Publishing Ethics

Publishing Ethics

International Journal of Synergy in Engineering and Technology (IJSET) will ensure the high standards of publication ethics. The publication malpractice is strictly prohibited by all possible means. It is our responsibility is to publish original work that has impact to the intellectual community. We expect honesty, originality and fair dealing on the part of authors. The publication of an article in International Journal of Synergy in Engineering and Technology (IJSET) is a peer-reviewed journal and we expect fairness, objectivity and confidentiality on the part of editors and reviewers are among the critical values that enable us to achieve our goal. Peer review in all its form plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the journal editor, the publisher, the peer reviewer, the author and the society.

 

Editorial Board Responsibilities

Publication decisions

The decision of accepting the articles submitted to the journal to be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The evaluation of the manuscripts is based on the intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

Editor and the team must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by editor and the team without the written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

The editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society).

 

Reviewer Responsibilities

Contribution to Editorial Decision

The reviewers through peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.

Promptness

Any selected referee who feels inadequately qualified to review the assigned manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself or herself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Reviewers must treat the received manuscript as confidential document. The manuscript must not be shown 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.

Acknowledgement of Source

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should also should notify the editor if there is any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The reviewers must treat privileged information or ideas obtained through review process as confidential and they should not use this information for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider to review 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 connected to the manuscripts.

 

Authors Responsibilities 

Reporting Standards

Authors should report their research work accurately, clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should provide sufficient details on the method and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of Sources

All authors should disclose the sources of funding for the research reported in the manuscript.

Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should cite properly. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

Authorship of the Paper

Authors should ensure that authorship is limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research works and reporting. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

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 cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Archiving

The Journal of International Journal of Synergy in Engineering and Technology is published online with a frequency of two (2) issues per year. Besides that, special issues of IJSET will be published non-periodically from time to time.

 

Publisher

UC TATI as the publisher is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, UC TATI will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, UC TATI will work closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions--and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.