 30.00 (USD)
  • Publication of articles from PoolText: 50.00 (USD)