Journal Policy

Editorial and Publishing Policies

Submission Policies
When you submit a manuscript to Intellectus, it implies that the manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere. Authors should not submit their manuscript(s) elsewhere while it is being considered for publication at Intellectus. If the author wants to include personal communications in their manuscript, the author should provide a statement of permission from any person who is quoted. Permission via email is satisfactory.

Publication Fee

The Editorial Board has decided to waive the processing fees for any submitted manuscript; however, authors are free to make freewill donations to support the journal, especially to sustain the mentoring aspect of the journal. Authors should kindly note that any donation is for the maintenance of the publication platform, and for the continuation of the InteM services.

License Agreement and Author Copyright
Publications by Intellectus are made under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License) to permit maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials.
Users are thereby free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution including for commercial purposes, providing they attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor (you can have further details on the legal code here). Note that Intellectus is an Open Access journal – as indicated by the Open Access logo on the webpages.

Authors have responsibility for their submitted and published work, and would agree with the contents of the Licence Agreement. Authors retain full copyright and publication rights without restrictions.


Repository Policy

Intellectus does not restrict authors from depositing any version of their works in a public or private repository of their choices.

Pending possible change of events, Intelletus will adopt a bi-annual publication frequency with one volume and two issues per year.

It is against the publication ethics of Intellectus to accept papers with plagiarism concerns. As such, all authors are having the moral duty to avoid ANY form of plagiarism and scan their manuscripts prior to submission. For more information on plagiarism, please check here

Confidentiality and Anonymity
The review process is thoroughly confidential and there is no discussion of manuscripts with external individuals, especially who are in no way concerned with the processing of the manuscripts.

The journal follows a double anonymous peer review process. Thus, identities of the authors and the reviewers remain anonymous. The authors do not have the details of the reviewers and vice versa.

We are dedicated to a quick, reliable and efficient publication process. We thereby encourage our reviewers to maintain a speedy and efficient review within two to three weeks of receiving the manuscripts. If for any reason there would be a delay, the authors would receive relevant information concerning such development as soon as possible.

Peer-review Policies
Once submitted, your manuscript will undergo an initial evaluation to verify if it adheres with the Manuscript Preparation Guideline. Manuscripts that adhere to the Manuscript Preparation Guideline will be considered for a double-blind peer review. The review process will be completed following the decision(s) of the reviewers. The following are potential decisions for the reviewed manuscripts:

Outright Acceptance (OA): The manuscript is considered acceptable for publication.
Needing Minor Revision (NMR): The author needs to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns.
Requiring Major Revision (RMR): The author should revise their manuscript to address significant concerns and perhaps undertake additional work.
Outright Rejection (OR): The manuscript is considered unworthy of publication in Intellectus. Authors are free to appeal a rejection decision, and the Editorial Board is having the right to make the final decision on the appeal.

In case there are no editorial issues or they are well resolved, the manuscript will be formally accepted for publication. The author will receive a formal notice of acceptance whenever the decision is available. Authors cannot withdraw their interest to publish their manuscripts with Intellectus if decisions to publish the manuscripts are already available. The Editor-in-chief has the final say, though usually in collaboration with the Editorial Board and the Reviewers, concerning the acceptance and rejection of  a manuscript.
Therefore, a manuscript could be rejected even after its acceptance for publication, especially if it becomes apparent that there are serious problems with its content, or that the manuscript is in violation of our policies.