General Guidelines

  1. Enago Academy has introduced an open, user-friendly writing and content hosting platform allowing instant publishing and reach to facilitate science communication.
  2. We are accepting content pieces from individual writers, science communicators, academic societies, STEM publishers, and research organizations in the realm of scholarly communication and publishing.
  3. In the initial period of launch, all submissions will be processed free of charge and will be available as Open Access.
  4. Each writer is solely responsible for the novelty, accuracy, and completeness of the content submitted and must take complete responsibility for all the opinions expressed.
  5. All submissions will be evaluated by Enago’s Editorial Board for non-competing interests, any controversial facts, and/or derogatory comments before publication.
  6. Any violation of the rules may result in rejection, account restrictions, limited distribution of the posts, and/or suspension of the account.
  7. For issue management, the measures will be taken into consideration through the context and nature of the posted information, the severity of actual or potential harm, and applicable laws.
  8. The final decision about acceptance or rejection will be communicated within 3-5 business days of submission.

Pre-submission Guidelines

  1. The blog post should meet the pre-defined scope.
  2. All submissions must be in the English language meeting international quality standard.
  3. Non-native English authors are encouraged to have their content professionally edited before submission.
  4. If any submission is contributed by more than one author, a duly signed consent form must be submitted by all the authors to ensure no conflicts in the future.
  5. All submissions must comply with the ethical standards of reporting research.
  6. Authors must ensure plagiarized content is not more than 7% while submitting. Reported data must be justified with correctly cited references.
  7. Tables, figures, and all supporting references and information must be labeled and cited correctly.
  8. The authors should avoid publishing any copyrighted image, piece, or material. If the author adds any copyrighted content, the sole responsibility lies with the author. Each copyrighted piece used must have the appropriate permission or fall within an exception to the general copyright statute, such as public domain, fair use, or open access. Authors should begin the permission process early to avoid last-minute complications that may delay the publication of their work.
  9. If authors are in real time or later found to submit copyrighted content without signed permission from the original owner, the image will be considered as infringement and the submitted post will be subject to rejection.

Moderation Process

  1. All contributors must complete their profiles for increased visibility and authenticity.
  2. All submissions will undergo a desk review.
  3. The editorial board will assess the submission based on the relevancy of the topic, language and quality of the content, the inclusion of any competitor information, and any controversial facts.
  4. Author services such as language enhancement, SEO assistance for better ranking, and/or any other desired service will not be part of the moderation process. These services will be chargeable and authors may separately contact us if they wish to opt for the same.
  5. After moderation, accepted submissions will be published on the website directly and the authors will be notified.
  6. The authors are encouraged to submit the final version, and not the draft version, to avoid any back and forth. Although authors will have the right to modify the published article, it will undergo a moderation process again.

Article Rejection Policy

We aim to ensure that all publications are factual, respectful, accurate, plagiarism-free, and relevant. All submissions must comply with ethical standards of reporting and publishing.

Submissions are subject to rejection based on the following criteria:

  1. We share a responsibility to guard acts against all forms of discrimination and/or exclusion. We expect all authors to consider that the words, depictions, and imagery included in their submissions in any way should not offend the sentiments of the readers. While the concept of offense is subjective, we need to consider all possible ways in which the content might be perceived by readers across the globe.
  2. Submissions that are not in the remit of the website or that do not meet the standards of publishing required can be rejected without full review.
  3. Submissions expressing derogatory terminologies or attitudes towards any or all forms of society will be rejected directly. Authors are expected to demonstrate respect for the identity, experience, and sensibilities of everyone.
  4. Submissions with insulting, hostile, and/or defamatory indicators will be identified and concluded as inappropriate.
  5. Submissions including hateful, threatening, and/or abusive content likely to be upsetting, insulting, and/or objectionable to any subject will be rejected.
  6. Submissions must not perpetuate stereotypical ideas and in no form trigger animosity, hostility, malice, or ridicule about any subject.
  7. Instances of ideas, beliefs, or events without accurate citations and factual notes will be deemed inappropriate for publishing.
  8. Submissions in all formats (images, videos, audio, text, etc.) presenting explicit, exploitive, or obscene content will be rejected without the scope of revisions.
  9. Submissions that could reasonably offend someone based on their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital or parental status, physical features, national origin, social status, or disability will be rejected.
  10. Dual submissions are not accepted. If duplicate and/or plagiarized submissions are found, the submission/publication will be rejected/retracted immediately.
  11. Submissions with excessive site spamming and advertisements will be sent for revision.
  12. Submissions found to have committed copyright and trademark infringement will also be termed inappropriate and will be subject to rejection.
  13. Authors are strictly prohibited from creating content or redirecting readers/viewers to competitor sites. Our competitors include services, websites, and tools in the field of science communications, research reporting and publishing services, editing and proofreading services, grammar check tools, plagiarism tools, peer review assistance, etc.

Retraction Policy

As a publisher, we aim to disseminate accurate and reliable information to the readers. Retractions are used to alert readers to redundant publication, plagiarism, failure to disclose major competing interests, and so on. Unreliable data may result from honest errors of the author. Retractions are significant to correct the published literature and ensure its integrity rather than to punish authors for committing misconduct.

  1. The editorial board will consider retraction a publication for the following issues:
  2. Significant evidence of the findings or conclusion being unreliable. This could be subjective to the fabrication of data, falsification, manipulations, and illogical concluding remarks.
  3. The submission constitutes plagiarism and/or does not accurately cite sources.
  • The submission has been previously published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  1. Copyright has been infringed or there is any other serious legal issue (e.g., defamation, privacy).
  2. The author/s fails to disclose a major competing interest resulting in a conflict of interest).
  3. If a reader raises an issue against the published content. The editorial board will only retract after due diligence of the raised complaint and the authors will be informed about the same. The complainant will reach out to Enago to report any discrepancy with a factual explanation and the same will be shared with the author for providing justification, followed by a thoughtful decision
  4. The notice of retraction should include the following:
  5. Link the retracted article ( in all online versions)
  6. Clear identification of the retracted article (e.g., by including the title and authors in the retraction heading or citing the retracted article)
  • Statement for who is retracting the article
  1. Statement for the reason(s) for retraction
  2. Objective, factual, and non-inflammatory language
  3. Retractions will not be considered appropriate if:
  4. The authorship is undisputed.
  5. There is no reason or evidence to doubt the validity of the published article.
  • An editor has inconclusive evidence to support retraction or is awaiting additional information such as from an institutional investigation.
  1. Author conflicts of interest have been reported to the editorial board after publication, but in the editor’s view, these are not likely to have influenced interpretations or recommendations, or the conclusions of the article.

Privacy Policy/Data Sharing

The privacy policy explains how Enago collects, uses, and discloses information about authors. The editorial board encourages all the authors to review this regularly and stay informed about the updated information practices and available choices for the authors.

  • The editorial board is responsible for holding the confidentiality of the submitted articles and author information.
  • The editorial board can use author information to further build collaboration between the authors and Enago Academy and its allied associations. However, author information will not be disclosed without the authors’ consent and permission.
  • All information shared by the authors will be held privately.

The information, including personal data, may be received/collected in the following ways:

  1. Personal data through the user account account registration process and other profile-related activities

Personal details such as name, email address, postal address, company/institution name, job title, phone number, and other business or contact information will be collected as part of the author account registration. Payment details will not be asked at this stage and should be updated later, if required. Any information collected will not be shared or sold to a third party, and will be protected to ensure zero data breaches.

  1. Personal data shared as part of submissions

Any personal data or content voluntarily uploaded or disclosed by authors as part of the submissions, including but not limited to the comments section, discussion boards, messages and chat, profile page, will become publicly available post-acceptance and can be collected and used by the website visitors.

  1. Activities on the website/use of the website

Information about activities on and/or usage of the website will be automatically collected.

  1. Cookies

The website will allow visitors to accept cookies for better accessibility.

  1. URLs & IP Address:

The URLs and IP addresses will be stored to ensure compliance with the law and legal obligations as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes. Further, it will help us to prevent misuse where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities such as fraud, plagiarism, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Use or those of our clients.

We will only use the personal data for the purposes described in this privacy policy and when the law allows us to do so.

Purposes for which we collect information

The information collected is used for the following:

  1. Operation, Maintenance, and Flagging

The information collected will be used to update the website with new general and personalized features for improved functionality, useful products and services, payment communication, and any other updates. We may also use such personal information to process any flagging activity or correspondence you send to us.

  1. No Commercial Marketing

The team will not use any personal information collected for commercial marketing such as sending promotional emails, notifications, etc. Author consent is necessary for any such communication done as part of a specific program or feature launch or any other business relationship.

  • Administrative Uses

Contact information such as the email address, phone number, and/or details related to any other preferred mode of communication will be used for providing administrative and customer support such as resolution to author queries, platform assistance, etc.

  1. Quality & Features

We may store, track, analyze, and process the personal as well as any other non-personally identifiable information such as user preferences, trends, activity, and communications for the following purposes:

  • To improve the quality and design of the website
  • To upgrade and/or launch new features, promotions, functionality, and services
  • To improve and/or personalize user experience
  • To check the technical functionality and security of the website

Rights and Permissions:

  1. All opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the author. Enago holds the right to reject a submission due to non-compliance with any of the aforementioned terms and conditions.
  2. Enago holds the exclusive right to publish and distribute an article.
  3. The final call of publishing is held by the Editorial Board.
  4. The author has all rights to promote the publications within and beyond their network with proper credits given to Enago.
  5. The editorial board is responsible for holding the confidentiality of all submissions and author information.
  6. Enago has the authority to enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of the author, against third parties, e.g. in the case of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
  7. The editorial board should be consulted for the following:
  8. Reproduce a publication on Enago
  9. Republish a part or whole of any previously published work on our platform; it is mandatory to give due credit to the original publisher – “Reproduced from [FULL CITATION], with the permission of (name of the platform)”
  • Republish content (e.g., excerpts, figures, tables, images, artwork, maps, screenshots, logos, trademarks, etc.) if you are not the author
  1. Modify, adapt, or redraw materials for another publication
  2. Systematically reproduce the content in any format (digital or print)
  3. Store or distribute content electronically or manually
  • Copy content for promotional purposes
  1. The editorial board does not be consulted for the following:
  2. Quotes from authors’ published work; quotation marks and customary acknowledgment of the source are mandatory
  3. To include third-party content in your submissions, the author/s must clear the following rights:
    • Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material with accurate citations to the source
    • Print and electronic rights
    • Worldwide English language rights
    • To use the material for the life of the accepted work for publishing: There should be no time restrictions on the reuse of the third-party material, e.g., a one-year license.
  4. The author should be able to present the proof of permission clearance with an email between the author and the original copyright holder that explicitly states permission is granted for the aforementioned rights.
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