For Authors

This section provides general information for authors who would like to contribute to English journals published by Academic Publishing Pte. Ltd. Authors are strongly encouraged to carefully check the relevant policies of their target journals.


  • To submit a manuscript, authors need to register with the journal and login to start the five-step process (i.e., start, upload submission, enter metadata, confirmation, and next steps). Authors can also track their submissions by logging in to their accounts.



  • Prior to submitting a manuscript, authors need to check the target journal’s focus and scope, section policies, and the submission template, otherwise the manuscript may be rejected at the pre-check stage. Other reasons for submissions to be rejected at the pre-check stage include poor English, lack of innovation, inadequate citations, and a high similarity index (usually no more than 30%). Academic misconduct is never tolerated, and this can lead to authors being blacklisted from Academic Publishing.



  • There should be at least one corresponding author responsible for communicating with the journal editors throughout the entire manuscript operation process. A corresponding author is marked with an asterisk (*), with an e-mail address provided. At the submission stage, please ensure the accuracy of the author list (including the order of authorship). Only contributors who meet the four criteria in the ICMJE definition of authorship can be listed as authors, while those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgments section. Changes to the authorship are subject to each journal’s authorship policy. All authors must approve the submission and the version of the submission before submission.


For the purpose of transparency, authors of research articles (only this type of articles) with more than one author are required to specify the contribution of each author to the work.





  • To support open access publishing and cover publication costs, we charge authors of accepted articles an Article Processing Charge (the exact amount varies per journal). Meanwhile, Academic Publishing offers APC discounts or waivers, which are granted on a case-by-case basis. The status of APCs, whether full, discounted, or exempt, does not affect editorial decisions.



  • Rigorous peer review helps to ensure high-quality publications. Academic Publishing adopts a double-blind peer review process and collects at least two review reports from external independent reviewers for one manuscript. Authors can recommend reviewers or provide an avoidance list. The Editor-in-Chief oversees the entire peer review process and makes the final editorial decision: acceptance, minor revisions, major revisions, or rejection.


Authors may appeal the rejection decision; please refer to each journal’s policies for details. Academic Publishing is determined to eliminate review manipulation (refer to Misconduct Policy).


  • Accepted articles will be sent to the production team. Authors should stay in touch and carefully proofread galleys. Then articles will be immediately published and made available online.



  • Articles published will be archived by the National Library Board of Singapore and PKP Preservation Network for long-term electronic preservation.