Legume Research

  • Chief EditorJ. S. Sandhu

  • Print ISSN 0250-5371

  • Online ISSN 0976-0571

  • NAAS Rating 6.80

  • SJR 0.391

  • Impact Factor 0.8 (2023)

Frequency :
Monthly (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December)
Indexing Services :
BIOSIS Preview, ISI Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, Elsevier (Scopus and Embase), AGRICOLA, Google Scholar, CrossRef, CAB Abstracting Journals, Chemical Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, EBSCO Indexing Services, Index Copernicus

All ARCC journal publications are open access and are free for anyone to read and download all over the world, immediately upon publication that subject to an article processing charge (APC) upon acceptance. This charge covers the costs of turning a manuscript into a published article through peer-review process, editorial work, technical infrastructure as well as the costs of hosting, distributing, indexing and promoting an article.

APCs may be paid by the author, the author’s institution, or a funding agency.

We are committed to making the costs of publishing as clear as possible. The article processing charge for each journal is displayed on its journal homepage.

When a manuscript is submitted, it passes through the many different stages at ARCC to ensure the first assessment of Editor (quality checks), peer review, revision, production, publication and promotion of the manuscript is carried out in a timely manner and to a high standard which takes time and cost for maintaining quality and standards of the journals.

  • Editorial Screening - Editor perform the initial assessment and quality checks

  • Peer Review Process – reviewers work with the Editors to manage the peer-review process

  • Article Revision – Revised article submitted by author for second round of review process and editor approval.

  • Editorial Final Approval - Editors perform a final check to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal's guidelines and policies.

  • Article Composing – We further design and convert the manuscript to a professionally typeset article and formatted XML

  • Reprints/Proofing – Reprints/galley proof sent to the author for final approval through ARCC online web application.

  • APC – Author need to remit the APC after final approval from the editor for further processing.

  • Online Publication / DOI Generation – DOI generated through Crossref and article processed further for online publication with DOI.

  • Complete Publication – Final publication of article completed with volume, issue and page number.

Journal Development – ARCC team ensure that journals are indexed as widely as possible through indexing and social platforms so that the articles receive the attention they deserve.

The actual processing charge varies depending on the journal in which an article is processed. Some journals are more expensive due to the volume of submissions they receive.

ARCC Journals have different publication model that helps author to choose according to the publication time, irrespective of the publishing model chosen by the author, our goal is to ensure articles are published as quickly as possible, subject to appropriate quality controls, and widely disseminated.

Standard Average Charges US$ 650 (Overseas)

Standard Average Charges INR 20000 (Indian Authors)

Average time for Review Process 02 to 04 months

Average Online Publication time with DOI Number 05 to 07 months

Average Complete (DOI, Volume, Issue, Page number) Publication of the article 09 to 12 months

For additional faster publication process, author may kindly contact us through email on editor@arccjournals.com or contact@arccjournals.com.

Author need to finalize the APC at the time of submission only and the agreed charge will not change, regardless of any change to the journal’s APC policies. Please note that APCs are subject to periodic revision. Author will receive official acceptance letter after remittance of publication charges. After acceptance the article will enter the production cycle and then author approve the reprints of the article for final online publication.

We advise prompt remittance of charges as journal is unable to publish approved articles until charges has been received.

APC can only be refunded before generation of the Acceptance Letter for the manuscript. 

No refund will be given in the following conditions:

Misconduct or retraction: APCs will not be refunded when articles are retracted as a result of author error and later stage after online publication or misconduct.

Delays in review process resulting from editorial decisions: We always inform average time for review process and it may take some extra time due to non-avoidable circumstances. These are a standard part of the publishing process.

Delay resulting from author changes: Sometimes author fails to send the required supporting documents like copyright certificate etc on time and take much time in revision of the article.

Circumstance beyond our control: This may include, for example, where natural or other disasters prevent us from fulfilling our obligations.

Credit / debit card - charges can be made online using a secure payment gateway as soon as the manuscript has been editorially accepted. We send all the details through approval email.

Bank Transfer – charges may have remitted to the bank account; details will be given in charges information link in approval email.

PayPal – PayPal link will be provided in approval email for remittance through PayPal account.

Invoice – Invoice will be generated and will be provided in approval email. Charges is due within 20 days of the manuscript receiving editorial acceptance. Please note there may be some administrative surcharges at the time of remittance.  

ARCC journals publishes articles based on the quality of the work rather than the authors’ ability to pay. Below is some information about how journal can help authors who do not have financial support for open access publishing.

ARCC support all researchers to publish. We grant waivers in cases of genuine need, therefore to apply for a waiver please request during or before the submission process, ensuring authors from low-to-middle income countries can easily understand what maximum support for article processing charges is available to them.

A decision on the waiver will normally be made within three working days. 

Requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. 

Qualifying for a waiver

Below mentioned Countries may request through email before or at the time of submission to receive a partial waiver of article processing charges.

Waiver requests outside of these countries will not be considered.

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Cook Islands

Côte d’Ivoire

Cuba

Democratic

People’s Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Fiji

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Iraq

Jamaica

Jordan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Micronesia

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

North Macedonia

Pakistan

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Republic of Moldova

Rwanda

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Tunisia

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Republic of Tanzania

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Viet Nam

West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe