Every now and then, we are constantly and repeatedly being bombarded with series of questions by all manners of researchers and scholars across the scientific community. And so, we decided to compile a list of frequently asked questions with a view to easing the whole process. It is our plan to add to this list where necessary.
Q: Why does the Spring Journals ( SJ) charge processing fee for publishing in its journals?
A: The Spring Journals publishes its journals using the open access model. Anyone can unlimitedly and immediately access all full text content, meaning The Spring Journals does not have any income from selling print or online versions of its journals or from charging "pay-per-view" fees. As such, she uses the handling fees paid by authors in her day to day operations such as payment of different categories of staff, electricity generation, internet subscription, research, training and retraining, web hosting, awareness campaign, capacity building, technology transfer, sustainability and funding of international offices, organization of conferences, corporate social responsibility, other production expenses etc.
It costs money to produce a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article that is ready for online publication, and to host it on a server that is freely accessible without barriers around the clock. We ask that as a small part of the cost of doing the research, the author, institution, or funding agency pays a modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the essential final step, the publication.
Authors are charged a handling fee for each accepted manuscript. Manuscripts are only published after the handling fee has been received. Publication fees may be paid by several different ways (we will send you the details of the bill and payment options after your manuscript is accepted for publication).
Q: Who Should Submit Manuscript(s) to SJ?
A: Submissions are sought from theorists, corporate professionals, research institutes, academics/scholars, researchers, scientists and educators. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts especially manuscript(s) co-authored with their academic advisor(s).
Q: Is SJ a Close Access or Open Access Journal?
A: The Spring Journals ( SJ) provides instant open access to its content in such a way that makes research articles freely available to the international community, meaning;