About the Journal
All articles in The International Journal of Advances in Patents will be processed by the editor through the Online Journal System (OJS), and the author can monitor the entire process in the member's area. The articles published in The International Journal of Advances in Patents, both in hard and soft copy form, are available as open access for educational, research, and library purposes, and beyond that purpose, the editorial board of The International Journal of Advances in Patents Journal is not responsible for copyright infringement.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
The International Journal of Advances in Patents (IJAP) is available online at no cost to authors and readers. Authors retain copyright without restrictions, and readers are free to copy, display, distribute, and adapt an article, as long as the work is attributed to the author(s) and IJAP, the changes are identified, and the same license applies to the derivative work. Read more about our Creative Commons license at Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). The editorial board of The International Journal of Advances in Patents is not responsible for illegal copyright infringement. This journal also applies LOCKSS and CLOKSS archiving.
Author(s) who publish an article in The International Journal of Advances in Patents agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- 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.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Manuscripts submitted to IJAP are first assessed for general fit with the journal scope and for the quality of writing. Manuscripts sent out for full blind review are read by up to 5 referees. Review time is typically 1-2 months. Review time may be longer for manuscripts more than 10,000 words in length or require reviewers with unusual types of expertise. Scholars interested in reviewing for the journal should register at https://ijap.org/patents/register and include 3-5 keywords describing their areas of interest and methodological and substantive expertise.
When the four components in the review process are fulfilled, then the article will be continued to be reviewed by the reviewer through the editor. The substances review process is done by two reviewers in Double-Blind Peer Review. The reviewer can give his recommendation such as:
- Accept Submission: the article is accepted to be published without having revision in substances.
- Revision Required: the article with minor revision, the article is sent to the Author to be revised (when the Author has sent the revision, the article can be accepted to be published)
- Resubmit for Review: the article with major revision. After revision is done by the Author, the article is resubmitted to the reviewer to be reviewed again ( maximum of three times resubmit), If the article is not quite right in substance after the fourth review, the reviewer is allowed to give a recommendation as Decline Submission.
- Resubmit Elsewhere: in substance, the article is considered as less suitable and suggested to be submitted to other journals.
- Decline Submission: the article is rejected by the reviewer(considered less suitable to be published in the journal).
ARTICLE PROCESSING TIME
The pre-review process takes about 30-60 days
The author has 2 weeks to revise the article in the pre-review stage, or the submitted paper will be rejected.
The article processing duration can be seen in the image below.
LOA (LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE)
LOA on The International Journal of Advances in Patents will be sent through the Author's email automatically by OJS when the article has been accepted to be published.
PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
These guidelines are fully suitable with the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice Guidelines and the COPE Code of Conduct. For more details can be seen in the following link: https://publicationethics.org
Section A: Publication and authorship
- All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
- Review process are blind peer review.
- The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
- The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
- No research can be included in more than one publication.
Section B: Authors responsibilities
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must participate in the peer review process.
- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
- Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
- Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
- Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.
Section C: Reviewers responsibilities
- Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
- Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
- Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Section D: Editors responsibilities
- Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
- Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
- Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
- Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
- Editors should have a clear picture of research funding sources.
- Editors should base their decisions solely on the paper's importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the publication's scope.
- Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
- Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
- Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
- Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.