Submission policies

When you submit a manuscript to International Journal of Applied Arts Studies, we will take it to imply that the manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere. If similar or related work has been published or submitted elsewhere, then you must provide a copy with the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at International Journal of Applied Arts Studies.

If the manuscript includes personal communications, please provide a written statement of permission from any person who is quoted. Permission by email is acceptable.

We reserve the right to reject a paper even after it has been accepted if it becomes apparent that there are serious problems with its scientific content, or our publishing policies have been violated.

Article Processing/Publishing Charges

At present, International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS) does NOT charge authors for article submission fees and it does NOT charge article processing/publishing fees either. 

Journal Author Rights

In order to publish the accepted papers by IJAPAS, an agreement is made between IJAPAS and authors which states that the copyright of the accepted papers is transferred to IJAPAS, but the authors retain significant rights to use their article for personal use and share their published papers. The authors have rights to retain the trademark, patent and other intellectual properties (like research data) and proper attribution and credit for their published articles.


International Journal of Applied Arts Studies is editorially independent, and Editorial Board Members make decisions independently.

All manuscripts submitted are assessed according to the standard International Journal of Applied Arts Studies editorial criteria and are subject to all standard journal policies. If accepted, the authors will be notified by the editorial office and their manuscript can be considered as a regular International Journal of Applied Arts Studies submission.

The members of the  International Journal of Applied Arts Studies Editorial Board are involved in soliciting papers, in writing a short description of the Volume and an introductory Editorial. In addition, they may manage some or all of the submissions to the Volume through the peer review process.

Being an author

Authorship provides credit for a researcher’s contributions to a study and carries accountability. Authors are expected to fulfil the criteria below:

Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it. Approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author's contribution to the study); AND to have agreed both to be personally accountable for the author's own contributions and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution documented in the literature.

Submission to International Journal of Applied Arts Studies is taken by the publication to mean that all the listed authors have agreed to all of the contents. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached, and for managing all communication between the publication and all co-authors, before and after publication.


Responsibilities of senior team members on multi-group collaborations

International Journal of Applied Arts Studies assumes that at least one member of each collaboration, usually the most senior member of each submitting group or team, has accepted responsibility for the contributions to the manuscript from that team. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to:

(1) ensuring that original data upon which the submission is based is preserved and retrievable for reanalysis;

(2) approving data presentation as the original data; and

(3) foreseeing and minimizing obstacles to the sharing of data, materials, algorithms or reagents described in the work.



Under the "Title" heading, the names of each member should be listed. Affiliations of authors should be indicated by superscript numbers (as per the main author list). Names of individual authors should appear in the author list.

If not all members of the consortium have contributed sufficiently to the work to justify authorship status, the name of the consortium should not appear in the main author list. The names of individual consortium members who are authors should appear in the main author list; their consortium membership can be indicated in their affiliation. Non-author consortium members and/or the consortium itself can be acknowledged in the ‘Acknowledgements’ section.

Author contributions statements

Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author. The level of detail varies; some disciplines produce manuscripts that comprise discrete efforts readily articulated in detail, whereas other fields operate as group efforts at all stages. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies allows one set of up to six co-authors to be specified as having contributed equally to the work or having jointly supervised the work.

Corresponding author – prepublication responsibilities

The corresponding (submitting) author is solely responsible for communicating with International Journal of Applied Arts Studies and for managing communication between co-authors. Before submission, the corresponding author ensures that all authors are included in the author list, its order has been agreed by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted.

After acceptance, the proof is sent to the corresponding author, who deals with International Journal of Applied Arts Studies on the behalf of all co-authors. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies will not necessarily correct errors after publication if they result from errors that were present on a proof that was not shown to co-authors before publication. The corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy of all content in the proof, in particular that names of co-authors are present and correctly spelled, and that addresses and affiliations are current.

Corresponding author – responsibilities after publication

International Journal of Applied Arts Studies regards the corresponding author as the point of contact for queries about the published paper. It is this author's responsibility to inform all co-authors and to ensure such issues are dealt with promptly.

Correcting the record

Authors of published material have a responsibility to inform International Journal of Applied Arts Studies promptly if they become aware of any part that requires correcting.

A confidential process

International Journal of Applied Arts Studies treats the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with International Journal of Applied Arts Studies confidential: correspondence with International Journal of Applied Arts Studies, referee reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the International Journal of Applied Arts Studies publishing team, regardless of whether or not the submission is eventually published.

License agreement and author copyright

International Journal of Applied Arts Studies does not require authors to assign copyright of their published original research papers to the journal. Articles are published under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). The CC BY license allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution, providing they attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author

Competing Interests policy

In the interests of transparency and to help readers to form their own judgements of potential bias, authors must declare any competing financial and/or non-financial interests in relation to the work described.

Definition of a competing interest

For the purposes of this policy, competing interests are defined as financial and non-financial interests that could directly undermine, or be perceived to undermine, the objectivity, integrity and value of a publication, through a potential influence on the judgements and actions of authors with regard to objective data presentation, analysis and interpretation.

Application to authors

The corresponding author is responsible for submitting a competing interests statement on behalf of all authors of the paper. This statement must be included in the submitted article file, following the 'Author Contributions' section in 'Additional Information', under the heading 'Competing interests'. The corresponding author will also be required to indicate the existence of a competing interest within the submission system.

Application to peer-reviewers

International Journal of Applied Arts Studies invites peer-reviewers to exclude themselves in cases where there is a significant conflict of interest, financial or otherwise. However, just as financial interests need not invalidate the conclusions of an article, nor do they automatically disqualify an individual from evaluating it. We ask peer-reviewers to inform the editors of any related interests, including financial interests. Editors will consider these statements when weighing peer-reviewers' recommendations.

Availability of materials and data

An inherent principle of publication is that others should be able to replicate and build upon the authors' published claims. Therefore, a condition of publication in International Journal of Applied Arts Studies is that authors are required to make materials, and data promptly available to readers without undue qualifications in material transfer agreements. Any restrictions on the availability of materials or information must be disclosed to the publishing team at the time of submission. Any restrictions must also be disclosed in the submitted manuscript, including details of how readers can obtain materials and information.

Supporting data must be made available to Editorial Board Members and referees at the time of submission for the purposes of evaluating the manuscript. Referees may be asked to comment on the terms of access to materials, methods and/or data sets; International Journal of Applied Arts Studies reserves the right to refuse publication in cases where authors do not provide adequate assurances that they can comply with the publication's requirements for sharing materials.

Data availability statement format guidelines

The statement should be provided as a separate section (titled 'Data Availability') at the end of the main text, before the 'References' section. Data availability statements should include, where applicable, accession codes, other unique identifiers and associated web links for publicly available datasets, and any conditions for access of non-publicly available datasets. Depending on the data described in the manuscript, data availability statements commonly take one of the following forms, or can be a composite of the statements below:

  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article (and its Supplementary Information files).
  • No datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from [THIRD PARTY NAME] but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of [THIRD PARTY NAME].

Sharing datasets

A condition of publication in International Journal of Applied Arts Studies is that authors make materials, data and associated protocols promptly available to others without preconditions.

Datasets must be made freely available to readers from the date of publication, and must be provided to Editorial Board Members and referees at submission, for the purposes of evaluating the manuscript.

For the following types of dataset, submission to a community-endorsed, public repository is mandatory. Accession numbers must be provided in the paper. Examples of appropriate public repositories are listed below.

Correction policy

International Journal of Applied Arts Studies operates the following policy for making corrections to its peer-reviewed content.

Publishable amendments must be represented by a formal online notice because they affect the publication record and/or the scientific accuracy of published information. Where these amendments concern peer-reviewed material, they fall into one of four categories: Publisher Correction, Author Correction.

Publisher Correction. Notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Author Correction. Notification of an important error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Editorial decision-making

Decisions about types of correction are made by the journal's in-house editors, sometimes with the advice of referees, Editorial Board Members. This process involves consultation with the authors of the paper, but the in-house editors make the final decision about whether an amendment is required and the category in which the amendment is published.

Authors sometimes request a correction to their published contribution that does not affect the contribution in a significant way or impair the reader's understanding of the contribution (e.g. a spelling mistake or grammatical error). International Journal of Applied Arts Studies does not publish such corrections. The online article is part of the published record and hence its original published version is preserved. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies does, however, correct the online version of a contribution if the wording in the html version does not make sense when compared with the PDF version.

Detailed description of correction types

Publisher Corrections concern the amendment of mistakes introduced by the journal in production, including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy. Publisher Corrections are generally not published for simple, obvious typographical errors, but are published when an apparently simple error is significant.

If there is an error in the lettering on a figure, the usual procedure is to publish a sentence of rectification. A significant error in the figure itself is corrected by publication of a new corrected figure as a Publisher Correction. The figure is republished only if the Editorial Board Member considers it necessary for a reader to understand it.