Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is IAR Consortium?
International Academic and Research Consortium is the abbreviation of IAR Consortium under the banner of IARCON International LLP, with the main aim to promote the development and strengthening of the interfaces between various disciplines in Engineering, General Sciences, Medical and Healthcare, Humanities, Social Science and Management related fields. Inlight Publisher currently has more than 10 open access journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine and other scientific fields.
Where is IAR Consortium Principal Place of Business?
IAR Consortium headquarters is formally called Principal Place of Business. Location: PHULTOLI BAZAR LANKA, HOJAI, ASSAM 782446 Hojai, Nagaon AS 782446 India.
Why is IAR Consortium located in India?
IAR Consortium is legally registered in PO BOX-101, Nakuru, Kenya. It has offices in Kenya, Kuwait, Bangladesh and India. As a way to minimize the processing cost, IAR Consortium operation office is mainly located in India.
Regarding Submission:
How do I find out if my paper is in scope for a IAR Consortium Journal?
To establish whether your paper is suitable for the IAR Consortium journal, go to the website of the journal concerned, and then click on the "Aims and Scope" button to display the scope of the journal.
How do I submit my paper to an IAR Consortium Journal?
All papers must be submitted through our online submission system or editor@iarconsortium.org
A new author will get Acknowledgment Reference Number so that author can easily track the article. All figures and tables should be combined with the text as a single MS Word or PDF for submission.
Should I use the template for submission?
You are suggested to format your manuscript according to our standard template. However, if you do not know how to do it, please just prepare your manuscript as required by the Guideline. You can find basic instructions under For Authors, Manuscript Preparation. Papers should be submitted to us through our Paper Submission System in MS Word or PDF version.
What type of file format do you accept?
Papers in MS Word or PDF are the format for submitting your paper to our Paper Submission System. After acceptance of your paper, you can send your revised paper in MS Word.
Is it essential to recommend guest reviewers for my paper?
You should make any effort to recommend reviewers. This will improve the review process and publication efficiency of your paper. However, if you don’t have any candidate, we will help you to find good reviewers.
Article Processing Charges
Is there any publication fee charged for papers published in a IAR Consortium journal?
Yes. All IAR Consortium journals are made freely available online, we guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or buy access through pay-per-view fees to access the papers published in INLIGHT PUBLISHER journals. In order to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journals, and processing the papers through peer-review and the editorial procedure, the journal charges a publication fee which is normally covered by the author's institution or research funds. The publication fee is required to be paid upon acceptance of an article for publication.
How do I pay the article processing charges to a IAR Consortium journal?
You can make an APC payment via PayPal, ICICI Bank Transfer, credit card or Western Union. Detailed payment instructions can be found on the submission system. You can also ask the editorial assistant for any problems.
Peer-review process
How long will it take to peer review my paper?
A1: It usually takes about 1-2 weeks. Please contact the Editorial Assistant if you want to know the status of your paper.
Publication
How long will it take for my paper to be available online after the acceptance?
We will try to publish your paper as early as possible, but the time between acceptance and the creation of the full text version depends on how quickly you provide your final version. Normally, it will appear online around 2 weeks after all the publication procedures are completed.
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