SUBMISSION

Over the years, the European Scientific Journal (ESJ) became a mega journal, publishing scientifically sound content. ESJ strives to reduce the timeframe of the selection of a reviewer and first decision through a highly structured editorial board. In addition, the peer review procedure is described in details. Moreover, we encourage authors to follow the  author’s guidelines ( French language guidelines) ( Spanish language guidelines) and the ESJ template. Proper submission would facilitate the entire process.

  • ESJ accepts research articles and literature reviews in the area of social sciences, humanities, natural and medical sciences.
  •  Author’s Guideline ( French language) ( Spanish language).
  • Please use our article template and stick to the following standards when submitting your paper.
  • All articles must be in English, French, or Spanish and must have an English abstract.
  • Recommended article length is 7-20 pages.
  • Authors should submit their manuscripts via e-mail at contact@eujournal.org or using our OJS submission system.
  • The corresponding author receives confirmation for the submission within 12 hours.

 

ESJ Peer Review Procedure

From the very inception of its internationalization, the ESJ is striving to decrease the time for initial screening of the submitted papers, selection of a reviewer and first decision. With the permanent support of our academic editors and feedback from the ESJ reviewers, we have succeeded in including these phases in a decent timeframe.

ESJ Reviewers are instructed not to estimate the potential impact of a paper in a given field nor its novelty. These subjective judgments can delay the publication of a work, which later proves to be of major significance. At ESJ, we believe that the publication readership is in the most suitable position to determine what is of interest to them.

ESJ promotes a rigorous peer review procedure on the basis of scientific validity and the technical quality of the paper. However, we would like to thank our reviewers for supporting this concept. 

 

Review Process

  1. After the submission, the corresponding author is asked to clarify that the paper has not been published elsewhere; to contact the editorial office using his/her institutional email address and confirm that he/she had thoroughly revised and agreed with the ESJ publication policies.
  2. The manuscript is screened for basic technical requirements.
  3. The corresponding author receives a confirmation E-mail, informing him/her whether or not the manuscript has been properly structured.
  4. Even though the authors are responsible for potential plagiarized content, the editorial office, by using CrosRef plagiarism checker and other similarity checkers, scans the content of the paper for plagiarism.
  5. The editorial office reserves the right to return to authors, without peer-review, improperly formatted manuscripts or non-authorized submissions.
  6. The journal identifies potential academic editors and reviewers for the submission process.
  7. Reviewers assigned are asked to communicate with the editorial office and evaluate the manuscript only on a basis of objective criteria, such as scientific soundness of the content. Subtle determinations (interest, novelty, or impact) are not acceptable at the ESJ peer review process. Due to the ESJ structured and extensive editorial board, the assignment of an academic editor and reviewers is usually done promptly.
  8. The identity of the reviewers is anonymous, except for those who are willing to disclose their identity under the “open review” process.
  9. The academic editor decides whether reviews from additional experts are needed or the review reports are sufficient for a decision. Author-suggested reviewers are also acceptable. However, academic editors are instructed of being cautious when relying their decisions on these review reports.
  10. All of the ESJ reviewers are familiar with the ESJ peer review policy. Their awareness of the necessity of a prompt response on whether or not they are able to conduct/manage a review in a given moment is noted in the invitation.
  11. Every single paper submitted to the ESJ undergoes a rigorous peer review procedure. Two or more reviewers review majority of the submitted manuscripts.
  12. ESJ acceptance rate is 65%.
  13. When a sufficient number of review reports are received, the academic editor and the editorial office make the final decision. The time of the peer review completion depends on many circumstances. Even though we strive to provide peer review in a decent timeframe, fast publication cannot be guaranteed.

There are several types of decision possible. They include:

-Accept the manuscript as submitted;

-Accept it with minor revision;

-Accept it with major revision; and

-Reject the manuscript because it does not meet the journal criteria.

 

“Open Review”

ESJ is a peer-reviewed journal and all the papers submitted undergo a single blind peer review process. The latter means that reviewers know the identity of the authors, but authors do not necessarily know the reviewer’s identity.

However, in order to enhance transparency of the peer review process, ESJ as a pioneer among other journals has introduced an “open review procedure”.

The result of the “open review” initiative is to publicly announce the review report of the accepted paper, along with its full content. In this regard,author’sapproval has a key role to play in the development of this process.

Furthermore, we encourage the reviewers of the papers and the academic editors to reveal their names on the ESJ evaluation form and approve that their names can be made available on the ESJ`s website.

 

Open Access

All ESJ articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. With this license, authors retain copyright to their manuscript, but allow any user to share, copy, distribute, transmit, adapt, and make commercial use of the work without needing to provide additional permission, provided appropriate attribution is made to the original author or source. However, first publication rights are granted to the publisher. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent usage of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

 

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is not acceptable in the ESJ submissions and publications. After the submission, authors are requested to declare the originality of their work by properly citing, re-using, or copying previous publications. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript would be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the publisher has the right to issue an erratum/corrigendum or retract of the paper.

The editorial office is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process. Detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at: http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html

Moreover, the editorial office uses other similarity checkers to confirm the originality of the submitted papers.

 

Content Preservation:

As of May 2016, ESJ uses Portico as an archiving solution. Portico is among the largest community-supported digital archives in the world. Working with libraries and publishers, they preserve e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to it in the future.

Moreover, along the online content, every ESJ edition appears in print version. It also represents a preservation solution. Thousands of hard copies have been disseminated to Universities and individuals around the world.

 

ESJ Ethics Committee

This committee is consisted of the ESJ Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and associate editors. It is chaired by the Managing Editor. Its primary role is to cope with the complaints received by the editorial office.

Within 7 days of a reception, the ESJ Managing Editor shall forward the complaint to all the committee members and other interested parties.

The committee members shall discuss the validity of the complaint and express their opinion within two (2) weeks of its reception.

If necessary, the Managing Editor will include ESJ reviewers in the process to obtain their opinion. Opinions from the advisory editors may also be required.

Within four (4) weeks from the reception, final decision on the complaint will be made and sent to the parties. This timeframe might be prolonged in specific cases.

In the past period, the ESJ Ethics Committee managed to successfully solve all of the several complains received. The Erratum, Corrigendum and Retraction notes for these cases are available on the website.

 

Conflict of Interest

Authors, reviewers, or editorial members have to disclose every situation or connection, which could potentially affect the impartial review and publication procedure.

 

Publication Fee

If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay 97 Euros as article publication fee, in order to defray the operating costs such as review management, website maintenance and archiving, printing hard copies and delivery.

Author(s) will be entitled to one printed copy per author free-of-charge, but not more than two copies per paper. Authors can also get additional copies of the printed journal by paying 20 EUR for each additional copy.

 

ONLINE PAYMENT!!! (Please check the following link)

http://eujournal.org/cpay/payment.php