Why Publish with Applis
1. Research/Empirical :
2. Case Study :
3. Review :
4. Meta-Analysis :
5. Letters or Communications :
6. Theoretical :
7. Applied :
8 : Professional communications, Book reviews, Letters to the Editor
1. Title Page :
2. Abstract :
3. Introduction :
4. Methods :
5. Results :
6. Discussion :
7. Conclusions :
8 : References
Figures & Table Guidelines
Illustrations (Figures) :
Legends for illustrations (figures) :
Units of Measurement:
Abbreviations and Symbols:
Additional tables containing backup data too extensive to publish in print may be appropriate for publication in the electronic version of the journal, deposited with an archival service, or made available to readers directly by the authors. An appropriate statement should be added to the text to inform readers that this additional information is available and where it is located. Submit such tables for consideration with the paper so that they will be available to the peer reviewers.
Style and Format
Books and Other Monographs
Internet: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/112/4/e303 (accessed 14 October 2003).
Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter signed by all co-authors which should include the following information statements:
Editorial Review & Publication
Authors must submit manuscripts to Applis Journals in electronic form. An initial cursory review by the EIC will validate that the paper content is appropriate both in scope and quality. If the paper is deemed inappropriate, it will be rejected without review. Otherwise, the EIC will decide to process the paper directly or assign it to one of the associate editors.
The assigned editor performs an initial review of the submission, and may decide to desk reject it or put it through the review process. The grounds for a submission being desk rejected at this stage include, but are not limited to, simultaneous double submission, submission of substantially the same version of a previously published paper, the subject of the paper being outside the coverage scope of respective journal, the paper obviously lacking in breadth, substance, quality or completeness.
If the Editor decides to put the submission through the regular review process, he/she may retain reviewers for expert opinions and detailed useful comments for the authors. The number of reviewers may range between 2 or 4, with the Editor optionally serving as a reviewer. In all but the most unusual cases, 3 external reviewers will be contacted.
The Editor makes an editorial decision on the submission, using reviewers’ comments and recommendations as input (only as input). If the reviews are not clear or detailed enough, or the reviews diverge substantially, the Editor may communicate with the reviewers and seek additional verbal comments, and use them as additional input. The Editor may send the authors some or all of the reviewers’ comments, and may withhold certain comments from the authors at his/her discretion.
The editorial decision may be one of
• Request for a minor revision,
• Request for a major revision,
• Conditional accept, and
• Unconditional accept.
In all cases of acceptance, the editor will seek input from the Editor-in-Chief.
If the author disagrees with the reject decision, he/she should communicate with the Editor and make his/her case and/or seek clarification. If the author wishes to appeal the decision, he/she should request the Editor to seek arbitration by the EIC. The EIC will review all materials and make a judgement on the merits of the appeal. The decision by the Editor-in-Chief is final.
All authors have the right to appeal rejection of their manuscript. Authors can appeal directly by contacting the editorial office. Appeals will be reviewed in the context of the manuscript’s scientific content and its suitability for publication. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision on the appeal will be final.
All complaints can be made directly to the editorial office. They will be happy to outline the complaint procedure in full.
The Editorial Office of the journal will create the final version of the manuscript in the journal’s template and the PDF proof will be sent to the author for final proofreading before publication. Authors should carefully check the proofs for typographical or layout errors, and use the sticky notes tool to mark and explain any changes necessary.
After the manuscript is accepted for publication it will undergo a first stage of copy editing where the journal editors will correct any minor mistakes (such as punctuation or references) and check that all necessary information regarding the manuscript and authors has been provided.
Authors will receive an edited version of their manuscript for author copy editing after acceptance of the manuscript for publication. This is the last stage where any substantial copy editing changes to the text are allowed (the next stage—proofreading—is restricted to correcting typographical and layout errors).
After the final proofread manuscript has been received and the last corrections have been performed the manuscript will be published. The manuscript will be published in the current issue of the journal, and the author will be promptly informed as soon as the article is available online. In some cases, namely in special issues, the publication may be delayed in order to guarantee that all articles are published simultaneously, but the author will always be informed should that be the case.
Marketing & Promotion
Outreach or public engagement is a flourishing initiative in academic publishing. We feel that sharing knowledge with the public can drive progress.
Article Processing charges:
1. What is the scope of Applis Publishers?
Applis is an international open-access scientific publisher that showcases high quality research and innovative ideas in its endeavor to foster excellence in science and medicine thus making an impact on healthcare and practice for the benefit of Society.
2. Are your publications peer reviewed?
Each Applis OA journals offers the highest standards of peer review, overseen by expert editors and editorial boards. We’re proud of the friendly and constructive approach we take with all our potential authors. Our editorial teams evaluate submissions on the grounds of relevance, sound methodology, and clarity, rather than the predicted level of future importance.
Our peer review process is double blind.
3. Do you restrict the length of articles?
There is no restriction on the length of an article, or the number of figures, tables or supplementary files, but we do ask all authors to be concise.
Larger tables, movie/media files, datasets or other supporting information can be submitted and published as supplementary files.
We do not charge page or color charges.
4. What article types do you publish?
We publish all kinds of academic Articles, such as Original Research Articles, Review Articles, and Clinical Case Studies.
5. How can I submit my article?
After reviewing our Guidelines for Authors, you can submit your manuscript and other files as email attachments to our Editorial Office. You will receive the confirmation that we have received your files.
6. How quickly are articles published?
We understand that authors wish to see their articles published as quickly as possible. At the same time authors value high standards in copy editing, proofing, and final presentation. We aim to publish articles as quickly as possible whilst providing a quality production service. Our target is 21 days.
7. Is there a print version?
No. Articles are published online only and are provided in PDF and HTML format. We may offer additional printing services on request.
8. What are your Article publication charges (APCs)?
Applis is an open access publisher, with all articles immediately free to be read by anyone worldwide. We do not request any submission charge.
The current publication fee in all Applis journals is $1090 for all research and review articles and with lower fees for case Reports and communications, which are both $650.
Authors are asked to pay APCs upon acceptance of their article.
9. Why are your charges set at these levels?
These charges are used to finance the whole publication and archiving process, including peer review, editing, proof-reading and copy-editing, and hosting and maintenance of the journal archives.
10. Do you offer waivers or discounts?
We offer a partial fee waiver for individual authors or author groups affiliated with a university or institute in Low-income economies as defined by the World Bank. Waiver requests during or after peer-review will not be considered. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. Due to the numerous costs associated to open access publishing, all Applis Journals can only accept to process a limited number of waived submissions per issue.
11. How do authors pay the author fee?
Specific instructions on how to make this payment will be provided to authors at the time of acceptance.
12. Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?
As the corresponding author of the manuscript you are responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via your institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript.
13. Who holds copyright on Applis journal articles?
The authors retain the copyright of all their work published in Applis Journals. All articles published in Applis Journals are open access and are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means the articles are universally and freely available online for anyone to download and adapt their work, provided proper attribution is given.