UR Forum publishes peer-reviewed journals of the highest quality in all scientific disciplines.
Please click “Submit Manuscript” on the journal's homepage and directly access the submission system used by that journal.
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URF Publishers will consider submissions containing material that has previously formed part of a PhD or other academic thesis including those that have been made publicly available according to the requirements of the institution awarding the qualification.
Yes, URF Publishers offers Open Choice (open access articles published in subscription-based journals) and fully open access journals.
CFor your convenience we have developed templates to help you prepare your manuscript. Information about the preferred format for the individual journals can be found in the journal’s Homepage.
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This is covered in the journal’s Submission guidelines. Go to Homepage of the journal and click on the Manuscript Submission guidelines.
As costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, from administrating peer review to copy-editing and hosting the final article on dedicated servers, authors are asked to pay an article processing charge (APC) in order for their article to be published open access under a Creative Commons licence.
For more information on individual journal APCs, visit the journal's website.
Authors can request that the invoice be sent to their institution or funder if this organisation has agreed to cover the costs of the APC.
APC waivers may be offered to authors publishing in fully OA journals in cases of financial need.
Authors submitting to fully open access journals will be asked to confirm at submission that they understand that the journal uses an open access model and that if their article is accepted they must pay an article processing charge. Authors submitting to hybrid journals are given the option to make their articles open access on acceptance.
For fully open access journals, the corresponding author will be notified that payment is due upon editorial acceptance of their article.
For hybrid journals, the corresponding author will be asked at editorial acceptance to indicate whether they would like to publish their manuscript as open access. If the open access option is selected, the corresponding author will then be prompted to provide billing information.
We advise prompt payment, as failure to provide payment information or to complete payment may lead to delays in publication.
URF Publsihers will refund an article processing charge (APC) if an error on our part has resulted in a failure to publish an article under the open access terms selected by the authors.
I recently submitted my manuscript to URF Publsihers; when should I expect to receive a decision?
The average time to first decision of a URF Publishers manuscript is within 29 calendar days.