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What is Herbert Publications Open Access?top

Herbert Publications Open Access (OA) embrace Gold open access journal publishing dedicated to provide a rapid access to quality peer-reviewed journals covering all disciplines widely in life sciences and medical research alongside technology and management under Creative Commons Attribution License.

Why Herbert Publications?

Herbert Publications views open access as an essential approach for the distribution of research findings to any internet user for free by overcoming the accessing barriers. Our vision is to work on developing user-friendly tools for archival storage of journals facilitating benefits to both authors and readers. Herbert Publications ensure the quality in peer reviewing process, grants immediate open access; ensure widespread visibility and Keep up with updated communication.

What type of articles do you publish?

Herbert Publications publishes all types of articles but with defined types of articles to each journal. For more details, please refer to author guidelines of the respective journal.

What is Impact Factor (IF)?

According to Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Impact Factor (IF) is a measurement of frequency of cited articles in a journal in a particular year. It is calculated as a ratio between number of citations in a particular year for the articles in a journal to the number of articles published in that journal during previous two years.

What is DOI?top

DOI is an abbreviated form for Digital Objective Identifier, a permanent unique identifier for an electronic document used to cite and link the published article electronically. Herbert Publications is a registered member of CrossRef and provide DOI for all the published articles immediately.

How long does it take a manuscript to complete publication process?

Herbert Publications is committed to provide rapid publication process and aims to complete the whole process in 7 weeks. For more details refer to our Peer-Review policy.

How are the articles peer reviewed?

Herbert Publications adopts COPE and ICMJE guidelines to attain standard peer review system. All journals from Herbert Publications operate single-blinded peer review process.

Do you charge for a manuscript submission?

Herbert Publications do not charge any manuscript submission fee. The author will be asked to pay the article processing charge, only when a manuscript has been accepted for publication.

How much an author will be charged for an article to be published?

The publication charge for an article varies accordingly to the journal. For more details visit Article Processing Charges.

Why should an author pay the article processing charge?top

Open Access publishing is not free of cost to the author. Herbert Publications is an independent organization and hold no affiliations with any funding organizations. It is dedicated to provide immediate barrier-free open access to all its research content permanently for any internet user in the world. Herbert Publications ask for an affordable article processing charge from the author to cover the cost of producing full text and PDF formats as well as archiving and indexing the published articles permanently.

Can the charges be waived if the author cannot afford the charge?

Up to 50% Waiver in the Article Processing Charge will be granted to the Authors with no funds from low- and middle income countries. For more details on the listed countries, please Click Here. Authors are firmly suggested to explain and ask for a waiver or discount during manuscript submission only.

When should an author pay the article processing charge?

The author will be asked to pay only when the manuscript completes peer review process and received editorial acceptance for publication.

Do you have any Authorship Agreement under pre-publication process?

Once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author will be asked to sign an Open Access Authorship Agreement and approve the article for publication after final formatting corrections in parallel with the formatting invoice and payment process.

What currency do you accept?

Payments can be done only in US ($) Dollars.

What if the article is not published after an author pay the article processing charge?top

In accordance to refund policy, Herbert Publications will, at its discretion, allow for the repay in case an article has not been published within 30 days from the date of payment after the manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle.

Can the author cancel the publication?

Herbert Publications does not encourage cancellation or refund once the article is published online since this is done after author's approval of our Open Access Authorship Agreement.

Do you have reprint service?

In concern to promote the research of any author, Herbert Publications extends its services to reprint the published articles and reproduce with professional quality. We also offer copies for commercial use and more details available from Reprint page.

Does Herbert Publications impose any copyright restrictions?

In accordance to Creative Commons Attribution License authors retain copyright for their articles and provided permanent online access for free.

What is the preferred reference format for citations?top

Herbert Open Access Journals uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. For more details please refer to author guidelines.

Journal Reference
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Article title. abbrevated form of the Journal name(if known) year, volume no: page numbers. Ex: Shuman S: Structure, mechanism, and evolution of the mRNA capping apparatus. Prog. Nucleic Acid Res. Mol. Biol 2000, 66:1-40.

Book Reference
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Chapter Title. Details of Edition (if any), Title of the Book. Year, page no's
Ex: Bartol CR and Bartol AM: History of Forensic Psychology. In Weiner IB and Hess AK (Eds.), The Handbook of Forensic Psychology 2005, 1-27.

Where the published articles will be indexed?

Herbert Publications has been indexing most of its journal articles with Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, CAS, PubsHub, DOAJ.
Some Journals of Herbert Publications are under evaluation process for major services like Index Copernicus, CABI and CAS.

Herbert Publications focus on achieving indexing services from AGRICOLA, Citebase, EBSCO, Embase, JSTOR, MEDLINE, Pubmed Central, Scimago, Scopus, Socolar, Zetoc etc.

Will the articles be indexed in PubMed?

Herbert Publications aims to index all its articles in PubMed and it has taken the process to fulfill indexing requirements. However, Herbert Publications consider articles with grants from NIH for immediate submission to PubMed indexing.

Whom should I contact for more information?top

For more queries and information, please contact us

What type of articles are accessed through ePUB and How do I read an ePUB file?top

Herbert Publications offer Research and Original articles as digital file format ePUB.

Please download the freely available Adobe Digital Editions in order to view the full-text in ePUB format.

Download Link :: Adobe Digital Editions.

What is CrossMark?top

CrossMark an optional service of CrossRef which allows the researcher to verify the current status of articles that are being actively maintained by the publishers. For more information, please visit http://www.crossref.org/crossmark/AboutFAQs.htm

What is Cited-by Linking?top

Cited-by Linking is a service that allows you to discover how your publications are being cited and to incorporate that information into your online publication display page. For more information, please visit http://www.crossref.org/citedby/index.html