About the Journal
The Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder strives to serve as an international resource for scientific publications on the epidemiology, neurobiology, psychology and sociology of fetal alcohol toxicity. A strong emphasis is placed on
intervention, prevention, diagnosis, welfare and justice.
An initial in-house quality control check deals with issues such as competing interests, financial disclosures, plagiarism, etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries, and will not be seen by our Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality control check.
After the quality control check, the Editor of the journal reviews the article, and decides if the article is accepted for review or rejected. In some cases, where an article is submitted in English, by an author not fluent in English, the article may be sent back with the recommendations to have the article edited for English, and resubmitted.
Once an article has been accepted, it will be sent to a selected editorial board member, based on experience and expertise. The Editorial Board member will then either act as one of two peer reviewers, or will select two peer reviewers to review the article. Reviews are double blind.
Questions, comments, and suggestions from peer reviewers will be submitted to the Editor for consideration, after which the article and peer review remarks will be sent to the author.
Once the peer reviewer, Editorial Board member, and Editor are satisfied with the author's changes, the article will be published.
It is our goal to have accepted articles published within 45 days, depending on the level of response from the authors.
Articles are published in both a web version and PDF format.
Article Processing Charges
Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, like other Open Access journals, charges Article Processing Charges (APC) to individual authors and institutions to offset expenses usually covered by the subscriptions and advertisements of subscription-based journals. APCs are per article and billed upon acceptance of an article, after it has successfully passed the peer review process. There are no additional charges based on color, length, figures, or other elements. Letters to the Editor and small commentaries (up to 250 words), and select invited articles are not charged an APC.
An author’s ability to pay APCs is not a consideration in the decision of whether to publish. Authors living in one of the United Nations' list of Least Developed Countries may request a fee waiver. See country list here. Authors living in countries not considered "least developed" who do not have the ability to pay the APC's may be eligible for a reduced rate. Please contact the publisher directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Article Processing Charge for the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is US $399.
All articles published in the JFASD are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI through CrossRef. All Published article will also be included in Science Open.
The Editor-in-Chief of the respective journal first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal. Once the Editor feel an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review. All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is. Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC. Please see peer review process for more details.
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All articles published in DPG Open Access journals are licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Copyright of articles published in all DPG titles is retained by the author. The author grants DPG the rights to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The author grants DPG exclusive commercial rights to the article. The author grants any non-commercial third party the rights to use the article freely provided original author(s) and citation details are cited.