Frequently Asked Questions
This section lists some of the frequently asked questions. You may find the answer of your questions about publishing in our journal below.
Is Benefit Open-Acess?
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
How many times Benefit is published?
Benefit is published twice annually, in June and December
How long the peer review process is?
The time that would be required for the review is two months after the article is accepted. If there is a revision required, it is important to note thet authors should respond to the reviewers' feedback within two weeks after the notice. If the authors do not respond after that alloted time, the manuscript will be rejected. After that, the authors are welcomed to submit their revisions under a new submission.
Is there a deadline to submit an article?
Authors are encouraged to submit their work before the end of April if they wish to be considered for June publication or before the end of September for December publication. However, meeting the deadline and submitting the required documents do not guarantee acceptance to our journal.
After I submit an article, can I automatically get a Letter of Acceptance?
Benefit maintains a rigorous peer-review process for each submitted article. As such, it may take more than 2 months before we can issue a Letter of Acceptance.
It is important to note that Letter of Acceptance is subject to the result of the peer-review process. We can only issue a Letter of Acceptance if the author(s) have completed the peer-review process and return the revision if required. If an article is deemed not to be acceptable to our standard, we will not be able to issue a Letter of Acceptance
How is your acceptance rate?
While the number of articles we receive for each issue varies, we usually receive 30 to 40 articles for each issue. Since we normally only publish 7 - 9 articles each issue, it can be assumed that our acceptance rate is roughly 1:5
I have finished doing the required revision, where should I upload the revised article?
You should upload your revision in your original submission. You should not make a new submission when submitting your revision