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Journal FAQ

Updated: April 19, 2017

Q: Is the IJCU an organization funded by the government or the public?

A: No. The IJCU is a private organization and does not receive funds from the government or the public.

Q: Does the IJCU accept donations?

A: No. The IJCU is not a charitable organization. The laws do not permit us to accept donations. We suggest that potential donors look for charitable organizations approved by the government.

Q: How does the IJCU conduct research?

A: The IJCU does not hire scientists or researchers to conduct research. However, we provide funds to the existing research projects at universities and research institutions.

Q: How can I apply for funding for my research?

A: Currently, we do not accept applications from individual researchers. We usually provide the funds to existing research projects managed by universities or research institutions.

Q: What’s your business model for journal publishing? Why do you have publication fees?

A: We follow the Gold Open Access way. This means that authors publish in our journals that provide immediate open access for readers to all articles on the publisher’s website. The readers pay nothing, while authors (or their institutions or funders) pay a publishing fee to maintain the journal operation.

Q: Can you waive or reduce the publication fee?

A: The waive policy is only applied to the journal reviewers and editorial members, who may publish one article per year free of charge.

Q: How do you use the publication fee from authors?

A: As a responsible and transparent organization, we would like to inform the academic community how we use the publication fee from authors. Please see the report from the journal department. Download PDF

Q: Do you publish print journals?

A: No. We only publish online journals.

Q: How do you detect the plagiarism in submissions?

A: We have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on Plagiarism.” We use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions for plagiarism.

Q: What’s your policy on self-plagiarism?

A: Attitudes about self-plagiarism vary in the academic community. However, our policy is that self-plagiarism is still plagiarism, and, like all reputable publishers, we do not tolerate it.

Q: Do your journals have Impact Factor or H-index?

A: It depends on the specific journal. Please visit each journal’s website for details.