Q. I want to publish my article. Where can I get the information about the procedure?
Ans. Read the submission guidelines carefully and send your submission accordingly as MS-Word file to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Should I send author’s bio, abstract and body of the article in three different files?
Ans. Send only one attachment. We require only your affiliation address and not full CV. There is no need to send an abstract separately.
Q. How many points in API will I get if my article is published in The Criterion?
Ans: For journals with ISSN you get 10 points. But if your article is published in The Criterion, you can get 15 points for it is an international, refereed, indexed and peer-reviewed journal (according to UGC guidelines).
Q. When can I ask the status of my submission?
Ans. On the submission guidelines this is explained in detail. We complete blind peer-review procedure a month before the publication date of the issue. For example if your submission is for December issue you may ask on or after 30th November.
Q. What is the deadline for the next issue?
Ans: Visit submission page for deadlines of each issue.
Q. Why was my article rejected?
Ans: If your submission is not according to the submission guidelines it will be rejected even before peer-review procedure.
Q. What is the procedure of accepting or rejecting the submission?
Ans: We strictly follow blind peer-review procedure. We send your submission to three reviewers and if at least two of them approve your submission then we accept your submission. If two reviewers send negative reviews we reject your submission.
Q. How can I subscribe to the journal?
Ans: The Criterion is an open access e-journal wherein you can read and download articles for free.
Q. Will you send me a copy of the journal to my postal address?
Ans: The Criterion is an e-journal not available in print.
Q. How many poems can I submit at a time?
Ans: As mentioned on the submission page, you can submit 3 poems at a time.
Q. How can I join the editorial team? What is the procedure?
Ans: Send your CV to email@example.com. We prefer experts in related fields especially from outside India.