Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IIOAB Letters aims to provide a platform to young researcher, students, academician, and scientist in all fields of Life Sciences  through a rapid review and publication. The Journal is an online, open access, international, annual, peer-reviewed one that publishes original, innovative, translational, and basic research articles, short communications, brief synopsis, reviews and mini-reviews, book reviews, meeting reports, commentaries, latest advances, letters to the editors, case studies, and hottest topics in all areas of Biological Sciences.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All articles except editorial are subject to a double-blind peer review process. IIOAB Letters employs an automated system for web-based submission of articles and efficient tracking of the review and approval process. Each article will be reviewed  on the basis of following criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Accuracy
  3. Quality of manuscript
  4. Organization of manuscript
  5. Clarity of presentation
  6. Length of article
  7. Referance citations
  8. Significant findings
  9. Novelty
  10. Scientific English


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:


“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”


Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.


Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.



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