Peer Review and Publication Policies

Peer Review Statement:

All research articles submitted for publication in publisher have undergone rigorous peer-review by potential reviewers, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process. Every proposal submitted for publication was initially screened by editor-in-chief if the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, then the article was anonymized refereeing by at least two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The reviewers won't know the author's identity, as any identifying information will be stripped from the document before the review.

Reviewers' comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will be made anonymous. Based on the reviewers' comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. Whether significant revisions are proposed, acceptance is dependent on whether the author can deal with that satisfactorily. The final manuscript published with concurrence with referee(s) opinion by the editor-in-chief.  The Editor’s decision is final. 

Online proof correction:

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail allowing annotation and correction of proofs in manuscript. The environment of proof correction is similar in MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions for reviewers. If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the MS word version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors.

We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as an inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

Revised Submissions:

          Authors must submit their manuscript online as a Microsoft® (MS) Word, document via online submission system.

Offprints:

The corresponding author will, at no cost, receive a customized link providing free access to the final published version of the articles published Publishers. The Share Link can be used for sharing the article via any communication channel, including email and social media. Corresponding authors receive their final published version of the article is available open access on the publisher and can be shared through the article DOI link.

Deposit Policy

We follow Sherpa/Romeo's green archiving policy. Both pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF can be archived, without restrictions.

Digital Archiving Policy

Public Knowledge Project Preservation Network (PKP PN)
IJST achieved is in PKP Preservation Network (PN). PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSSprogram offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of the Global LOCKSS Network, which primarily preserves content from larger publishers and vendors, or an existing PLN, which preserve small numbers of OJS journals hosted by member libraries, can be preserved using the LOCKSS program. For additional details about the PKP PN, see the high level overview (an early discussion document).