Benefits to publish with LIDSEN journals:
LIDSEN journals are open, transparent and easily-accessed platforms for professionals from
all over the world to present, discuss and share their ideas, findings and opinions.
Ethical Guidelines for Authors
Our in-house editors will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact
the authors' institutions or funders if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate
action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with
the best ethical publication practices when publishing with LIDSEN.
We recommend authors to refer to Responsible Research Publication: International Standards
for Authors and our Research Ethics Guidelines when preparing manuscripts.
Editorial Guideline for Authors
LIDSEN journals implement standardized editorial procedures, basically following the flow: pre-check, peer review, revision, editor decision, acceptance/rejection. For more details regarding editorial process, please see Editorial Process and Quality Control.
Before submitting a manuscript, authors are welcome to consult or discuss a manuscript theme with the Editor-in-Chief/Associate Editor for a regular manuscript, or with the Guest Editor if the manuscript intends to be submitted to the special issue he/she edits.
Authors need to generally prepare the manuscript in LIDSEN style. A Word/Latex template that might be helpful can be downloaded at each journal’s Instruction for Authors. When received the submission, handling editors help further edit the manuscripts during pre-check step, in order to present a better and clearer look to reviewers and Academic Editors.
Furthermore, authors need to have all the required information/materials ready in hand in order to successfully submit a manuscript in Editorial System:
Before submitting, we recommend authors to use the Checklist to make sure that the manuscript is ready for submission.
During the Editorial Process
During the editorial process, handling editors are always available. Authors may seek help from them for any questions.
When received review reports from handling editors, since usually review comments from peer scholars are constructive to authors’ current and subsequent studies and publications, authors should do their best to incorporate reviewers’ suggestions. However, there are occasions that authors and reviewers do have different opinions. Under this circumstance, authors should properly provide explanations or rebuttals. Academic Editors will look into the case and make an objective decision based on their own knowledge.
If authors would like to appeal a decision, please contact the handling editor; to complain a handling editor, please contact the Managing Editor of the journal.
Material Intended for Publication
Authors could cite the material that have not been fully published in the following style:
Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; et al. Title of Unpublished Work. Journal Abbreviation, phrase indicating stage of publication.
Once a paper is published online, authors are free to announce and distribute the paper in their community circles. As we are operating low cost, environmental-friendly, online Open Access publishing, we usually do not print the papers for authors. If print products are needed, authors have to request and order it with each journal’s Managing Editor, and the print products are charged.