Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How long does it take to receive the result of acceptance or rejection of my manuscript?

Upon submitting your manuscript to "Annals of Healthcare Systems Engineering," the editorial team evaluates whether to consider the paper for review. Typically, you can expect to receive a decision within a couple of weeks. If the paper is deemed suitable for review, it will be sent for peer review. The process of finding suitable reviewers and completing the review can take some time. If your paper hasn't been assigned for review after about two weeks, you can inquire about its status. If there's no decision after approximately three months, you can politely follow up with the editor or managing editor.

2. Is there any publication charge for submitting a paper?

There are no publication charges for research articles submitted to "Annals of Healthcare Systems Engineering." We are committed to providing open access to our content, ensuring that the scientific community and the public can access published articles for free upon online publication.

3. How long does the manuscript review process take?

The peer-review process involves interactions among the editorial office, reviewers, and authors. The editorial office aims to take initial actions within one week, reviewers typically have two weeks to review, and authors are expected to respond within one month, depending on the type of revisions. In total, the expected duration for a manuscript with one major revision to receive a final decision is approximately 30 days after initial submission.

4. How long does online publication of an accepted manuscript take?

Accepted manuscripts are typically published online within two weeks.

5. Under what circumstances does a manuscript encounter desk rejection?

Manuscripts might face desk rejection if they fall outside the scope of "Annals of Healthcare Systems Engineering," are poorly written, or cover trivial aspects.

6. Can the authors' configuration be changed after manuscript submission?

Requests to change authors' configuration, such as reordering authors or adding/removing authors, can be made by sending a formal letter to the Editor-in-Chief, explaining the rationale. The Editor-in-Chief assesses the request and decides whether to consider the changes.

7. What factors increase the chances of manuscript acceptance?

To enhance the likelihood of manuscript acceptance, authors are advised to submit applied works with substantial contributions. Adhering to proper English usage and providing transparent responses to reviewers' comments are crucial. Additionally, following the journal's author guidelines and ensuring a well-structured manuscript without excessive errors or inconsistencies is recommended.

8. What if my question isn't covered in the FAQ?

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