Author Guidelines

Style Guide

Submitted manuscripts can be in word format (.doc or .docx) or PDF. Each manuscript can be up to 8000 words, which translates to around 12 pages in the template (including images and references).

The first page of the manuscript should clearly display the following information:

  • Paper title
  • Full name(s) of the author(s)
  • Affiliation
  • Full institutional mailing address
  • Email address

For a complete style guide description, please refer to Manuscript Template (.docx). This document is formatted according to Avestia’s style guide so that authors may directly use the template to structure their paper. All papers must comply with the template as a condition of acceptance.

 

Quality Control and Submission Guide

Avestia is dedicated towards maintaining a high scholarly standard for each and every journal via our team of editors and reviewers. All submitted manuscripts are single blind peer-reviewed by several experts in the relevant field according to the journal’s scope. The peer-review system works as follows:

  1. The paper is received and then sent to several experts for review.
  2. After receiving all completed reviews and their recommendations (i.e. accepted, accepted with minor revisions, accepted with major revisions, rejected), Avestia contacts the author with a decision regarding its acceptance or rejection.
  3. If accepted, Avestia emails the author with a list of the completed reviews. With these critiques, the author may revise their paper and submit a final draft.
  4. Avestia sends the revised paper to the author’s original reviewers for a final critique and decision.
  5. If recommended for acceptance, Avestia contacts the author with a final decision.
  6. Finally, a word document (.doc or .docx) of the paper must be submitted successive to acceptance which will be edited by the publisher to ensure accuracy to the style guide. The proofs are then returned to the author for final review prior to publication.

Please note that the single blind peer review process requires that the authors are unaware of the identity of the reviewers throughout review and publication.

All articles will be assigned unique DOIs and will be published in the latest open volume. One continuous volume per year is published.

 

Originality and Plagiarism

Papers must be original research or review articles that have not been published or submitted elsewhere for possible publication. Identically duplicate or plagiarized manuscripts will be retracted immediately.

Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as one’s own and without proper given credit. Avestia is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of ethics in publishing, and thus plagiarism, malpractice, and misconduct will not be tolerated. Articles proven of such actions will be retracted immediately.

In order to combat plagiarism in publishing, Avestia uses a plagiarism detecting software called Plagiarism Checker X as of January 2019 on all submissions prior to the review process and acceptance. Avestia archives the generated plagiarism report in case of any future plagiarism inquiries.

For more details about Avestia’s policies on ethics, please visit: Avestia Ethics in Publishing.

 

Copyright

The contact author of the article must fill out and submit a copyright form upon acceptance of the paper and prior to publication. Failure to do so will result in retraction of the paper.

Please note that this form indicates that the author retains the copyright to his/her article, which shall be licensed openly under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

 

Publishing Fees

Avestia does not charge an article submission fee to submit an article for the possibility of publishing. Following acceptance, Avestia charges an article processing charge (APC) in order to publish the paper. Please see Publishing Fee for more details.

 

Contact

If an author or prospective author has any questions about the items discussed in the Author Guidelines, please email info@avestia.com for clarification.

 

Manuscript System

The Avestia Manuscript Submission System (AMSS) is now live. Please note that this is a beta version of the submission system for manuscripts at Avestia. Please contact webmaster@avestia.com if you encounter any problems with the system.

Ethics in Publishing

At Avestia, we take matters that relate to ethics in publishing very seriously. We believe that the peer-review publication process is a vital building block of academia, and its integrity must be maintained at all costs. 

Author Guidelines

All submitted manuscript will be peer-reviewed by several experts in the field. Upon acceptance, articles will be published in the latest open volume. One continuous volume per year is published.

Open Access

Currently, all of the journals published by Avestia are based on the Open Access (OA) model. This model allows unrestricted and free access to the full content of the published articles.

Submissions

The Avestia Manuscript Submission System (AMSS) is now live. Please note that this is a beta version of the submission system. Contact webmaster@avestia.com if you encounter any problems with the system.