Editorial process

We are currently running two types of editorial processes for our journals; 
Editorial Process 1 and Editorial Process 2.  
Authors are to choose the publication process they prefer.

Editorial process 1

After a paper is submitted, our editorial office will follow these steps:

Step 1. Acknowledgement of the submitted article and issue of manuscript number to the corresponding author (within 24- 48 hrs.). The author is required to fill a consent form if the article was submitted as an email attachment rather than through our online submission form.
Step 2. A basic check of the article follows, where the editorial office checks the paper against the Authors guidelines, editorial policies and ethics policies. A plagiarism check will also performed. An editor will also check the paper to evaluate the scientific knowledge convened. Based on the outcome of this process, the paper is either accepted, required revision or rejected. 
Step 3. If the paper is accepted, we will proceed to Step 5. If the editor requires more corrections, Step 4 will be neccesary.
Step 4. The author is required to respond to revision requirements presented in Step 2 by revising the paper and submitting a revised copy. 
Step 5. An acceptance letter, editor's evaluation form and plagiarism report is sent to the author and payment is required.
Step 6. After payment, the article will be proofread by our editorial office, and a gallery proof copy will be sent to the author for final approval, thereafter, the paper is published immediately in the current issue of the journal. 
Step 7. A continuous post-publication evaluation process begins. The public is free to comment on the papers and more readers/evaluators are able to evaluate the paper. The comments of the public are visible to the anyone. The author is free to send an updated paper to replace the original copy at any time free of any charge.  

Note:

1. The entire process will be completed within 2 - 4 weeks. 
2. 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.

Fee:

1. The Article Processing/Publication fee for this process  can be found here.
2. The process has a normal duration of 2-4 weeks

Editorial process 2

In this process, after a paper is submitted, our editorial office will follow these 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 editor checks the paper against the Authors Guidelines, to evaluate the scientific knowledge the paper convenes. A plagiarism check is performed, and the paper is edited. (This step spans for 2 - 3 days). 
Step 3. Revision by the author (if required), acceptance of the paper and payment is required to be paid. 
Step 4. Two or more capable international reviewers are invited to undertake the peer review of the paper, to provide additional scrutiny and evaluation for the paper. This is to equip the author with additional comments by peers in the field; that may improve the article. Thereafter, the author(s) will send a final copy of the paper for publication. We operate three types of peer review for this publication process and authors can choose the one they prefer  (see more information in the note below).   
Step 5. After receiving a final revised copy of the paper from the author, the manuscript is proofread, a proof copy is made and sent to the author for final approval before publication. 
Step 6. The article is published and indexed.  
Step 7. A continuous post-publication evaluation process begins. The public is free to comment on the papers and more readers/evaluators are able to evaluate the paper. The comments of the public are visible to the anyone. The author is free to send an updated paper to replace the original copy at any time free of any charge.  

Note:

1. Three types of peer review are available for authors to choose from: 
(a)  Single-blind Peer-review: In this case the author chooses the reviewers for the article and sends us their names and emails. Our editorial office will contact the reviewers for the review. 
(b)  Double-blind Peer-review: In this case our editorial office will fetch the reviewers, the identify of the authors and reviewers are sealed from both parties.
(c)  Open Peer-review: Unlike the first two types of peer-review above, in this case, the comments of the reviewers and the reaction of the authors to the reviewers will be made public, that is published along or within the article. According to what the reviewer prefers, the full identify of the reviewer may or may not be revealed, however the reviewer's affiliation will be revealed in the publication. Open Peer review will attract additional cost to the author.

2. 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. 
3. 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. 
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 content), 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.

Fee:

1. The Article Processing/Publication fee for this process varies per journal, and  can be found here..
2. The process has a normal duration of 4-5 weeks .
3. Open peer review will attract an additional cost of  15 USD.