Quality Control


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:

http://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!