Publisher Policies

Publication Frequency
Manuscripts will be published after acceptance (usually 4 or 6 issues per year) on a regular basis in the journals.

Open Access Policy
AstonJournals provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public
supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Disclaimer
The journal is not responsible in any way for the views expressed or claims made by the authors.

Plagiarism
Please report any case of plagiarism to us (editorial.office@astonjournals.com) at any point of time. If proved, the published
manuscript may be withdrawn after giving the author an opportunity to clarify.

Copyright Notice
Authors who publish with AstonJournals agree to the following terms:
a.        Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a
Creative
Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial
publication in the journal concerned.
b.        Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's
published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial
publication in the journal concerned.
c.        Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to
and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work
(See
The Effect of Open Access).

Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses provided to us will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journals and will not be made
available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Peer-Review Policies and Indexing

All manuscripts submitted to any journal will be peer-reviewed. Each manuscript will be assigned 2 or more reviewers (members of
the Editorial Board or outside experts) with the stipulation that the review should be submitted within 3 weeks (the actual time taken
for review might vary depending upon reviewer response). Once at least two reviews are received, the Chief Editor or Editor will make
a decision. In the case of conflicting reviews, the Editor will have the prerogative on making a decision. In general, if the two reviews
are favorable, the manuscript will be accepted. However, if one or both reviews are not favorable, the manuscript will be rejected. All
journals follow
Double-Blind Peer-Review process wherein the identity of the Reviewers and Authors is unknown. Authors are
encouraged to suggest reviewers for their submitted manuscript who may be contacted by us if peer-review is delayed due to slow
reviewer response.

All published manuscripts will appear in search results on
Google and Yahoo within a few days of online publication. Later, they will
be covered by
Google Scholar, Directory of Open Access Journals, Chemical Abstracts Service (American Chemical Society),
EBSCO, Gale, CABI, etc.

Journals will be listed in JournalSeek, Electronic Journals' Library, SerialsSolutions (ProQuest), and Cabell Publishing Directories.

AstonJournals
will submit the journals for evaluation to PubMed, Scopus (Elsevier's Citation Service), and Thomson's (ISI Web of
Knowledge) SCIE
, SSCI, AHCI, to ensure that citation analysis of published manuscripts in all journals will be available (citation
analysis is currently available in Google Scholar)
.


General Policies and Archiving

All journals are published by AstonJournals, an independent publisher committed to ensuring peer-reviewed biological, medical,
chemical, and other research is Open Access. That means it is freely and universally accessible online, it is archived in at least one
internationally recognized free access repository, and its authors retain copyright, allowing anyone to reproduce or disseminate
articles, according to the AstonJournals copyright and licence agreement.

All articles will be archived in e-Depot of the National Library of the Netherlands through Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
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