FAQ

When will the final version of my article be published?
The final version of the article is published after detailed copyediting and layout editing. The timeframe depends on how well the manuscript was written, how much editing requires and how fast the authors respond with corrections and proofreading. Typically, the final version of a well-written article is published within three weeks after acceptance.  Authors may contact the Production Editor for information about their article.

How often are issues published?
Accepted articles are published bi-monthly online. There are 6 regular issues and 2 special issues per year.

I recently submitted my manuscript to IJRBS; when should I expect to receive a decision?
The initial decision on whether to decline or send the article to peer review is typically made within 3 working days. If the manuscript is sent to peer review, the average time to first decision is 30-40 calendar days.

Will my article be freely available to readers?
Yes. All the articles we publish are open access and immediately available to readers across the globe.

I have submitted the corrected proofs of my article; may I make additional changes (revising the text, adding a coauthor, etc.) to the paper?
If you would like to make additional changes to the article after the proofs have been returned, send an email outlining the changes with an explanation to the production editor. The production editor will contact you to determine the next steps.

Does IJRBS consider submissions of manuscripts that have previously appeared on preprint servers?
Yes. For more information, please contact the Editorial Office at editor@ssbfnet.com

What is the cost to publish in IJRBS?
Please see the information on publication fees on our Article processing fees page. Publication fees do not apply to Invited Reviews, Commentaries or Comment Letters to the Editor, or corrections. New-data letters are subject to publication fees.

Are publication fee waivers available?
If the research was not supported by any grants, special funds (including departmental and institutional), or contracts (including governmental), or if the research was not done as part of the authors' official duties (government or corporate, etc.), a request to waive the charges may be included in the Cover letter. For APC waivers and discounts. 

Still have questions?
Please contact us at editor@ssbfnet.com