Terms and Conditions of American Science Publishing

About Us

American Science Publishing (ASP) is an international academic scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of scientific researchers and their communities. We has been established with the sole aim of making the quality scientific research information on Sciences and technology Open Access. Our journals span all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine).


We strive to offer the best in class online science publications. Open Access process eliminates the barriers associated with the older publication models, thus Research Scholars, Students, Libraries, Educational Institutions and Research centers benefitted greatly from this knowledge dissemination. American Science Publishing is a platform for academic researchers who aspire to give out quality information based on their research and expertise, in an attempt to support scholars/researchers in their field of interest with the latest information.


All manuscripts published by us are peer reviewed by our eminent editorial board members of the respective journals. We consider manuscripts for publication from all over the world and ensure that all submissions are refereed through a double-blind process.


The quick publication process makes your Papers immediately available online to readers immediately upon publication. All the published content is permanently stored in our websites and we use Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to locate the Articles throughout the world. We warmly welcome authors to submit the scientific papers to our journal.


American Science Publishing also organizes International conferences and professional meeting, where knowledge can be transferred through debates, round table discussions, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and exhibitions.


American Science Publishing delivers quality science to the world.

Open Access

Open access (OA) journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself." Open Access facilitates free and unrestricted access to the data for everyone to read and download.They remove price barriers (e.g. subscription, licensing fees, pay- per-view fees) and most permission barriers (e.g. copyright and licensing restrictions). While open access journals are freely available to the reader, there are still costs associated with the publication and production of such journals. Some are subsidized, and some require payment on behalf of the author.


We believe that the Promotion of Open Access is essential to encourage innovation, socio-economic development and flow of knowledge around the world. It allows the permanent storage of scholarly journal articles and scientific data through digital copies. Abstracts and full texts (HTML, XML and PDF format) of all articles published by American Science Publishing are freely accessible to everyone immediately after publication. Our content is universally available in an easily readable format on internet and strictly follows the open access policies.


ASP is striving for a membership in the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) , adheres to its CODE OF CONDUCT , and follows its Membership Criteria and supports OASPA's Statement on Open Access.


Open Access provide six core terms related to: 1.) Copyrights 2.) Author Posting Rights 3.) Reader Rights 4.) Reuse Rights 5.) Machine Readability 6.) Automatic Posting.


ASP tries to be as mostly open as possible on all six Open Access terms:

  1. ASP asks authors to grant ASP a nonexclusive copyright. Authors continue to hold the copyright with no restrictions. This makes ASP a fully open publisher in this term.
  2. Only the authors hold the copyright for their manuscripts BEFORE peer- review and AFTER peer-review. Thus, authors are allowed to post their manuscripts on any other websites. ASP does not ask authors to waive this right. When the paper published after peer-review, authors grant ASP a nonexclusive copyright (see 1.). ASP produces the final paper in ASP’s layout based on this copyright. This version is under the Creative Commons license (see 4.), and authors may also publish the final paper on any repository or website with a complete citation for the paper.
  3. ASP is completely open on Reader Rights.
  4. Articles of American Science Publishing under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. ASP is fully open on Reuse Rights by granting a Creative Commons license "Attribution" (CC BY). Also, this license fulfills OASPA Standards on Reuse Rights. Original copyright and reuse rights are indicated on the paper depending on the author-selected CC license as: "Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and American Science Publishing." together with icon or .
  5. ASP strives to make articles as Machine Readable as possible with advanced technology.
  6. All Articles published by ASP are made available online directly without any delay.

Publication Codes of Ethics Statement

American Science Publishing is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer review, together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or bogus claims of authorship should be taken very seriously by the editors.


ASP follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) , and follows the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct.


The editors and editorial staff should also abide by the following codes of ethics:

  1. Protect the privacy of peer reviewers and authors of manuscripts submitted for review.
  2. Protect the copyright and intellectual property rights of all authors and contributors.
  3. Strive to maintain the quality of the materials published.
  4. Maintain the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Make editorial decision based only on the manuscript’s importance, originality, relevance to the journal, and the overall quality.
  6. Provide authors with clear submissions guidelines.
  7. Be willing to publish corrections and retractions.
  8. Provide reviewers with up-to-date review guidelines.
  9. Protectpeerreviewers’identities.
  10. Avoid publishing articles containing any material that is defamatory, inaccurate, libelous, misleading, obscene,scandalous,andunlawful.
  11. Ensuremanuscriptsremainsconfidentialwhileunderreview.

The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

ASP's Archiving

Short term Archiving

There are two aspects:

  • Backup: ASP performs a real-time backup in multiple locations.
  • Access System Redundancy: At ASP access is possible via more than one server. This ensures the services are available with high reliability.

Long term archiving

ASP archive all journal papers with Portico in the long run. Details are shown on ASP's Page at Portico. Portico maintains a dark archive for ASP. A dark archive is normally not visible. The archive will become available open access on Portico’s site only when a trigger event occurs:


  1. The publisher is no longer in business.
  2. One title is no longer offered.
  3. Back issues are not available for a period longer than 90 days.
  4. Catastrophic failure: The publisher has stopped providing online access to its publication for a period longer than 90 days.

For triggered content the Document Identifier (DOI) will link to the content now available on Portico’s site.


Migration: Portico converts the original source files of electronic journals to an archival format. Portico assumes responsibility for future content conversion. In this way, it will be possible to read ASP’s journal articles also in the future no matter what format future technologies might require.


The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of Portico in 2009 and certified Portico as a trustworthy digital repository.


In summary, authors can be assured that their paper will be available for generations to come. Readers can be assured an article will be provided when calling the persistent link to the paper also in the future.


ASP’s journals utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Terms of Use

Use of the websites owned by American Science Publishing is subject to the terms and conditions listed herein. By using these websites, you agree to be bound by the terms which form a binding contract between you and American Science Publishing. If you do not agree with these terms, you are advised to cease using the websites.


Unless otherwise indicated, the contents available in American Science Publishing productions are protected by copyright in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License and other applicable laws, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial use of our contents, you should contact American Science Publishing to obtain prior permission.


The names and email addresses and other authors' information collected by the American Science Publishing will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of article publishing and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Reviewers provide comments for the editor and for the authors. American Science Publishing expects reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential communications and not to use the content for their own purposes or make copies of the manuscripts. Reviewers are also expected to declare to the editor any possible conflicts of interest.


American Science Publishing reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use of our contents at any time without prior notice.


The editors of American Science Publishing journals, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to accept, reject or edit the submissions.


You agree not to redistribute any of our contents or use these contents to set up a database, without prior consent of American Science Publishing or as otherwise authorized under the Creative Common Open Access license.


The statements and opinions contained in the publications of American Science Publishing are solely those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors or the publisher. The appearance of advertisements in the journals or websites is not a warranty, endorsement or approval of the products or services advertised or of their safety. The editors-in-Chief and the publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.


You agree to use the contents of publications in compliance with all local applicable laws, regulations and rules, you agree to indemnify American Science Publishing against any claims, damages or losses as a result of your breach of these terms and rules.


Users agree to not to breach any intellectual property rights of ASP, or any other third parties. Modifications of any content of the American Science Publishing websites without express permission are prohibited.


American Science Publishing reserves the right to amend the terms of use without prior notice.


Publishing Process

  1. Authors submit manuscript via online submission portal.
  2. Primary check by the editorial assistant to ensure the completeness of submission.
  3. Sent out for peer-review.
  4. Decision is made and authors are notified, manuscript is accepted, rejected, or accepted with revision requirements.
  5. Authors revise the manuscript as required.
  6. Second review for revised manuscript.
  7. Final decision issued.
  8. Payments are required for accepted articles.
  9. Scientific and copy editing of the manuscript.
  10. Typesetting and layout for online and print version.
  11. Galley proof sent to authors for proofreading.
  12. Editors approve the final galley proof.
  13. Publishing online and in print.
  14. Published articles sent to indexing databases if required.

Abstracting and Indexing

  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • Chemical Abstract (CA)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO, Worldcat
  • JournalTOCs
  • JournalSeek
  • Google
  • Google Scholar
  • Academic keys
  • Base Search
  • Blyun
  • CALIS
  • Chemical Abstracts Service(CAS)
  • CNKI
  • SCHOLAR
  • Cnplinker
  • COPAC
  • CrossRef
  • DTU Findit
  • EBSCO A-to-Z
  • Elektronische
  • Zeitschriftenbibliothek(EZB)
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research(GFMER)
  • JournalTOCs, OhioLINK
  • Open Access Library
  • Open J-Gate
  • Open Science Directory
  • Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN)
  • Research Bible
  • SHERPA/RoMEO
  • Standard Periodical Directory (Mediafinder)
  • Système Universitaire de Documentation (Sudoc)
  • Worldcat
  • Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)

Publishing Policy

The single most important criterion for acceptance is the originality of the work. However, a decision to accept a manuscript is not based solely on the scientific validity of its content. Other factors may affect decisions, such factors are, the extent and importance of new information in the paper compared with that in other papers being considered, the Journal's need to represent a wide range of topics, and the overall suitability for ASP Journals.


Publishing Quality

The main mechanisms for ensuring the scientific quality of published articles are peer-review, editorial scrutiny. To this end, the submitted articles are rigorously peer-reviewed to ensure to accept the high quality submissions, and the quality is controlled by the Editor(s)-in-Chief or section editors. The editorial board members and peer reviewers are all experts in their field from various countries and regions around the world. The published articles reflect the up-to-date research findings, with reliable results, objective and un-biased discussion of the results.


In the production stage, the copyediting, layout, proofreading, online and printing publication are all maintained in highest possible quality.


Conflict of Interest

All authors should declare any conflict of interests related to the manuscript, these interests include but not limited to commercial, personal, political and intellectual aspects. All editors, editorial staff and reviewers should also report potential conflict of interests related to the submissions they are working with.


For Reviewers

The reviewers should provide unbiased comments for the manuscript, and indicate whether the work is original, creative and scientifically accurate and sounded. The reviewers should provide suggestions to editors whether the work is within the journal’s scope, suitable to be published in the journal. The reviewers should provide suggestions whether the work is published as is, published after revising, or should be rejected. The reviewers should report any conflict of interest related to the manuscript being reviewed. The reviewers should destroy or delete the manuscript files after finishing reviewing and may not disclose any information to third parties.


Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent

Published research must comply with the guidelines for human studies and animal welfare regulations. Authors should state that subjects have given their informed consent and that the study protocol has been approved by the institute’s committee on human research. Further, they should also state that animal experiments conform to institutional standards.


Plagiarism Screening Policy

Our journals uses CrossCheck plagiarism screening system (iThenticate) to detect any possible plagiarism in the submissions.


Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

This journal strives to adhere to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, for details please check here.


Corrections and Retractions

If serious error or scientific misconduct occurs, the article will be retracted during any stage of publishing. If the paper with error has been published, and the error is minor without affecting the overall results and conclusions of the study, a correction statement will be published in the next available issue. If errors occur during the editing/copyediting or proofreading because of the publisher, a correction will be published as erratum.


Guiding principles for these measures are COPE's Retraction Guidelines and other accepted scholarly principles. The responsibility of correcting the records is with the editor of the journal concerned.


Complaints Procedure

Formal complaints are handled in a systematic way. They have to be submitted to customer"at"natscipub.org. The person making the complaint must be willing to be identified to ASP and supply a valid contact email address. The complainant must be as specific as possible and provide as much objective evidence as available.


Receipt of a complaint is recorded and acknowledged timely by customer"at"natscipub.org. Complaints not fulfilling requirements are rejected without detailed investigation. Accepted complaints related to a journal are forwarded to the journal Editorial Office. The Editorial Assistant will investigate the circumstances and will contact ASP's Director as well as the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board members for information and judgment. The Editorial Assistant follows the status and keeps in touch with all relevant people. The complainant is informed about the progress. The complainant is notified by the Editorial Assistant of the decision and given the opportunity to appeal.


Newly provided evidence is taken into account. The case will be reevaluated and handled by ASP's Director, the Editor-in-Chief or an Editorial Board member directly. The complainant is notified about the reevaluated decision which is final.


Accepted general complaints not related specific to one of ASP's journals are forwarded to the Assistant of ASP's Director. The complaints procedure is otherwise similar.


Advertising Policy

Welcome to American Science Publishing, the ideal media for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) information exchange, and also for your business advertising. We would like to thank you for considering our publication as a possible advertising outlet for your business, and we assure you satisfactory exposure and visibility.


As follows, we have put together the introductory guide to give you a glimpse of what we’re about, why advertising with the American Science Publishing Journals will yield unprecedented business.


Our Mission

The mission of The American Science Publishing journals is to provide a fast, reliable and thought-provoking media outlet to the world scientific communities in both basic research and practice, with timely coverage of diverse scientific disciplinary topics.


The nature of all our journals are open access, which means all the contents of the journals are accessible freely to all viewers from every part of the world as long as they have internet accessibility, our viewers are from all over the world.


In addition to the contemporary online editions of journals, we also have print editions of journals circulating all over the world, this traditional media platform can meet different needs of our customers.


Competitive Rates

Our rates for advertising are very competitive, we can offer you prime advertising space for a very reasonable price. Our professional team can help you in each steps of advertising and strives to meet your need.


Submission of Ad

Your may submit your advertisement in acceptable formats, or we can design your ad in a affordable rates, these rates are decided on a case-by- case basis.


Terms of Advertising

All advertising is subject to the approval of the American Science Publishing. Placement or page/webpage positions can be requested but will not be guaranteed. The American Science Publishing is not responsible for errors in advertisements following proof approval or self-submission.


Disclaimer

The statements and opinions contained in the advertisement are solely those of the advertisers and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors or the publisher. The appearance of advertisements in the Journals is not a warranty, endorsement or approval of the products or services advertised or of their safety. The Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or productions referred to in the articles or advertisements.


For all advertising information, please contact: service"at"natscipub.org