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Open Access Article Publication Charges and Discounts

All articles published by the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change (IJICC)  are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. To cover the cost of publishing, the IJICC charges an article publication fee. The IJICC  publication charge for authors submitting directly to the journal is based on manuscript type and the degree of editorial work required to format or remedy grammatical/ syntactical linguistic issues evident in the paper. Payment of fees (in Australian Dollars) and the publication of your article is according to our terms and conditions and is made ONLY on notification of acceptance of your paper.

The publication charges are shown in the table below. These charges can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.

Document Type(s)

Article Publication Charge

Editorial Surcharge

(only payable if reviewers or editor indicates it as a condition of publication)

Original Articles, Reviews, Theoretical Articles and Special Feature Reviews <7000 words

$400.00 AUD

$500 AUD

 

Authors Must:

  1. Enter their corresponding submission/reference number #. This number is listed under “Reference” on the Letter of Acceptance.
  2. Enter the Full name of the lead author of the paper.

If you encounter any issues with this payment function, please contact accounts@ijicc.net

 

The publication charges are shown in the table below. These charges can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.

Document Type(s)

Article Publication Charge

Editorial Surcharge

(only payable if reviewers or editor indicates it as a condition of publication)

Original Articles, Reviews, Theoretical Articles and Special Feature Reviews <7000 words

$400.00 AUD

$500 AUD

 

By Continuing with payment, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the IJICC Terms and Conditions and the IJICC Review Policy.

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Lead Author Full Name

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Peer Review Policy and Procedures

Reviewed October 2020

 

Peer Review Policy Statement: The practice of peer review is to ensure that good scholarly work is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is standard practice at all reputable journals. Our editorial executive team (Editor, Production Editor, Sub-Editors- discipline area) together with referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of multi-discipline research and all manuscripts, including those that appear in Special Issues, are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below: (see also the publication flow chart)

STEP 1: Initial manuscript evaluation

Due to the large number of papers submitted each year to this journal (circa 7,000), the Production Editorial Team first evaluates the manuscript for ‘fit’ and ‘compliance’ to the journal’s mission and publication standards. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage are usually informed within 8-12 weeks of submission. Papers which are deemed viable but have poor English, grammatical or formatting errors at this stage may be forwarded to third party academic support entities to assist authors to meet our publication standards. Fees are applicable for this service. The journal is committed to equal opportunity. (Statistics to June 2020 indicate a rejection rate of 76%)

STEP 2: Peer Review Processing

To manage the large volume of submissions made each year the journal manages papers by way of discipline area. The Production Editor filters papers to a respective discipline editorial team. Each discipline area is headed by a Sub-Editor, who is an expert in the associated discipline (field of research) and a member of the editorial board. The sub-editor is responsible for managing the peer review process, supported by the Production Editor. The overall process of peer review is managed by the Peer Review Board. This board is a subcommittee of the Editorial Board.

STEP 3: Double Blind Peer Review

Those papers that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review; these may include members of the Editorial Board from the list of approved journal reviewers. The authors are asked to nominate reviewers to be added to this list. Reviewers are asked to complete a proforma and to indicate reviews that may be required of the paper for publication. 

  • Type of peer review This journal employs double-blind reviewing, where the referees remain anonymous to authors throughout the process.
  • How referees are selected: The journal manages papers in discipline areas. Each discipline area has a sub-editor. Referees are matched to papers according to their expertise and recent reviewing history. Our database is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for referees from the author(s) though these recommendations may or may not be used
  • Referee reports Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript: *is original• is methodologically sound• follows appropriate ethical guidelines• has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions• correctly references previous relevant work. Referees are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process. A standard report template is used.
  • How long does the review process take? Typically, manuscripts are reviewed within 8- 12 weeks of submission but substantially longer review times are not uncommon, especially for papers on esoteric topics where finding qualified referees can itself take many months. Should the referees' reports contradict one another, or a report is unduly delayed, a further expert opinion is often sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees upon receipt. Referees may and frequently do request more than one revision of a manuscript.

STEP 4: Editorial Board Review / Notification

  • Final report A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript is made by the Peer Review Board of the editorial board and the editor.

STEP 5: Publication

  • Editor's decision is final: Once accepted by the editor, the article is published. An acceptance notification is sent to the author.

Becoming a referee If you are not currently a referee but would like to be added to the list, please contact the editorial office. The benefits of refereeing include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage. You may also be able to cite your work for the journal as part of your professional service contributions. Kindly contact editor@ijicc.net

Academic Support Services: The Journal is committed to equal opportunity and to that end is accepting of authors, especially those from non-English speaking backgrounds, to use third party academic support services to ensure their submission is of the highest quality. Fees may be payable to these entities. Please not that fees charged by Academic Support services are not affiliated with the IJICC and do not garuntee publication. Authors are to assess whether the services are right for them. All article submissions are still subject to the IJICC's strict peer and editorial board review processes. Please email the editor for such service details. editor@ijicc.net

 

  1. What is the IJICC?

The International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change is an academic journal that publishes scholarly work that promotes and fosters innovation, creativity, and change in all fields of endeavour. The focus is on papers that will be influential in their field or across fields and will significantly advance understanding in their topics.

  1. Does the IJICC publish articles on any topic?

The Journal currently publishes articles in the fields of: anthropology, sociology, politics, culture, history, philosophy, economics, education, management, arts, business, law, linguistics and psychology. The Journal does NOT publish articles which discuss, Race, Gender, Sex, Sexuality, Terrorism, and/or Violence.

  1. Is the IJICC Indexed?

Yes. The IJICC is indexed /listed by Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), Google Scholar, Resurchify, Academic Accelerator and Ulrich's. The IJICC is NOT a Scopus listed journal. 

  1. Can I Submit an article via email?

No. All article submissions are to be submitted using the online submission function.

  1. Does the IJICC publish articles in any language other than English?

No. The IJICC has a strict English language policy and only publishes articles in English.

  1. What is the IJICC’s preferred referencing style.

All articles should use the APA 6 referencing style throughout.

  1. Does the IJICC provide a submission article template?

No. Submitting authors should ensure that article submissions meet the current Paper Formatting Guidelines.

  1. My article has four or more authors, but the submission function only allows the listing of three authors. Can I submit an article with four or more Authors?

Yes. Only the first three (3) authors need be listed on the submission form. Please ensure that all authors are accurately listed within the article itself.

  1. Does the IJICC have a maximum article length?

Yes. All submitted articles must be less than 7,000 words and less than 25 pages in length (incl. References).

  1. I have submitted an article. How do I withdraw my article submission?

To remove an article submission from consideration, please contact the editor’s office via editor@ijicc.net. You must quote your corresponding submission number # with your request.

  1. What is the IJICC Article Review Process?

Submitted articles undergo the following review process before publication:

  1. An electronic review through plagiarism and similarity checking software;
  2. An initial review, the article is checked to see whether it meets the aim and scope of the journal as well as basic quality standards;
  3. A double-blind peer-review;
  4. An editorial board review by a select committee of the editorial board;
  5. Final Publication

Further information regarding the Journal’s strict review process can be found here.

  1. How long does my submission take to be initially reviewed?

Due to the strict nature of our review process, and the current popularity of the journal, initial reviews generally take 6-8 weeks to complete. Authors are notified of the outcome of their initial review via email.

  1. How long does my submission take to be peer reviewed?

Due to the strict nature of our review process, and the current popularity of the journal, peer reviews generally take an additional 6-8 weeks to complete. Authors will be asked to address any issues identified under peer review. This may prolong the review process, as amended articles are subject to further review.

  1. Does the IJICC offer a ‘fast-tracked’ review process?

No. Due to the strict nature of our review process, and the current popularity of the journal, the IJICC does NOT offer a fast-tracked review process.

  1. How do I check the current status of my article submission?

Authors can email the editor’s office via editor@ijicc.net. Authors must quote their corresponding submission number #.

  1. I received an acceptance letter does this guarantee the publication of my article in the IJICC?

Yes. Acceptance letters provided by the IJICC are issued for articles which have been peer reviewed and accepted by the editor for publication.

  1. What happens if my article is declined under an initial review?

Authors of articles that have been declined under the initial review will be notified via email. Authors are encourage to revise their articles and resubmit via the online submission function.

  1. What happens if my article is declined under a peer review?

Authors of articles that have been declined under peer review will be notified via email. These articles cannot be resubmitted.

  1. Does the IJICC charge a publication fee?

Yes. To facilitate the continuation of a quality open-access Journal, the IJICC charges a publication fee to cover costs. A list of Publication Fees can be found Here.

  1. Does the IJICC accept bulk submissions from conferences or alike?

Yes. Please contact the IJICC editor via editor@ijicc.net for enquiries and further informaiton. 

  1. Can I organise a special edition for publication?

Yes. Please contact the IJICC editor via editor@ijicc.net for enquiries and further informaiton.

  1. Can I apply to become a member of the editorial board?

Yes. All applications for editorial board positions can be provided to editor@ijicc.net. Academics are to include a CV which demonstrates their academic employment and publication history.

  1. What do I do if I come across an issue of quality or an infringement of the publication ethics in a published article?

The Journal and its editorial board take issues of quality and ethics extremely seriously. Should any issue occur, please contact the editors office via editor@ijicc.net.

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