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General Guidelines

All of our peer-reviewed journals are bi-annual (Fall and Spring).  There are no deadlines for submissions. We do not accept letters of inquiry, abstracts or topic proposals.  Please submit your finished work for peer review.  The length of a manuscript can be up to 50 pages long including tables, graphs, diagrams, photographs, and equations. 

SJI employs an innovative blind review system throughout the peer-review process.  Each submission is reviewed by three to seven peer reviewers with final decisions reported to the author, usually within three months.  This is possible because SJI has a growing review board with more than 4,000 active reviewers. When the majority of reviewers recommend publication of a paper, and one reviewer recommends rejection, SJI seeks additional reviewers' opinion to make the final decision. For specific submission guidelines for individual journals, please click the link for each journal listed below.


If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit a License to Publish agreement along with a processing fee. The fee is in the range of $99.95 to $199.95 (add $99.95 for each additional author).  Authors in developing countries are eligible to apply for a reduced fee. To be considered for the discount, you must reside in a developing country, and be affiliated with an institution in your country of residence.  Please send your request via email with the following information: full names of authors, mailing address, phone number, email address, occupation, position or title, company or organization where you work. 

Why is the processing fee necessary? Please read the section below titled Why We Charge a Processing Fee.  

Your manuscript must be polished to high professional standards.  Poor quality work with grammatical errors will not be sent out for peer reviews. It is a waste of our reviewers' time.  We strongly recommend that you have your manuscript edited by an experienced editor before submission to SJI. 

There are many online professional editing services that maintain rapid electronic submission and turn-around timesOne of the most widely used services is American Journal Experts (AJE).  It provides professional language editing services to authors around the globe. You may use this service to improve your paper's English and, therefore, its overall quality. AJE employs expert editors with post-graduate training in a wide variety of fields who will check your manuscripts not only for terminology and language specific to your field but also for proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb tense, and phrasing. In addition, AJE's professional editors will make sure the text sounds natural and the sentences are well constructed. Visit AJE's Website for more information or to submit a document for their Paper Editing service.

An author's use of such services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted by SJI.  Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and such a company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.




Specific Guidelines


Agriculture, Environmental and Allied Sciences

Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Journal of Ecology, Ecosystems and Ecophysiology

Journal of Forestry, Horticulture, and Soil Science

Journal of Fisheries, Poultry and Wildlife Sciences


Journal of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Journal of Environmental Science, Policy and Planning


Engineering, Computer Science and Architecture

Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture

Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering

Journal of Biomechanics, Biomedical and Biophysical Engineering

Journal of Chemical, Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Journal of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Journal of Computer Science, Informatics and Electrical Engineering

Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

Journal of Petroleum and Geosystems Science and Engineering


Business and Allied Fields

Journal of Business & Public Affairs

Journal of Economics, Banking and Finance

Journal of Management and Management Information System

Journal of Accounting, Taxation and Performance Evaluation

Journal of Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing

Journal of Leadership, Management & Organizational Studies

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Leadership

Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality


Education,
Humanities and Social Sciences

Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences

Journal of Education & Human Development


Journal of Creative Work

Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics

Journal of Sports & Recreation Research and Education

Journal of Law, Ethics and Intellectual Property

Journal of Multicultural, Gender and Minority Studies

Journal of International and Cross-Cultural Studies

Journal of Library, Information Science and Information Media

Journal of Biography & Autobiography

Journal of Current Events & Issues

Journal of Diplomacy & Diplomatic Leadership

Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Journal of Folklore and Folkloristics

Journal of Archeology, History and Anthropology

Journal of Interpersonal, Intercultural and Mass Communication

Journal of Public Affairs, Administration and Management

Journal of Sociology, Social Work and Social Welfare

Journal of Music Theory, Practice and Education

Journal of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Journal of Geography and Geospatial Information Science

Journal of Political Science, Government and Politics

Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research and Education

Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and Education


Medicine, Psychiatry, Biology, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing

Journal of Medical & Biological Sciences

Journal of Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Dental Education

Journal of Nursing, Allied Health and Health Education


Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health

Journal of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Journal of Biology, Biological Systems and Bioinformatics


Journal of Veterinary and Zoological Research and Education


Mathematics, Physical and Natural Sciences

Journal of Physical and Natural Sciences

Journal of Mathematics, Statistics and Allied Fields

Journal of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences

Journal of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Journal of Physics, Astrophysics and Physical Cosmology

Journal of Geology, Geophysics and Geosystems

 

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary

Journal of Dissertations

Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research

Journal of Research Methods and Methodological Issues

Journal of Unconventional Theories and Research

Journal of Innovation, Research and Development

Journal of Conference Proceedings

Journal of Patents & Trademarks

Journal of Electronic Books

Journal of Encyclopedia

Journal of Reviews

 

New Journal Proposal
If you wish to suggest that we launch a new journal in a particular field that is not covered by our existing journals, please contact us via email.

 

Why we charge a processing fee

Like other open-access journals, we do not charge subscription fees to readers or libraries.  We cover the costs partially through article processing fees.
Please read the section on The Open-Access Movement in our home page.

Our
expenses are split among editorial costs, electronic composition and production, journal information system, manuscript management system, electronic archiving, overhead expenses, and administrative costs. Moreover, we must cover the costs of publishing the accepted article plus the cost of reviewing articles the journals reject for each accepted article. 

The experience of SJI and other open-access journals clearly indicates that researchers and their host institutions and funding agencies are willing to pay reasonable and affordable article processing fees for the sake of faster and fairer access and greater exposure of their work.

The processing fees of SJI are significantly lower than those of other major open access journals.  For example, Biomed Central now charges $1,700-$1,900 per article while PLoS charges $2,100-$2,750 per article (learn more).

For large publishers, such high processing fees may be necessary to cover the costs, unless they can generate revenues from additional sources.  According to Wellcome Trust studies, an article production cost in the subscription model is estimated to be $2,750. The equivalent cost under the article processing fee model is estimated to be $1,950 (learn more).

However, SJI is a small publisher that operates using a lean publishing model,  and therefore is able to maintain a very low processing fee. Moreover, unlike some traditional and online journals, we do not charge a submission fee for reviewing a manuscript for publication consideration.

According to surveys carried out by BioMed Central, many funding agencies around the world are willing to fund article processing fees (learn more).

 

 
       
       
 

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