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Frequently Ask Questions


Why do Oceanic Academic Journals have article-processing charges?
Oceanic Academic Journals is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The handling fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, electricity etc.
Being an Open Access Publisher,
Oceanic Academic Journals does not receive payment for subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet. Open access publishing is not without costs.
Hence, Oceanic Journals defrays these costs through article-processing charges because it does not have subscription charges for its research content. The company instead believes that immediate, worldwide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community

Can charges be waived if the author cannot pay?
Individual waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of lack of funds. To apply for a waiver please request one during the submission process. Publication is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication. If you do not have funds to pay the above fees, you may still request (in advance) that the editorial office waive some of the handling fee under special circumstances.
Oceanic Academic Journals do not want payment of fees to prevent the publication of worthy work

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?
Oceanic Academic Journals only sends the invoice for article processing charges (APC) if and once a manuscript is accepted for publication. The acceptance of a manuscript is based on the outcome of the peer-review procedure. The final decision as to whether a manuscript is accepted for publication or rejected will be taken by an external editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a special issue) based on scientific merit.

How do Oceanic Journals charges compare with other publishers?
Oceanic Journals article-processing charges are extremely competitive. In general, Our charges are amongst the lowest of any publisher offering open access publication
Prospective authors should follow the following guidelines and templates to prepare their draft for submission.

Reasons for publishing with
Oceanic Academic Journals?
Fast response: After submission, you will receive a notification from the editor within 24 hours.
Rapid review: The average review cycle is around 15 working days.
Fast publication: The average time between submitting a draft to the final publication is less than 30 days.
Global knowledge sharing: all the articles are free to download for all the scholars around the world.
We strongly suggest you use Apex Journal standard template. Draft your paper based on the Template. This will help you to go through the review process quickly and publish your work faster.


Is open access research-free?
Certainly not! Each year, the world spends over $2 trillion of tax-payer money on research and development, to produce about 2.5 million scholarly articles per year. One of the driving forces in support of open access is the argument that, being such knowledge enabled by societies, its fruits should be returned to all without any price barriers.

Is open access review-free?
No. Just like subscription-based journals, open access journals must maintain high quality standards of publications in order to be competitive.
Oceanic Journals provides thorough and unbiased peer-reviews to all submitted manuscripts, and all our articles are a landmark of the highest quality.

Is open access production-free?
No. The costs of producing an article are somewhat fixed and cover among others manuscript editing, formatting, standardizing, indexing, etc. The introduction of the electronic format has allowed to significantly reduce these expenses, but they still remain a binding entry in the accounting worksheet.

Is open access support-free?
No. Even though the recent advances of technology nowadays allow efficient cost control on the support of online publications, the costs consistently include server space for database storing, maintenance of a professional editorial team, and constant IT development - at the least.