PSL publishing process entails the process of publishing manuscripts that meet the general requirement of significance and scientific excellence for the overall benefit of different categories of scholars/researchers in the scientific community. All accepted works are published as regular articles, short communications or review articles.
PSL journals are based on some form of peer review or editorial refereeing to qualify texts for publication. PSL journals are somewhat interdisciplinary, and publish works from several distinct fields or subfields. Along with the variation in review and publication procedures in each of the journals, the kinds of publications that are accepted as contributions to knowledge or research differ greatly among fields and subfields.
PSL publishes its manuscripts using the open access model, in such a way that all articles are made freely available to the international community for a modest publication fee paid by the author or the author's institution or funder.
Like other open-access journals, we do not charge subscription fees to readers or libraries. We cover the costs partially through article processing fees.
Our expenses are split among editorial costs, electronic composition and production, journal information system, manuscript management system, electronic archiving, overhead expenses, and administrative costs. Moreover, we must cover the costs of publishing the accepted article plus the cost of reviewing articles the journals reject for each accepted article.
The experience of PSL clearly indicates that researchers and their host institutions and funding agencies are willing to pay reasonable and affordable article processing fees for the sake of faster and fairer access and greater exposure of their work.
Submission of paper
Usually, in academic publishing, a paper is an academic work that is usually published in an academic journal. It contains original research results or reviews existing results. Such a paper, also called an article, will only be considered valid if it undergoes a process of peer review by one or more referees (who are academics in the same field) in order to check that the content of the paper is suitable for publication in the journal. Typically, all papers submitted to PSL may undergo a series of reviews, edits and re-submissions before finally being accepted or rejected for publication. This process normally takes about two weeks.
PSL peer review
Peer review is a fundamental concept to PSL. It is the practice of PSL to ensure that submitted manuscripts are sufficiently high in quality for them to merit publication. The process also guards against plagiarism.
PSL publishing process
The process of publishing by PSL is divided into two distinct phases. The process of peer review is organized by the journal editor and is complete when the content of the article, together with any associated images or figures, are accepted for publication. Once peer review has been completed, the original author(s) of the article will modify their submission in line with the reviewers' comments, and this is sometimes repeated until the editor is satisfied. The production process, controlled by an PSL production editor, then takes an article through peer review, inclusion in a specific issue of a journal, and then online publication.
It is expected that all authors making submission to PSL should cite the sources they have used. This gives credit to authors whose work they use and avoids plagiarism. It also provides support for their assertions and arguments and helps readers to find more information on the subject.
PSL Categories of papers
Short Communications: These are short descriptions of important current research findings that are usually fast-tracked for immediate publication because they are considered urgent. PSL considers Short Communications as appropriate for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages.
Regular articles: These should explain original and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in ample detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Regular articles are usually between five and twenty pages and are complete descriptions of current original research findings.
Review articles: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed. Review articles do not cover original research but rather accumulate the results of many different articles on a particular topic into a coherent narrative about the state of the art in that field. Review articles should provide information about the topic and also provide journal references to the original research. Reviews may be entirely narrative, or may provide quantitative summary estimates.
PSL Open Access Model
The Prime Scholars Library Open Access Model refers to the unrestricted online access to articles published in her journals. PSL is a strong advocate of the Open access model because it believes that Open Access helps researchers by opening up free access to articles that their libraries do not subscribe to. One of the great beneficiaries of open access may be users in developing countries, where currently some universities find it difficult to pay for subscriptions required to access Close Access journals. All researchers benefit from Open Access Journals as no library can afford to subscribe to every scientific journal and most can only afford a small fraction of them. Open Access extends the reach of research beyond its immediate academic circle. An Open Access article can be read by anyone.