Every now and then, we are constantly and repeatedly being bombarded with series of questions by all manners of researchers and scholars across the scientific community. And so, we decided to compile a list of frequently asked questions with a view to easing the whole process. It is our plan to add to this list where necessary.
Question: Whether the journal will acknowledge the material sent by me/us through post?
Reply: Yes, we acknowledge all postal receipts within 24 hours of the receipt of the same at our office.
Question: How much time the journal takes while responding an e-mail?
Reply: The period of our response generally varies from a second to 24 hours.
Question: How much time the journal takes to review a manuscript?
Reply: The review period varies from a week to one month (Maximum two months in extra ordinary circumstances) and we intimate the review report of acceptance/acceptance with modification/rejection to the author's concerned on the same day of the receipt of the same.
Question: When can I inquire about the status of my manuscript, submitted for review to the journal?
Reply: In case, you have not received review report from the journal, within two months of the receipt of your manuscript by the journal, you may raise the query about the status of your manuscript.
Question: Whether the journal issue separate publication certificate to each author involved in any manuscript?
Reply: Yes, we dispatch separate Publication Certificate for each author, who are living in India.
Question: How can anybody submit his/her manuscript to the journal?
Reply: Anybody can submit his/her manuscript anytime to our journal in M.S. Word Format on our mail firstname.lastname@example.org, after preparing the same as per our submission guidelines duly available on our website under the heading guidelines for submission.
Question: Whether anybody can submit his/her manuscript in pdf. Format instead of M. S. Word format?
Reply: No, we do not consider the manuscripts received in the pdf. Format, because the same cannot be sent for blind review easily.
Question: Whether author is required to submit the Abstract first and then the full manuscript?
Reply: No, we do not consider the Abstracts, because the same cannot be evaluated as a full manuscript, hence the author/authors is/are required to send the full manuscript.
Question: What details are required to be submitted to the journal for knowing the pending status of any manuscript?
Reply: We accept the queries with respect to the pending manuscript, only after the two months of the submission of the same and need the following information's from the author's concerned:
1. Date of Submission
2. Full Details of the Title
3. Full Details of the Author
4. Email on which the manuscript was sent
5. Mail ID through which manuscript was sent
Question: What is the policy of journal towards the publication of accepted manuscripts?
Reply: We place the manuscripts in the publication list for publication on first come first publish basis after completion of all the formalities by the author concerned.
Question: Whether anybody can get his/her accepted manuscript published immediately?
Reply: Generally we place the manuscripts in the publication list for publication on first come first publish basis, however in case of extraordinary circumstances, where the matter of great urgency is involved, a manuscript can be scheduled for immediate publication, on the payment of applicable Urgency Fee along with the request letter containing the reasons for the same.
Question: Whether an author can have the publication of few of his/her accepted manuscripts?
Reply: No, we will not go ahead with the publication of any of the manuscript of author concerned, till the time he/she completes the formalities w.r.t. his/her all manuscripts accepted/accepted with modification by us.
In case, an author is not interested in the publication of any of his/her manuscript, he/she is required to withdraw the same after making the payment of applicable fee on the same meant for the publication, because this amount covers the cost of processing of a manuscript, which is already consumed, before the acceptance of any of the manuscript, even if the same is accepted with modification.
Question: Whether any author can submit any number of manuscripts?
Reply: Yes, an author can submit any number of manuscripts, however the re-submission of an already submitted manuscript (i.e. submission of same manuscript again and again) will invite the extra costs, equivalent to the fresh submitted manuscript.
Question: Whether an author can re-submit his/her manuscript, if no acknowledgement is received by him/her?
Reply: No, in such cases he/she is required to raise a query for the confirmation of his/her submission to the journal, because the re-submission will initiate the independent review on the same, leading to the wastage of resources journal, which will be ultimately charged from the author concerned.
Question: Whether an author can withdraw his/her manuscript after acceptance of the same for publication?
Reply: Yes, he/she can withdraw the same after making the payment of applicable publication fee, before the actual publication of the manuscript.
Question: Whether an author can modify his/her manuscript after acceptance, but before final publication?
Reply: Yes, he/she an author can modify the manuscript after acceptance, subject to the payment of additional fee equivalent to the Publication Fee applicable on the New Manuscripts, even, if the changes are minor in nature.
Question: Who can submit manuscript to our journals?
Reply: Submissions are sought from theorists, corporate professionals, research institutes, academics/scholars, researchers, scientists and educators. Students are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts.
Question: Is IJRCM a Close Access or Open Access Journal?
Reply: IJRCM provides instant open access to its content in such a way that makes research articles freely available to the international community.
Question: Can advertisement be done on the IJRCM website?
Reply: The International Scholars Journals offer versatile and effective marketing and education solutions to reach your target audience. To place a commercial ad or any announcements about conferences, seminar, SDP, FDP, meetings, upcoming books etc. on our website, anybody can contact us on our email email@example.com.
Question: What is the frequency for publication by IJRCM?
Reply: IJRCM publishes manuscripts on monthly basis.
Question: Why have changes been made to my article after it was accepted?
Reply: All papers are subject to copy-editing after acceptance to ensure that articles conform to journal style etc.
Question: When do you need my proofs back?
Reply: We require proof corrections to be returned within 12 hours of issue of mail by the journal.
Question: Why sample copy of journal is sent in advance to the authors?
Reply: We issue the sample copy of journal to the author concerned before the actual publication, so that he/she can go through the manuscript word by word, preferably after taking the print out of the title page and the manuscript authored by him/her, because the issue may contain some editorial modifications/corrections/additions or deletions. It is needless to mention here that the purpose is to ensure that the actual publication is in accordance with his/her original submission to the journal.
Question: Whether an author can suggest the changes in the sample issue, which are not available in his/her original submission.
Reply: The author is not expected to request for the changes, which are not available in his/her original submission, however in extraordinary circumstances, he/she can avail this facility, subject to the payment of additional charges equivalent to the fresh submitted manuscript, however very minor improvement in the original submission at one place can be charged @ Rs. 500/- (10 $ or 500 INR).
Question: When will I receive online access to my manuscript?
Reply: Corresponding authors will be intimated through email, for their online papers once they are published.