QUEST RJ solicits submissions having genuine scientific contribution for Volume 17, No. 1 (JAN – JUN), 2019. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:
Authors need to do the following steps in order to submit their manuscripts.
The authors are requested to strictly follow the guidelines for preparing the manuscript to be submitted to the QUEST-RJ. Not following the guidelines may lead to the rejection of the submitted papers before starting the review process.
QUEST RJ employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process. Every submitted paper is first reviewed by the editor(s) for an initial scrutiny. If the paper complies with the journal’s scope, policy, similarity-index limit, and the minimum quality level, it is sent to the peer-review. All the steps from the submission to the final decision are carried out via the Open Journal System (OJS) integrated with the journal’s website.
The reviewers’ comments are communicated to the author(s) for further revision/modification suggested by the reviewers. The revised version from the authors is sent to another round of review in case of major revision.
The final decision of the reviewers are placed before the editorial board for final decision of acceptance / rejection. The decision of the editorial board is communicated to the author via an acceptance / rejection email. In case of acceptance, the author is asked to submit the final proof-read version along with a copyright form and the publication fee.
The paper is finally sent to the production after a thorough review from the editors.
|CATEGORY-I ( Single Author)|
|Local (QUEST/QUCEST)||Rs. 500-00|
|Non- Local||Rs. 1000-00|
|CATEGORY-II ( Two Authors)|
|Local + Local/ Non Local||Rs. 1200-00|
|CATEGORY-III ( Three Authors)|
|Local + Local + Local (QUEST)||Rs. 1500-00|
|Local + Local + Non Local||Rs. 2000-00|
|Local + Non Local + Non Local||Rs. 2500-00|
Please submit the processing and publication charges through Money Order/Bank Demand Draft/Pay Order/ Challan on the title of "Editor-in-Chief, QUEST-RJ" having A/C No: 0259-8 (Current) at National Bank of Pakistan, Engineering University Branch, Nawabshah.
QUEST Research Journal is a double blind peer-reviewed journal. All the parties involved in the publishing process, including the authors, editors, editorial team, editorial board, steering committee, reviewers, and the publishers strictly adhere to the agreed-upon rules, publication ethics and the standard publication procedure. Apart from this, QUEST-RJ's standard operating procedure is inline with HEC's policies that can be downloaded from here. We are in a continuous process of uplifting the standard of our journal by following all the professional and research ethics and providing due credit to the scientists publishing in our journal.
The standard publishing procedure of QUEST-RJ is summarized as follows.
The correction and reatraction policy of QUEST RESEARCH JOURNAL is as follows.
The cases of retraction, correction and plagiarism should be reported to the editor. The editor analyzes the reported paper as per the complain and decides if the complain is justified. He then prepares a case to be presented to the editorial board for deciding the fate of the paper. In case the editorial board finds the reports of plagiarism or false results to be valid, the paper is retracted from the corresponding issue and the same is communicated to the author(s). Following guidelines are followed to make such decisions. These guidelines have been derived from the STM Guidelines and COPE Retraction Guidelines.
The editorial board is authorized to make any other appropriate decision not listed above, if necessary.
Readers of the QRJ can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, and readers are allowed to use articles for any other lawful purpose (Budapest Open Access Initiative). All articles in the QRJ are published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) International License .
All articles of QUEST-RJ journal are published under creative commons attribution (CC BY) License.