Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Expert Opinion on Astronomy and Astrophysics is an international Open Access journal that publishes original research articles and review articles related to all areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics. This journal covers all the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, including articles in observational and theoretical astrophysics, physics of the Sun, stellar spectroscopy, radio astronomy, stellar astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, astrochemistry, astrobiology astrometric methods and instrumentation. In addition analysis and interpretation of the observational data in different wave bands of the electromagnetic radiation produced by space satellites and observatories are welcome.

 

Section Policies

Original Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd. will follow the following procedure: 

  1. Initial submission are reviewed by in-house editors to ensure adherence to journal policies
  2. Editor-in-chief decides on the manuscript to be sent out for review process and assigns the manuscript to one of the editors according to the particular topic.
  3. Editor assigns reviewers from inside the editorial board or outside depending on the topic.
  4. After evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the editor-in-chief makes one of the following recommendations: accept, minor revision, major revision, reject and resubmit, and reject. Unless otherwise requested by the Editor-in-Chief, the following time frames will be used.
  5. If decision is “minor revision”, the authors have 4 weeks to resubmit the revised manuscript.
  6. If decision is “major revision”, the authors have 2 months to resubmit the revised manuscript.
  7. Upon resubmission, the same procedure is applied as for the initial submission.
  8. Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to editorial@whioce.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewer’s remarks. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.
  9. For all manuscripts accepted for publication, the peer review process will be deemed to be completed. The manuscript will proceed to be copyedited, layout edited and proofread before being published online.
Note: You may suggest up to four academically qualified reviewers for consideration. Please insert the current contact details of the reviewer and state the reason(s) for recommendation under the "Comments for the Editor" section. However, please take note that the Editorial team strives to ensure the peer review process is fair and unbiased and hence, there is no guarantee that a recommended reviewer will be approached to perform the peer review.

 

Publication Frequency

irregular

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Plagiarism

The editorial team does not approve of any plagiarism attempts. Plagiarism detection software will be utilized at the editor’s discretion to verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. If plagiarism is detected during the review process the manuscript may be rejected depending on the severity of plagiarism. Therefore, if a manuscript uses a text copied directly from another source, this text must be written in quotation marks and the original source must be cited.

 

Publication Fees

The publication fees for each manuscript accepted for publication is USD 800 for 6 pages. This fee is meant to support the open access journal’s associated expenses. The editorial team will have the right to assume that authors submitting their manuscripts for publication consents to paying the publication fee upon acceptance for publication unless given a written waiver from both the Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher.

All submissions accepted for volume 1 (issue 1 and 2) will have its publication fees waived. Authors from economically-poor countries may write in to ojs@whioce.com for a case-by-case consideration for a waiver.

 

Language

All articles should be written in English—either British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. If you are not a native English speaker, you may want to utilize an external or Whioce Publishing’s optional professional language editing service before submitting the final version.

 

Language Editing Services

Whioce Publishing Pte Ltd offers its own professional editing services. By using this service, you can be sure that your English-language manuscript will be polished and ready for submission to your publication of choice at a very reasonable price. For further details about the Language Editing Services, please contact us at academic@whioce.com. Please note that utilizing a language editing service is not a guarantee of acceptance.

 

Submission of Revised Manuscripts

Revised manuscripts must contain a detailed point by point response to the comments of the reviewers. The response to reviewers has to be uploaded as a separate file.

 

Withdrawal of Manuscript

If you withdraw your manuscript after it has been accepted (but not yet published), you will be charged for costs incurred at USD200.

 

Supporting Information

Authors are expected to have minimal amount of post-acquisition processing of data. In case of processing, alterations must be applied to the entire image (e.g., brightness, contrast, color balance). Any kind of alteration if being done has to be clearly stated in the figure legend and in the Materials and Methods section. Grouping of data (e.g., cropping of images of removal of lanes from gels and bolts) must be made apparent and should be explicitly indicated in the appropriate figure legends. Data comparisons should only be made from comparative experiments, and individual data should not be utilized across multiple figures. If inappropriate image/data manipulation is identified after publication, we reserve the right to ask for the original data and, if that is not satisfactory, to issue a correction or retract the paper as appropriate.

 

Indexing and Archiving

Expert Opinion on Astronomy and Astrophysics (EOAA) aims to be indexed by world-recognized databases, for example, PubMed, Scopus and Science Citation Index (SCI). EOAA has been indexed and archived by several databases: