In order to keep our authors’, editors’, and reviewers’ focus on the quality of work as opposed to the administrative hassle, we have developed a simple but robust publishing process, which is outlined below.
Online Publishing Process
Step 1. Online submission
Books: Prepare your book proposal, identify the relevant editor, and send your proposal. Make sure to stipulate that you agree to publish your book open access.
Journals: Browse through the journals that we publish and identify the best fit for your article. Prepare and submit your manuscript.
Step 2. Review
Books: Upon successful screening by the editorial board to ensure the proposal adheres to the quality and focus requirements, your proposal will be sent for a double-blind peer review process.
Journals: Upon successful screening by the editorial board to ensure the manuscript adheres to the quality and focus requirements, your manuscript will be sent for a double-blind peer review process.
Step 3. Feedback and Decision
Books: If your book proposal is accepted, you will receive an open access publication contract. You will then work closely with your editor to deliver the final manuscript.
Journals: You will receive one of the following decisions from the reviewers: a) accepted with minor changes required; b) invited to re-submit following implementation of major changes; c) rejected
Step 4. Payment
Books: When the book is ready for publishing, you will be required to pay the BPC/CPC before it becomes available online.
Journals: When your manuscript is accepted for publishing, you will be required to pay the APC before it becomes available online
Step 5. Publication & distribution
Books: Your book will be published within 30 days of the approval according to the standard publication processes, following which it will be distributed via a variety of marketing channels to the larger community
Journals: Your manuscript will undergo the copyediting and typeset processes as well as formatted to match the standards of the journal, following which it will be published and distributed via a variety of marketing channels to the larger community