Scientific Archives is an open access, peer reviewed publisher with a motto of redefining science through gold open access model. Driven by the belief that modern science has the power to improve humanity, we publish impactful research and help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, & give them the knowledge they need to find funding. Scientific Archives has been an active part of the global scholarly community, supporting open research that transforms society, and dissemination of pivotal research. Being one of the emerging publishers, we are committed to permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research.
It is our great honor to partner with you, and this page aims to provide you with some guidance on your role as editor. Scientific Archives assists you timely in every aspect of fulfilling your editorial responsibilities.
“Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning …, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity …”— The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), December 1-2, 2001.
“We define open access as a comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community.”— The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, October 22, 2003.
Open Access— Making research outputs freely available to all, is clearly the way to overcome the issues surrounding access to research material. Respecting the ‘statement of principle, strategy, and a commitment to Open Access’ by BOAI and Berlin Declaration, Scientific Archives is here to empower researchers with its rapid open access publication.
Scientific Archives— with the commitment to Open Access to scholarly publications, is supporting and inspiring the scientific community worldwide.
By testing and learning from our open access publishing practice, we continue to evolve and innovate at what we offer. Here are some of our innovations at glance.
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Scientific Archives, as a publisher has greatest responsibility towards the authors, journal readers, and scientific community. Peer review is an essential part of the publication process. All manuscripts submitted to Scientific Archives journals are thoroughly peer-reviewed by external reviewers.
Responsibilities of Reviewers
Confidentiality: Material under review should remain strictly confidential; they should not be shared or discussed with anyone outside the review process unless approved by the Editor. Reviewers should not retain copies of submitted manuscripts; and all the communication of the review process will be kept confidential.
Competence: Peer review is carried out by specialists who are fully competent in the subject matter. Reviewers are required to have adequate expertise to provide an authoritative assessment of the article. Reviewers should be honest with the editor about their level of expertise, especially when their expertise on the subject of the manuscript is limited.
Constructive critique: Reviewer’s responsibility is to identify strengths and provide constructive comments to help the author resolve weaknesses in the work. Reviewer comments should highlight the positive features of the article under review, constructively point out any challenging parts, and list any modifications that are required. Although reviews are confidential, reviewers may ask to provide two sets of comments: one for the author and the other for the editor only.
Impartiality and Integrity: Reviewer should not take scientific, financial, personal, or other advantage of material available through the peer review. The comments and conclusions drawn by reviewer should be based on the objects of the article but not of personal or professional bias. The articles should be reviewed solely on the paper’s scientific merit, originality, and quality of writing without regard to race, ethnic origin, sex, religion, or citizenship of the authors.
Disclosure of conflict of interest: Reviewers should refrain themselves from the manuscripts in which they have/may have conflicts of interest in performing the review. The reviewer can simply decline the invitation or discuss their concern with the handling editor/editorial office. Potential conflicts the journal considers are the ones resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript.
Duties of Reviewers
Benefits for Reviewers: Scientific Archives gives credit to reviewers who contributed with their time. As most of these positions are unpaid, the following are the important benefits.
If a reviewer is unsure about the policies for enlisting the help of others in the review process, he or she should ask the editor. Reviewers are requested to communicate with editor/managing editor of the journal for more details.