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Our Processes

 

The Publication Process

Step 1. Acknowledgment of the submitted article and issue of manuscript number to the corresponding author.

Step 2. A short review of the article follows, where an editorial member checks the paper against the Authors Guidelines, performs a plagiarism check, as well as edits the paper. We will provide at least two peer-review comments by international reviewers at this stage if requested by the author, but goes with an additional cost of 25 USD to facilitate and conclude the process within 10 – 20 days.

Step 3. Revision by the author (if required), acceptance, payment and publication.  

Step 4. The Post-Review Process begins. The authors and our editorial office will jointly solicit for peer reviewers to provide post-review comments for the published paper.

Step 5. The author is free to send a revised paper to replace the original copy at any time at no extra cost.

Note: Papers are not rejected but they undergo post-review that confirms the quality of each paper, except for those with plagiarism and ethical issues that unfold in step 2, if the authors do not rectify such issues, the paper will be rejected. Our editorial office will monitor the post-review status of papers tirelessly to ensure that published papers are at their best.

 

Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted to our editorial office go through a peer-review process that ensures a manuscript is fit and presentable. We require that individuals who are highly competent and recognized in the particular field of the submitted paper review each manuscript. Our editorial office conducts a double blind Pre-publication Peer review process and a open post-publication peer review Process.

 

The Peer Review Process

Pre-publication Review: On request by the author, the editorial office team will contact those reviewers that have been identified as qualified and the reviewers that may be recommended by the authors. Once potential reviewers agree to read a manuscript, they are given a period to complete the review.

When the reviews are completed, the reviewers’ comments are sent to the author(s) for adequate revision. The author(s) will submit a final version of the manuscript for publication.

Post-publication Review: Published papers are given a post review page that shows the post-review rundown of the article. It will show the post-review comments that have been provided by reviewers and the author's response/revision. The authors and editorial office will jointly solicit for reviewers that are qualified to provide post-review comments on the already published papers. This will provide additional boost to the paper's quality. Once potential reviewers agree to read a manuscript, they are given a convenient period to complete the review. Their review comments are openly available on the post review page for the authors and public to view. The authors can react to the comment, make revisions and submit a revised copy of the article to replace the original one.