Editorial process

All contributions suitable for publication are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper through double blind peer review. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

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Long-Term archiving

To preserve the scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain available to future generations of scholars and researchers, KnE Publishing content is archived in Portico, a not-for-profit organization with a mission and singular focus to provide a permanent archive of electronic scholarly content.

Portico representative offices are located in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Article processing charges and fees

This journal is a platinum Open Access journal. This means the journal is published Open Access and if your article is accepted for publication you will not have to pay an article processing charge (APC).

Copyright and Open Access policies

This is an Open Access journal. All published articles are freely available on the journal website without any charge. 

All of the articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), where authors retain the copyright of their work, and this license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

To provide proper attribution when citing articles in this journal, please include:

  • Author names
  • Full article title
  • Journal title
  • Publication year
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Pagination