Finding the Right Journal
Publishing with Integrity Research Journals starts with finding the right journal for your paper. Browse through the list of the Journals and read “about page” of the Journals to find out the Journal that is more suitable for your article. Submit your paper to only one journal at the time either within or outside Integrity Research Journals.
Prepare Manuscript for Submission
Before preparing your article for submission to Integrity Research Journals, read the journal's “Authors Guideline” to know the requirement of the Journal and prepare your manuscript in line with the guidelines. You also need to read the “Manuscript Workflow page” to understand the process of our operation.
Submission of Manuscript
Article for publication in Integrity Research Journals are submitted through the website or Journal official email address. After the submission, an acknowledgement later will be sent to the corresponding author with 48 hours. Article submitted to Integrity Research Journals may be recommended for transfer if the Editorial Board feel that the manuscript is more suitable for publication in another journal within or outside Integrity Research Journals.
Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial officer, for plagiarism and other related offences to ensure that it conform to the standard of Integrity Research Journals and it suitability to go through the review process. Then, the manuscript is assigned to an appropriate Editorial Board member who does not have personal or academic relationship with the author(s) to access the quality of the manuscript before it is assigned to External Reviewers.
If the Editorial board member finds out that the manuscript is good enough and within the scope of the Journal, it will be assigned to a qualified External Reviewers for review, otherwise it will be rejected immediately with no further processing.
However, if the manuscript is good enough to go through the review process, it will be assigned to reviewers without the authors’ information. Then, the reviewers will submit their reports (comments) on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:
Accept as it is
Required Minor Changes
Required Major Changes
For the purpose of transparency and clarity, the reviewers will give adequate reason(s) why a manuscript should be rejected.
NOTE: The peer-review process is double blinded; that is, the identity and information of the authors and reviewers are not disclosed to each other during the review process. This is to ensure transparency and fair review process.
Acceptance or Rejection of Manuscript
When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the reviewers’ comments will be sent to the corresponding author for him/her to make corrections to the original manuscript and submit it to the editorial office as the revised manuscript.
If more than two reviewers recommend the manuscript for rejection, it will be rejected immediately. Otherwise, the Original manuscript, revised manuscript and the reviewers’ comments will be sent to the editor for the following recommendation:
If the Editor ACCEPTS the manuscript, it will immediately be published after minor editing. If the Editor recommends “MINOR OR MAJOR CHANGES,” the authors are notified to prepare and re-submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor or major changes effected. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.
If the Editor recommends “REJECTS,” the manuscript, will be rejected immediately. However, the author can appeal the Reviewers or Editors decision if he/she has strong reasons and belief in his opinion.
Proof of the Manuscript
After the acceptance of the article, the accepted version of the manuscript will undergo final editing and the proof copy will be sent to the corresponding author for final correction and approval before it will be published. The author is expected to return the correction to the proof within 48 hours or give a final approval for publication if there is no correction. Failure of the author to reply to the proof within the specified period of time means an agreement to publish his/her manuscript in its present state.
After submission, authors will be able to track their manuscript via xxxxx. Also, any change in the manuscript status will be communicated to the corresponding author when necessary. The corresponding author also reserves the right to request for the status of their manuscript if they are yet to hear from the Editorial office.