Frequently-asked questions (FAQ)

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Q. How do I register an account on FOREX Online?

Please find Author sign-in at the top of the screen and go through sign-up option. Once you have registered, a confirmation email will sent to given email address, containing a validation link to activate your account. If you are already registered on FOREX Publication , you will not need to register again. Your account has already been set up for you. Your username is now your email address. Please use the Sign in button in the top right-hand corner. If you are a librarian wishing to create an institutional account, please contact us.

Q. How can submit my Article?

You can submit article after registered with us . Sign-in and upload your manuscript and copyright transfer form after completing the process you will get email for sucessful submission.

Q. What is payment mode after selection of paper?

See applicable article processing charges (APC) and for payment, author /librarian/ reader can find payment option inside the webpage.

Q. How do I view content?

Sign in with username and password. If you have access to the content you wish to view or download, go to the article you require and click on the PDF icon. If you are unable to view content you have purchased, please contact us.

Q. What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

Click the Sign in button at the top of the screen. Click on Forgot password where you will be asked to supply your email address. You will then receive an email with further instructions to allow you to reset your password.

Q. How do I update my email address, password, or other details?

Please contact FOREX Customer Services department at

Q. How can you promote your event with us?

We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your event and would like to work with you to promote your event to potential readers.

Q. How can we help you?

Are you looking for information about our open access Library facility? Find out more about open access , news and developments, useful information for authors, our publishing models and FOREX digital library page. If you want ask anything else above but relate to our journal mail freely to with Title: FAQ in Subjects Filled. We will reply you on mail as soon as possible.

Q. Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?

As the corresponding author of the manuscript you are responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via your institution) upon editorial acceptance of the manuscript.

Q. At which stage is the amount I will need to pay fixed?

The APC payable for an article is agreed as part of the manuscript submission process. The agreed charge will not change, regardless of any change to the journal’s APC.

Q. When and how do I pay?

Upon editorial acceptance of an article, the corresponding author (you) will be notified that payment is due. You need to arrange payment unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution or employer is covering the cost through our Membership Program.

We advise prompt payment as we are unable to publish accepted articles until payment has been received.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • 1. Credit card / PayPal / PayuMoney / Online Banking - payment can be made online using a secure payment form as soon as the manuscript has been editorially accepted. We will we send a receipt by email once payment has been processed.
  • 2. Invoice - payment is due within 30 days of the manuscript receiving editorial acceptance. Receipts are available on request. Please note that payment other than by credit card carries an administrative surcharge of $35 or equivalent amount in other currency.

No taxes are included in this charge. If you are resident in any European Union country you have to add Value-Added Tax (VAT) at the rate applicable in the respective country. Institutions that are not based in the UK and are paying your fee on your behalf can have the VAT charge recorded under the EU reverse charge method, this means VAT does not need to be added to the invoice. Such institutions are required to supply us with their VAT registration number.

Q. Can charges be waived if I lack funds?

We consider individual waiver requests for articles in FP journals on a case-by-case basis and they may be granted in cases of lack of funds. To apply for a waiver please request one during the submission process. A decision on the waiver will normally be made within two working days. Requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered.

Q. What is your APC refund policy?

FOREX Press will refund an article processing charge (APC) if an error on our part has resulted in a failure to publish an article under the open access terms selected by the authors. This may include the failure to make an article openly available on the journal platform, or publication of an article under a different Creative Commons licence from that selected by the author(s).

APCs will not be refunded when articles are retracted as a result of author error or misconduct. For more details see refund-policy .

Q. Is FOREX Press journals index in SCOPUS?

No, still we are in processing for index of our journals in SCOPUS list.

Q. What is the main role and responsibility of a journal Editor?

The key role of a journal editor is to promote the journal as the best journal to publish in. For any journal the editor will need to encourage new and established authors to submit articles and set up a reliable panel of expert reviewers. Editors are also responsible for offering feedback to reviewers when required and ensure that any feedback to authors is constructive.

In terms of responsibilities:

1. An editor should endeavor to be a leader in the specific field of practice underpinning journal content as it helps the journal development, presence and standing within the international community.

2. Depending on how the journal is managed and how it is structured, an Editor may have to make all the decisions regarding which articles to accept or reject for publication. However many journals will have Associate Editors, Assistant Editors or Section Editors to help them with making those important decisions. For example, any decision involving unethical practice, will often involve the publisher or their representative alongside the Editor and a Section Editor who has discovered the issue

3. As an editor, you will have three or four groups of people to contact on a regular basis: a) the publisher, b) the authors c) the reviewers and d) in some journals direct contact with the production team who manage the publication side of the journal. This latter group will work with the editor to agree which articles to place in each edition, ensure that the Editor does not use more than the agreed number of pages per issue (especially if paper based ) and send editor information concerning all articles in their various stages of the editorial process. The Production team member dedicated to that Editor may also be responsible for communicating with authors and reviewers directly.

Q. What are the typical criteria for an Editor position?

These would be:

1. Expertise and experience in the specialist field related to the journal

2. Publication record of a number of articles and /or books ( usually in / related to the specialist field )

3. Being a reviewer for an international peer reviewed journal

4. Some journals ask for a PhD qualification or a senior research position with equivalent experience in research and scholarship

5. Enthusiasm to undertake the Editor role , but ensuring recognition of all aspects of the reality of the role and the work involved

Q. How do you become an Editor?

If you have aspirations to become an editor, one of the ways is through a direct invitation from a publisher. This may happen as a result of your expertise in a specific field of science or discipline, in particular when Publishers wish to publish a new journal. It could also be that you had approached them with the idea of setting up a new journal with their Publishing Company.

Q. What is an Editorial Board?

We will use this one title in this guidance, but in various countries and organisations this title may be different. For example this may be the Editorial Council, Editorial Committee or other similar name.

It is important to state the difference between those individuals directly involved in the management and development of the journal from those who may be reviewers and also adopt an advisory capacity.

An Editorial Board is primarily made up of a team of individuals that work directly with the Editor to develop the journal and promote new initiatives. Members of the Board may also take responsibility for key activities linked to the journal, for example the Book review editor or Section Editor (such as Section Editor for Systematic Reviews ) .

The Editorial Board normally appoints a Chairperson, who could be one of the board members or could also be the Publisher. When there are meetings, either face to face, teleconferences or Skype, the Chairperson would manage the agenda and the meeting of the Editorial Board

Depending on the roles and responsibilities set by the publisher, the Editor typically reports directly to the Editorial Board.

Q. What is the role of an Editorial Board?

The role of the Editorial Board is:

1. To offer expertise in their specialist area

2. To review submitted manuscripts

3. To advise on journal policy and scope

4. To identify topics for Special Issues of the journal or recommend a Conference which would promote the journal , which they might also help to organize and/or guest edit

5. To attract new and established authors and article submissions

6. To submit some of their own work for consideration, ensuring that they adhere to Conflict of Interest rules and stating their relationship to the journal. This is very important as the journal cannot be seen to publish only papers from members of the Editorial Board.

7. It is important that Editorial Boards have a regular communication forum , either face to face in person (Depending on their country of origin, funding availability, etc.) or as more journals are doing today, communicating by teleconference or Skype type events.

Q. How many Editors should a journal have?

This very much depends on the Publisher and the budget for all remunerated posts. There are no specific rules but essentially there should only be one Editor or Editor‐in‐chief. Then there can be a number of Associate Editors and / or Section Editors who will have specific responsibilities within the journal structure.

If there are several sub‐editors in place, the Editor must outline the responsibilities for each role and who among them will undertake total responsibility for all decisions made while ensuring the quality of the decisions. This type of total responsibility is more often seen in journals where is a large volume of articles and where the main Editor is no longer in a position to be able to undertake all the decisions on their own given the volume of work involved.

Q. What are journal reviewers?

These would be:

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