FAQ

FAQ

WHO WE ARE ?

Acquaint Publications is an Open Access publisher of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics in various specialized fields adding up to a total of 25 journals.

WHAT IS OPEN ACCESS ?

Content published in OPEN ACCESS journals can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, or used for any other lawful purpose without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ARTICLE

Authors can submit their papers as an e-mail attachment to the editorial office or submit through our online portal. You can send as an attachment to at submissions@acquaintpublications.org

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PUBLISH IN AN ACQUAINT JOURNAL ?

Acquaint Publications is self funded organization and don’t receive any funding from neither government nor from private sector, therefore, Article Processing Charge (APC) to be paid by the author or his/her funding institution. As a result, the article can be freely read, downloaded or distributed from acquaintpublications.org by any user. For more information regarding the article processing charges you can go through the below link:

DOES ACQUAINT PROVIDE FORMAT FOR PREPARING AN ARTICLE ?

Information about the preferred format for the individual journals can be found in the specific journal’s Guidelines for author’s page. Our recommendation is to use the Vancouver style for references.

CAN AUTHORS SUGGEST ANY REVIEWERS ?

Double-blind review process requires that both author(s) and reviewers identities are hidden from each other, our policy is to not accept any recommendations for reviewers from an author. We may consider it if the situation demands it and there is no cause for any conflict of interest.

JOURNALS IN ACQUAINT PUBLICATIONS ARE INDEXED ?

We are a young enterprise in the publishing industry; our journals are not yet indexed in major databases. However, we are well on our way to getting the journals indexed with your support and cooperation.

WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME FOR PUBLICATION ?

The time it takes to process a manuscript can vary depending on the reviewers schedule and the number of corrections that may need to made as per reviewers' feedback. Once accepted, the paper will be published within 7 days and an online link to the page is sent to the author(s).

CAN I SUBMIT MULTIMEDIA FILES TO BE PUBLISHED ONLINE ALONG WITH MY ARTICLE ?

Acquaint accepts electronic supplementary material (animations, videos, audio, original data, etc.) which will be published in the online version only. We believe this feature can add dimension to the article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form. For detailed information about file formats, file size, etc. Do not hesitate to contact at info@acquaintpublications.org

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PAPER GETS REJECTED? ANY OTHER OPTIONS ?

We are committed to your publication ethics. Your manuscript may be rejected by a journal for reasons other than your research’s quality or may be more suitable for another journal! Let us suggest an alternative journal for resubmitting your manuscript and any reviewer comments.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY ARTICLE HAS BEEN ACCEPTED ?

Once article has been accepted to publish online, manuscript files are handed over to production for data processing and typesetting or proof editing. We will contact the corresponding author with the galley proof / article proof for confirmation to publish online in our journal or any other necessary corrections on spacing or typo mistakes to be done.

CAN YOU GIVE ME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COPYRIGHT ?

Authors will be asked to agree to the publication terms of their article to the publisher (or grant the publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. Open access articles (Open Choice articles or fully open access journals) do not require you to transfer the copyright; the copyright remains with the authors. By opting for Open Choice, you agree to publish your article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE STATUS OF MY JOURNAL MANUSCRIPT ?

Acquaint editorial coordinator acknowledges you by Email on the status of an article. For most of our journals the corresponding author can track the article online. Article Tracking will guide you through the seven stages from the moment your article has been accepted until it is published. Every step is described and will let you know whether action is required. Please log in to tracking system to start tracking your articles. When action from your side is required, this will also be announced by e-mail. Article Stages Confirmation of receipt
Typesetting
Article proofs sent to author
Corrected proofs returned by author
Online First – Article available online
Journal Issue available online
Article published (in print and/or final electronic version)

WHAT EXACTLY IS ONLINE FIRST ?

Online First service lets users access peer reviewed articles well before print publication. These articles are searchable and can be cited by their DOI (Digital Object Identifier). With Online First publication the time it takes for critical discoveries to reach the research community is significantly reduced.

CAN I STILL MAKE CORRECTIONS TO MY ARTICLE AFTER IT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ONLINE FIRST?

You cannot make changes after it has been published Online First, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyper-linked to the article. The online publication represents the official publication of research results. As soon as an article is published online, it can be cited and is quotable. If changes are then made, confusion can easily arise with authors citing different versions of the same publication.
Acquaint has therefore decided not to make systematic use of the technical possibilities that an online publication offers and not to simply replace a published document with an updated one.

CAN I WITHDRAW MY PAPER AFTER PUBLICATION ?

Yes. Authors are free to withdraw the paper by submitting a letter stating the reasons for doing so to the editorial office. A small fee is deducted if the paper is withdrawn after publication.

CAN I SEE MY PAPER IN GOOGLE SCHOLAR ?

Yes. All accepted papers are indexed in Google Scholar and they can be found on the web.

How can I share my full article, e.g. on social media ?

Yes you can share your article on Social Media.