Review of Politics and Public Policy in Emerging Economies
PUBLISHING FEE POLICY
In order to maintain academic independence of ROPE, the editorial board has decided to charge NO FEE for submission and publication of articles (No Article Processing Charges). The journal is independently and voluntarily managed by the editorial board whose members are academic staff from renowned institutions. The business model is based on free publication facility by the publisher, CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy. The language editing and proofreading may be required by the journal editorial for the papers accepted for publication after independent review process. The publisher may charge for language editing and proofreading service to cover part of the publication cost. The authors, however, are not restricted to use CSRC Language Editing Service and rather may opt to use other professional services.
In order to meet its financial needs to run the journal smoothly, CSRC Publishing and ROPE has relied to frame its unique business model of NO Article Processing and Publishing Charges, which is based on following.
a) Volunteer admin staff and editorial board comprising of PhD scholars and faculty members who render their services without any fixed salary.
b) Funding support from Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy which seeks to promote Green Model of Publishing of its publishing division, CSRC Publishing, with no pay walls and and open access policy.
c) The published authors are offered to buy 5 reprints of the journal issue for a total nominal charge of USD 100 including the courier charges.
d) The journal will also seek recognition and funding from Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
e) The Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy holds annual conferences of its various national and international chapters to further its mission to highlight sustainability issues in emerging and developing economies. The journal supports the papers publication from the annual conference hosted by CSRC. The CSRC utilizes the funds generated from the conference fee to support conference expenditures and other academic activities including support to CSRC Publishing to run its Green Publishing Model. The papers registered in the conference are prioritized for publication in ROPE and other journals managed by CSRC Publishing.
In order to meet its financial needs, the CSRC Publishing and ROPE consider to accept advertising requests. The advertising policy states that advertisements from only academically relevant institutions and events be allowed on the website. Given the sustainability focus of CSRC Publishing, the advertisements related to organizations promoting green and socially responsible products in any direct or indirect manner will also be considered for acceptance. The interested organizations may contact following.
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