Before you submit a paper
All WSEAS journals are freely accessible to the public in their electronic form.
Since 2007 the WSEAS Journals use open access. Open Access implies barrier-free, immediate, worldwide full access of all the articles to the scientific community giving high visibility and high publicity. So, all WSEAS journals are freely accessible to the public in their electronic form. Hard copies are only available for indexes, institutes and subscribers.
WSEAS has launched a compulsory certification from all the authors and for all the papers in order the Administration of WSEAS to certifies and authenticates that each accepted paper by the Editors-in-Chief is backed by a minimum of 3 reviewers' positive recommendation.
Download this Certification - Evaluation of the Review Process from here: http://wseas.com/documents/certification.docx
Responses to Reviewers (required): For every revised version, the authors will reply using these tables http://wseas.com/documents/responses.docx They will upload them via the web or will send them by email. Authors will have to make all the changes, modifications, additions, studies, corrections asked by the reviewers using the http://wseas.com/documents/responses.docx .
Authors have to be fully complied with the reviewers' instructions. Before the publication, the three (or more than three) reviewers will check, if the changes, modifications, additions, studies, corrections etc have been carried out. In this case, the paper will be published or will be rejected or a new round of peer review will start.
Before the commencement of the Peer Review, organized by Editor-in-Chief or some Associate Editor, WSEAS makes a pre-screening quality control / review checking the following:
a) Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism avoidance control via Turnitin and iThenticate.
b) The English Language of the paper.
c) Affiliation of the prospective authors (i.e. Do they belong to a University or to a real company or to a real institute? can their university be identified? can their Academic URL be identified on the web? do they use academic/professional email address? have they provided phone number when they uploaded their paper? Does their IP, from where uploaded their paper, agree with their country?),
d) The References (i.e. Are the references adequate? Does the paper include references from the last 5 years? Can the references be traced easily via google, Do the references report the year of the publication?).
e) Are their indications that some prospective authors have not substantially contribute in the research?
For example a paper in Civil Engineering with an author from a surgery clinic in a Hospital.
Roughly, a 20% of the papers are usually rejected in this pre-screening quality control / review checking. This acts as a first filtering which saves valuable time of the Reviewers and the Editors-in-Chief.