Editorial processes

We are currently running two types of editorial processes for our different journals; 
Editorial Process 1 and Editorial Process 2. 
Most journals are operating on Editorial Process 2 and the others are operating Editorial Process 1. Read more about each process below.

editorial process 1

This is the traditional journal editorial process, but we added the post-publication peer-review process to it. These are the steps:

Step 1. Acknowledgment of the submitted article and issue of manuscript number to the corresponding author (within 24- 48 hrs.). 
Step 2. A quick check of the article follows, where an editorial office checks the paper against the Authors guidelines, editorial policies and ethics policies. An editorial member also checks the paper to ascertain the scientific knowledge the paper convenes. A plagiarism check is performed, and the paper is edited. (This step spans for 2 - 3 days). Based on the outcome of this process, the paper is either accepted for step 3, or rejected. 
Step 3. Two or more highly capable international reviewers are invited to undertake the peer review of the paper, to provide a broader range scrutiny and evaluation for the paper. This is to equip the author with comments by experiences peers in the subject area; to improve the article where necessary. We will deliver peer-review comments to the authors within 7 – 14 days and expect their revised paper to be returned to our editorial office promptly.   
Step 4. After receiving a revised copy of the paper from the author, the revised paper along with the reviewer's comments are sent to the editor-in-chief of the journal, who gives the final verdict on the article, if it should be accepted, rejected or revised again. This step will continue until the paper is finally revised or rejected by the editor-in-chief if the author cannot bring the paper to the quality required by the reviewers or editor-in-chief.
Step 5. A proof copy and acceptance letter is sent to the author and payment is required.
Step 6. After payment and the final approval of the author, the paper is published immediately in the current issue of the journal and DOI is assigned. 
Step 7. The Post-Review Process begins. The public is free to comment on the papers and more peer - reviewers are able to evaluate the paper. The author is free to send a revised paper to replace the original copy at any time free of charge.  

Note:  

1. The fate of each paper is decided strictly by the editor in chief of the related journal. 
2. In general, the reviewers’ comments and the editor's requirements are highly regarded and enforced by the editorial office, except the author gives conductive reasons why one or more requirements/comments cannot be met. 
3. Published paper will still undergo post-publication review that confirms the quality of each paper. 
4. Journals that run this process publish all accepted articles at the end of each month.  
5. Papers will not be retracted after they have been published, however, if we receive a substantial complain about the paper from the public (regarding infringements or illegal contents), the author’s attention will be drawn to it before any decision of retraction may be made. We have the right to retract a paper for such reasons and no refund will be issued.

editorial  process 2

This is an updapted editorial process that we believe is effective for the journal, authors and society. It includes the following steps: 

Step 1. Acknowledgment of the submitted article and issue of manuscript number to the corresponding author (within 24- 48 hrs.). 
Step 2. A quick check of the article follows, where an editorial member is selected randomly to check the paper against the Authors Guidelines, to ascertain the scientific knowledge the paper convenes. A plagiarism check is performed, and the paper is edited. (This step spans for 2 - 5 days). 
Step 3. Revision by the author (if required), acceptance of the paper and payment is required to be paid. 
Step 4. One or more highly capable international reviewers will be invited to undertake the peer review of the paper, to provide a broader range scrutiny and evaluation for the paper. This is to equip the author with comments by experiences peers in the subject area; to improve the article where necessary. Thereafter, the author(s) will send a final copy of the paper for publication. The usefulness of reviewers’ comments to the revision of the paper is at the author’s discretion, and it not enforced by our editorial office, although it is strongly recommended that the authors address sensitive and accurate issues raised by the reviewers. We will deliver peer-review comments within 7 – 10 days.  
Step 5. After receiving a final revised copy of the paper from the author, a proof copy is made and sent to the author within 1-3 working days for the author's final approval before publication. 
Step 6. DOI is assigned, the article is published, the DOI is registered and indexing begins.  This step is completed in 3 days or at most, before end of that month. 
Step 7. The Post-Review Process begins. The public is free to comment on the papers and more peer - reviewers are able to evaluate the paper. The author is free to send a revised paper to replace the original copy at any time free of any charge.  

Note:  

1. Papers are not rejected after they have been accepted in Step 3, although if ethical issues (in our ethics policy) are raised by the reviewers, it will be taken seriously and enforced by our editorial office before publication. 
2. In general, the usefulness of reviewers’ comments to the revision of a paper is at the author’s discretion, and it not enforced by our editorial office, although it is strongly recommended that the authors address accurate and needful issues raised by the reviewers for correction. Authors should stick to quality. 
3. Published paper will still undergo post-publication review that confirms the quality of each paper. 
4. Each issue is in progress over a span of time, and other articles may be added to the ones that have already been published in that issue, before a new issue begins.  
5. Papers will not be retracted after they have been published, however, if we receive a substantial complain about the paper from the public (regarding infringements or illegal contents), the author’s attention will be drawn to it before any decision of retraction may be made. We have the right to retract a paper for such reasons and no refund will be issued.