Peer Review

Papers should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, by e-mail, as attached document. The documents should be edited in Microsoft Word. Received papers are first analyzed by the chief editor, to see if the paper fits the topics of the journal. Out of topic papers will be returned to the authors.

After this preliminary step, papers that fit into the journal’s topic are checked with antiplagiarism software.

The papers passing this verification are sent for evaluation to two independent scientific reviewers, experts in the article’s field. Reviewer's identity is undisclosed to the authors. Reviewers give to the editor in chief their opinion on the scientific content of the paper and the opportunity of publishing. Editor in chief will summarize the reviewer’s observations and will communicate them to the corresponding author. If the reviewers have contrary opinions upon a paper, the editor in chief may submit the paper to a third referee. Taking into account the opinions of all reviewers, the editor in chief decides on the accepting/accepting with corrections/rejecting of the paper and communicates it to the corresponding author.

For the accepted papers, the authors should send a written statement, that should emphasize that all data and results are real and original, and the paper has not been previously published or submitted for publishing elsewhere. By submitting the manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the Publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article including reprints, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic documents, or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations.

Manuscripts that do not have attached the up-mentioned written statement signed by authors will not be published.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies.

Editors' responsibilities

The editor of the Journal of Engineering Studies and Research is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, the study’s validity, and its relevance to the journal's scope and other criteria as writing correct English, journal template arrangement. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered. The editor and any editorial member must not disclose any information about a submitted paper to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

Reviewers' responsibilities

The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Standards of objectivity Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors' responsibilities

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain enough detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release. The authors will submit only entirely original works and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited. In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts that have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.

References

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2020, 17 February). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Online at: (.pdf)