About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Experimental Life Science (JELS) (print ISSN 2087-2852; e - ISSN 2338-1655) is a scientific journal published by the Postgraduate School, Universitas BRawijaya as distribution media of Indonesian researchers as results in life science to the wider community. JELS is published every four months. JELS published scientific papers in review, short reports, and articles in Life Sciences especially biology, biotechnology, nanobiology, molecular biology, botany, microbiology, genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology, and Applied Life Science including fermentation technology, food science, immunotherapy, proteomics and other fields related to life matter.  JELS is a scientific journal that published compatible qualified articles to the academic standard, scientific and all articles reviewed by the expert in their field.

The Journal of Experimental Life Science (JELS) has a vision to become qualified reference media to publish the best and original research results and become the foundation of science development through invention and innovation on cellular, molecular, nanobiology, and simulation work related to life matter rapidly to the community.

The Journal of Experimental Life Science (JELS) has objectives to published qualified articles on research results of Indonesian researchers in life science scope. JELS encompasses articles that discuss basic principles on the natural phenomena with cellular, molecular, and nanobiology approach. 

Peer Review Process

Peer review is a subjective process conducted to confirm that only qualified papers will be published. JELS applied blind review, where the reviewer made anonymous to the author along the reviewing process. The selection of reviewer members was based on reviewer expertise appropriate to the paper. Reviewers are not responsible for correcting the paper content and language or format. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accepted, with or without editorial revisions
  • Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision
  • Rejected, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission
  • Rejected outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance, or major technical and/or interpretational problems

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.

Publication Frequency

JELS is published 3 (three) times a year (Number 1: February; Number 2: June; Number 3: October). Submissions are open all year-round. Before submitting, please make sure that the manuscript is in the focus and scope of JELS, written in ENGLISH, and follows our author guidelines and manuscript template. All submitted articles shall be original, have never been published elsewhere, and are not under consideration for other publications.

Policy in the screening for plagiarism

The Journal team will judge any case of plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected before the article is published, we will alert the author(s), asking them to either rewrite the text or quote the exact text and cite the original source.

The galley proof will be scanned to detect the plagiarism level.
Past Requirement
The tolerance for the plagiarism level for each article is < 5%. The revision will be required if the level is > 5%. We use the Plagiarism Detector Program subscribed by the Postgraduate School, Universitas Brawijaya
New Requirement (since 26th January 2024)
The tolerance for the similatity for each article is < 15%, with exclusion of bibliography (references) and small matches (10 words). The revision will be required if the level is > 15%. We use the iThenticate Program subscribed by the Universitas Brawijaya

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journal team will conduct an investigation on its own merits. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the authors. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The article processing charge in The Journal of Experimental Life Science (JELS) is payable after the article is accepted for publication. The processing charge for one article is IDR 1,200,000. The author can propose a waiver to the Chief Editor.  


  • Masyarakat Nano Indonesia (MNI)

Journal History

The Journal of Experimental Life Science (JELS) is managed by the Postgraduate School, University of Brawijaya. JELS started to publish original research related to the aim and scope of the journal in 2011. Until Volume 4 No. 1 2014, we used Bahasa Indonesia and English as the language in the text. Starting in Volume 4 No. 2 2014, we only use English. JELS has a collaboration with Masyarakat Nano Indonesia.