All of our peer-reviewed journals are bi-annual (Fall and Spring). There are no deadlines for submissions. We do not accept letters of inquiry, abstracts or topic proposals. Please submit your finished work for peer review. The length of a manuscript can be up to 50 pages long including tables, graphs, diagrams, photographs, and equations.
SJI employs an innovative blind review system throughout the peer-review process. Each submission is reviewed by three to seven peer reviewers with final decisions reported to the author, usually within three months. This is possible because SJI has a growing review board with more than 4,000 active reviewers. When the majority of reviewers recommend publication of a paper, and one reviewer recommends rejection, SJI seeks additional reviewers' opinion to make the final decision. For specific submission guidelines for individual journals, please click the link for each journal listed below.
If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit the License to Publish agreement along with a processing fee. The fee is in the range of $99.95 to $199.95 (add $99.95 for each additional author). Authors in developing countries are eligible to apply for a reduced fee. To be considered for the discount, you must reside in a developing country, and be affiliated with an institution in your country of residence. Please send your request via email with the following information: full names of authors, mailing address, phone number, email address, occupation, position or title, company or organization where you work.
Why is the processing fee necessary? Please read the section below titled Why We Charge a Processing Fee.
Your manuscript must be polished to high professional standards. Poor quality work with grammatical errors will not be sent out for peer reviews. It is a waste of our reviewers' time. We strongly recommend that you have your manuscript edited by an experienced editor before submission to SJI.
There are many online professional editing services that maintain rapid electronic submission and turn-around times. One of the most widely used services is American Journal Experts (AJE). It provides professional language editing services to authors around the globe. You may use this service to improve your paper's English and, therefore, its overall quality. AJE employs expert editors with post-graduate training in a wide variety of fields who will check your manuscripts not only for terminology and language specific to your field but also for proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb tense, and phrasing. In addition, AJE's professional editors will make sure the text sounds natural and the sentences are well constructed. Visit AJE's Website for more information or to submit a document for their Paper Editing service.
An author's use of such services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted by SJI. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and such a company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.
Agriculture, Environmental and Allied Sciences
Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Journal of Ecology, Ecosystems and Ecophysiology
Journal of Forestry, Horticulture, and Soil Science
Journal of Fisheries, Poultry and Wildlife Sciences
Journal of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science
Journal of Environmental Science, Policy and Planning
Engineering, Computer Science and Architecture
Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture
Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering
Journal of Biomechanics, Biomedical and Biophysical Engineering
Journal of Chemical, Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Journal of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Journal of Computer Science, Informatics and Electrical Engineering
Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
Journal of Petroleum and Geosystems Science and Engineering
Business and Allied Fields
Journal of Business & Public Affairs
Journal of Economics, Banking and Finance
Journal of Management and Management Information System
Journal of Accounting, Taxation and Performance Evaluation
Journal of Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing
Journal of Leadership, Management & Organizational Studies
Journal of Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Leadership
Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality
Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences
Journal of Education & Human Development
Journal of Creative Work
Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics
Journal of Sports & Recreation Research and Education
Journal of Law, Ethics and Intellectual Property
Journal of Multicultural, Gender and Minority Studies
Journal of International and Cross-Cultural Studies
Journal of Library, Information Science and Information Media
Journal of Biography & Autobiography
Journal of Current Events & Issues
Journal of Diplomacy & Diplomatic Leadership
Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
Journal of Folklore and Folkloristics
Journal of Archeology, History and Anthropology
Journal of Interpersonal, Intercultural and Mass Communication
Journal of Public Affairs, Administration and Management
Journal of Sociology, Social Work and Social Welfare
Journal of Music Theory, Practice and Education
Journal of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Journal of Geography and Geospatial Information Science
Journal of Political Science, Government and Politics
Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research and Education
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and Education
Medicine, Psychiatry, Biology, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing
Journal of Medical & Biological Sciences
Journal of Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Dental Education
Journal of Nursing, Allied Health and Health Education
Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health
Journal of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Journal of Biology, Biological Systems and Bioinformatics
Journal of Veterinary and Zoological Research and Education
Mathematics, Physical and Natural Sciences
Journal of Physical and Natural Sciences
Journal of Mathematics, Statistics and Allied Fields
Journal of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
Journal of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Journal of Physics, Astrophysics and Physical Cosmology
Journal of Geology, Geophysics and Geosystems
Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary
Journal of Dissertations
Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research
Journal of Research Methods and Methodological Issues
Journal of Unconventional Theories and Research
Journal of Innovation, Research and Development
Journal of Conference Proceedings
Journal of Patents & Trademarks
Journal of Electronic Books
Journal of Encyclopedia
Journal of Reviews
New Journal Proposal
If you wish to suggest that we launch a new journal in a particular field that is not covered by our existing journals, please contact us via email.
Why we charge a processing fee
Like other open-access journals, we do not charge subscription fees to readers or libraries. We cover the costs partially through article processing fees. Please read the section on The Open-Access Movement in our home page.
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 SJI and other open-access journals 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.
The processing fees of SJI are significantly lower than those of other major open access journals. For example, Biomed Central now charges $1,700-$1,900 per article while PLoS charges $2,100-$2,750 per article (learn more).
For large publishers, such high processing fees may be necessary to cover the costs, unless they can generate revenues from additional sources. According to Wellcome Trust studies, an article production cost in the subscription model is estimated to be $2,750. The equivalent cost under the article processing fee model is estimated to be $1,950 (learn more).
However, SJI is a small publisher that operates using a lean publishing model, and therefore is able to maintain a very low processing fee. Moreover, unlike some traditional and online journals, we do not charge a submission fee for reviewing a manuscript for publication consideration.
According to surveys carried out by BioMed Central, many funding agencies around the world are willing to fund article processing fees (learn more).