Frequently Asked Questions for Authors

 

What is Open Access?
How does Open Access benefits the researchers?
Are Open Access articles peer-reviewed?
Who can read open access articles?
What types of articles will the journal accept?
How are the articles peer reviewed?
Is there any page limit for writing articles?
What do authors do have to pay attention to?
How much does it cost to publish my article in Open Access?
When do I pay the article-processing charge?
How long does it take between the paper submission and the decision either to publish or to not publish?
After a paper is accepted how long it takes before it is available online?
I have difficulties to submit manuscript online. Could you kindly advise me what to do?


What is Open Access?

Open Access refers to the fair use of copyrighted information for educational and research purposes. It permits anyone to read, download, copy, print, search and distribute that article encouraging a large readership and frequent citation.


How does Open Access benefits the researchers?

Open Access benefits researchers by bringing immediate increased visibility and usage of their results. They can read, download, copy, print, search and distribute that article free of cost.


Are Open Access articles peer-reviewed?

Yes, Open Access articles are peer reviewed. It follows rigorous external assessment and independent editorial decisions.


Who can read open access articles?

Open Access articles can be read by anyone- professionals, students, researchers or interested persons.


What types of articles will the journal accept?

Aster publications consider Research, Review, Short communication, Case reports, Conference proceedings, Expert review and Letters to the editor for publication. For more details on article format and submission, please visit, Author guidelines.


How are the articles peer reviewed?

Aster Publications adopts standard peer review system. All the journals of Aster Publications follow single blinded peer review.


Is there any page limit for writing articles?

There is no page limit for research and review articles but there is a limit for short commentary and letters to editor.


What do authors do have to pay attention to?

Authors should pay attention to quality of the article and avoid plagiarism. It is also recommended to use the manuscript formatting guide before submitting the article.


How much does it cost to publish my article in Open Access?

For details on Publication charges, kindly go to APC


When do I pay the article-processing charge (APC)?

You will be requested to pay article processing charges only on final acceptance of your article.


How long does it take between the paper submission and the decision either to publish or to not publish?

Aster Publications follow standard peer review process and it takes nearly 21-25 days to decide whether to accept/reject/revise the submitted article.


After a paper is accepted how long it takes before it is available online?

Once an article has been accepted for publishing, It may take about 48 hours to appear online.


I have difficulties to submit manuscript online. Could you kindly advise me what to do?

Authors who have difficulties with online submission are requested to contact our support team for assistance.

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for in this FAQ section, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@asterpublications.com

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