Journal Policies

Ethics Policy

Ax Publications (AxP) journals upholds the highest standards of ethics in all aspects of our operation. We have a detailed ethics policy that addresses expectations for authors, reviewers, and editors. This includes strict guidelines against plagiarism, clear procedures for handling conflicts of interest, and protocols for retracting or correcting articles. Our commitment to ethical practices ensures the integrity of our publication and the scholarly record. For more information, please visit here.

Peer Review Process Clarification

Our journals employs a rigorous double-blind peer review process, ensuring both the author's and reviewers' anonymity. This system promotes an unbiased and fair assessment of submissions, contributing to the quality and integrity of the published research. Papers are subject to a peer-review process, using an international panel of researchers who are experts in relevant fields. Referees are asked to judge the quality of research and also the relevance and accessibility of a paper for an international audience. Authors should propose three reviewers for their manuscripts. These reviewers should be international in scope and at least one of them should be from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer.

Editorial Policy

Reviews are subject to revisions by the editors for style and formatting consistency. Submission of a review or revision does not guarantee publication.

Open Access Policy

Our journals provide immediate open access to its content, aligning with the principle that free research dissemination encourages knowledge sharing and international idea circulation. Our journals adhere to the DOAJ’s definition of open access.

Our journals provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The AxP allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. It adheres to the open access publication standards set by the Association of Open Access Editors.

Open Citations

Consistent with the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), we advocate for the unrestricted availability of citation data. We believe that open citations enrich the scholarly ecosystem by enhancing the discoverability of research, facilitating academic discourse, and fostering collaboration across disciplines.

Data Sharing Policy

Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their paper where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

Authors are encouraged to deposit the dataset(s) in a recognized data repository that can mint a persistent digital identifier, preferably a digital object identifier (DOI) and recognizes a long-term preservation plan. 

At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers.

Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

Preprint Policy

The AxP journals allow researchers to reveal a preprint of their manuscript via preprint servers and other early sharing platforms.

If your manuscript is afterward issued in AxP journals, we want you to add the following data to the preprint.

  1. Citation aspects of the final version of the manuscript.
  2. A connection from the preprint to the final version through DOI.
  3. A phrasing as presented below:

This is the version of the article before peer review or editing proposed to [journls name].  [journls name] is not liable for any mistakes or oversights in this version of the paper.  The original version of the manuscript can be reached online at [DOI link]

Complaints and Appeals Process

We have a transparent and straightforward process for handling complaints and appeals. Whether concerns arise over editorial decisions, ethical misconduct, or publication malpractice, stakeholders can contact the editorial office. A detailed procedure for resolution will be promptly initiated, ensuring fairness and accountability.

AxP promises to answer and resolve all objections rapidly and positively.

In the case of requests contrary to editorial decisions: Author(s) can appeal if they think that editorial decisions can be reverted. In this case, author(s) should make contact with the Editor-in-Chief of journal. The Editor-in-Chief will review the manuscript again by taking into account reviewers’ comments and suggestions. If the Editor-in-Chief finds the appeal valuable, she/he send the paper to a different review process. In this case, the conclusion of the Editor-in-Chief will be final.

Complaints related to policies, procedures, editorial content, and actions of the editorial staff:

The procedure to make a complaint is easy. The complaint can be made by writing an email. Ideally, the complaint should be made to the person with whom the complainant is in regular contact for the matter being complained about. If due to any reason it is not appropriate or possible to complain to the contact person, please email for EUER and for IER to send complaints.

Complaint Resolution: All efforts will be made to resolve the complaint as quickly as possible. In some cases, a delay in complaint resolution may occur if a response from any third person or organization is required.

Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy

The AxP is committed to the long-term preservation of its content. All published manuscripts are stored on EditorialPark platform and archived by British Library to ensure that our articles remain accessible to the academic community indefinitely. This partnership guarantees the security and permanent availability of the journal content in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility Features

Understanding the importance of accessibility, AxP strives to make its content available to as wide an audience as possible. Our website complies with internationally recognized web accessibility standards.

Licensing Terms

All articles published in the AxP journals are available under Creative Commons licenses, specifically CC BY or CC BY-NC. This approach allows authors to retain copyright of their work while enabling others to copy, distribute, transmit, and build upon the work, provided the original authorship is properly cited.

Diversity Policy

The AxP values diversity and inclusivity among its contributors, including the editorial board, reviewers, and authors. Our policies actively promote representation from different geographies, genders, ethnicities, and academic disciplines, enriching the perspectives and content of our journals.

Author Services

To support our authors, AxP offers a range of services, including language editing, assistance with compliance to ethical standards, and promotional activities to enhance the visibility of published work. Additionally, authors receive analytics on their article's impact, such as views and downloads, providing valuable feedback on their research's reach.

Persistent Identifiers and ORCID iDs

Our use of DOIs and ORCID iDs enhances the discoverability and attribution of the research we publish, supporting the academic community's need for reliable and persistent scholarly records. 

Advertising Policy

We prioritize the academic value of our content over commercial interests, ensuring minimal and non-intrusive advertising. Our policy on advertising is designed to maintain the focus on scholarly work.

Plagiarism Policy

The AxP is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity. To safeguard the originality of work we publish, our journals employs iThenticate, a leading plagiarism detection software. This rigorous screening ensures that all submissions are thoroughly checked for originality before undergoing peer review. Our commitment to preventing plagiarism and upholding scholarly honesty is unwavering. By minimizing endogeny and ensuring a diverse range of contributions, we maintain the integrity and trustworthiness of our academic content.

Article Availability

Every article published in our journal is freely accessible as an individual full-text PDF file, each assigned a unique URL to facilitate easy sharing and citation. Explore our archive here (EUER) and here (IER)

Planning for Special Issues

Although the AxP journls has not yet published any special issues, we are fully prepared to uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity when we do. Our policies ensure that any future special issues will fall within our journal's scope and mission, receiving the same rigorous peer review process as regular submissions. The Editor-in-Chief will oversee the content of the entire journal, including special issues, ensuring they align with our commitment to academic excellence. We will clearly label special issues as such and ensure that guest editors' credentials are thoroughly vetted. Independent review processes will be guaranteed, affirming our dedication to transparency and quality in every aspect of our publication.

Open Access Charge

Submission or publication fees vary according to each journal. Please see the webpage of the journal to which you intend to make a submission.