Merit Research Journals, a
purpose driven journal organization, was sprung into actions for two
reasons: To publish excellent and unprecedented researches that are in
line with the interest of our journals. Secondly, to create avenue for
exploration, ravaging and manifestation of the world of knowledge, and
to disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference purposes,
especially for researchers and teachers in developing nations.
The establishment of this Journal, Merit Research Journals is an answer
to the wishes and desires of many researchers and teachers in developing
nations especially in Africa and Asia who lack free access to quality
materials online. This Journal opts to bring panacea to this problem,
and to encourage research development.
Merit Research Journals aims at establishing a publishing house that is
open to all. It aims to disseminate knowledge; provide a learned
reference in the field; and establish channels of communication between
academic and research experts, policy makers and executives in industry,
commerce and investment institutions.
To bring the highest quality research to
the widest possible audience. All the journals from this organization
will be freely distributed and available from multiple websites.
To bring the largest pool of OPEN ACCESS
Journals with a bias for African and Asian subjects, publishing over 200
journals by 2030.
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
Open Access is a publication model that
enables the dissemination of research findings to the global community
without restriction. Thus, all articles published under open access can
be accessed by anyone with internet connection.
PROCESSING FEE POLICY
It is the vision of Merit Research
Journals to support the Open Access initiative. All journals by Merit
Research Journals are published without restriction to the global
community. We strongly believe that the open access model will spur
researches across the world especially in developing nations as
researchers gain unrestricted access to high quality research articles.
It is the policy of Merit Research Journals not to request for grants
for its operations as grants sometimes fail forcing the organization to
discontinue its operations. Rather we have chosen the model of self
sustenance through collecting processing fee for articles published.
Authors are required to make payment only after their articles have been
accepted. Thus, we resulted to collecting the processing fee once an
article has been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
Also, authors can receive a partial waiver.
There are no financial reward for reviewers and editors of the various
journals. These positions are purely voluntary.
Merit Research Journals is a self
supporting organization and does not receive funding from any
institution / government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely
financed by the processing fees received from authors. The processing
fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’
salaries, internet services, electricity etc. Being an Open Access
Publisher, Merit Research Journals does not receive payment for
subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet.
It costs money to produce a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article
that is ready for online publication, and to host it on a server that is
freely accessible without barriers around the clock. We ask that - as a
small part of the cost of doing the research--the author, institution,
or funding agency pays a modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the
essential final step, the publication.