Whereas a lot of changes have been made to our journals during the December holidays and most parts of January, there are thirteen changes that we believe are of interest to our authors. Please read through this log entirely and feel free to contact us in case of any questions or clarifications.
- Added journal-level, issue-level and article-level DOIs for all publications for persistent identification.
- Added DOI from Crossref, DOAJ and SCOPUS to our indexes to promote the full open access policy.
- Changed all the print and online ISSNs for better management and internationalization. This led to a restart in the serialization of the issues.
- Reconstituted a new Editorial and Advisory Board for 2020. You can visit any of our journals for the members.
- Added APA, MLA, IEEE, Chicago and Harvard citation styles assistance to downloadable articles' PDFs to match the already available online assistant.
- Changed the peer-review type from Editorial and blind review to a strict double-blind review to ensure professionalism and objectivity from reviewers.
- Added the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY) license to all the published articles for better distribution and reuse.
- Added a new journal called the International Journal of Advanced Research as requested by most of our authors.
- Added the Frequently Asked Questions page to help authors get a head start of what we are all about and get answers to some of the questions scholars approach us with.
- Translated the journals to Swahili, French and Arab to promote access by countries where English is not commonly used.
- Improved the look and feel of the website for easy online reading and navigation.
- ORCIDs have become mandatory for corresponding authors in order to improve the data privacy for our scholars.
- We added live chat to our website to help our scholars contact us and get feedback promptly.