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1. Why does Academia Scholarly Journals (ASJ) charge handling fee for publishing in its journals?

Academia Scholarly Journals is an open access journal which means anyone can have unlimitedly and instantly access all full publication. That means ASJ does not earn any profit from charges for view (pay-per-veiw) or payment for subscription. Therefore, ASJ charge processing fees to be able to foot its processing and production expenses. For emphasis, ASJ operations is strictly financed from the handling fess recieved from authors. The handling fees are required to cover operational expenses. Authors are charged a handling fee for each accepted manuscript. Manuscripts are only published after the handling fee has been received. The handling fees may be paid via any of these two options: "Western Union" and "Bank transfer".Payment details will be sent to author after manuscript has been accepted for publication.

2. Why publish with Academia Scholarly Journals (ASJ)?

ASJ understand time is of essence in communicating discovery hence we ensures timely publication of your articles, following the "double blind" peer-review strategy. Also, the utilisation of digital technology in the publibcation process to keep our promise of timely publication within three(3) weeks period. Therefore, author(s) are notified of "acceptance of manuscript" such accepted manuscript is are immediately published online. Our goal is to notify authors of the decision on their manuscript within three weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published online in the next issue. ASJ also ensures high availability and high visibility, unlimited and free accessibility of the publication over the internet without restrictions. Open Access publications are more frequently cited due to their high availability and publicity.

3. Can advertisement be done on Academia Scholarly Journals website?

Ads by Academia Scholarly Journals! We do offer non-commercial advertorial services for now. which means ASJ is strictly for academics and research work.

4. Who Should Submit Manuscript(s) to Academia Scholarly Journals?

Manucript Submission is welcomed from researchers, scientists, educators, academicians/scholars, theorists, corporate professionals and research institutes. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts especially manuscript(s) co-authored with their academic adviser(s).

5. What is the time frame for publication by Academia Scholarly Journals?

ASJ publishes manuscript(s) on a monthly basis. As soon as a manuscript is accepted, it is published on the next issue of the journal.

6. Is Academia Scholarly Journals an Open Access or Close/Restricted Access Journal?

Academia Scholarly Journals provides instant open access to its content in such a way that makes research articles freely available to the international community. That means

Everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of articles published by Academia Scholarly Journals; manuscripts are freely available without subscription or price barriers.

Papers are immediately released in open access format (no long waiting periods);

Open Access publication is supported by authors' institutes or research funding agency by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing fee (APF) for accepted articles.

Advantages of Open Access for Authors

High Visibility and High Availability - free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions.

Frequency of citation -open Access publications are more frequently cited due to their high publicity and availability.

Ease of Access -Publications are also more easily accessible and searchable in search engines and indexing databases.

Less Costly - the cost of processing fee of each accepted paper is charged to authors' institutes or research funding agency. The cost of processing and the publication of an article is covered through the one-time payment of an Article Processing Fee (APF) for each accepted article.

Rapid Publication - accepted papers are immediately published online. Indeed, Open Access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription database of any journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. Academia Scholarly Journals is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

7. Can we receive a waiver for our article's charges?

If you are coming from a developing country, you may receive a waiver of publication charges. You are entitled to apply for partial waiver if you know you cannot pay the full amount. Contact our account section at accounts@academiascholarlyournals.org for request of partial waiver to your manuscript if you cannot pay the stipulated amount of processing charges. Other reasons for applying for a waiver should be directed to the Editor of the journal, who may consider the application and approve the application for waiver.

8. When do you need my proofs back?

We require proof corrections to be returned within two working days.

9. Has my paper been accepted? Please could you send an official letter of acceptance?

You would receive a letter of acceptance from the Editors of the journal once your paper has been accepted. If you have any doubts over whether your paper has been accepted, please contact the Editorial Office via their respective email.

9. Why has changes been made to my article after it was accepted?

All papers are subject to copy-editing after acceptance to ensure that articles conform to journal style, eliminate spelling and grammatical errors, etc.

10. My manuscript is online—when will it be published?

All manuscripts that appear online are considered published. The date it appears online is the definitive publication date. The publication date of your article will appear centred at the top of the first page of the published aticle.

11. When and how shall I receive a proof of my article?

A proof of the manuscript for publication will be sent to the corresponding author within 2 weeks, by e-mail in PDF format.

12. What is Academia Scholarly Journals "Impact Factor" Status?

Academia Scholarly Journal Publisher is a new digital publishing Journal, currently undergoing the evaluation process for inclusion into the ISI Master Journal List. Thus, we are yet to recieve the Impact Factor (IF).

13. What is the time frame for publication by ASJ?

ASJ publishes manuscript(s)  monthly.