For Authors

Ziggurat Publishing is a publisher of scholarly open access journals. All journals uphold a peer-reviewed and rigorous manuscript handling and editorial process. Ziggurat Publishing journals are the perfect place for you to publish your work under an open access license straightforward manner. Our journals have a broad readership since they are open access.

Useful Resources for Authors

Instructions for Authors are available on the individual journals' pages

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Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

For Authors and Readers, Open Access means:

Free availability of the literature on the internet without any subscription or price barriers

Immediate open access once an article is published (no embargo period)

Ziggurat Publishing journals publish articles under the Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International License (CC By). This license grants authors the most extensive rights where they will retain all copyrights and will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreements.

Authors and Readers Benefit from Ziggurat Publishing Pledges to:

Publish thoroughly peer-reviewed journals of high scholarly impact

Maintain a quick publication procedure: Manuscripts are published within 10-12 weeks of submission, provided that no major revisions are required.

Publish full open access journals: Readers can access all articles published on this platform for free, including state-of-the-art review articles.

English Editing

Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use Ziggurat Publishing Language Services prior to publication or during author revisions. If you use an alternative service that provides a confirmation certificate, please send a copy to the Editorial Office. Ziggurat Publishing provides networking, mentoring, resources, and other services for researchers.

General Peer-Review and Editorial Procedure

All manuscripts sent for publication in our set of journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts (this includes research and review articles, spontaneous submissions, and invited papers). The Managing Editor of the 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 a second round of peer-review if necessary) before a final decision is made. The final decision is made by the academic editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue). Accepted manuscripts are copy-edited and English-edited.


Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles, reviews and communications published in Ziggurat Publishing journals go through the peer-review process and receive at least two review reports. The in-house editor will discuss each step of the process with the external academic editor and communicate decisions to the authors regarding the following:

Accept in Present Form: The paper is accepted without any further changes.

Accept after Minor Revisions: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given five days for minor revisions.

Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised manuscript within ten days, and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.

Reject and Encourage Resubmission: manuscripts, where additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions, will be rejected, and the authors will be encouraged to resubmit the manuscript once further experiments have been conducted.

Reject: The manuscript has serious flaws, makes no original contribution, and the manuscript is rejected with no offer of resubmission to the journal.

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