GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
While submitting a manuscript to the journal, all contributing author(s) must verify that the manuscript represents authentic and valid work and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly similar content under their authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in other languages, without the written consent the copyright holder
All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Paper Submission Guide
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Double-Blind External Peer-Review have been followed.
6. Keep a Similarity Index <20% and single-source matches are not <2%.
- Authors retain all copyrights. It is noticeable that authors will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreements.
- This work (including HTML and PDF Files) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
This journal charges the following author fees.
Article Publication Charge: 100 (USD) (VAT Excluded)
This charge includes all costs of the peer-review process, systems, typesetting, web publication and long-term archiving. If this manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge to cover publication costs.
There is not any Article Submission Charge for the IJSMEs Journal.
Note 1: Please note that APCs will not be refunded due to the retraction of an article.
Note 2: In rare cases where articles are removed completely after acceptance for publication, we will not refund or credit an APC. This is because IJSMEs has provided publishing services and is only able to recoup this investment through the APC.
For Authors from the United States of America
Bank Name: Regent Bank
Account Name: CRIBFB JOURNALS
Account Number: 111314069766
Routing Number: 103913434
Bank Address: 7136 S. Yale Ave., Suite 100, Tulsa, OK 74136, United States of America
For Authors from Other Countries
Online (Visa/ Master/ American Express/ Union Pay Cards) payment: Payment facilitator for goods and services provided by CRIBFB.
For authors from low-income countries, waivers or discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted before article submission are assessed by the Executive Manager based on the quality of the research article and the authors’ ability to pay.