Publishing Process

1. Manuscript submission:

To submit your research for publication in our journal, please use our online submission system.  Prior to submission, it is necessary to register for an account. Once your account is successfully created, you will be guided through a comprehensive 5-step submission process Authors are usually required to provide all necessary information, such as title, abstract, keywords, and author details.

2. Editorial assessment:

Your submitted manuscript goes through an initial evaluation conducted by the Editor-in-Chief or an assigned Editorial Board Member of the ABAA journal. During this evaluation, the editor assesses the manuscript's suitability for the journal, its adherence to the journal's scope and guidelines, and any potential ethical concerns. This step is usually completed within a period of approximately three days.

3. Peer review:

After being accepted by the Editor, your manuscript enters the peer review stage, where experts in the field evaluate its quality, validity, and significance. Our journal follows a double-blind review process. Typically, three expert reviewers are assigned to assess your manuscript. Peer reviewers provide valuable feedback, suggestions for improvement, and make a recommendation regarding acceptance, revisions (minor or major), or rejection of the manuscript. This step generally takes around three weeks. The final decision lies with the Editor, who will communicate the reviewers' comments and recommendations to the corresponding author.

4. Revisions:

After the review process is completed, you will receive an email from the Editor containing the final decision on your manuscript. In the case of requested revisions, you will be given a specific timeframe of 3 weeks for minor revisions and 9 weeks for major revisions.

After you have made the necessary revisions, your paper will be reassigned to the same reviewers to evaluate whether their comments and concerns have been adequately addressed. If the reviewers find that sufficient improvements have been made, your paper will be accepted for publication. However, if further revisions are still required, you may be asked to make additional modifications or there is a possibility of your paper being withdrawn.

5. Copyediting and typesetting:

Once your manuscript is accepted, it undergoes copyediting to ensure clarity, correct grammar, and adherence to the ABAA journal's style guidelines. Subsequently, the manuscript is typeset, quality checks are conducted, PDF proofs are prepared, and it is formatted according to the journal's standards.

6. Proofreading:

Authors receive page proofs of their manuscript to review and correct any errors or typos. This step ensures the accuracy of the final version before publication. Authors are required to return the proofs to the typesetters within three working days.

7. Publication:

After the proofreading process, the content Editor of our journal conducts final checks to ensure the accuracy and readiness of the manuscript. Once these checks are complete, the manuscript is published in the journal or made available online. The publication date is recorded, and a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is assigned to the manuscript for proper citation in future references.

Once your article is scheduled for publication in the ABAA Journal, the typesetting team will accurately revise the typeset files to incorporate essential elements such as pagination, volume, and issue details. Subsequently, the revised files will be uploaded to our online platform, seamlessly transitioning from the publishing list container to the designated volume and issue number. In cases where applicable, a physical print copy will be produced to complement the digital publication.