OLOGY Science is an Open Access publisher, where users can access to the published content at free of cost. Author pay model of publication is a revolutionary initiative in recent days. Though, OLOGY Science support this initiative, ethics and author friendly publication is our priority. We intended to support the authors in various ways; authors are requested to follow few guidelines apart from 'Instructions for Authors' provided at individual journal home.
- Authors are requested to provide a cover letter addressing to Editors-in-Chief about their submission, which includes, title of the manuscript, order of the authors, complete affiliations of the authors, corresponding authors' details with contact (e-mail, fax, telephone).
- We appreciate original research, case reports and review articles to be published in our prestigious journals.
- OLOGY Science statement is clear in publishing of editorial papers, editorials will be published from Editors-in-Chief and or from editorial board members. Commentaries from well reputed researcher/experts of the field are accepted for publication.
- Authors are requested to provide complete information about acknowledgement, author(s) contribution and potential conflict of interest.
- All our journal are listed in ICMJE, therefore, authors are requested to follow the guidelines, and our terms and conditions. Our policies in accepting/rejecting papers as per ICMJE criteria.
OLOGY Science is against to publish plagiarized or copied work from already published research. Therefore, you are requested to provide proper citations in case of inclusion of any published work in your manuscript. We encourage high quality research work to accept for publication, at the same time we refuse to publish copied or plagiarized.
We believe that Ethics are the top most issue to be discussed in science publication. Therefore, An ethical statement has been included in Aims and scope of the journal and author guidelines as well. To keep up our vision, upholding the publication ethics and values, OLOGY Ethical committee will work together with publisher.
OLOGY Science is an OA publisher where authors need to pay articles processing charges, by keeping the financial variations of the authors in mind, we are happy to encourage high quality papers from developing and underdeveloped countries. Authors from low income countries according to recent data of UNO and human development index will be provided waivers. Young researchers are our primary concern and we support them to explore their findings. OLOGY Science encourages the next generation researchers by providing research grants in association with their supports and supporting organizations.
Editor Roles and Responsibilities
Editors of Precis journals have errands concerning the authors who provide the content of the journals, the peer reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the journal's readers and the scientific community, the owners/publishers of the journals, and the public as a whole. Depending upon the relationship between the editor and publisher for particular journals, some of the roles and responsibilities between the two may overlap in some of the following:
- Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts
- Providing a clear statement of the Journal's policies on authorship criteria
- Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency
- Establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interest for all involved publication process, including editors, staff (e.g., editorial and sales), authors, and reviewers
- Protecting the confidentiality of every author's work
- Establishing a system for effective and rapid peer review
- Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner
- Being vigilant in avoiding the possibility of editors and/or referees delaying a manuscript for suspect reasons
- Establishing clear guidelines for authors regarding acceptable practices for sharing experimental materials and information, particularly those required to replicate the research, before and after publication
- Establishing a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions
- Describing, implementing, and regularly reviewing policies for handling ethical issues and allegations or findings of misconduct by authors and anyone involved in the peer review process
- Informing authors of solicited manuscripts that the submission will be evaluated according to the journal's standard procedures or outlining the decision-making process if it differs from those procedures
- Developing mechanisms, in cooperation with the publisher, to ensure timely
publication of accepted manuscripts
- Clearly communicating all other editorial policies and standards
Reviewer Roles and Responsibilities
Peer review is the principal mechanism by which the quality of research is judged. Most funding decisions in science and the academic advancement of scientists are based on peer-reviewed publications.
Because the number of scientific articles published each year continues to grow, the quality of the peer-review process and the quality of the editorial board are cited as primary influences on a journal's reputation, impact factor, and standing in the field.
Precis journals publishing peer-reviewed articles depend heavily on the scientific referees or reviewers who typically volunteer their time and expertise. In most circumstances, at least 2 reviewers are solicited to evaluate a manuscript; some journals request 3 reviews. This may be required in situations where review by a statistician is needed. In cases of controversy or strong disagreement regarding the merits of the work, an additional review may also be solicited or one of the journal's editors might give an evaluation. More than 3 reviewers are
sometimes used if reviewers from several fields are needed to obtain a thorough evaluation of a paper.
In addition to fairness in judgment and expertise in the field, peer reviewers have significant responsibilities toward authors, editors, and readers.
Peer-reviewer responsibilities toward authors
- Providing written, unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the work, together with the documented basis for the reviewer's opinion
- Indicating whether the writing is clear, concise, and relevant and rating the work's composition, scientific accuracy, originality, and interest to the journal's readers
- Avoiding personal comments or criticism
- Maintaining the confidentiality of the review process: not sharing, discussing with third parties, or disclosing information from the reviewed paper
Peer-reviewer responsibilities toward editors
- Notifying the editor immediately if unable to review in a timely manner and providing the names of potential other reviewers
- Alerting the editor about any potential personal or financial conflict of interest and declining to review when a possibility of a conflict exists (see section 2.3.2)
- Complying with the editor's written instructions on the journal's expectations for the scope, content, and quality of the review
- Providing a thoughtful, fair, constructive, and informative critique of the submitted work, which may include supplementary material provided to the journal by the author
- Determining scientific merit, originality, and scope of the work; indicating ways to improve it; and recommending acceptance or rejection using whatever rating scale the editor deems most useful
- Noting any ethical concerns, such as any violation of accepted norms of ethical treatment of animal or human subjects or substantial similarity between the reviewed manuscript and any published paper or any manuscript concurrently submitted to another journal which may be known to the reviewer
- Refraining from direct author contact
Journals find it useful to publicly thank reviewers for their generous volunteer efforts. This may take the form of a published list of reviewers that appears in the journal on a regular (annually, semiannually) basis. Journals may also offer continuing medical education credits for completed reviews.