1. How to submit my research paper? What’s the process of publication of my paper?
The journal receives new submissions through online submission system. When submitting papers for potential publication in IJML, please submit an original editable file in a .doc style file. All figures, tables, equations, etc., should be embedded into the original file.
After submission, your paper then will undergo a pre-check and peer review process. The full editorial procedure may take approximately one and a half months under normal circumstances, three tops.
After blind peer review, you will receive a notification letter with the review result of your paper. If your paper gets accepted, then you may have your paper published by following the instructions in the notification letter and paying the publication fee. Visit the author guidelines to learn more: http://www.ijml.org/list-9-1.html
2. Can I submit an abstract?
The journal publishes full research papers. So only full paper submissions should be considered for possible publication. Papers with insufficient content may be rejected as well, make sure your paper is sufficient enough to be published.
3. Should I revise the paper as your journal template before submission?
Yes. You’re supposed to format your paper first by following the template paper before submission. Submitted papers that are obviously not in accordance with the template of the journal will not be considered for possible publication.
Link for the journal template: http://www.ijml.org/IJML_template.doc
4. Is there a submission deadline for the upcoming issue?
Technically, the submission deadline should be three months before the publishing date of the upcoming issue. The accurate publishing date depends on the current publishing schedule and boils down to the time you have been waiting for.
5. Does your journal provide English language support? Will the editors help to revise the paper if my English writing is not good enough?
Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will be checked by our editors for spelling and formal style. This may not be sufficient if English is not your native language and substantial editing would be required. In that case, you may want to have your manuscript edited by a native speaker before submission. A clear and concise language will help editors and reviewers concentrate on the scientific content of your paper and thus smooth the peer review process.
6. How long will the review process take?
The journal performs blind peer review, which also has an efficient peer review and production process to facilitate rapid publication. Normally, submitted manuscripts will be reviewed within two months of submission. You’ll be informed of the review result once the review process is over.
7. What is the impact factor of your journal? Will it be indexed by SCI or Scopus?
For now, the journal doesn’t have an impact factor yet, since it’s not indexed by SCIE. But IJML can be indexed by Scopus. The journal will be put forward to all relevant abstracting and indexing services, which you can learn from http://www.ijml.org/list-16-1.html. We aim to publish work of sufficient merit so that each journal will be indexed by ISI Web of Science and therefore become eligible for an Impact Factor in due course.
8. How much do you charge for publishing? Is there any discount or free waiver provided to the authors?
IJML charges a nominal publication fee to offset expenses associated with the overall journal operations, publishing and printing, mailing and shipping, and website maintenance. Each accepted paper will be charged from 280 to 350 USD for publishing. Discounts are given to students and journal reviewers. To learn the details at: http://www.ijml.org/list-17-1.html
9. What is the procedure for getting a hard copy?
In order to get a hard copy, you should order a journal subscription. A hard copy will be obtained upon the payment of 100 USD, including free delivery. Learn the details for subscription at: http://www.ijml.org/list-21-1.html
10. How can I request permission to re-use material?
To use material printed in publications from the journal, please contact us to get permission at email@example.com.