ETHICS & MALPRACTICE
IJEEAS Publication Ethics
IJEEAS is committed to ensuring the publication process follows specific academic ethics. Hence, Authors, Reviewers, and Editors are required to conform to the ethical standards of publication.
The Authors should discuss the significance of the research work, technical details, and relevant references objectively to enable others to replicate the experiments. IJEEAS does not accept fraudulent or inaccurate statements that may attribute to unethical conduct. Authors should ensure the originality of their works. In cases where the work and/or words of others are used, appropriate acknowledgments should be made. IJEEAS does not accept plagiarism in all forms, leading to the unethical publishing of an article. Manuscripts found to be plagiarised from another author's manuscript, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected, and the authors may face sanctions. Any articles that have been published may need to be corrected or retracted. Unethical publishing also includes simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal. The corresponding author is responsible for the full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.
IJEEAS treats manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. Therefore, the Reviewers must ensure confidentiality and should not use privileged information and/or ideas obtained through peer review for personal advantage. The reviews should be conducted based on academic merit and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments. In cases where the selected Reviewer feels unqualified to review a manuscript or unable to be objective, the Reviewer should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process within TWO (2) weeks from the review offer. In any reasonable circumstances, the Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts if they have conflicts of interest (i.e.: competitive, collaborative, and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated with the papers).
The Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively based on their academic merit without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The Editors shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. Unless otherwise agreed with the relevant authors and reviewers, the Editors must protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with the reviewers. IJEEAS strictly does not allow editors to use unpublished information of authors without the written consent of the authors. The Editors are required to take appropriate responsive actions if ethical complaints are raised regarding the submitted manuscript or published paper. When presented with compelling evidence of misconduct, the Editors should work with the publisher to arrange for the prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or any other modification to the record, as applicable.
Peer Review Process
Publication is twice a year and all submissions will be peer-reviewed by the local and international experts in each field. Publication of the selected manuscripts is free of charge (FOC) with no article processing/submission charges. The articles published by this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. IJEEAS is planning to have its publication indexed in the highly reputable indexing entities in the near future.
In order to cofirm the validity of the work reported, the article is reviewed by at least two reviewers who are chosen from our panel of experts in their respective fields. In case of conflicting review between two reviewers, the third reviewer will be assigned to conclude the review process. The review process uses double-blind review in which the identity of both authors and reviewers are concealed. IJEEAS utilizes Open Journal System (OJS) for paper submission and for tracking the progress of a submitted article.
The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation regarding the publication of the article based on the following categories:
- Accept submission: The article is accepted for publication by the IJEEAS. Minimal revisions are required by the authors to ensure that the article is ready for publication.
- Revisions required: The article is accepted for publication by the IJEEAS, but the authors must first address several issues regarding its content and / or structure before it is ready for publication.
- Resubmit for review: The article needs substantial revision of its content and / or its structure and the article cannot be accepted for publication presently. However, because the article shows promise, the authors should revise the entry and then resubmit it to the IJEEAS for reconsideration.*
- Decline submission: The article is not accepted for publication. The article’s purpose, content, and/ or use of research are not appropriate for the IJEEAS.
The reviewers’ decision, along with their recommendations and reports, will be forwarded to the authors as quickly as possible.