In this section, you will find the guidelines for preparing your manuscript, free resources to improve your writing, and the services we provide to increase your publication chances.
– Authors’ Guide –
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.
| Open Access
Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.
| Article Publication Charge
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge is payable. This covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
The article publication charge is currently 250 USD.
| Article Types
- Review Articles
- Research Articles
- Case Studies
Manuscripts should be in the range of 3000 to 6,000 words. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of less than 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords. The language for manuscript writing is English.
| Peer Review Policy
ResearchBelt’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. A single-blind peer review process is implemented in which the reviewer’s name and information is withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed within 3-5 days. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.
| Publishing Agreement
Before publication ResearchBelt requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Publishing Agreement. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC BY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.
| Preparing your Manuscript
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. The template for preparing your article is available on the Journal page.
| Editing Services
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using ResearchBelt Authors’ Services. Visit Authors’ Services for further information.
| Online Publication
The benefit of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. Your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all.
ResearchBelt provides variety of services for authors to make manuscript writing and publishing easier and faster.
– Resources –
Use our free resources and tips for authors to write and edit your research article.