FAQs

Q: What's Open Access?
 
A: Open access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed
scholarly journal articles. OA is also increasingly being provided to theses, scholarly monographs and
book chapters. By making information freely available in this way, Open Access accelerates research
and learning. By reducing the barriers that restrict access to knowledge, Open Access maximizes
the opportunity for publications to be read and for authors to be recognized for their contribution in
their chosen field and beyond.
 
Q: What are the benefits of being an Editorial Board or Peer Reviewers in IJAFR?
 
a. Your name will appear on our journal website.
b. You can get the latest information of your special field.
c. You will get a certain discount if you want to publish papers in IJAFR.
 
Q. What are the requirements of an article submitted to IJAFR?
 
a. The articles you submit must accord with the field of journal you choose.
b. IJAFR has a policy of "Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism".
 
Q. How long does it take for an article from submission to publication?
 
A: From submission to publication, it takes nearly four to eight weeks for article reviewing, acceptance and
publication.
 
Q: What’s your business model for journal publishing? Why do you have publication fees?
 
A: We follow the Gold Open Access way. This means that authors publish in our journals that provide
immediate open access for readers to all articles on the publisher’s website. The readers pay nothing,
while authors (or their institutions or funders) pay a publishing fee to maintain the journal operation.
 
Q: Can you waive or reduce the publication fee?
 
A: We charge authors a publication fee for each article they publish. This fee helps the open-access
journals to cover their operational expenses. IJAFR Journal may do not grants any waivers to authors who
are unable to afford manuscript handling fees.
 
Q: How do you use the publication fee from authors?
 
A: As an open-access publisher, IJAFR Journal charges a publication fee to cover the publication costs,
which covers but is not limited to the following:
  1. Printing
  2. Mailing (hard copies of printed journals will be sent to the corresponding author after published)
  3. CrossCheck/Turnitin fees
  4. Maintenance fee (article online hosting and backup)
  5. Labor costs (Call for papers, author services, managing peer-review, editing, publishing, and other direct works)
  6. Banking service
  7. Marketing and advertisement
Q: How do you detect plagiarism in submissions?
 
A: We have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on Plagiarism.” We use CrossCheck (powered by Turnitin )
to check submissions for plagiarism.
 
Q: What’s your policy on self-plagiarism?
 
A: Attitudes about self-plagiarism vary in the academic community. However, our policy is that self-plagiarism
is still plagiarism, and, like all reputable publishers, we do not tolerate it.
 
Q: Do your journals have indexing partners?
 
A: IJAFR Journal is indexed with and included in ABDC, Google Scholar, IDEAS (RePEc),Open J-Gate,
RePEc, Journal Factor,Research Bib,I2OR,DRJI,SIS etc. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with
ISI, ERIC, Scopus, and Econlit.