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Charges Policy


Subscription journals keep costs down by charging a subscription to access the information. Because Open Access information is freely available and accessible, the costs are covered by the publication policy. Journals rely on a variety of sources of revenue to cover their publishing costs (which include editorial costs, any costs associated with administering the peer review system, promotion of the contents, circulation, and indexing, among other things), including institutional subsidies and subscriptions. Although a small number of open access journals do not charge article processing fees, the majority, a sizable and growing number, do. They are the most prevalent source of funding for open access publications that have been professionally published.

Funding Sources:

Although the authors are responsible for making or arranging payment of the Publication Charges in most cases they can rely on their institutions and funders for financial support. These bodies can cover Publication Charges in a variety of ways for example, by establishing an OA fund, making it part of their general funding or by paying the fees as part of a membership model.
In order to support sustainable open access publishing, there are many approaches to pay the due charges. These charges are usually had to pay by the author's institution or research funder. 

Article Submission:
Once the article has been submitted, the author will be awarded with acknowledgment letter-a receipt of receiving the article. Then the article will go through the Pre-Editorial review. Pre-Editorial review meant to check up and scrutinize the submitted article on the very basic criteria of QJSS Publishing Policy, it includes scope, originality, authors' Strength and Citation Style, abstract and Key Words.

Article Processing Charges

It constitutes the cost of the whole process' charges. For permanent, instant, all-inclusive and worldwide access to the full article text the Publication Charges covers:

(a) Editorial Work: Administrative support, commissioning content, editorial layout, journal development, and correspondence with the authors, reviewers and referees.

(b) Review and Evaluation: Editorial review, double-blind peer review, final evaluation.

(c) Technical Infrastructure and Innovation: Development, maintenance and operation of online journal system and websites and coordination among the editorial board.

(d) Production of Articles: Formatting and mark-up of articles.

Note: Article Processing Charges does not depict the acceptance of the article for publication by any means.


Article Publishing Charges

This Publication Charges covers

(a) Marketing of Journal and Content: Making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title

(b) Promotion on Various Mediums: Content advertising via various world recognized research forums and groups, data bases, research soft wares and social media

(c) Customer Service: Responding to authors and readers

(d) Circulation: Published contents circulation in the relevant circles for enhancing citations

(e) Production of Articles: Inclusion in abstracting, indexing, aggregating, linking, uploading in world class reputable research databases, directories and bibliographies. 


If an author would like their article to be published under a gold open access model, but cannot afford the APC, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-to-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need. Authors who are eligible for such concession include those who have won any national excellence award, Undergraduates with quality Manuscript, orphans, special person, handicapped and those whose parents or siblings are martyred/affected by war on terror.

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