Authors and Reviewers

PAGEPress Open Access journals are an ideal platform for the publication of your research enabling you to reach the widest available audience of biomedical professionals in your field of expertise. Publication in our journals means that your research articles will be available for immediate free access online. PAGEPress shortens the time needed before publication, offers a high quality peer-review system, highly-professional copyediting, and submission to many online OpenAccess directories such as DOAJ, PubMedCentral and others.

Many researchers are choosing to publish in our OpenAccess journals thanks to the promise of a quick and discerning peer-review, immediate free access to your research, the wide range and prestige of our journals, and much more. Find out more about why many authors choose to publish with us and consider the advantages to be gained.

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All research articles published by PAGEPress are subject to a rigorous ethical standards. PAGEPress endorsed the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Editorial Board of each journal is responsible for the form the peer review process will take; anyway all authors in the biomedical filed must adhere to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Find out more about the peer review policy for each of our journals secure in the knowledge that every article you submit to a PAGEPress journal will enjoy a speedy and efficient appraisal. PAGEPress endorses the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy Statement on Geopolitical Intrusion on Editorial Decisions, too.

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PAGEPress allows and encourages authors to deposit both their pre- and post-prints in Open-Access institutional archives or repositories. The primary benefit of pre- and post-print self-archiving is reaching a larger audience which enhances the visibility and impact of your research.


For reviewers

All of our journals endorses the White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications of the Council of Science Editors about peer-review. The Editorial Board of each journal will immediately screen all articles submitted for publication in that journal. 

PAGEPress also strongly support the mission of the Council of Science Editors (CSE): "CSE's purpose is to serve members in the scientific, scientific publishing, and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange and to be an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information." All individuals collaborating with PAGEPress are strongly invited to comply with this mission. 

Those articles which fail to reach the scientific standards of the journal may be declined without further review. Those articles which satisfy the requirements of the Editorial Board will be sent to a maximum of three referees. These are experts in the field who have agreed to provide a rapid assessment of the article. Every effort will be made to provide an editorial decision as to acceptance for publication within 5-6 weeks of submission. Referees may request a revision of the article to be made. In this case, it is generally understood that only one revised version can be considered for a further appraisal under the peer-review system.

The Editorial Board of each journal is responsible for the final selection of referees to conduct the peer-review process for that journal; everyone is strongly invited to read this policy about reviewers' role.

The names of referees will not be made available to authors. However, referees will be informed as to the identity of the authors whose articles are subject to review.

All members of the Editorial Board and referees are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript.

If on receiving the editorial decision concerning their manuscript authors are not satisfied they are invited to appeal to the Editorial Office. In cases in which this is considered appropriate a second opinion on the manuscript will be requested.

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