Frequently-asked questions (FAQ)

For further information or help in publishing a journal article with FOREX Press. we provided set of most frequent asking questions by

Q. How author can publish papers in FOREX Press journals?

Register by Sign-Up; 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 be 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?

Author 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. Are all of the FOREX publishing journals published articles / Thesis with DOI number and valid ISSN number?

Yes, all Journals publish articles with DOI number and valid ISSN number.

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 published content?

Option 1 : 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.

Option 2 : Search and download from Digital library or find in "Achive" and download.

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. Who is responsible for making or arranging the payment?

As the corresponding author of the manuscript, author is 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.

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. Who needs to pay for APC?

Only for publisher i.e payment must be addressed and in favour of FOREX Publication.

Important :If any editor(S) or other agency or third party providing account information for transfering payment regarding publication in FOREX Press journal, We advise everyone to pay by following the recommended page link for payment and use payment option provided inside the web-page. Otherwise you can directly ask us for confirmation before payment at .

Q. Which author should not submit articles of our publication?

We want to make it clear that no publication of any kind is done on the basis of payment only. If your article is copy paste or stolen from the internet, then we request you that not to waste your and our time by submitting the article.

For the last 8 years we have been working only on quality publishing. And for consideration in publication under Gold-OA, only the expenditure on editorial work is borne by the APC from the author, which has already been explicitly mentioned in our website.

Q. Is fees demanded by APC unreasonable?

Since we have to arrange for financial expenses on our own basis, we have approved the APC system for editorial expenses, which is not unreasonable. We do not compromise on the quality of article and reject articles in large number in each issue. So the author should publish the paper in our publication journals.

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 Published articles/books/thesis without any cost i.e. Free publish ?

Yes , In a special call has already been announced by the publisher, but usually the publishing house has set the APC to support open access to the published articles and make the articles available to all for free.

Q. Is FOREX Press journals index in SCOPUS?

Under process, we have already applied for it and will soon update it in this regard on the website.

Q. Is FOREX Press journals listed in UGC journals list?

Under process, we have already applied for it and will soon update it in this regard on the website.

Q. In which Scientific indexing database FOREX Press journals indexed?

Google Scholar, Index copernicus, Academia etc.

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. 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 is a Special issue of the journal?

A ‘Special Issue’ is a collection of papers focused on a specific topic. It may also be a collection of papers from the Conference associated with the journal or linked Association. Both of which can then be used to promote the journal.

Q. Is there any salary providing to editor?

No, but we pay editorial fees based on the criteria of our publication and the payment is shared on the basis of the percentage that is received by the author after the successful publication.

Q. What are journal reviewers?

All journal publishers and editors cannot succeed without some kind of peer review process and must abide by guidelines from a Publishing Ethics. journal reviewers are essential in maintaining the high standards and quality of the articles in the journals.

Q. What do reviewers do?

Reviewers evaluate article submissions to journals based on the requirements of that journal, predefined criteria, and the quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented. They provide feedback on the paper, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article. The ultimate decision always rests with the editor but reviewers play a significant role in determining the outcome.

Q. Will there be any fee to the reviewer for peer review?

No, but if publishers provide articles / books / thesis directly to the reviewer and they have reviewed it within a time period (from a maximum period of 1 month), after successful publication, the publisher will pay each reviewer for their valuable comments and report submitted (prescribed format). Please note that the amount of the article reviewed is not fixed and it is entirely up to the publishers which will be very modest.

Q. How can I become a reviewer?

Typically reviewers are invited to conduct a review by a journal or editor. Editors usually select researchers that are experts in the same subject area as the paper. However, if you think you would be a good reviewer for a specific journal you can always contact one of the journal's editors. For directly associate with publication as journal reviewer click here Register as Journal Reviewer

Q. How do we keep the review process on time?

o The reviewers of your manuscript will be given 4 weeks to complete their reviews, depending on the situations below.

o When we send out your manuscript to reviewers, we allow 4 weeks for them to return their review reports and ask them to confirm if they can meet this deadline.

o One week later we will send a request for confirmation to those who did not reply.

o Another week later we will send a request for confirmation to those who did not reply. If any reviewer does not confirm within 24 hours, we will send your manuscript to another reviewer and ask for confirmation again. This new reviewer will also have 4 weeks to review.

o On the due date, we will send a reminder to those who did not return their review reports. This reminder will be repeated until all reviewers return the reports.

o If any reviewer declines to review the paper at this late stage, we will immediately find an alternate reviewer and repeat the aforementioned review process. In order to protect the authors and minimize the occurrence of this situation, a reviewer who declines to review at this late stage will be removed from our reviewer list and the institution in which the reviewer works will be formally notified, unless the reneging reviewer has a compelling reason for declining the commitment to review.

o Finally, if for some reason you do not hear from the editor after 8 weeks, please e-mail your paper ID to the editor-in-chief and explain the situation so that proper action could be taken immediately.

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