Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of Aro's website. We understand that visitors may have questions about various aspects of our journal and the publishing process. To provide a seamless experience, we have compiled a list of common questions and their answers in this FAQ section. We encourage all visitors to read through this section before contacting our management office, as you may find the information you are looking for right here. Our aim is to provide clarity and address any concerns you may have. If you cannot find the answer you are seeking, please feel free to reach out to us, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for Aro's website, addressing common questions that authors and readers may have:

  1. How can I submit my manuscript to Aro?

    To submit your manuscript to Aro, please visit our website and click on the "Submission" button. Follow the instructions provided to create an account, fill in the required details, and upload your manuscript in the specified format.
  2. What is the review process for submitted manuscripts?

    Once your manuscript is submitted, it undergoes a rigorous peer-review process. It is assigned to an Associate Editor, who selects expert reviewers from the field. The reviewers assess the manuscript's quality, originality, methodology, and significance. Based on their feedback, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief for acceptance, revision, or rejection.
  3. How long does the review process usually take?

    The review process can vary in duration, but we strive to provide a timely and efficient review process. On average, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks for the initial review to be completed. However, the timeline may be influenced by factors such as reviewer availability and the complexity of the manuscript.
  4. What are the publication fees for publishing in Aro?

    We are pleased to inform you that Aro does not charge any publication fees for authors to publish their manuscripts in our journal. We strongly believe in the principle of open access and strive to provide a platform that is accessible to all researchers, regardless of financial constraints. Our goal is to promote the widespread dissemination of knowledge and foster a collaborative academic community.

    While publication with Aro is free of charge, we do welcome and appreciate gifts and donations from individuals and organizations who wish to support our mission and contribute to the sustainability of our journal. These contributions help cover some of the operational costs associated with maintaining the journal and enable us to continue providing a high-quality publishing platform.

    If you are interested in making a gift or donation to support Aro, please reach out to our management office. We are grateful for any support that helps us advance our mission and serve the research community.

    For more detailed information about our publication terms and conditions, we encourage you to visit our website and refer to the "Publishing with Aro" section.

    Thank you for considering Aro as a platform for your research. We look forward to receiving your submissions. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  5. What is the average turnaround time for manuscript acceptance/rejection?

    The average turnaround time for a decision on manuscript acceptance or rejection is typically within 8-12 weeks from the initial submission. However, this timeline can vary depending on the complexity of the study, the number of revisions required, and the availability of reviewers.
  6. Can I submit my manuscript to Aro if it has been previously published in a different language?

    Aro welcomes submissions of research that have been previously published in a different language, provided that the submitted manuscript is a significant expansion or revision of the original work. The authors must clearly indicate the previous publication and provide a justification for the re-submission.
  7. What is the policy on authorship and author order?

    Aro follows internationally recognized guidelines for authorship and encourages transparency and fairness in assigning authorship. All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors. The order of authorship should be based on their relative contributions to the study.
  8. Can I make changes to my manuscript after it has been submitted?

    Once a manuscript has been submitted, changes to the content or authorship cannot be made during the review process. However, if the manuscript is accepted with revisions, you will have the opportunity to make the necessary changes in consultation with the editor and reviewers.
  9. How can I track the status of my submitted manuscript?

    You can track the status of your submitted manuscript by logging into your account on our website. The status will be updated throughout the review process, indicating whether it is in review, under revision, or accepted for publication.

  10. What is the review process at Aro?
    Aro follows a rigorous peer-review process. After submission, manuscripts undergo a double-blind review by experts in the field. The review process ensures the quality and integrity of published articles.

  11. How long does the review process typically take?
    The review process duration may vary depending on factors such as manuscript complexity and reviewer availability. On average, it takes around 4-6 weeks for the initial review, but the timeline can be shorter or longer in certain cases.

  12. Is Aro an open access journal?
    Yes, Aro is an open access journal. We believe in freely sharing knowledge and promoting global access to research findings. All articles published in Aro are freely available to the public.

  13. How can I access published articles on Aro's website?
    You can access published articles by visiting the "Articles" section on our website. All articles are available in PDF format and can be downloaded or viewed directly from the website.

  14. Can I cite articles from Aro in my own research?
    Absolutely! We encourage researchers to cite and reference articles from Aro in their own work. Each published article on our website provides a "HOW TO CITE" section with the recommended citation format for that specific paper.

  15. How can I contact the editorial office for inquiries or support?
    For any inquiries or support, you can reach out to the Aro editorial office by sending an email to aro.journal@koyauniversity.org. Our team will be happy to assist you and provide the necessary guidance.

  16. Does Aro provide any guidelines for authors?
    Yes, Aro offers detailed guidelines for authors, including manuscript preparation, citation style, and ethical considerations. You can find these guidelines in the "Author Guidelines" section on our website.

  17. Can I contribute to Aro as a reviewer or join the editorial board?
    Aro welcomes experts in various fields to contribute as reviewers or join the editorial board. If you are interested, please email us at aro.journal@koyauniversity.org, providing your areas of expertise and a brief CV.

  18. Does Aro offer any language editing services?
    Aro does provide language editing paid services. However, suthors are encouraged to ensure their manuscripts are well-written and have been proofread for clarity and language accuracy before submission.

If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you navigate the publishing process and make the most of your experience with Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University.