Do you assure privacy of my article before submission to a journal?
What services offered for the paid fees?
- Journal Selection - Editing - Manuscript Preparation - Pre-submission - Peer Review by Journal Editorial Members - Journal Submission - Post-acceptance/Resubmission Support
How is the selection process carried out?
1. pre-assessment of format and indicators 2. evaluation of scientific contents by experts 3. final review by the Advisory Committee
Is my credit card information safe?
The payments gateway that we are associated STRIPE and PayPal has Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
Will I receive a confirmation mail from STAR Journals on making a payment?
Yes, we send a payment confirmation email to all clients within 3-5 business days of receiving your payment.
Will I receive a confirmation mail after my credit card payment is processed?
Yes, Stripe / PayPal and a payment receipt from STAR Journals will send you a confirmation email on processing your credit card payment.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we do. Typically, we offer discounts on different services.
Does STAR Journals guarantee publication?
Publication depends largely on the quality of your research and is a subjective decision that the journal editor takes based on several factors. Therefore, we cannot guarantee publication. However, we help you increase your chances of publication.
What fees do I have to pay the journal and are these included in your Journal Submission service?
Different journals have different policies and operate on different revenue models. Hence, they have different fee structures as well. For example, most subscription-based journals charge authors for printing color figures/artwork. However, they do not charge any fees for publishing a manuscript. On the other hand, many open access journals charge authors a fee for publishing their articles and they use these fees to maintain the journal. As these fees differ from journal to journal and, more importantly, need to be paid by the authors themselves, they are not included in our Journal Submission fee.
Who is the corresponding author?
During the journal submission process, one author must take overall responsibility for the manuscript and correspond with the journal right through the journal’s publication process. This author is called the corresponding author. All correspondence pertaining to the manuscript is addressed and sent to the corresponding author and he/she is responsible for communicating with the journal, revising the paper, and submitting revisions. The corresponding author is also responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the paper.
What is the rejection rate of journals?
Rejection rates range from 30%-90%. Journals with good to high standards have rejection rates of around 90%. Open-access journals tend to have lower rejection rates.
Do journal peer reviewers accept/reject papers?
No, peer reviewers do not accept/reject papers; the journal editor makes this decision. However, while peer reviewers do not make this decision, they can strongly influence this decision because they evaluate your manuscript and make recommendations on whether to accept or reject it. The journal editor considers these recommendations when making the acceptance/rejection decision.
Why do we need to pay for open-access journals?
Open-access journals are journals that offer free and permanent online access to research articles they publish. The aim of these journals is to “ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings” to the entire scientific community. While readers are given free access to published material, authors typically have to pay an article-processing fee to help these journals bear publishing costs.
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