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
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
Prospective authors should follow the following guidelines and templates to
prepare their draft for submission.
Reasons for publishing with
Oceanic Academic Journals?
After submission, you will receive a notification from the editor within 24
The average review cycle is around 15 working days.
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
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.