Author Guidelines

What are the expected academic and professional protocols?

In accordance with academic and professional protocols, Acrpub cannot accept an article if it is not the author's original work, has been published before (but see below regarding conference papers), or is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The article must not contain any libellous or unlawful statements or in any way infringe the rights of others. All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.

An author may submit an article if that article (either the same or substantially similar) has previously been under consideration with another publisher or journal (including other Acrpub titles). However, the author must have formal written evidence of the rejection or withdrawal of the article from the original place of submission. Once the article has been submitted, the author must email this written evidence to requesting that it be added to the submission and stating the acrpub submission ID.

The author must be the owner of the copyright and be entitled to sign the Author Copyright Agreement. In submitting an article, the author complies with these conditions. In addition, the publisher reserves the right to re-referee and/or reject an accepted paper if the paper does not meet the criteria outlined in the review form or if the paper is in some other way deemed possibly unsuitable. If the author wishes to abandon the review process or remove his/her article from elsewhere in the system before publication, the article must be formally withdrawn in writing before it can be submitted to another journal. Non-compliance with any of the above conditions may result in sanctions.

What if my article has been published elsewhere?


The submission cannot have been previously published in English (but see below regarding conference papers), nor can it be before another journal for consideration.

If the submission is based on a conference paper, the conference paper requirements on our Preparing articles page must be met. Previous publication in another language should also be disclosed. Such statements, along with explanations for exceptions to the above rules, should be included in the "Notes for the Editor" section during online submission.

What do I need to know when writing my article (word count, format, templates, etc.)?

The text must meet the formatting requirements outlined at Preparing articles.

Adding co-authors

You must provide the definitive list of all authors when you submit your article. Make sure you all agree on who the corresponding author will be and the order of co-authors, and check all affiliations and contact details before submitting.

Changes to the authorship are only permissible during the review process. You will need to get approval for any changes by contacting the journal's Editor in Chief with your change request and a clear reason for the change. This request must come from all the authors, including the person you are adding or removing and they must be copied into the email you send. No changes are allowed after your article has been accepted.

Why am I asked to identify four experts?

You must identify four experts in the subject of your article, details of which will be requested during online submission. The experts must not be members of the editorial board of any Acrpub journal, must not be from your* institution, and at least two of them must be from a different country from you*.

The purpose of this request is ensure your familiarity with the latest research literature in the field and to identify suitable experts who could be invited to join our Experts Database and who may be asked if they are willing to review articles for Acrpub journals; we are unlikely to ask them to referee your article.

(*"you" refers to all authors of the paper)

The use of AI technology

In line with COPE guidelines, artificial intelligence tools (e.g. ChatGPT) cannot be listed as named authors on submitted articles. Authors are fully responsible for the content of their article, even those parts produced by any AI tool, and are thus liable for any inaccuracies or breach of publication ethics.

Authors who have used AI tools to develop their article must include a note in the article's Acknowledgements section describing the technologies usedand the purpose.

Please note that this does not apply to software such as spelling or grammar checkers or reference managers

 What about copyright?

You can find details of copyright, author rights/responsibilities and privacy in the website.

What about privacy?

The names and email addresses entered anywhere on the Academic Research Publishers' site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the specified journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

What do I do when I have completed the submission requirements?

Use the Submissions checklist to double-check that all requirements have been complied with

 How do I submit my article?

Articles must be submitted through journal submission System

Submissions checklist

  1. Previous submission or publication:
  • Articles must not be currently before another journal for consideration.
  • If your article was previously submitted to another journal, formal written evidence of the rejection or withdrawal of the article from the original place of submission is required.
  • Articles must not be previously published in English.
  • Previous publication in another language must be disclosed in the "Notes for the Editor" field when submitting.
  • If your article is based on a conference paper, the requirements in Author Guidelines - Preparing articles must be met.
  • Any exceptional circumstances should be disclosed in the "Notes for the Editor" field when submitting.
  1. Formatting:

The text meets the formatting requirements outlined in Author Guidelines - Preparing articles.

  1. File type:

The submission file is in PDF file format (any LaTex files must be saved as PDF files).

  1. Author details:

You must provide the definitive list of all authors when you submit your article.
Check all affiliations and contact details are correct.

  1. Experts' details:

You have identified four experts (names, full addresses and expertise) in the subject of your article, as specified in our Author Guidelines.

  1. Author identification:

Check that you have removed all author identification (names and affiliations) and any acknowledgements from the main file that you are going to submit. Please make sure that authors" names are not included in the document/file properties. Do not remove the title, abstract or the keywords from your article.

  1. Submission:

When all of the above requirements have been met, submit your article through Acrpub's Submissions and Peer-Review System. N.B. Any further information in support of online submissions can be entered as a note for the editor or uploaded as a supplementary file.