Article Withdrawal Policy

Information

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is the building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them.

STM Journals adheres to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in journal publication; we request our authors to sincerely adhere to the global publication norms for quality publications.

We ardently believe that all authors undertake following precautions before submitting the manuscript to any journal:

  • The manuscript is free from copyright infringement.
  • The manuscript submitted by author has consent of all the authors in the group.
  • In some cases students/researchers do not take prior permission from their guides and professors before sending/submitting their manuscripts in journals.
  • The manuscript is not published either partially or completely in any form, in any other Journal.
  • Manuscript is properly withdrawn from any previous publisher.
  • Manuscript is not submitted to any other journal at the time of submission to STM Journals.
  • Manuscript is not a redundant publication i.e., publishing many similar manuscripts based on the same experiment.
Manuscript withdrawal charges
  • If the author/conference organizers/or a third party requests a withdrawal of manuscript, within a week period (w.e.f. the date of our acknowledgement email of the receipt of a manuscript at our end). The author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal penalty.
  • However, If the authors/conference organizers/or a third party withdraw manuscripts any time after final manuscript has already been submitted to STM Journals for processing, the request will not be entertained without a withdrawal penalty, which is basically to cover cost incurred and also to check such practices.
  • If the author still wants to withdraw manuscript, the author needs to submit a written letter to STM Journals stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal along with $1500 as Manuscript Withdrawal Charges.
  • STM Journals will provide the author a formal letter of Manuscript Withdrawal. Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the STM Journals by the authors or conference organizers.
  • Authors can still continue to publish other manuscripts with STM Journals provided they follow the manuscript submission guidelines. or can write us at [email protected]
Timeline

Normally STM Journals follow a rapid publication strategy, however, depending upon the manuscript and editorial board availability, manuscript vetting may take significantly longer time. In a case where a manuscript has taken more than six months time for reviewer assignment then STM Journals allows the author to withdraw the manuscript without paying any charges.

Please Note: Any manuscript once in editing/reviewing stage is not allowed to be withdrawn without paying Withdrawal Penalty. STM Journals holds ALL RIGHTS to publish the manuscript without further approval from the author, and can’t be held responsible for publishing of manuscript in any other Journal.

When to submit your paper in other Journals

Publication is a difficult process, and the author must be prepared to defend his/her submission against rejection from both editors and peer reviewers. It is important to be persistent when getting your manuscript published. It is best not to choose another journal until at least one of the following happens:

  • The editors decide that your manuscript is not a relevant subject match for the journal.
  • The editor rejects your manuscript without review for a second time after you write a response to their first rejection.
  • Your manuscript is still rejected after responding to all reviewer comments, and it has received negative review feedback from the reviewers.

Have further query?

For any queries, suggestions and for making “withdrawal penalty” payments do right to us mentioning “Manuscript Withdrawal Charges “ in the subject line to

Email : [email protected]