Articles submitted to HFE are usually sent out to peer reviewers, although submissions that are out of scope for the journal or are of an unacceptably low standard may be rejected without review. Potentially suitable manuscripts will generally be reviewed by at least two experts in the field with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible.
The full text of all published articles in IJHFC is immediately available in the website of HFE and they are currently disseminated and fully indexed with search engines such as Google Scholar, which enhance the visibility of all articles to public who are seeking on their interest. Further, the articles of HFE are disseminated and indexed with various scientific databases, details are found at:
Open access publications are available freely available and permanently in the website of HFE, in which one can download the articles at any time and by anyone with an internet connection. If author/editor is properly acknowledge then one can do unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted. In order to increase the visibility of authors work, open access has provided tremendous support to both authors and science institutions. Authors can retain copyright and do rapid publication.
The authors never pay any charges for submission, article processing and publication.
At the proof stage, one can do any changes that would like to have made. The typesetter carries out corrections before an article is published online. Please note that changes are no longer possible after publication.
Time to First Decision: 1.4 weeks, Review Time: 3.5 weeks, Sending a certificate of acceptance: 1 week
The HFE is published quarterly.