A) NAUN Open Access Journals follow a very strong Academic Quality Control Check it https://naun.org/cms.action?id=23265

Quality Control 1:
New Associate Editors, New Members in the Editorial Boards, New Guest Editors in Special Issues are welcome provided that the Advisory Board of NAUN will approve them after peer review in their Biographies and checking their recent publications record in Scopus, EI Compendex, SCIE, ESCI, IET etc

Quality Control 2:
New Reviewers are welcome provided that the Advisory Board of NAUN will approve them checking their recent publications record in Scopus, EI Compendex, SCIE, ESCI, IET etc

Quality Control 3:
NAUN can sponsor financially or technically some conferences provided that
a) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences are Professors in reputable Universities,
b) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences have important academic records of recent publications record in Scopus, EI Compendex, SCIE, ESCI, IET etc, great participation in research projects and have supervised at least 1 Ph.D. dissertation
c) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences will provide to the NAUN the list of their reviewers (Names, Academic Affiliation, Academic Web Address, Phone, Academic Email),
d) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences will provide to NAUN the reviewers' comments of 20 papers randomly selected by the NAUN from the conference program (as a sample),
e) The Deadlines of these Conferences do not generate concerns for the conference peer review.

Quality Control 4:
Before the commencement of the Peer Review, organized by Editor-in-Chief or some Associate Editor, NAUN makes a pre-screening quality control / review checking the following:
a) Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism avoidance control via Turnitin and iThenticate.
b) The English Language of the paper.
c) Affiliation of the prospective authors (i.e. Do they belong to a University or to a real company or to a real institute? can their university be identified? can their Academic URL be identified on the web? Do they use academic/professional email addresses? have they provided a phone number when they uploaded their paper? Does their IP, from where uploaded their paper, agree with their country?),
d) The References (i.e. Are the references adequate? Does the paper include references from the last 5 years? Can the references be traced easily via google, Do the references report the year of the publication?).
e) Are there indications that some prospective authors have not substantially contributed to the research? For example a paper in Civil Engineering with an author from a surgery clinic in a Hospital.

Roughly, 20% of the papers are usually rejected in this pre-screening quality control / review checking. This acts as a first filtering which saves valuable time of the Reviewers and the Editors-in-Chief.

Quality Control 5:
NAUN uses a compulsory certification from all the authors and for all the papers in order the Administration of NAUN to certify and authenticate that each accepted paper by the Editors-in-Chief is backed by a minimum of 3 reviewers' positive recommendation. Download this Certification - Evaluation of the Review Process from here:
https://www.naun.org/main/NAUN/CERTIFICATION-NAUN.docx

In case that some authors feel that they have not received, at least, 3 positive opinions from 3 independent reviewers with strong peer review, they should not sign this form. All the Certifications - Evaluations of the Review Process for each paper are available to everybody after a simple request by email info@naun.org The Certifications are published now on the web, together with their papers

Quality Control 6:
The Certifications have also this declaration - confirmation: "Also, we declare also that no reviewer, no Associate-Editor, no Editor-in-Chief, no member of the NAUN Secretariat, nobody whatsoever and never forced me in NAUN Journals to add references / citations to any previous NAUN Publications or any other publications"

Quality Control 7:
Responses to Reviewers (required): For every revised version, the authors will reply using these tables http://naun.org/multimedia/Responses.docx They will upload them via the web or will send them by email. Authors will have to make all the changes, modifications, additions, studies, corrections asked by the reviewers using the https://www.naun.org/main/NAUN/Responses.docx Authors have to be fully complied with the reviewers' instructions. Before the publication, the three (or more than three) reviewers will check, if the changes, modifications, additions, studies, corrections etc have been carried out. In this case, the paper will be published or will be rejected or a new round of peer review will start.

Quality Control 8:
The NAUN offers consistently high quality, line by line, thorough, rigorous, strict peer review process and very high editorial standards of care to its authors and readers. This page contains some comments from just a few of our authors about their experience of publishing with us: https://www.naun.org/main/NAUN/author-testimonials.html

Quality Control 9:
Peer Review and High Rejection Rates. The acceptance rate in NAUN Journals is from 20% to 25% (ratio: (Number of Accepted Papers)/ (Number of Submitted Papers) * 100 % inside a calendar year (from 1st of January to 31st of December) NAUN https://forms.zoho.com/virtualoffice3185/form/Review

Quality Control 10:
List of Reviewers can be found here https://naun.org/main/NAUN/Reviewers-of-NAUN-Journals.html

Quality Control 11:
What do the Authors say about publishing in our Journals https://naun.org/main/NAUN/author-testimonials.html

Quality Control 12:
NAUN Paper Review Form: https://forms.zoho.com/virtualoffice3185/form/Review You can check what our reviewers examine for each paper!

All the Steps of our Quality Control can be found here:
https://naun.org/cms.action?id=23265

B) Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement NAUN Open Access Journals follow the publication ethics and malpractice statement which is based on COPE Please, check https://www.naun.org/cms.action?id=5663

C) What do the Authors say about publishing in our Journals
https://naun.org/main/NAUN/author-testimonials.html

D) Retraction Policy
https://naun.org/cms.action?id=23267

E) Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy with PORTICO
https://naun.org/cms.action?id=23268