International Research Journals a purpose driven journal organization, was sprung into actions for two reasons: To publish excellent and unprecedented researches that are in line with the interest of our journals. Secondly, to create avenue for exploration, ravaging and manifestation of the world of knowledge, and to disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference purposes, especially for researchers and teachers in developing nations.
The establishment of this Journal, International Research Journals is an answer to the wishes and desires of many researchers and teachers in developing nations especially in Africa and Asia who lack free access to quality materials online. This Journal opts to bring panacea to this problem, and to encourage research development.
International Research Journals aims at establishing a publishing house that is open to all. It aims to disseminate knowledge; provide a learned reference in the field; and establish channels of communication between academic and research experts, policy makers and executives in industry, commerce and investment institutions.
Our mission is to contribute to the progress and application of scientific discoveries, by providing free access to research information online without financial, legal or technical barriers. All International Research Journals articles will be freely distributed and available from multiple websites.
To provide the largest pool of OPEN ACCESS Journals with a bias for African and Asian subjects, publishing over 50 journals by 2020.
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
Open Access is a publication model that enables the dissemination of research findings to the global community without restriction. Thus, all articles published under open access can be accessed by anyone with internet connection.
International Research Journals is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the processing fees received from authors. The processing fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, electricity etc. Being an Open Access Publisher, International Research Journals does not receive payment for subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet.
It costs money to produce a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article that is ready for online publication, and to host it on a server that is freely accessible without barriers around the clock. We ask that - as a small part of the cost of doing the research--the author, institution, or funding agency pays a modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the essential final step, the publication.
PROCESSING FEES POLICY
It is the vision of International Research Journals to support the Open Access initiative. All journals by International Research Journals are published without restriction to the global community. We strongly believe that the open access model will spur researches across the world especially in developing nations as researchers gain unrestricted access to high quality research articles.
It is the policy of International Research Journals not to request for grants for its operations as grants sometimes fail forcing the organization to discontinue its operations. Rather we have chosen the model of self sustenance through collecting processing fee for articles published.
Authors are required to make payment only after their articles have been accepted. Thus, we resulted to collecting the processing fee once an article has been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor. Also, most authors receive a partial waiver (usually 70% - 90% - sometimes articles are published free of charge) depending on the country or sponsorship of the author. Waivers account for about 90% of all published articles.
Processing fees of the various journals are stated in the ‘Guide to Authors’. Processing fees are usually paid via wire transfer, Western Union or cheques.
There are no financial reward for reviewers and editors of the various journals. These positions are purely voluntary.