About the Journal

Focus and Scope

 

The Integrated Lab Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of new research in all aspects of the laboratory.

The Integrated Lab Journal aims to publish research, thoughts and views, surveys or literature reviews from researchers, lecturers, educational laboratory institutions, teachers that have never been published in other publications. Publisher research is expected to contribute to the development of educational laboratories or research laboratories.

Manuscripts published in this journal focus on the field of Laboratory Management, including: Laboratories Tools, Equipment, or Machines; Material, Stuff, Ingredient, Component, Spare parts for laboratories; Method tools in the laboratory.

Peer Review Process

Integrated Lab Journal employs a double-blind peer review, in which both author(s) and reviewers identities are concealed from each other.

Initial screening. A newly submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief for its conformity to Integrated Lab Journal’s scope and basic submission requirements.

Peer-review. If the manuscript passes the initial screening stage, it will be assigned to a handling editor, who will then send it to at least two experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer-review. Manuscripts that fail to pass the initial screening will be rejected without further review.

First decision. A decision on a peer-reviewed manuscript will only be made upon the receipt of at least two review reports. In cases where reports differ significantly, the handling editor will invite an additional reviewer to get a third opinion before making a decision. At this stage, a manuscript can either be rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), accepted as is, or (if significant changes to the language or content are required) recommended for resubmission for a second review process. If it is accepted, the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author for formatting. The final decision to accept the manuscript will be made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the handling editors.

Final decision. At this stage, the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected. This decision is dependent whether the handling editor finds the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below Integrated Lab Journal's standards, the manuscript will be rejected.

Publication Frequency

Journal published every April and October

Open Access Policy

This journal is open access journal which means that 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, as long as appropriate credit is given to the author and Integrated Lab Journal and changes are indicated.

Integrated Lab Journal provides immediate open access to its published articles, with authors retaining copyright without restrictions and free to deposit their work in any repository at any time.

Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Publication Ethics

We recognize and committed to promoting ethical publication practices across Integrated Lab Journal. Scientific information publishing depends greatly on trust. Editors trust peer reviewers for there confidentiality and effective assessments, authors trust editors for selection of peers, and readers trust in the peer-review process. Appropriate decisions and strong editorial processes will boost an efficient publishing system; this will benefit scientific societies, editors, authors, research scholars, research sponsors, readers, and publishers.

Plagiarism Policy

Manuscripts submitted to Integrated Lab journal will be automatically screened for plagiarism using Grammarly. Papers found to contain a significant amount of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) will be automatically rejected.

Journal History

The Integrated Lab Journal was first published as a forum for scientific laboratory educational research papers in October 2013. The Integrated Lab Journal began to be published online in 2019.