About the Journal
The International Scientific Research and Researchers Association (ISRRA) work hard to promote the excellence in quality scientific research, Scientific Research Publication, and leadership in joint research projects in a framework through which the ISRRA association occupies its rightful place among research bodies within the competitive challenge at the international level.
ISRRA plays its roles to support scientific research, increase the human knowledge, identify priorities in scientific research at international level, initiate effective collaboration between researchers, focus on the applications of advanced technology in various fields, contribute in scientific research through the adoption of seminars, research projects or joint efforts with others and between researchers at the international level.
ISRRA association also publish and host high quality refereed open access international journals to support the researchers in their journey toward publishing their research papers. ISRAA journals accept scientific papers after sending them to quality peer academic reviewers for subjecting the author’s scholarly work.
Peer review is an essential component of the academic writing process thus ISRRA association strive to ensure that papers published in its scientific journals answer meaningful research questions and draw accurate conclusions based on professionally executed experimentation.
As known to the researchers community; the peer review process has also been widely criticised due to the slowness of the process to publish new findings and due to perceived bias by the editors and/or reviewers. ISRRA association created unique review model based on pay per blind review regardless if the paper is accepted or reject by the reviewer; this solved two main problems: Speed and fairness. The mean average time for our ordinary review and publication process is 20 days (paper can be published online within 20 days).
After peer review results; our editors will decide:
• Accept the paper/papers for publication in ISRRA related Journal without any basic modifications.
• Accept the paper/papers for publication in ISRRA related Journal with modifications to be applied.
• Reject the research paper/ research papers.
ISRRA related Journals will be available for scientific readers for free; no fees are required to download and read any published paper/papers in those international journals.
About ISRRA Journals
ISRRA work hard to promote the excellence in quality Scientific Research, Scientific Research Publication, and leadership in joint research projects at the international level.
ISRRA plays its roles to publish quality scientific research, increase the human knowledge, and identify priorities in scientific research at international level.
ISRRA Journals will be available for scientific readers for free; no fees are required to download and read any published paper/papers in those international journals.
This page covers the following topics for authors:
- »Mission & Vision
- »Focus and Scope
- »Processing Charges (Publication Fees)
- »Author Registration and Submission Guidelines in the Journal
- »Article Correction and Retraction Policy
- »Copyright Infringement Claims
- »Plagiarism Policy and Claims
- »Conflict of interest Policy (COIP)
- »Peer Review Process
- »Publication Frequency
- »Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Policy
- »Open Access statement
- »Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
- »Revenue sources
- »General Policy
Mission & Vision
Focus and Scope
ISRRA Journals cover all main branches of science (scientific disciplines) such as (but not limited to):
1- Natural Sciences such as: Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology, Oceanography, Geology, Meteorology, Life Science, Biology (Microbiology, Anatomy, Neurology and Neuroscience, Immunology, Genetics, Physiology, Pathology, Biophysics, Biolinguistics, and Ophthalmology.), Zoology (Anthrozoology, Arachnology, Archaeozoology, Cetology, Embryology, Entomology, Helminthology, Herpetology, Histology, Ichthyology, Malacology, Mammalogy, Morphology, Nematology, Ornithology, Palaeozoology, Pathology, Primatology, Protozoology, Taxonomy, and Zoogeography.), Human Biology, Botany, Space Science Or Astronomy (Space Travel and Space Exploration (Including Space Medicine), Space Archaeology and Science Performed In Outer Space), Science of Living Things.
2- Social Sciences such as: Anthropology, Archaeology, Business Administration, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Education, Government, Linguistics, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, History, and Law).
3- Formal Sciences such as: Decision Theory (Decision Theory In Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Mathematics, and Statistics), Logic (The Disciplines of Philosophy, Mathematics, Semantics, Computer Science, Epistemology, Ethics, Argumentation Theory In Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Theory, and Theoretical Computer Science.
4- Applied Science such as: Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Medicine (Aerospace Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Medical Ethics, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Pharmacology, Conservation Medicine Disaster Medicine, Diving Medicine, Evolutionary Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Gender-Based Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Laser Medicine, Medical Humanities, Health Informatics, Nosology, Nosokinetics, Occupational Medicine, Pain Management, Pharmacogenomics, Podiatric Medicine,Sports Medicine, Therapeutics, Travel Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Urgent Care, Wilderness Medicine), Computer Science, and All Fields of Engineering (Such As: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Engineering.)
Processing Charges (Publication Fees)
The ISRRA Journals do not charge any fees for the peer review process, but it charge publication fees for the accepted papers (105 USD).(Publication Fees Reduced to 50 USD until the end of this month).
Peer review process and results excepted time is 4 Weeks.
Author Registration and Submission Guidelines in the Journal
To submit paper to ISRRA Journals; Authors should register themselves as authors sing the rejistration page within the journals. Authors can send the paper directly by email using firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please add the email address email@example.com in your Email address book so that the messages from Editorial Office do not end up in your spam without you knowing it.
- Submitted manuscripts to the journal should use the journal's templates.
- The manuscript should be in English.
- The manuscript should be arranged as follows:
1- Title page. This should contain:
- a concise and informative title (as short as possible).
- a list of authors' names.
2- Abstract: the abstract should convey the following information:
- The purpose of the project .
- The research problem.
- The methods used to address this research problem.
- The conclusions reached.
- The significance of the research project.
3- Key-words. A list in alphabetical order not exceeding 8 words or short phrases.
4- Introduction: The function of the Introduction is to:
- This is accomplished by discussing the relevant primary research literature (with citations) and summarizing our current understanding of the problem you are investigating;
- State the purpose of the work in the form of the hypothesis, question, or problem.
- Briefly explain your approach in solving the problem of the research.
5- Materials and methods: you explain clearly how you carried out your study.
6- Results: State the results and draw attention to important details.
7- Discussion: Point out the significance of the results in relation to the reasons for doing the work.
8- Conclusion: state the implications of the answers your results gave you.
8- Citations and References: this journal uses the IEEE Citation Style. (download detailed instructions)
Article Correction and Retraction Policy
Corrections to the published papers are possible under the certain circumstances. In very rare circumstances, the ISRRA Journals reserves the right to remove articles, kindly read the following details:
Errata concern the amendment of mistakes introduced by the journal in editing or production, including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy. Errata are generally not published for simple, obvious typing errors, but are published when an apparently simple error is significant (for example, a greek mu for an 'm' in a unit, or a typing error in the corresponding author's email address). If there is an error in a figure or table, the usual procedure is to publish a sentence of rectification. A significant error in the figure or table is corrected by publication of a new corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary. If the colors of histogram bars were wrongly designated in the figure legend, for example, a sentence of correction would be published as an erratum; the entire figure would not be reproduced.
A Corrigendum notifies readers that an article has been corrected subsequent to publication. It is issued by the Publisher and is used in cases where typographical or production errors (either the fault of the authors or the publisher) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list or byline) or will significantly impact the readers' ability to comprehend the article. The original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version and a Corrigendum describing the correction is linked to it. The date the correction is made is noted on the corrected article. Corrigenda are freely available to all readers.
Articles may be retracted or withdrawn by their authors, academic or institutional sponsor, editor or publisher, because of pervasive error or unsubstantiated or irreproducible data. For example, an article’s conclusions may have been based upon faulty logic or computation, its data may have been obtained by accident from a contaminated cell line or through poor instrumentation, or it may have been derived from falsified or fabricated data. ISRRA Journals does not differentiate between articles that are retracted because of honest error and those that are retracted because of scientific misconduct or plagiarism. If the notification in the journal is labeled as a retraction or withdrawal, ISRRA Journals will index it as a retraction.
4. Article removal
In very rare circumstances it may be necessary to remove an article from the online journal. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others' legal rights, or where the article is, or there is good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the bibliographic information (title and authors) will be retained online, the text will be replaced with a page indicating that the article has been removed for legal reasons.
5. Duplicate Publication
ISRRA Journals identifies an article that substantially duplicates another article without acknowledgement by assigning both articles. Such articles have one or more authors in common and a substantial amount of duplicated text. ISRRA Journals does not routinely examine articles for originality.
Note: Kindly contact the editor if you need any changes regarding your paper firstname.lastname@example.org
Plagiarism Policy and Claims
Copyright Infringement Claims
Notifications regarding any alleged intellectual property infringement should be directed to the editor email@example.com
Conflict of interest Policy (COIP)
Conflict of interest (COI) exists when there is a divergence between an individual’s private interests (competing interests) and his or her responsibilities to scientific and publishing activities such that a reasonable observer might wonder if the individual’s behavior or judgment was motivated by considerations of his or her competing interests.
TYPES OF COMPETING INTERESTS
1- Financial ties.
2- Academic commitments. Participants in the publications process may have strong beliefs (“intellectual passion”) that commit them to a particular explanation, method, or idea. They may, as a result, be biased in conducting research that tests the commitment or in reviewing the work of others that is in favor or at odds with their beliefs.
3- Personal relationships.
4- Political or religious beliefs. Strong commitment to a particular political view (e.g., political position, agenda, or party) or having a strong religious conviction may pose a COI for a given publication if those political or religious issues are affirmed or challenged in the publication.
5- Institutional affiliations. A COI exists when a participant in the publication process is directly affiliated with an institution that on the face of it may have a position or an interest in a publication.
DECLARING AND MANAGING COIs
All declarations about COI should be requested in writing as a condition of reviewing a manuscript and asked in such a way that authors will have a high likelihood of reporting their COIs related to the manuscript.
The consequences for failing to declare COI.
Any COI will be treated based on flowcharts for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); those charts that can be downloaded from the following link (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).
Which COIs will result in a manuscript not being considered further?
All types of COI mentioned in the previous text will results in stop processing and rejecting the manuscript until the COI is solved.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS
All authors should report any COI related to their research to the editor.
All reviewers should report any COI related to their reviewing tasks to the editor.
Editors should not make any editorial decisions or be involved in the editorial process if they have or a close family member has a COI (financial or otherwise) in a particular manuscript submitted to their journal.
Peer Review Process
This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.
The Editor In Chief will send the paper for peer review to two reviewers, if the results were negative by one reviewer and positive by the other one; then the editor may send the paper for third reviewer or he take immediately the final decision by accepting\rejecting the paper. The Editor In Chief will ask the selected reviewers to present the results within 14 working days, if they were unable to complete the review within the agreed period then the editor have the right to resend the papers for new reviewers using the same procedure.
Each Journal issues four volumes per year.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Policy
- This Journal apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the COPE's guidelines and core practices.
Open Access statement
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
ISRRA Journals and the editors are committed to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. The journal or its editors will not encourage such misconduct under any circumstances, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the ISRRA Journals or the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in this journal – we shall follow COPE's guidelines in dealing with allegations.
This journal allow the access to main articles via CLOCKSS; this will be excellent in the event a journal is no longer published.
The only revenue source for this journal is the author fees. Publishing fees will not influence editorial decision making.
Advertising policy: no advertising is not allowed.
This Journal is published by Mohammad Nassar for Researches (MNFR); MNFR company is registered in Jordan under the number 330811, the company national number is 100439452.
We welcome any note provided by readers and authors to improve this journal. The journal will strive to satisfy the requirments of the following organizations:
1- Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, https://publicationethics.org)
- COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. in this journal; we apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the core practices also [Available to download as an A4 poster.]
2- The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA, https://oaspa.org )
- OASPA is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) publishers globally across all disciplines.
- OASPA is encouraging collaboration in developing appropriate business models, tools and standards to support OA publishing, OASPA aims to help ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for the benefit of its members and the scholarly communities they serve. This mission is carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.
3- World Association of Medical Editors (WAME, http://www.wame.org)
- WAME is a global nonprofit voluntary association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals who seek to foster cooperation and communication among editors; improve editorial standards; promote professionalism in medical editing through education, self-criticism, and self-regulation; and encourage research on the principles and practice of medical editing. WAME develops policies and recommendations of best practices for medical journal editors and has a syllabus for editors that members are encouraged to follow.