Most frequent questions and answers

Are You Open Access?

Journal Issues is an open-access publisher 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 Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

All articles published by Journal Issues are made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.
The articles in Journal Issues are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

Benefits of open access

Open access articles are freely available via the internet and are therefore more widely visible than articles published behind subscription barriers, with some studies suggesting that on average open access articles are twice as likely to be cited.
Retaining copyright means that author can reproduce and distribute their work as they choose, for example on their institution’s website.
Open access publication benefits the scientific community by making results of research immediately and freely available to all.

Why submit to Journal Issues ?

Submit your research to Journal Issues to take advantage of:
Rapid peer review: Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within 6-8 weeks.

Publication immediately after corrections of galley proof: After acceptance, you will get the galley proof within 3 weeks. After corrections of galley proof, your article will be posted online immediately.
Open access: All articles published in Journal Issues are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). To cover the cost of open access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.

High visibility within the field: Your work is freely accessible to a global audience. In addition, articles are available through Academic Journals Database such as AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CABI, DOAJ, EBSCO, ESCI, Gale, Google Scholar, HINARI, JournalSeek, Open J-gate, ProQuest, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, TEEAL

Publication ethics and malpractice statement:

Journal Issues’ Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

Responsibilities of authors:

By submitting a manuscript to Journal Issues, the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes. An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted.

Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article. Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the research should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in Journal Issues, the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike” license. This license allows the author(s) to retain the copyright, but also allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike” license.

The authors’ names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication. Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in Journal Issues, he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.

Responsibilities of reviewers:

Journal Issues’s reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for Journal Issues must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available time frame. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified. Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within three weeks (20 days). They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by Journal Issues Journal Editor. When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable. Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.

Responsibilities of editors:

The editor has the ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to the journal should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by the journal editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions. The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances Journal Issues editorial board members, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since Journal Issues welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding research ethics and ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research. The editors will be guided by COPE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing an expression of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in Veterinary World. They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with COPE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.

Editorial policies

Submission of a manuscript to Journal Issues implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.


To give appropriate credit to each author, the individual contributions of authors should be specified in the manuscript. An ‘author’ is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines, to qualify as an author one should have: made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not usually justify authorship.


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘acknowledgments’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. The Source of funds for the study must be clearly mentioned in this section. It is compulsory for each research article.

Change in Authorship

We do not allow any change in authorship after provisional acceptance. We cannot allow any addition, deletion, or change in the sequence of author name. We have this policy to prevent fraud.

Duplicate Publication

Any manuscript submitted to Journal Issues must be original and the manuscript, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal. In any case, where there is the potential for overlap or duplication we require that authors are transparent. Authors should declare any potentially overlapping publications on submission and, where possible, upload these as additional files with the manuscript. Any overlapping publications should be cited. Any ‘in press’ or unpublished manuscript cited, or relevant to Editors’ and reviewers’ assessment of the manuscript, should be made available if requested by the Editors.
In general, the manuscript should not already have been formally published in any journal or in any other citable form.
Plagiarism Detection: Journal Issues uses iThenticate to check the plagiarism.

Ethical Approvals

Experimental Subjects: When experimental animals (All animals considered experimental when use for the study) are used the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the International Animal Ethics Committee or Institutional ethics committee and in accordance with local laws and regulations. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

Competing Interests

Journal Issues requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests”.
Editors may ask for further information relating to competing interests.
Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.
What constitutes a competing interest?: Competing interests may be financial or non-financial. A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the article.

Financial competing interests: Financial competing interests include (but are not limited to):
Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the article, either now or in the future.
Holding stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the article, either now or in the future.
Holding, or currently applying for, patents relating to the content of the manuscript.
Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript.
Non-financial competing interests: Non-financial competing interests include (but are not limited to) political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, and intellectual competing interests. If, after reading these guidelines, you are unsure whether you have a competing interest, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial independence

Journal Issues adopts the World Association of Medical Editors’ definition of editorial freedom. According to this definition, editorial freedom, or independence, is the concept that editors-in-chief have full authority over the editorial content of their journal and the timing of publication of that content. Journal owners should not interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles either directly or by creating an environment that strongly influences decisions.

If my article is published, which bibliographic databases will it be indexed in? Rating of Journal Issues in various databases.

Journal Issues is indexed by Academic Journals Database, AGORA, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CABI, CAS, DOAJ, EBSCO,    Gale, Google Scholar, HINARI, Indian Animal Science Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, JournalSeek, Open J-gate, ProQuest, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, TEEAL

What is the copyright policy of Journal Issues?

All articles published in Journal Issues are open access, which means the articles are universally and freely available online. In addition, the authors retain the copyright of their article and grant any third party the right to use reproduce and disseminate the article. Allowing the authors to retain the copyright of their work permits wider distribution of their work on the condition it is correctly attributed to the authors. All newly published articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

How can I order reprints? Is there a printed version of the journal?

All articles published in Journal Issues are open access, readers are free to download and/or print copies from the website, according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. If you wish to print out a copy of an article, we recommend you select the PDF version of the article online. PDF of all articles have been formatted in a way that is ideal for printing, so, if you prefer, articles don’t have to be read on screen. We will provide the soft copy of combined PDF of articles of whole month along with title by an email from which author can get the hard copy from any commercial printer.

Publication and peer review process

Criteria for publication
Journal Issues considers the following types of articles:
Research: reports of data from original research and clinical trial outcomes.
Reviews: comprehensive, case study, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.

Peer-review policies

Journal Issues 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. Before being sent to reviewers, manuscripts are pre-screened by the editorial office to check that they agree with the criteria for publishing in Journal Issues: accordance with the aims and scope of the journal, nature of the study, originality of the results, quantity and quality of data, general conclusions, and presentation of the work with a good quality of English language. If the paper does not fulfill these criteria, it may be rejected at this stage without review.

Manuscripts deemed suitable for review will be sent to a minimum of two experts chosen by the Editors in Chief, and possibly a statistical reviewer if necessary, to determine originality, scientific merit, and significance to the field. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript. Only papers of high quality and novelty and of general significance are accepted and published. If minor revisions are recommended by the reviewers, authors are expected to make the appropriate revisions within 10 days. For manuscripts requiring major revisions, the revised version must be uploaded within 20 days. Revised manuscripts may be reviewed a second time. Revised manuscripts that are received after the deadline will not be considered.
The journal aims for a first decision to be made within 4-6 weeks of receipt of the submission and the Editors-in-Chief make the final decision on publication. Reviewer guidelines can be accessible from www.journalissues.org.

Article publication charge

As the cost of peer reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving articles is not recouped through subscription charges, a standard article-publication charge (APC) is levied on all articles that are accepted for publication.

What do the article-processing charges pay for?:

Article-processing charges pay for: – Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text – Developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication – Preparation in various formats for online publication.. – Securing inclusion in CrossRef, enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically, managing of staff.

Does Journal Issues offer discounts on article-processing charges?
Yes we do grant partial waiver to students and authors from low income countries

Are any taxes included in this charge?

Who is responsible for making the payment?
Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment

How do I pay?
The submitting author needs to arrange payment of the article-processing charge. Please contact the department via accounts@journalissues.org for more information.

Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article-processing charge becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article-processing charge has been received, the article will be published.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:
*Direct deposit of payment in to our Bank account (Detail of Bank will be sent by an email on provisional acceptance).
*Transfer using Swift code (Detail of Bank will be sent by an email on provisional acceptance).
*PayPal, Credit card/debit card payment can be made online using a secure payment. (Sender author will receive the link in his/her email on provisional acceptance).

Prompt payment is advised as the article will not be published until payment is received.
Print receipts upon payment are available on request. However, email receipt will be sent for each payment.
For any other questions not listed here, please contact editor at service@journalissues.org.

Page last updated on 20-01-2021

Select Language »