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Frequently Asked Questions

Submission
Q1: How do I find out if my paper is in scope for a Pak Publishing Group(PPG) journal?
A1: To establish whether your paper is suitable for the PPG journal, go to the website of the journal concerned, and then click on the "Aims and Scope" button to display the scope of the journal.
 
Q2: How do I submit my paper to a PPG journal?
A2: All papers must be submitted through our online submission system, in which paper status can easily be tracked. The new user should apply for a new group of Username & Password to submit. All the figures and tables should be combined with the text as a single MS Word submission.
 
Q3: Is there a word or page limit for papers published in a PPG journal?
A3: Quality is the most important criteria for the acceptance of a paper. However, for the benefit of peer-reviewers and readers papers should be as concise as possible. The most of our papers are about 15-20 pages.
 
Q4: Is it essential to recommend guest reviewers for my paper?
A4: Recommending guest reviewers can improve the review process and publication efficiency of your paper. However, if you don’t have any candidates, we will help you to find good reviewers.
 
Q5: Can I publish a review or survey paper in PPG?
A5: Yes, there are no restrictions on the type of paper that may be published within PPG.
 
Q6: How do I know if my paper submitted to PPG worked well?
A6: You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail as soon as you have uploaded the paper successfully. Your paper will then be checked and forwarded to the editors who will start the preliminary review. If there are any problems with your uploaded manuscript you will be contacted by the editors
 
Q7: Do I need to submit a cover letter with manuscript?
A7: Yes, a cover letter should be sent to us through email besides your revised paper.


Article Processing Charges

Q1: Is there any publication fee charged for papers published in a PPG journal?
A1: Yes. The publication fee is required to be paid upon acceptance of an article for publication.
 
Q2: How do I pay the article processing charges to a PPG journal?
A2: You can make APC payment via 2checkout, Paypal, Bank Transfer, credit card or Western Union. You can also ask the editorial assistant for any problems.
 
Q3: How do I find out if my article processing charges have been safely received by PPG journal?
A3: Please notify and send your payment voucher via email to the editorial assistant after your payment. The editorial assistant shall email you a confirmation letter after receiving the payment.

Peer-review process
 
Q1: How long will it take to peer review my paper?
A1: It usually takes about 2-4 weeks. Please contact the editorial assistant if you want to know the status of your paper.

Publication
 
Q1: How long will it take for my paper to be available online after the acceptance?
A1: We will try to publish your paper as early as possible, but the time between acceptance and the creation of the full text version depends on how quickly you provide your final version. Normally, it will appear online around 4 weeks after all the publication procedures are completed.

Indexing
 
Q1: Do PPG journals have Impact Factors and are their citations tracked?
A1: Many of our journals have currently been under evaluation for Impact Factors tracking by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Scopus. Our journals have also been indexed by some other data bases. Please check journal’s Indexed/abstracted in page.

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