Author Guidelines

How to submit your paper in our Online Submission System

How to Submit in The Quest

Article Template

Please use our submission template (DOCX) to prepare your manuscript for submission. Note that the submission will undergo a double-blind review process. Paper length is up to 10 pages

Peer Review

All articles will undergo peer review following section guidelines, regardless of contact prior to submission. THE QUEST uses a double anonymous review process for peer-reviewed submissions, meaning the authors' and reviewers' identities are not revealed to each other during the review. For articles where it would be difficult to fully anonymize the author, we allow authors to opt into a semi-anonymous review, where the author's affiliation is not anonymized in the manuscript. In no case is the author's name shared with the reviewers.

The editor(s) will perform an initial review of all submitted manuscripts and may reject papers that are clearly outside of the scope of the journal. Manuscripts within the scope will be sent to at least two reviewers. Reviewers will not receive or be able to view any documentation or metadata that includes individually identifiable author information. Authors will be provided with similarly anonymized reviewer comments to aid in the revision of their manuscripts.

The review process takes, on average, four to eight weeks. Authors may not submit the manuscript to other publications while a review is in progress.

Ethics in Publishing

You will be required to accept THE QUEST Ethics Statement for Authors when you submit your paper to the journal. The statement covers authorship, originality, and conflicts of interest. Please read this statement to ensure your submission complies. To verify originality, your article may be checked by Turnitin's originality detection service. 

The editors of THE QUEST will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In the event that the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the editor shall follow the Committee on Publication Ethic’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be able to access and download the published article online on the website. Under the Open-Access policy, starting from the 1st of January 2022, all articles accepted after peer-review are subjected to article processing charges (APC) of US$55. The overlength page will be charged US$10 per page. We also allow authors to send a request to waive the APC in stated reasons in the letter. Send the request letter to and the editorial board will decide on the merit of the request.

Copyright assignment
In our standard author contract, you transfer – or “assign” – copyright to us as the owner and publisher of the research article.

Assigning the copyright enables us to:

After assigning copyright, you will still retain the right to:


CC BY 4.0
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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