About us

About Journal
Life Research (2624-0548) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open access journal. It is dedicated to explore the essence of human life by studying the scientific foundation of human existence and civilization. Life Research focuses on Eastern cultures and morden life science, such as: traditional religion, psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, human evolution, sociology of religion, artificial intelligence and any other studies on human life. In addition to the Review, Research Article, Hypothesis the following columns are also welcome: Letters, News and comment, Video, and other research resources. It has been included in Superstar Journals Database, CNKI Scholar, Google Scholar and CQVIP Database.

Life Research focuses on the following areas:
1. The effect of religion, society, behavioral therapy, martial, arts, mental intervention, meditation and the arts on human life and health.
2. The life science in traditional medicine theory.
3. Tumor biology, stem cells, aging and anti-aging research, neurophysiology and brain science, and the interaction between microbes and human body.
4. The influence of society and civilization on the quality of life.
5. The origin of human life, human evolution, ethnic difference and developmental biology.
6. The impact of biological rhythms, time and territory, weather and outer space on human life.
7. Big data and bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and human-machine integration.
8. Bioethics issues, such as the influence of organ transplantation, test-tube baby, homosexuality and antenatal training on human life.
9. Tissue engineering and genetic engineering.

Peer review policy
Life Research follows a double blind peer review process, to ensure impartial editorial decision-making. All submissions to Life Research are assessed by an editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. If an editor is on the author list or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume responsibility for overseeing peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by appropriate independent experts. Editors will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected.

Peer reviewers

Authors may suggest potential reviewers if they wish; however, whether or not to consider these reviewers is at the editor's discretion. Authors should not suggest recent collaborators or colleagues who work in the same institution as themselves. Authors who wish to suggest peer reviewers can do so in the cover letter and should provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the editor to verify the identity of the reviewer.
  Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission. Authors should not exclude too many individuals as this may hinder the peer review process. Please note that the editor may choose to invite excluded peer reviewers.
  Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.

Confidentiality
Reviewers are therefore required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process they should first obtain permission from the journal. The editor should be informed of the names of any individuals who assisted in the review process when the report is returned. 

Article-processing charges
In 2019, Articles processing charges and submission charges are free. All accepted papers will be published free-of-charge. Moreover, Traditional Chinese Medicine Inheritance Funds will independently decide on awards which include Distinguished Contribution Award with $5,000, first prize with $2,000, second prize with $500, and third prize with certificate.
 

Criteria for Authorship
Authorship credit should be given in accordance with the standard proposed by the ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/), specifically, authorship is merited by (1) substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or making critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; and (3) final approval of the version of the article to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.