Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Trends in Peptide and Protein Sciences is a peer-reviewed, only-online, scientific journal owned by Protein Technology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and documents in all important aspects of the research in peptides and proteins focusing on analytics and impurities, bioinformatics, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, biotechnology, chemical synthesis, conformational analysis, design and development of protein therapeutics, determination of structure, enzymology, folding and sequencing,  formulation and stability, function, genetics, immunology, kinetics, modeling, molecular biology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of therapeutic proteins and antibodies, pharmacology, protein engineering and development, protein-protein interaction, proteomics, purification/expression/production, simulation, thermodynamics and hydrodynamics and protein biomarkers. The aim of this Journal is to publish high quality original research articles, reviews, short communications and letters and to provide a medium for scientists and researchers to share their findings from the area of peptides and proteins.


Section Policies

Original Articles

The original research manuscripts could present scientific and technical information on all aspects of peptide and protein sciences, including but not limited to: structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, analysis, biochemistry, enzymology, pharmacology.

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Reviews should inform readers of the state-of-the-art of a particular area, provide a critical view, or a historical perspective. They should be comprehensive, critical, and balanced. These are contributed by scientists who are leading specialists in their field of expertise, normally at the invitation of the Editors. Authors wishing to contribute a review paper are advised first to contact one of the members of Editorial Board.

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Short Communications

Short Communications are reserved for short reports of highly important and noteworthy findings in protein and peptide sciences, useful computer software, along with a description of relevant applications and the announcement of novel protocols.

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Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editors are intended to stimulate discussion in areas of general concern and controversy in protein and peptide sciences. They should be written in a continuous style and should normally not exceed 1500 words in length and contain no more than one figure or table.

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to strict peer review, by at least two expertise and unsigned reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The Corresponding Author is notified of the editor’s decision to accept, reject, or require revision. The journal will ensure a rapid, double blinded and unbiased review process.

The peer review process involves 8 steps, which summarized in the following diagram:



Details of peer-review process are as follow:

Step 1. Editorial Office Assessment after Submission of Paper


Upon the corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal, the managing editor checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections

Step 2. Appraisal by the Section Editor or Editor-in-Chief


The Section Editor or Editor-in-Chief checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.


Step 3. Assign manuscript and send invitation to Reviewers


The editor sends invitations to individuals Reviewers believes would be appropriate to evaluate the manuscript. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of acceptances is obtained – commonly this is 2.


Step 4. Response to Invitations


Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline. If possible, when declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers.


Step 5. Review is Conducted


The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision before it is reconsidered.


Step 6. Editors Evaluates the Reviews


The editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.


Step 7. The Decision is Communicated


The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments. The author can revise and submits again the revised manuscript. Then, the review process is repeated for revised manuscript by assign the revised version to one of the previous reviewers. According to the reviewer comments on revised manuscript, the editor decides about its acceptance, or rejection.


Step 8: Acceptance of Paper  


If editor decides to accept, the decision email is send to author and the paper is sent to production.



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. Tis is an open access journals that articles distributed under the terms of Creative Common Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work properly cited.



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