As an Open Access publisher, USAJMR charges an Article Processing fees once an article is accepted for publication. The fees cover the costs of turning a manuscript into a finished article. When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through many different checks.The actual amount payable depends on the type of articles submitted. Please refer to the table below for pricing.
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Please follow instructions in the writing guidelines document.
Our team assign manuscripts based on an Editor’s field of study and current workload. Editors should be comfortable with the topic of the manuscript, but an in-depth understanding is not essential. It is the role of the peer reviewers to assess the technical details. However, if an Editor finds that a manuscript is too far from their area of expertise, they should decline to handle the manuscript.
Although we select our Editors carefully, if an Editor suspects a conflict of interest (e.g., they work in the same institution as one of the authors or are working on a competitive project), they should decline to handle the manuscript.
On receiving a manuscript, Editors should check if it is potentially suitable for publication. They should consider whether the article suits the scientific scope of the journal, as well as the basic quality of the article. Submissions failing this evaluation should be rejected immediately. All other articles should be sent for formal peer review.
You can suggest a reviewer(s) (if you have any) with their titles, names, and e-mails.
Reviewers should have significant experience in the relevant field. Editors can assess a reviewer’s experience by looking at their publication history. Reviewers range from post-doctoral researchers through to emeritus professors, but occasionally experts from industry may also be appropriate.
Having read and assessed the manuscript, each reviewer will provide a report along with one of the following recommendations:
Considering the reviewers’ recommendations and deciding the fate of a manuscript is not always straightforward. If a majority of reviewers suggest rejection of a manuscript, then it must be rejected. However, if just one reviewer notices a fundamental technical flaw and suggests rejection, it can warrant rejection of a manuscript despite positive recommendations from the other reviewers.
Published manuscripts must be technically sound. Concerns over the validity of the experimental process, or logic employed, should result in rejection. The perceived importance and potential impact of a manuscript should not be a primary cause for rejection, though papers should present original research and add to scientific understanding.
If the reviewers raise insurmountable problems, for example if the experiments are critically flawed or the results have been presented previously, then the Editor should reject the manuscript.
If the manuscript could be improved to make it more suitable for publication, the Editor should invite the authors to revise and resubmit.
If the reviewers find no fault and deem the manuscript to be suitable for publication in its current state, the Editor may choose to use ‘Publish Unaltered’.
All manuscripts should be kept completely confidential. Editors should not use any of its insights until after publication.
USA Journal of Medical Research editorial screening team checks manuscripts and the publication record of the authors for issues including plagiarism and other types of research misconduct.
In recognition of the Editors’ work and to provide transparency about the journal’s review process, the name of the Editor who accepts a manuscript will be mentioned in the final published version of the paper.