Manuscripts that are only submitted to the IIOAB Journal and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or under consideration of other journal, or already accepted for publication elsewhere; are considered for publication in IIOAB Journal.
Process for Regular Issues
Author need to prepare articles following the Author guidelines and submit directly to the Journal mentioning to consider the article for Regular Issue as per the Regular issue Submission guidelines. Once a manuscript is submitted for regular issue to the Journal, an acknowledgement is sent to the corresponding author with in 24 hours with a manuscript number. The Editorial team review the submitted manuscripts initially for its originality, scientific and technical merit, English language, journal format etc and if all aspects are satisfied, the manuscript is then sent for external two or more expert peer-review without revealing the identity of the contributors. Once the review comments are received from the reviewers, a decision (revision, acceptance or rejection) on the manuscript is taken by the handling editor based on the review comments and is communicated to the author along with the review comments. Once the revised manuscript is received from the corresponding author, it is again sent for final review and based on review comment, it is accepted or rejected. The average submission to decision time is about 15-21 days.
Process for Thematic Special Issues
A Guest editor calls article for a theme oriented Special Issue. Consulting with the Guest editor, the corresponding authors need to submit the article to the Guest editor following the Author guidelines and Special Issue Submission guidelines. The Guest editor will send acknowledgement of submission with a manuscript reference number to the authors and conduct peer-review and accept/reject articles in coordination with Editorial Office. Finally the guest editor will send 15-20 high quality accepted articles to the editorial office for publication in the special issue.
Process for Supplement Issues
The representatives of conference, society, publishing organization, researchers etc. will contact the editorial office with a proposal of publication of their articles in IIOAB Journal. If the terms and conditions are acceptable by both the parties, the IIOAB Journal will publish the articles from such representatives for the Supplement Issues. The authors will submit the article to the representative following the Author guidelines and Supplement issue Submission guidelines. The representative will send the accepted articles to the Journal for publication.
Process after acceptance of articles
Once an article is accepted in IIOAB Journal, it can not be withdrawn in any circumstances. As IIOAB Journal is an OPEN ACCESS journal, the authors or representatives (for supplement issue articles) need to pay publication/editing/formatting expense to publish the articles. Once the payment is received, the galley proof will be sent to the corresponding authors/representatives. The authors/representatives need to send back the corrected galley proof to the editorial office with in 48 hours. Correction received after that period or after online publication will not be included/entertained. Once the corrected galley proof is received, the article will go online within 2-3 days.
Publication expense to authors
As an OPEN ACCESS journal, the entire operation of IIOABJ depends on Author's contributions. There is no cost to single author article where the author is a student. A minimum publication expense is required for other cases. Publication expense is mandatory for funded/institutional supported works. But for unfunded works special waiver may be considered in case to case basis (Authors need to request for partial waiver and the cause for which the waiver is requested in their article submission Cover letter).
For Special and Supplement issue articles, the expense will be decided based on mutual agreement between the Guest Editor/Representative and the Journal. In all cases, an additional fee will be applicable if extensive formatting language / copy editing is required for the article.
IIOAB Journal is author friendly. Failing to pay the expense won't bar publication of accepted articles in IIOABJ; however there might be delay in publication of the article.