The process of publishing by ARJ is divided into two distinct phases. The process of peer review is organized by the journal editor and is complete when the content of the article, together with any associated images or figures, are accepted for publication. Once peer review has been completed, the original author(s) of the article will modify their submission in line with the reviewers' comments, and this is sometimes repeated until the editor is satisfied. The production process, controlled by an ARJ production editor, then takes an article through peer review, inclusion in a specific issue of a journal, and then online publication.
It is expected that all authors making submission to ARJ should cite the sources they have used. This gives credit to authors whose work they use and avoids plagiarism. It also provides support for their assertions and arguments and helps readers to find more information on the subject. ARJ accepts the following formats for citations: APA, CMS, and MLA styles.
The American Psychological Association (APA) style is often used in the social sciences. The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is used in business, communications, economics, and history. The CMS style uses footnotes at the bottom of page to help readers locate the sources. The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is widely used in the humanities.
Short Communications:These are short descriptions of important current research findings that are usually fast-tracked for immediate publication because they are considered urgent. ARJ considers Short Communications as appropriate for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages.
Regular articles: These should explain original and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in ample detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Regular articles are usually between five and twenty pages and are complete descriptions of current original research findings.
Review articles:: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed. Review articles do not cover original research but rather accumulate the results of many different articles on a particular topic into a coherent narrative about the state of the art in that field. Review articles should provide information about the topic and also provide journal references to the original research. Reviews may be entirely narrative, or may provide quantitative summary estimates.