Publication model and process
At present, we are following a traditional editorial workflow in which all the submitted articles are processed in accordance with journals publication process and accepted articles are collated into archival issues. From Vol-2: No-3: 2014 on wards we are moving to Continuous Publication model
What is Continuous Publication model ?
In Continuous Publication model, the articles accepted for publication are published in their final form as soon as they are ready instead of waiting for complete issues.
Why are we switching to Continuous Publication model ?
American Journal of Advances in Medical Science is an online open access journal and hence the editorial team feels there is no need to wait for the issue building because unlike print, we don't need to gather articles together until a time when they can all be published at once.
What are the advantages of Continuous Publication model ?
We moved to Continuous Publication model to minimize the (often long) delay between First-on-Online and issue publication. Continuous Publication model ensures faster publication of articles for authors, fast accessibility of accepted articles for readers, researchers will have full citation details available to them immediately as soon as their articles are accepted for publication and each day there is new content on journal website.
Our journal website will now be updated regularly with the latest articles and we will continue to collate published articles into archival "issues" (4 issues per year) regularly.
Various steps involved in Peer review and Publication Process of articles in the journal are
Step-1: Editors receive the manuscript
Step-2: Manuscripts will be assigned with Manuscript number and the same will be intimated to Corresponding authors by email and SMS *
Step-2: Journal Editors screen the manuscript
Step-3: Manuscripts will be sent to Reviewers for reviewing of article
Step-4: Reviewers will review the article and provide the comments (if any) to Editor
Step-5 : Reviewers comments will be communicated to Corresponding author by email and SMS will be sent to corresponding author intimating the dispatch of reviewers comments by email *
Step-6: Corresponding authors can make revisions (if required) according to the comments of reviewers
Step-7: Submission of Revised manuscript
Step-8: Final decision on acceptance of articles by Editor
Step-9: Publication proof stage and the corresponding author will receive galley proof of article
Step-10: Payment of Article Processing charges by corresponding author
Step-11: Publication of article and possible time of publication of articles will be intimated to corresponding author by SMS *
Possible Time frame # for peer review and publication process
Stage-1: Step-1 to Step-2: 1-2 days
Stage-2: Step-3 to Step-5: 5-8 days
Stage-3: Step-6 to Step-7: 3-5 days (depends on time taken by corresponding author for revision of manuscripts)
Stage-4: Step-8 to Step-9: 1-2 days
Stage-5: Step-10 to Step-11: 1-2 days
( * Currently SMS facility is available only for authors of Indian origin, ARNACA would like to extend this to authors worldwide in future.
# Please note that the time frame mentioned is tentative and it may vary depending upon the response of reviewers and corresponding authors ).