What factors affect publication time?
Total publication time depends on a number of factors; the most important one is how carefully you prepare the proceedings before you submit them to Advances in Engineering Innovation (AEI). We provide editors with comprehensive, easy-to-follow guidelines for how to prepare the proceedings materials. Other factors that affect publication time include the availability of editors to approve the articles, the number of manuscripts, and the time of year; the last quarter of the year is our busiest time. However, we will strive to ensure that your articles, both online and in print, are released to your community in the minimum time possible.
Is there a maximum article length?
No. Our fees for online publication are completely independent of the number of pages in journal articles. We do not impose an upper limit on article page counts. Authors can write as much material as editors wish to review, and we welcome substantial journal articles.
Is there a minimum article length?
Yes. We prefer a minimum of 4 pages per paper. Advances in Engineering Innovation (AEI) will not publish 1-page abstract-only manuscripts, and we inform the editors of this policy.
Do you expect manuscripts to be peer reviewed?
Yes. We expect editors to undertake a peer review process to select which papers will be published in their journals. Please refer to the peer review policies.
Do editors get to see proofs?
Yes. We supply the corresponding editor with a single PDF file containing the cover for the printed journals, all front matter items, and all articles submitted to us. We will not publish your articles, online or in any physical medium, until the corresponding editor gives us formal approval to do so.
Can I make changes at the quality check stage?
Yes, however Editors shall not exceed two rounds of replacement files during the quality check process.
Can I make changes at the proof stage?
We can accommodate changes at proof stage; however, we ask editors to keep their amendments to the minimum number of essential changes. Remember, at the proof stage, we have already completed a considerable amount of work to generate XML data for the online publication. Requests for numerous small changes, which might appear to be minor, may actually result in considerable additional work to regenerate XML data. In addition, we may have to replace PDFs and re-paginate. We ask editors to ensure before submission that all manuscripts are thoroughly reviewed and edited to avoid requesting substantial amendments late in the production process.
Can I make changes after publication?
Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. We place great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practices in the academic publishing community. EWA Publishing works closely with authors to make corrections to published work, however, the Publisher reserves the right to make any and all corrections in order to preserve the scholarly record. Please note that any change requests will only be reflected in the published online version of the journal article.