About IAFOR Journals
The International Academic Forum’s Journals conform to the highest academic standards of international peer review, and are published in accordance with the IAFOR publishing commitment to make all of our published materials available online.
How are Journal Editors appointed?
Journal Editors are appointed by The International Academic Forum’s leadership, under the guidance of the Chairman of the International Advisory Board. The term of appointment is for one issue, to be renewed by mutual consent.
How do we ensure academic integrity?
Once appointed, the editor is free to appoint his or her own editorial team and advisory members. All papers published in the journal have been subjected to the rigorous and accepted processes of academic peer review.
Neither editors nor members of the editorial team are remunerated for their work. Authors or contributors will never be asked to contribute towards publication costs.
How are papers selected?
Journal Editors may accept papers through an open call, and proposed articles may be sent directly to the respective editors.
A small number of papers from the associated IAFOR conference proceedings may also be selected by the journal editor(s) for reworking and revising, subject to normal processes of review. It is expected that between five and ten percent of papers included in any given conference proceedings will be developed for inclusion in the associated conference journal.
How are IAFOR journals related to IAFOR conferences?
IAFOR’s journals reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organised thematically. Papers included in the associated conference proceedings may be considered for reworking by the editor(s), and are then be subjected to the same processes of peer review as papers submitted by other means.
IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals. Contributors are advised to cede copyright to The International Academic Forum. Please remember to cite the source.