Novelty of research is an effective factor that can influence an audience's decision to read a research paper. However, it should not be the only factor to consider. Research is the fruit of the author's considerable efforts, which is a powerful component of scientific progress as well as one of the defining characteristics of big data analytics. It is our belief that thoughtfully constructed studies merit a chance to be published.
SciTeMed adopts a peer-review model, in which the quality of an article is solely determined by its technical soundness rather than its novelty. By adopting this approach, we hope to provide the scientific community with a collection of papers with a broader range of ideas. In addition, we hope to give the reader, rather than the editors and selected reviewers, the power to rank and evaluate each piece of work that is published.
Publishing scientific research involves collaboration between authors, reviewers, editors, and publishers. SciTeMed aims to create a collaborative network to assist the authors in improving their research and to propel it forward. We believe that all parties involved in scientific progress are essentially in the same boat, but they play different roles: authors who wish to publish their work; reviewers who offer constructive advice to maximize the impact of the authors' research; and editors who recognize the importance of the work and motivate the authors.
At SciTeMe, the editors and reviewers are encouraged to provide clear arguments in support of their opinions and to explain why they would recommend publication or not. It is crucial that feedback be friendly, unbiased, and concrete for it to be meaningful.
Having the ability to evaluate the content and quality of peer reviews will restore the confidence of readers in the peer-review process. Peer review reports accompanying articles can assist researchers in distinguishing between reputable and predatory journals.
SciTeMed incorporates an open peer-review process that is committed to transparency. If the manuscript is published, the full peer-review record will be published online alongside the article. The full peer-review record associated with their manuscript includes peer-reviewer comments and author responses to reviewers and editors.
We will not disclose the identities of peer reviewers to the authors or readers unless the reviewers voluntarily share their identities. This is to avoid influencing potential high-quality reviewers' willingness to assess a paper. In the open peer review process, reviewers can expect greater credit and recognition for their work if they agree to have their names published in the review reports.
In the traditional publishing industry, a number of barriers exist that limit the diffusion of research results. As an example, this issue can be considered one in which the author must transfer all of their copyrights to the publisher while having to pay a potentially expensive article processing fee, which restricts their chances of being published. Additionally, high prices are also charged to readers and libraries to ensure high profits.
It is well known that open access publishing offers an efficient method for disseminating research findings, yet the article processing fees remain high and unaffordable for many authors, particularly younger researchers and authors from resource-poor countries.
SciTeMed Publishing Group charges $790 per article accepted for publication as a requirement associated with open access publishing. In an effort to reduce the burden of publication fees and to increase readership of scholarly texts, SciTeMed now offers an open access publishing option with a minimal fee of $99 for articles selected by SciTeMed's editors. The article processing fee is fully waived for all authors who are invited to submit papers. In certain circumstances, an author may be granted a waiver for their article processing fees, which range between 30-50%. It is not uncommon for authors from countries with low incomes or lower middle incomes to receive entire waivers when they request them.