SCIENCE SCRIPTS POLICIES

Declaration of interest 

Author(s) must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could influence their work. This include employment, consultancies, honoraria, grants or other funding.

Submission
Submission of an article for consideration implies that the work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Therefore, corresponding author should comply with this policy.

Changes to authorship 

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript is accepted and only if approved by the Journal Editor.

To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (i) the reason for the change in author list and (ii) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

Copyright 

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement’. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Author rights
Author(s) and associated institution have certain rights to reuse their work. 

Role of the funding source 
Authors are required to acknowledge supports provided by funding agencies for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 
CC BY lets others distribute and copy the article, create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), include in a collective work (such as an anthology), text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) 
For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Language (usage and editing services) 
The manuscript should be written in good English (American or British style is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors are expected to subject their manuscript to English Language editing services to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors.

Online Submission System

Our online submission system guides the author through the process of entering the article details and uploading files. The system will convert the article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word) are required to typeset the article for the publication.

Reviewers
Submission of manuscript will require the nomination of at least three potential reviewers. However, the editor has the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers will be used.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

Science Scripts publishes all its journals in full open access which allows the scientific community and the general public to have immediate, unlimited free access to articles. Authors pay an article processing charge (APC) to cover the cost of publication, for manuscripts accepted after peer-review process. No charges will be required for rejected articles.

The APC by journal is given in the table below.

Journal

APC ($)

APC (₦)

Experimental Phytomedicine

100

35,000

Journal of Microbiological Concept

100

35,000

Journal of Biomedical Physics Applications

100

35,000

 

Refund Policy

Once an article has been accepted for publication, any Article Processing Charges on the article become due. The corresponding author is responsible for the payment of Article Processing Charges and Science Script Publishing will not issue refunds of any kind.

               

Waiver Policy