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Our Objective: High-quality & Innovative Services for Authors

Fast & efficient Three to four weeks from submission to first editorial decision, including peer review.

Fair & independent expert peer review Editorial decision by editor in chief or associate editor following blind peer review by a minimum of two expert reviewers, who focus on scientific validity--not impact.

High production values Professional typesetters work directly with authors to achieve optimal result.  All manuscripts  are expertly prepared by our North American manuscript editors.  

Permanent availability Enduring third-party archiving by leading US institutional libraries under CLOCKSS and LOCKSS systems.

Editorial integrity Editorial decisions are made by editorial boards and editors in chief who are leaders in their fields.  We apply ethical criteria from leading external bodies including ICMJE URM, COPE Code of Conduct and IASTMP Code of Conduct.

Extensive indexing Pubmed, Scopus, EBSCO, and many more bibliographical databases (coverage varies by journal: check individual journal)

Open access Articles in open access journals are published under CC-BY-NC license.  Articles are available without registration, embargos, or subscription barriers to maximise availability to readers.

Professional publishing Proactive staff prioritise author service. Easy submission preparation with no restrictions on manuscript size or quantities of tables or figures.  Up to 50 MB of supplementary files. 

Portability of peer review If your manuscript does not reach the interest criteria of a Libertas journal but is sound and within the scope of another Libertas journal you will be offered the opportunity to transfer your submission and reviewer reports to the other journal.  This avoids delays in publication.   

Clear & competitive article processing fees APFs are lower than many competing publishers, are clearly explained, and all corresponding authors are reminded of them prior to completion of submission.  Discounts and waivers are available.

Confidentiality All manuscripts are treated in confidence.  Reviewers are also required to treat manuscripts confidentially.  Manuscripts will not be shared with third parties except in cases of suspected misconduct.  

Unlimited revisions to proofs Revise your proofs as many times as you need without deadlines before publication to obtain the optimum result.


To learn more about these benefits we invite you to explore our website or contact us with your questions

Our Service Promise

  • Prompt Processing: 3-4 Weeks
    to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
What Your Colleagues Say About Libertas Academica
I found the process of going through submission, review, editing, and publication to be quite easy. Everything was handled professionally and competently. The quality of the reviews were as good as any I have experienced in 30 years of publishing in scientific journals.
Professor Bonnie Kaplan (Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary)
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All authors are surveyed after their articles are published. Authors are asked to rate their experience in a variety of areas, and their responses help us to monitor our performance. Presented here are their responses in some key areas. No 'poor' or 'very poor' responses were received; these are represented in the 'other' category.
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