Open Access Policy
All articles published in our journals are free to access online immediately on publication, increasing the visibility and impact of the research. Authors are encouraged to disseminate their articles and ensure that it is as widely read as possible.
Copyright and Licensing Policy
Copyrights of materials published in the journal is held by the authors.
Authors grant Veritas the license to publish the material as the original publisher. The articles are published under the terms and conditions defined by Creative commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which allows anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transform, or build upon the material, even commercially, as long as the original source is properly cited.
Authors are encouraged to self-archive their articles in their own websites, websites of their institutions, or in public repositories.
Our journals welcome manuscript submissions that are within their aims and scopes. Manuscripts may be submitted free of any submission charges through the online submission platform. Submitted manuscripts are initially verified by the editors. Manuscripts that pass the initial verification are sent to external expert reviewers for full evaluation. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to accept or reject a manuscript. This decision must be based on the review reports that evaluate the article’s relevance to journal’s aims and scope, originality, importance, and excellence of the content. Editors should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted work, the anonymity of the reviewers, the execution of the double-blind peer-review process. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to the manuscript.
Peer Review Policy
Peer review is critical in maintaining the standards of the published articles. Therefore, our journals are committed to highest standards of peer review employing a two-stage review process:
Stage 1: Each received manuscript is subject to a preliminary screening by the editors against conformity to the aims and scope of the journal, serious language errors, and manuscript formatting. Manuscripts may be rejected with editorial decision or returned to authors for further adjustments at this stage.
Stage 2: Those manuscripts that pass the preliminary screening are sent to two or more external reviewers who are experts in their fields for full peer-review process. Editors may choose to assign additional reviewers to evaluate the manuscript. Our journals operate a double-blind peer review process in which reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and vice versa. The manuscripts must be blinded before sending to reviewers. Based on the review reports, editors may decide to accept or reject the manuscript or editors may request further revisions from authors. Reviewers should be objective and timely while preparing their evaluation reports. They should express their views with supportive arguments. Reviewed manuscript should be kept confidential. If the reviewer feels unable to review the paper or has conflict of interest with the work, he/she should inform the editor immediately.
The manuscripts are evaluated against the following criteria:
- Relevance to aims and scope of the journal
- Significance of the contribution
- Mastery over the existing literature
- Justification of the methodology
- Quality of the data, analysis, presentation and interpretation of the results
- Clarity of writing and adherence to journal formatting