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Resources for Authors

WFL Publisher publishes journals articles and all abstracts in the format open access partially. However, online full access to all articles requires login.  Through our subscribers and some free access, scientific community and general public can get access unlimited; there is immediate access to all contents after online publication. This means that WFL Publisher does not have enough income from selling subscriptions to print or online versions of its journals. Therefore, WFL Publisher needs to defray its editorial and production costs by collecting article processing charges (APC) from authors' institutes or research funding bodies. WFL Publisher is committed to keep its open access publication charges at a minimum level.

We believe that WFL Policy is in the best of interests of the scientific community.

Below are carefully selected questions specific to author and their needs: All publications will be online only. There will not be any printing copies.

Submit a book or Textbook  proposal

Books should be thorough, high level, and focused both in development and research . You may send details on the topics listed below in two pages, by email or regular mail.

  • Aims and scope of the book
  • Chapter titles & proposed contents
  • List of contributors
  • Proposed time-frame

Publishing a book or a Textbook

Once the book proposal is accepted, the editor (editor and/ or authors or co-authors) will be asked to go through the terms and conditions and to be prepared to provide any additional information. The editor or authors should follow the writing instructions strictly (here) and double check the content before final submission. All authors and co-authors should submit a copyright form allowing publication of their book / textbook/  magazine / booklet / dissertation/ work report/ etc. with WFL Publisher Ltd.

WFL Publisher will sign a contract with the book editor before starting the work.

We look forward to reading your ideas and research!

Propose a new journal

New journal proposals are welcome.

Publish in a Journal

Start the submission process! It can be a:

  • Research article (full-length)
  • Review article
  • Short communications
  • Letters to the Editors Views/ Opinions

Correspondence section (reports on seminars, workshops etc.)

Before submitting with us, make sure to send your manuscript to at least two external parties for a comprehensive review. Include the names and email addresses of these reviewers in your manuscript. Once this is finished:

  • Send us an email containing a short abstract of your article along with the full version of the article as word document or rich format..
    • Please include all tables or photos in the body of the text.
    • DO NOT scan figures or tables, use the originals
    • Please use 300 dpi to 600 dpi when scanning photos

Publication Policies and Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work by the authors and the institutions. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society .

Duties of Editors

  • Publication decision
  • Fair play
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of interest
  • Involvement and cooperation in investigations

Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decision
  • Promptness
  • Confidentiality
  • Standards of Objectivity
  • Acknowledgement of Source
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards
  • Data Access and Retention
  • Originality and Plagiarism
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
  • Acknowledgement of Sources
  • Authorship of the Paper
  • Hazards on Human or Animal Subjects
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
  • Fundamental errors in published works

Duties of the Publisher

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, WFL will assist in communications where this is useful to editors.
Authors must properly refer and cite any and all research, text, graphs, data, and photos. Replicating someone else’s work or your own work without giving proper credit is unacceptable. All publications that influences and supports the author’s publication must be referenced. All manuscripts will be thoroughly checked for plagiarism. You are fully responsible for any plagiarism and you will be facing legal action. The peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, WFL has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in case of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.

Authorship

Any contributions given, should be cited correctly to the appropriate party. All individuals who contributed significantly must be acknowledged. All publications should have a list of all academic and corporate affiliations to the respected contributors.

Competing interests

Any competing interests that might potentially influence the equality, integrity, or perceived value of publication must be stated.

Funding

All funding received for the publication and work by the authors must be stated within the publication.

Ethical Policy

The ethical policy of WFL Publisher follows the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. All conclusions and results pertained from research work must be authentic and accurate. False data can mislead future researchers and be harmful to upcoming analysis.

Peer Review Policy

As peer reviews assess the quality of research, we maintain strict standards for all reviewers. Any peer review attempting to confirm misleading information with the intent to deceive will not be tolerated. Our peer review process is confidential and reviewer’s identities will remain hidden.

Research

False production, selective reporting, and forgery of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unacceptable and unethical. Reporting data from other works without proper citation is also intolerable. Research should remain open to review and analysis for additional checks by outside parties with the exception of documents needing to preserve privacy and patent protection.

Any studies involving humans must be first approved by appropriate institutional or national research committees in accordance to the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki ethical standards and other amendments. All other studies without the previously stated accordance must explain and prove their accordance to other independent ethics committees.

Any studies involving animals must also be approved by the research ethics committee at the location of the conducted studies. Respect the welfare of animals and adhere to all international and institutional guidelines.

Multiple Submissions

Authors who submit multiple copies of the same manuscript to different publishers will not be considered at WFL Publisher.

Duplicate submission / publication and redundant publication

Duplicate submission / publication: This refers to the practice of submitting the same study to two journals or publishing more or less the same study in two journals. These submissions/publications can be nearly simultaneous or years later.

Redundant publication (also described as ‘salami publishing’): this refers to the situation that one study is split into several parts and submitted to two or more journals. Or the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification. “Self-plagiarism” is considered a form of redundant publication. It concerns recycling or borrowing content from previous work without citation. This practice is widespread and might be unintentional. Transparency by the author on the use of previously published work usually provides the necessary information to make an assessment on whether it is deliberate or unintentional.

Note! Translations of articles without proper permission or notification and resubmission of previously published Open Access articles are considered duplications.

Data fabrication / data falsification

Data fabrication: This concerns the making up of research findings.

Data falsification: Manipulating research data with the intention of giving a false impression. This includes manipulating images (e.g. micrographs, gels, radiological images), removing outliers or “inconvenient” results, changing, adding or omitting data points, etc.

With regard to image manipulation it is allowed to technically improve images for readability. Proper technical manipulation refers to adjusting the contrast and/or brightness or color balance if it is applied to the complete digital image (and not parts of the image). Any technical manipulation by the author should be notified in the cover letter to the Journal Editor upon submission. Improper technical manipulation refers to obscuring, enhancing, deleting and/or introducing new elements into an image. Generally, if an author’s figures are questionable, it is suggested to request the original data from the authors.

Undeclared conflict of interest (CoI)

A conflict of interest is a situation in which financial or other personal considerations from authors or reviewers have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment and objectivity. Authors and reviewers should declare all conflicts of interest relevant to the work under consideration (i.e. relationships, both financial and personal, that might interfere with the interpretation of the work) to avoid the potential for bias.

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