Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING STUDIES AND RESEARCH (JESR) is a peer-reviewed journal from Engineering Faculty, ”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, for publication of research regarding of technical aspects related with knowledge, education, and practice. It provides local, regional and global view on mentioned subjects of benefit to scholars, educators, students, practitioners, policy-makers and consultants. In the search for quality and accountability, our journal focuses on:

  1. Qualitative and quantitative of empirical and practical research articles;
  2. Refereed theoretical and conceptual articles;
  3. Refereed literature reviews;
  4. Refereed articles reporting methodological advances.

 

Paper submission and publication are free of charge.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Reviewing is an important step in the process of publishing a paper in our journal. It has two important functions: it acts as a filter to ensure that only quality researches are published and improves the quality of the researches submitted for publication.
The papers are subject to double blind peer review by members of the Scientific Board. The review process shall consider the following aspects: originality, structure, previous researches, language, ethical issues etc. Also, submissions are subject to verification of originality, using our existing anti-plagiarism software.
After assessment of the submission there is a final recommendation:
• rejected, because of its scientific quality, plagiarism report, or because of placement outside the scope of the journal;
• acceptance, with revision, specifying scientific deficiencies or other aspects that must be addressed;
• acceptance without revision.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Engineering Studies and Research publishes one volume per year into four numbers

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

International Data Bases

The papers published in the journal are indexed and abstracted in the following International Data Bases:

ProQuest CSA; VINITI; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); Index Copernicus; Academic Journals Database; EBSCO; Google Academic; Publons; ResearchGate; CiteFactor; ERIH PLUS; ROOTINDEXING - Root Society for Indexing and Impact Factor Service;
International Innovative Journal Impact Factor; Academic Resource Index – ResearchBib; Directory of Indexing and Impact Factor (DIIF); Electronic Journals Library; DRJI; MIAR, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); WordCat; International Scientific Index; General Impact Factor (GIF).

JESR in an Open Access Journal - the journal allow readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose (according to: BOAI Definition of Open Access).

The journal is also formally recognized by the Romanian Ministry of National Education, through its National University Research Council (CNCS).

 

Licensing policy

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal of Engineering Studies and Research

 

These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies.

 

Editors' responsibilities

The editor of 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’s 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 own 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.

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 which 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 own published work, it is the author’s obligation to 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:

http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf