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Publishing Process

We want to make things
straightforward for authors

How It Works

We want to be fair, and add value through a robust peer review process. Here’s how it works.

Submit your paper

Submit your paper

If the journal you are submitting to levies an article process charge (APC), then you will need to confirm you’ll pay if your article is accepted. Authors can also apply for an APC waiver.

We’ll give it an initial check

We’ll give it an initial check

This is a quick technical check to assess its suitability and completeness, and to check for plagiarism.

Peer Review

Peer Review

Our editor will select suitable reviewers to carry out double-blind reviews. The editor will accept or reject the reviewers’ comments, or request revisions. A revised version is re-evaluated, with additional peer review if necessary.

Open access publication

Open access publication

We’ll publish your paper online — free to access worldwide, immediately. You retain copyright and your article is published under a creative commons license.

Community Support

Community Support

Your readers can access your quality research. Selected journals reward Reviewers for their reviews. Journals that reward peer reviewers.