For Authors

Publish with Us

Thinking about submitting your latest original research or review article to a Finesse journal? Join our community of authors and benefit from the following:

Submission

Need some help submitting your article? The links below provide the journal and information on our editing services.

Journals

Editing Service

The resources below provide information on our journals’ editorial processes and describe the peer review process between submission and publication, along with our screening processes and details on the article types we consider.

For Reviewers

Finesse Publishing Open access service does not generate revenue from selling subscriptions. Instead, we make all articles we publish freely available online. As an Open Access title, publishing an article in this journal requires an Article Processing Charge (APC) that will be billed to the submitting author following acceptance. Apart from this Article Processing Charge, there are no other charges (for example, submission charges, page charges, or colour charges). Fortunately, there are no publication charges at the moment. 

Publishing policy

Publication Ethics: Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If the editor approves submissions, peer reviewers will consider submissions whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Plagiarism: Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited. Finesse Publishing uses Turnitin to check the similarity of each submitted manuscript.

Plagiarism Policy (Instructed by HEC)

Duplicate submission: Finesses journals consider only original content, i.e., articles that have not been previously published. Manuscripts submitted to Finesse Journals must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors whose articles are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere may incur sanctions.

Suppose authors have used their own previously published work or work under review as the basis for a submitted manuscript. In that case, they must cite the previous articles and indicate how their submitted manuscript differs from their previous work. Reusing the authors’ words outside the Methods should be attributed or quoted in the text. Reusing the authors’ own figures or substantial amounts of wording may require permission from the copyright holder, and the authors are responsible for obtaining this.

Citation manipulation: Authors whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work or articles published in a particular journal may incur sanctions.

Fabrication and falsification: The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of images, may incur sanctions, and published articles may be retracted.

Authorship and acknowledgements: All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution. For more information, please check the ICMJE guidelines. 

Conflicts of interest: Conflicts of interest (COIs, also known as ‘competing interests’) occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. This can happen at any stage in the research cycle, including during the experimentation phase, while a manuscript is being written, or while turning a manuscript into a published article. For more detail, please check the guidelines issued by ICMJE and WAME. 

If unsure, declare a potential interest or discuss it with the editorial office. Undeclared interests may incur sanctions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected. Published articles may need to be re-assessed, have a corrigendum published, or retracted in serious cases.

Authors must declare all potential interests in a ‘Conflicts of interest’ section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.” Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests.

Funding: All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared in the ‘Funding Statement.’

Corrections and retractions: When errors are identified in published articles, the publisher will consider the required action and may consult the editors and the authors’ institution(s). A corrigendum and errors by the publisher by an erratum may correct errors by the authors.

If errors significantly affect the conclusions or there is evidence of misconduct, this may require retraction or an expression of concern. See COPE Retraction Guidelines.