FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Authors are requested to electronically submit their papers to the journal for evaluation and submission at https://bentham.manuscriptpoint.com/journals/tocengj / View Submission Instructions.

The Manuscript Processing System (MPS) is a web-based manuscript submission and tracking system developed by Bentham Science Publishers for efficient, fast and cost-effective processing of submitted manuscripts. MPS has been designed with the objective of ensuring step-by-step online processing and tracking of manuscripts for authors, editors and the publisher from submission to acceptance and final reproduction.

Each manuscript submission will be followed by a confirmation email to the corresponding author.

Authors may track all the stages of publication online until their manuscript is finalized and ready for publication. Log onto MPS and click the article title from the available list of your submitted manuscripts to view the detailed status at every stage of peer-review and editorial decision.

In most of the journals, the editorial decision on the submission is generally conveyed within two to three months from the initiation of the peer-review process. The time duration of the peer-review process varies due to factors such as availability and promptness of the reviewers approached to carry out reviewing of the submission. For the duration of the review process, the submission appears in the “In Review” section of the Manuscript Processing System (MPS).

Typically, reviewers are invited to conduct a review by a journal’s manager or editor. Editors usually select researchers that are experts in the same subject area as the paper. However, if you think you would be a good reviewer for a specific journal, you can always contact one of the journal's editors.

The reviewers will receive a notification email requesting for peer-review of the assigned manuscript. Interested reviewers can submit their comments online. Alternatively, they may decline the activity online.

The reviewers can submit their comments online via Bentham's Manuscript Processing System (MPS) at (https://bentham.manuscriptpoint.com/).

Yes - all articles published in Bentham OPEN journals are fully peer-reviewed.

The fee varies by journal. Prices are clearly displayed on our Article Processing Charges (APC) page and on journal homepages.