Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights
granted to the journal/publisher. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive,
and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not
responsible for subsequent uses of the work. Authors shall permit the publisher
to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes such
as Scilit, BibSonomy, IndianJournals, etc.
We follow the Gold Open Access way in journal publishing. This means that our journals
provide immediate open access for readers to all articles on the publisher’s website.
The readers, therefore, are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print,
search, link to the full texts or use them for any other lawful purpose. The operations
of the journals are alternatively financed by publication fees paid by authors or
by their institutions or funding agencies.
All articles published are open-access articles distributed under the terms and
conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published
previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture
or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the
authorities responsible where the work was carried out. However, we accept submissions
that have previously appeared on preprint servers (for example: arXiv, bioRxiv,
Nature Precedings, Philica, Social Science Research Network, and Vixra); have previously
been presented at conferences; or have previously appeared in other “non-journal”
venues (for example: blogs or posters). Authors are responsible for updating the
archived preprint with the journal reference (including DOI) and a link to the published
articles on the appropriate journal website upon publication.
The publisher and journals have a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. We check the
issue using two methods: a plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate) and a reviewer
check. All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.
We insist a rigorous viewpoint on the self-plagiarism. The self-plagiarism is plagiarism,
as it fails to contribute to the research and science.
Deposit Policy / Archiving Policy
We follow Sherpa/Romeo's green archiving policy. Both pre-print and post-print or
publisher's version/PDF can be archived, without restrictions.
There are no fees of article submission and article publication. Authors have to
pay only online maintenance charges. We charge from authors an Article Procesing
charges (For print copy) for each article they publish. This charges help the open-access
journals to cover their operational expenses. To avoid confusion and ensure fairness
among authors, we do not waive or reduce processing charges to anyone.
We implement a reasonable refund policy based on the publishing status.
- - Fully refund: online version is unpublished.
- - Half refund: online version is published and print version is unpublished.
- - No refund: both the online and print version are published.