Manuscript Submission
Process


Below is a detailed description of the manuscript submission process for every journal we publish.

Formatting Guidelines

Please format your manuscript according to our journal formatting guidelines, detailed below. Manuscripts that more closely follow the formatting guidelines will offer a smoother process to both the author(s) and the editorial board.


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Have you formatted your manuscript as detailed above and reviewed the entire submission process? If you’re ready, click the button below to get started.

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Submission Fee

Similar to a college application fee, submission fees are necessary to cover the cost of office staff in processing and monitoring submitted manuscripts, as well as sending the manuscripts through our plagiarism scanning software (Crossref Similarity Check, Powered by iThenticate). This fee also minimizes frivolous submissions where authors submit a manuscript for free editing and correction with no intention of publishing with us.

For more information regarding our Plagiarism Policy, as well as all of our other policies, visit our “Journal Policies” page, or click here.

The submission fee covers one submission to one journal and is non-refundable.

  • Submission Fee
  • $75USD

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Every submitted manuscript proceeds through our rigorous double-blind peer review process. A typical manuscript will take approximately 8 weeks to complete the review process.

The Clute Institute, its editors, and members of all editorial teams are committed to objective and fair double-blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts for journal publication and will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

For more information about our Code of Publication Ethics, as well as all of our other policies, visit our “About” page, or click here.







Step 1

After receiving your manuscript, we send it to the appropriate editor. Upon receiving it, the editor removes all author(s) personal contact information.

Step 2

The editor then verifies the manuscript’s suitability for the journal in which they serve. Manuscripts deemed unsuited will be rejected.

Step 3

If the editor finds the manuscript suitable for the journal, it is sent to two independent reviewers for their comments, which are available to the author(s).

Step 4

Based on the comments from the double-blind peer review, the editor will make a final decision to either accept or reject the manuscript.

If Accepted

If your manuscript is accepted, congratulations! One of our staff members will email you with an official letter or acceptance. From there, an open access fee is due for all accepted manuscripts (more information below). Finally, if we find edits that need to be corrected, we will work with you to apply the finishing touches.

Post-Acceptance/Open Access Fee

Remember, acceptance is valid for one year from the date indicated on your letter.

The Clute Institute charges an open access fee on all accepted manuscripts to cover the cost of hosting published work permanently online free to all readers. Open access fees also offset the cost of processing and monitoring submitted journal manuscripts within our office.

The Clute Institute will determine the open access fee which is included in the letter of acceptance. Open access fees are determined by a total word count of the final version of an accepted manuscript (including all tables, charts, and references). Once the open access fee is received, an estimated publication date will be set.

  • 1 - 2,500
    words
  • $400USD
  • 2,501 - 5,000
    words
  • $600USD
  • 5,001 - 7,500
    words
  • $800USD
  • 7,501 - 10,000
    words
  • $1,000USD
  • 10,001 - 12,500
    words
  • $1,200USD
  • 12,501 - 15,000
    words
  • $1,400USD
  • 15,001 - 17,500
    words
  • $1,600USD

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Publication/Post-Publication

Accepted manuscripts are typically published within three to four months (depending on the frequency of the journal).

At the time of publication the contact author will receive a PDF page proof, via e-mail. Corrections and/or approval must be received by the deadline given in the e-mail (approximately 1 full week). Publication may proceed without approval if no response is received by the deadline.

After publication, the contact author will receive a final PDF copy of the manuscript via e-mail.

Hard Copies

Hard copies of our journals are available for an additional fee. Please click below for more information.



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