As an international, peer-refereed journal, it provides a platform for publication of the most advanced scientific research in Commerce and Management, Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Law and so on. The journal of Mayas Publication welcomes the original empirical investigations from the author(s) located worldwide.
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What to Submit?
Heading forward from Traditional Publishing has its type of articles to be submitted and published. If you are planning to submit your article to Mayas Publication, please choose one of the suitable categories for your paper and summarize it within the proposed word limit before submission.
Mayas Publication is a peer-reviewed open access international journal(s) dedicated to publishing scientifically sound research work worldwide. It means that readers can access published material for free without paying a subscription charge. Articles published in Mayas Publication are freely available immediately after publication. This means that researchers, students, and interested laypeople from anywhere in the world have rapid access to the latest research through Mayas Publication. We finance publication through Article Processing Charges (APC), paid by the authors and their institutions. APCs cover the cost of managing the peer review process, professional copy-editing, and promotion of the published article; Mayas Publication has no other source of income. For authors, open access provides a potentially wider circle of readers for their research papers, with some research suggesting that open access papers are more highly cited.
The in-house staff consists of Managing Editors, Assistant Editors, Production Editors, English Editors, Copyeditors, Data Specialists, Software Engineers, Web Developer, and Administrative Specialists. Our collaborating editors on our Editorial Board are typically employed in academic institutions or corporate research facilities located worldwide. The contact with the in-house editorial staff is mainly by e-mail and telephone. Assistant Editors process manuscripts through the peer-review and production procedures; Managing Editors have the editorial responsibility for the journals; Production Editors, English Editors, Copy Editors, and Data Specialists are responsible for putting accepted content into a publishable format (full-text PDF, XML, and HTML versions).
Editorial Process, Peer-Review, and Production
Articles submitted to Mayas Publication are subject to strict peer-reviewing. Mayas Publication operates double-blind peer-review (the reviewers do not know the authors' identities until the paper has been published). The online submission system of Mayas Publication; Registration incorporates online tools for manuscript submission, peer-reviewing, and editorial decision making.
Once a manuscript is submitted, the in-house Managing Editor will receive the submission, who will subsequently coordinate the whole editorial process for the manuscript: peer-review, decision-making, possible authors' revision, manuscript acceptance, copy editing, English editing, proofreading, and final publication. An in-house Academic Editor will be assigned to the submitted article and will send review invitations.
At least two reports per manuscript are collected for each manuscript—three if the first two differ substantially. Reviewers must hold a Ph.D., have not published with the authors in the previous five years, and have recent publication in the field of the submitted manuscript.
The Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor, or a suitable editorial board member can make the final acceptance or rejection decision for a manuscript, usually after author revision. We typically allow only one round of major revisions.
After accepting an article for publication, the in-house editorial staff will organize the paper's production, which entails copy editing, English editing, and final production in preparation for publication on the journal website. Mayas Publication is structured in yearly volumes and quarterly issues. Nevertheless, after successful completion of proof-reading, articles are published online at the end of every quarter.
The Editor-in-Chief is the head of the journal and is mainly responsible for the scientific quality of the journal. Mayas Publication does not need the Editor-in-Chief to be actively involved in the editorial process, i.e., the editorial team will take care of the majority of contact with authors and reviewers.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for assisting the Editorial Office in the management of the journal, which entails:
The position of Editor-in-Chief is honorary. As a reward for his/her efforts, the Editor-in-Chief can publish his/her papersfree of charge. The initial term of the Editor-in-Chief position is three years and can be renewed by the Managing Editor.
Editorial Board Member Responsibilities:
An Editorial Board member will be asked to review Seven or Eight manuscripts in a year and may help edit a special issue on a topic related to their research interests. Additionally, the Editorial Board members will be approached for input or feedback regarding new regulations relating to the journal from time to time. Editorial Board members are also encouraged to help to promote the journal among their peers or at conferences. The communication with Editorial Board members is done primarily by E-mail. The initial term for an Editorial Board membership is three years and can be renewed by the Managing Editor. An Editorial Board member may also step down from the position at any time if he or she feels overloaded by the requests from the journal's Editorial Office.
Guest Editor Responsibility / Guest Editing A Special Issue
We appreciate collaborations with scholars all over the world. Special issues are usually edited by a Guest Editor who invites colleagues from the same research field to contribute an article on a topic within their expertise. The Guest Editor works together with the Editorial Office to prepare a description and keywords for the special issue web page. We aim for at least ten articles published per special issue. Often, the Guest Editor will also write an editorial paper for the special issue. The Guest Editor usually makes decisions on accepting manuscripts submitted to their special issue (depending on the journal's policy – insome cases, they may make a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief). Papers belonging to a special issue are published online in the journal immediately after acceptance and collected together on the special issue webpage. This means that there is no delay for authors who submit their work: it will appear shortly after approval, even if other papers in the special issue are still being processed.
Guest Editors should not hold conflicts of interest with authors whose work they are assessing, e.e.g., if they are from the same institution or collaborate closely. In this case, the Editor-in-Chief or a suitable editorial board member will make final acceptance decisions for submitted papers.
Mayas Publication is sincerely grateful to scholars who give their time to peer-review the submitted articles. Rigorous peer-review is the corner-stone of high-quality academic publishing.
Peer review is an essential part of the publication process, ensuring that the journal of Mayas Publication maintains high-quality published papers standards. Reviewing is often an unseen and unrewarded task. We are striving to recognize the efforts of reviewers.
Common Benefits to be a Peer-reviewer:
When Reviewing for Mayas Publication:
Invitation to Join Volunteer Reviewer Database:
If you are interested in reviewing articles for Mayas Publication, please register your details online or by mail.
The Managing Editor of the publication will send you a notification once your profile has been approved.
Invitation to Review
At least two experts review manuscripts submitted to Mayas Publication. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions, or should be rejected.
We Ask Invited Reviewers To:
As part of the assessment, reviewers will be asked to:
Potential Conflicts of Interests
We ask reviewers to inform the journal editor if they hold a conflict of interest that may prejudice the review report positively or negatively. The editorial office will check as far aspossible before the invitation. However, we appreciate the cooperation of the reviewers in this matter. Reviewers who are invited to assess a manuscript they previously reviewed for another journal should not consider this as a conflict of interest in itself. In this case, reviewers should feel free to let us know if the manuscript has been improved or not compared to the previous version.
Confidentiality and Anonymity
Reviewers should keep the content of the manuscript, including the abstract, confidential. Reviewers must inform the Editorial Office if they would like a student or colleague to complete the review on their behalf.
Mayas Publication operates single- or double-blind peer review. Reviewers should be careful and not reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Timely Review Reports
Mayas Publication aims to provide an efficient and high-quality publishing service to authors and the scientific community. We ask reviewers to assist by providing review reports promptly. Please contact the editorial office if you require an extension to the review deadline.
Peer-Review and Editorial Procedure
All manuscripts sent for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts (including research and review articles, spontaneous submissions, and invited papers). The Managing Editor of the publication/journal will perform an initial check of the manuscript's suitability upon receipt. The Editorial Office will then organize the peer-review process performed by independent experts and collect at least two review reports per manuscript. We ask our authors for adequate revisions (with the second round of peer-review, if necessary) before a final decision is made. The academic editor made the final decision (usually the Editor-in-Chief of the concerned journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue). Accepted articles are copy-edited and English-edited by the specialist.
Rating the Manuscript
Please rate the following aspects of the manuscript:
Manuscripts submitted to the concerned journal of Mayas Publication should meet the highest standards of publication ethics:
If reviewers become aware of such scientific misconduct or fraud, plagiarism, or any other unethical behaviour related to the manuscript, they should raise these concerns with the in-house editor immediately.
Please provide an overall recommendation for the publication of the manuscript as follows:
Review reports should contain:
Note that Mayas Publication follow several standards and guidelines, including those from the ICMJE (medical journals), CONSORT (trial reporting), TOP (data transparency and openness), PRISMA (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), and ARRIVE (reporting of in vivo experiments). Reviewers familiar with the guidelines should report any concerns they have about their implementation.
Your comments should not include an indication of whether you think the article should be accepted for publication. For further guidance on writing a critical review, please refer to the following documents:
Peer Review Process
All types of contributions to Mayas Publication, except editorials, are peer-reviewed. The peer-review process focuses on whether the work is done to high scientific and ethical standards and is appropriately described, and that the data support the conclusions. The role of peer review is considered to be helping authors improve their manuscripts rather than deciding whether they should be published. The editor makes the final decision.
Mayas Publication aims to provide authors with professional, fair, timely, and confidential peer reviews by the field experts. The review consists of the following steps:
Step 1: Initial Screening
After a paper is submitted to a journal, Managing Editor will screen the manuscript and decides whether or not to send it for full peer review. This is to ensure adherence to our policies, including the statement of competing interests, ethical requirements for studies involving human participants or animals, as well as the unacceptably low standard language. For example, the editor will ask:
The author(s) may be asked for the revision. Only after clearing the initial screening is the manuscript sent to peer reviewers. Manuscripts may be declined by the Managing Editor, without a full review, (or) being asked for a revision, if they are inconsistent with our Editorial Guidelines' decision.
Step 2: Review
The Managing Editor assigns manuscripts to one of the Editorial Board Members and two to four reviewers. External referees are consulted when additional expertise is required. All reviewers are working scientists and therefore are in the best position to judge the work's quality and importance. All board members and referees who review a manuscript remain unknown to the authors. The editors and reviewers treat every manuscript as privileged information, and they are instructed to exclude themselves from the review of any manuscript that might involve a conflict of interest. The reviewers recommend accepting, revising, or declining a paperbased upon the scientific merit and technical quality of the studies reported.
Step 3: Decision
Editors have the option of accepting, recommending modification, recommending additional external review, or rejecting. If the decision is Minor Revision or Major Revision, the authors have 15 days to resubmit a revised manuscript. Upon resubmission, the academic editor may choose to return the manuscript to the reviewers or render a decision based on his/her expertise. Mayas Publication aims to provide authors with an initial decision within 2-3 months. After acceptance, manuscripts are published online at the end of every quarter (30th Mar, 30th Jun, 30th Sep, and 30th Dec) after proofreading.
Step 4: Proof Reading
You can annotate and add comments in a Word document. If, for any reason, this is not possible, mark the corrections and any other comments on a printout of your proof and return by scan the pages and email to email@example.com. 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 be considered at this stage only with permission from the editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately; please reply with your corrections within 24 hours. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
Note that Mayas Publication may proceed with the publication of your article, with no further editing, if no response is received.
Step 5: Complaint Policy
If you wish to appeal a decision, you should email the editor who handled the whole submission inquiry and review process, explaining in detail your reasons for any complaints or the appeal. The email should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Appeals will only be considered when a reviewer or editor is thought to have a significant error or bias or when the objectivity is compromised by a documented competing interest. Either of these reasons would change the original decision. All appeals will be discussed with another editor, with a total number of three editors involved. The majority rule will be applied. The processing of appeals will usually take no longer than two weeks. While under appeal, a manuscript remains under formal consideration and should not be submitted for consideration elsewhere. We do not consider second appeals.