PUBLICATION FEE POLICY
In order to maintain academic independence of the journal, READS, the administration of SPCRD Global Publishing has decided to charge NO FEE for submission and article processing charges. The journal is independently and voluntarily managed by the Editorial Board whose members are academic staff from renowned institutions/universities. The business model is based on free publication facility by the publisher, SPCRD Global Publishing, SPCRD but based on donations and sponsorships. The language editing and proofreading may be required by the journal editorial for the papers accepted for publication after independent review process. The publisher may charge for language editing and proofreading service to cover part of the publication cost. The authors, however, are not restricted to use SPCRD Language Editing Service and rather may opt to use other professional services.
In order to meet its financial needs to run the journal smoothly, SPCRD Global Publishing has relied to frame its unique business model of NO Article submission and Processing/publishing Charges, which is based on the following.
a) Volunteer admin staff and editorial board comprising of PhD scholars and faculty members who render their services without any fixed salary.
b) Funding support from SPCRD which is run by donations even from authors and consultancy revenue which seeks to promote Green Model.
c) The published authors are offered to buy 5 reprints of the journal issue for a total nominal charge of USD 150 including the courier charges.
d) The SPCRD holds and collaborates for annual conferences of its various national and international counterparts to further its mission to promote quality research with sustainable solutions. A special conference track is offered for HEC recognized journal publication charges USD 650 or equivalent to Pakistani Rupees as conference fee/registration fee. For conference track and correspondence, send your email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The SPCRD utilizes the funds generated from this special conference track fee to support its annual conferences and academic activities including support to SPCRD Global Publishing to run its Green Publishing Model. The papers registered under this track will be prioritized for publication in the HEC recognized journals after presenting in the conference and completing blind peer review process of the concerned journal.