Open Access Policy In order to ensure maximum readership, MPI has adopted the open access policy: All articles published by MPI are made freely available online upon publication in an easily readable format, without any constraints of subscription or registration.
Licensing Policy All published articles in MPI will be licensed under a Creative Commons license, which implies that Articles can be shared and adapted, provided the attribution for the work is given. This implies that instead of transferring rights exclusively to publishers(the approach usually followed in subscription publishing), authors grant a non-exclusive license to the publisher to distribute the work, and all users and readers are granted rights to reuse the work. The CC-BY license thereby requires that authors are given appropriate credit for their work, as explained in a recent post from Creative Commons
Archiving Policy This journal utilizes the AWS system to create permanent archives of the journal contentsfor purposes of preservation and restoration.
Publication Ethics: Articles that found to not be in accordance with commonly accepted publication ethics will be removed from publication at any time. In the context of this journal, ethical practices include, but are not limited to:
Plagiarism and research fabrication such as making up of data, manipulation of existing data, tables, and other research artefacts.
The publisher reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at any time and improperly referenced work, and duplication of others work will be reported immediately.
Peer-review Policy All the manuscripts submitted to MPI will be subjected to a double blinded peer review process; The reports of both the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript, and the Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision on acceptance, rejection, or a request to revise and resubmit. The Editor-In-Chief can also ask one or more of the advisory board members for their suggestions upon a manuscript, before making the final decision. The associate editor and review editors provide the administrative support to maintain the integrity of peer review process. In case, authors challenge editor's negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his recommendations.