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IIKII (Institute of International Knowledge Innovation and Invention) is a publisher of scholarly open access journals. All journals of IIKII advocate a peer-reviewed, rapid, and rigorous manuscript handling and editorial process. As a pioneer open access publisher, our mission is to make new research findings accessible to everyone. We are serving scholars from a variety of backgrounds across the globe. To deeply understand and sincerely serve research communities, we aim to publish journals that are just as diverse and inclusive. Only by valuing differences can we create an equitable and inclusive academic environment and foster openness, which is key to our mission.

For Authors and Readers Open Access Means

  • free availability of the literature on the Internet without any subscription or price barriers
  • immediate open access once an article is released (no embargo period)
  • authors retain all copyrights - authors will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreements
  • permission to re-use the published material if proper accreditation is given (Creative Commons Attribution License)

Open Access and Article Processing Charge (APC)

All articles in IIKII journals are published in full open access. To provide free access to readers and to cover the cost of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC) of USD 300 applies to papers accepted after peer review. Submitted papers should be well formatted with appropriate English. Note that many national and private research funding organizations and universities explicitly cover APCs for articles that are stemmed from their funded research projects.

Discounts on Article Processing Charge (APC)

Waivers may be granted at the Publisher's discretion with discussions in the editorial office when an article is submitted. The editorial decision-making is decoupled from the authors' ability to pay the APC. However, authors should consider in advance whether they have sufficient funds to cover the full APC.

Peer-Review and Editorial Procedure

All manuscripts that are sent for publication to our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts. (The manuscripts include research and review articles, spontaneous submissions, and invited papers). The Managing Editor of the journal will perform an initial check of the manuscript’s suitability upon receipt. The Editorial Office will then organize the peer-review process performed by independent experts and collect at least two review reports per manuscript. We ask our authors for adequate revisions (with the second round of peer-review if necessary) before a final decision is made. The final decision is made by the academic editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Board Member of a journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue). Accepted articles are copy-edited and English-edited.

Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles, reviews, and communications published in IIKII journals go through the peer-review process and receive at least two review reports. The in-house editor will discuss each step of the process with the external academic editors and communicate with the authors on decisions regarding the following:

  • Accept in Present Form: The paper is accepted without any further changes.
  • Acceptable after Minor Revisions: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. The authors are given five days for minor revisions.
  • Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. The author will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within ten days and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.
  • Reject and Encourage Resubmission: An article where additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions will be rejected. The authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments have been conducted.
  • Reject: When the article has serious flaws, makes no original contribution, the paper is rejected with no offer of resubmission to the journal.