Frequently Asked Questions:

- May I submit the thesis or dissertation text?

The journal publishes full research papers. So only complete paper submissions should be considered for possible publication. Papers with insufficient content may be rejected as well, make sure your paper is sufficient enough to be published.

 - Should I revise the paper as your journal template before submission?

Yes. You’re supposed to format your paper first by following the paper template before submission. Otherwise, you may be charged extra for text formatting.

- Does your journal provide English language support? Will the editors help to revise the paper if my English writing is not good enough?

Manuscripts accepted for publication will be checked by our editors for spelling and formal style. This may not be sufficient if English is not your first language and substantial editing is required. In this case, it makes sense to have it edited by a native speaker before sending the manuscript to you. Clear and concise language will help editors and reviewers focus on the scientific content of your paper and thus facilitate the review process. Once published, your article will be easier for readers to understand and, as a consequence, better cited.

 - How much is the Article Processing Charge?

All costs incurred by the author in relation to the publication of articles are shown on the relevant page (APCs).

- Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?

The "contact" author of the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (e.g. via your institution). Payment is ONLY made after editorial acceptance of the manuscript.

- When and how do I pay?

Once the editorial board has accepted the article, the correspondent author (you) will be notified that payment is required. Payment can be made via local banks. We recommend that payment be made immediately, as we cannot publish accepted articles until payment is received.

Note: If you belong to Cuba, Iran, Syria, Lybia, Turkey, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, and Chile then you can ask for a country representative account in your country for online transfer or direct deposit into a bank account.

- Will my article be reviewed?

Peer review exists to ensure that journals publish good science. This benefits the entire scientific community. Sometimes scientists find the peer review process intimidating because it can lead to the rejection of their manuscript. Keep in mind that revisions and improvement are part of the publication process and actually help raise the quality of your manuscript. Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing that confirms the validity of the science reported. Peer reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to help improve the journal manuscripts they review-they offer authors free advice.

 - How is the peer-review process going?

The complete review process is expected to take a maximum of 30 working days after submission but can take longer depending on the number of papers currently in review. Authors can expect to hear from the journal's editor 4 notifications.

Step 1: The completed manuscript in a soft copy (.doc or .docx) format should be submitted to or by online manuscript submission.

Step 2: Papers will be checked for basic requirements:

1 - Fitting the journal's aims and scopes.

2 - Having minimum acceptable quality.

3 - Compliance with the journal's instructions for authors. The manuscript is then submitted for review to two reviewers considered to have the expertise in the subject area of the manuscript for a careful dispassionate review. The identity of the authors and their institutional affiliations will be concealed from the reviewers (Blind Peer Review).

Step 3: Reviewers will review the paper for scientific content, relevance, timeliness, and value to the readership. The manuscript will be adjudged into one of four categories: 1) accepted for publication 2) accepted with minor modifications, 3) accepted with major modifications, and 4) not accepted. The results of the review will be transmitted to the authors.

Step 4: If necessary, authors should make changes to the manuscript based on the reviewers' comments and suggestions and resubmit the manuscript. A second iteration with reviewing is possible.

Upon acceptance of the manuscript

Step 5: Authors will be sent a request for additional data needed to issue the Invoice

Step 6: Authors will receive the Invoice, make the payment, and send a document to the editorial office which confirms the payment.

Step 7: Articles will be prepared for publication by the Publications Department in accordance with the journal's criteria.

Step 8: The articles will be published in the printed issue and archived on the journal website and other international scientometric databases and repositories.

- How to become a reviewer for your journal?

Researchers or practitioners wishing to participate in an article review need to:

Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the journal's policies on submission and review of articles.

Step 2: On the Publons platform, go to and click CLICK TO LET THEM KNOW