Academic Journals, a broad-based open access publisher, was founded on two key tenets: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of our functional Journals. Secondly, to provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference purposes.
In November of 2002, Academic Journals commenced publication of the African Journal of Biotechnology (AJB) as monthly publication. Due to the success of AJB, Academic Journals is encouraged to commence publication of other open access journals. These Scientific Research and Essays (2006), African Journal of Agricultural Research (2006), Educational Research and Reviews (2006), International Journal of Physical Sciences(2006) African Journal of Microbiology Research (2007), International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (2009) etc. Academic Journals currently publishes 108 open access journals.
It is the vision of Academic Journals to publish research articles in all areas of human study without financial restriction to readers using the open access model of publication. We strongly believe that the open access model will spur research across the world especially as researchers gain unrestricted access to high quality research articles.
Open Access is a publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community without restriction usually through the internet. Thus, all articles published under open access can be accessed by anyone with internet connection. Academic Journals strongly supports the Open Access initiative. Abstracts and full texts (usually in PDF format) of all articles published by Academic Journals are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication.
CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION LICENSE
All articles published by Academic Journals are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.
Academic Journals is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The handling fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, electricity etc. Being an Open Access Publisher, Academic Journals does not receive payment for subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet.
Authors of articles are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.
The handling fees for the various journals is shown below. It is also shown in the 'About' and ‘Instruction for Authors’ pages of each journal.
There is no financial reward for reviewers and editors of the various journals. These positions are purely voluntary