The papers can be sent in the form of MS Word, Latex, or even PDF, however, the final file cannot be PDF for possible editing procedures needed before publication and verification by the journal. The templates are available here:
1- MS Word
The publication process therefore consisted of the following steps:
Step 1: Check for Scope
The paper is checked for ensuring the validity of submission based on scope of the chosen journal which reduces the time of reviewing by selecting appropriate reviews for the work.
Step 2: plagiarism Check
Plagiarism checks are applied on every single submitted paper to make sure that the paper has not been published even partially by the author somewhere else. This is also for testing the quality of the paper by measuring the novelty of text structures provided by the authors.
Step 3: Peer Review
The reviewers assigned to the work based on the journal and the keywords of the paper do their best to evaluate the values of the manuscript in order for the quality publication of the upcoming issues.
Step 4: Acceptance or Rejection
The final decision usually is made in less than one month to save time for both the authors the reviewers by asking the author to either resubmit the manuscript with a minor/major revision or submit to other journals.
Sometimes special issues are published in journals based on the educational calendar, some events, and conferences for the purpose of compiling the existed unpublished material into the archive of the journals. This is announced in each journal main page and can even be ignored if the number of papers published in each issue has a good value.
Copyrights for articles are reserved by the authors, with main publication and reproduction rights granted to the ICDST. DOI numbers, however, are assigned to every work to distinguish the it from reproduced, modified, rewritten articles of the same kind with very similar content.
The Gold Open Access method of publishing is considered by ICDST which gives free articles to the reader and the defrayal of money for high visibility of the work by the author in shortest time online. Creative Commons Attribution license is also used for every published article which increases the availability of the knowledge to every one freely.
The article must not be either published or under consideration for publish elsewhere and all the authors have to contribute in the work substantially and with low percentage of similarity checked via (plagiarism checkers)
The works are archived one month after the publication of the issue containing it and can be sent via E-mail free of charge or postal mail to anywhere as long as the fee for its print is paid.
Authors are charged and asked to pay the publication fee based on each journal and the length of the article.