Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Applied Research in Technology & Engineering (JARTE) is an open access international scientific journal that publishes applied research peer-reviewed articles in English twice a year. Contributions should promote practical and real-world case studies but also theoretical research in order to provide solutions to engineering and technology challenges in the areas of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Textile Engineering. The journal provides in-depth coverage of cutting-edge of the latest and ground-breaking applied research in the corresponding areas. The journal is committed to publishing quality refereed applied research papers and review papers that contribute to advance knowledge in engineering and technology solutions.

JARTE covers applied and theoretical research contributions in the following areas:  

   - Chemical Engineering

   - Electrical Engineering

   - Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering

   - Materials Engineering

   - Textile Engineering

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

All research articles published in this journal have undergone a rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees, with a double-blind peer review system.

Process comprises the following stages:

  1. Reviewers will have an active academic profile in the field of research and have previously been registered in the journal platform indicating the specific field of research (by keywords) and their academic status. The reviewers will have different academic affiliations among themselves, in addition to being affiliated with a different institution than the authors. The editors of the journal will select the reviewers.

  2. The valuation report of the reviewers will affect the interest of the article, its contribution to the knowledge of the topic, the developments made, right relations established, developed critical judgment, managed bibliographic references, the correct structure and wording, etc., indicating recommendations, if any, for possible improvement. The expected time to perform a review of the article is roughly one month.

  3. According to the recommendations of the reviewers, the authors will receive an evaluation result, taking into consideration four options: accepted submission, revisions required, resubmit for review and decline submission. In addition, authors will receive observations and comments from the reviewers or editors. The editor will be responsible for determining if a revised manuscript meets the revisions requested. If the editor determines that a revised manuscript fails to adhere the requirements of the review the editor may reject the review or request additional reviews.

  4. If the manuscript has been accepted with revisions, authors should resubmit a new version of the article, meeting the demands and suggestions of the referees within the deadlines imposed by the production schedule. If the author is unwilling or unable to revise the manuscript, it will not be published, and the author may withdraw the manuscript. If the article is not modified, and no activity is recorded in the item, during more than a year, the editor will archive the submission.

  5. Depending on the degree of compliance with the changes requested, the Editor will rule on whether or not publishing the article and the decision will be communicated to the author. The manuscript will be, therefore, scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue.

The whole process described will be conducted through the Open Journal System Platform (OJS) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, in the categories of author or reviewer user.

 

Timing of publication

Editors of JARTE aim to ensure timely peer review and publication for papers they receive, especially where, to the extent that this can be predicted, findings may have important implications. Authors should be aware that priority publication is most likely for papers that, as judged by the journal's editorial staff, may have important implications. The timing of publication may also be influenced by themed issues or if editors group submissions on a similar topic which, inevitably, prevents them from being published in the order that articles were accepted.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Applied Research in Technology & Engineering publishes twice a year, January and July

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate and unrestricted free access to all its content.

JARTE journal does not have either article submission charges or article processing charges (APCs).

 

Ethic and best practices

These Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics have been written to offer authors a framework for developing and implementing their own publication ethics policies and systems. Editors from Journal of Applied Research in Engineering Technology & Engineering (JARTE) trust peer reviewers to provide fair assessments, authors trust editors to select appropriate peer reviewers, and readers put their trust in the peer-review process. Editors from JARTE believe good decisions and strong editorial processes designed to manage these interests will foster a sustainable and efficient publishing system, which will benefit academic societies, journal editors, authors, research funders, readers, and publishers. Good publication practices do not develop by chance and will become established only if they are actively promoted.

Basic aspects of transparency

Readers have a right to know who funded a research project or the publication of a document. Research funders should be listed on all research papers. Funding for any type of publication, for example, by a commercial company, charity or government department, should be stated within the publication. Other sources of support for publications should be clearly identified in the manuscript, usually in an acknowledgment.

Authors of the papers

The list of authors should accurately reflect who did the work. All published work should be attributed to one or more authors. JARTE instructions for authors explain the concepts of academic authorship, setting out which contributions do and do not qualify for authorship. The editors of JARTE ask for a declaration that all authors meet the journal's criteria for authorship and that nobody who meets these criteria has been omitted from the list. If an authorship dispute emerges after publication (for example, somebody contacts the editor claiming they should have been an author of a published paper or requesting that their name be withdrawn from a paper), the editors of JARTE contact the corresponding author and, where possible, the other authors to establish the veracity of the case.

Publication of papers that have not been published before

JARTE considers only work that has not been published elsewhere. One reason for this is that the scientific literature can be skewed by redundant publication, with important consequences, for example, if results are inadvertently included more than once into meta-analyses. JARTE asks authors for a declaration that the submitted work and its essential substance have not previously been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere (Authors Guidelines). If a primary research report is published and later found to be redundant (i.e. has been published before), the editor contacts the authors and considers publishing a notice of redundant publication. The editors of JARTE have a right to demand original work and to question authors about whether opinion pieces (for example, editorials, letters, non-systematic reviews) have been published before.

Promoting research integrity

Research misconduct

If the editors of JARTE suspect research misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism), they should attempt to ensure that this is properly investigated by the appropriate authorities. Peer review sometimes reveals suspicion of misconduct. If peer reviewers raise concerns of serious misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification, inappropriate image manipulation, or plagiarism), these should be taken seriously. However, authors have a right to respond to such allegations and for investigations to be carried out with appropriate speed and due diligence.

Protecting the rights of research participants/subjects

Editors of JARTE create publication policies that promote ethical and responsible research practices. The editors seek assurances that studies have been approved by relevant bodies. If human participants were involved, manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and appropriate informed consent of each. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt whether appropriate procedures have been followed. If a paper has been submitted from a country where there is no ethics committee, institutional review board, or similar review and approval, editors should use their own experience to judge whether the paper should be published. If the decision is made to publish a paper under these circumstances a short statement should be included to explain the situation. In the majority of cases, editors should only consider publishing information and images from individual participants where the authors have obtained the individual's explicit consent.

Respecting cultures and heritage

Editors of JARTE exercise sensitivity when publishing images of objects that might have cultural significance or cause offence (for example, Australian aboriginal remains held in museums, religious texts, historical events).

Informing readers about research and publication misconduct

Editors inform readers if ethical breaches have occurred. JARTE publishes corrections (errata) when errors could affect the interpretation of data or information, whatever the cause of the error (i.e. arising from author errors or from editorial mishaps). Likewise, JARTE publishes ‘retractions’ if work is proven to be fraudulent, or ‘expressions of concern’ if editors have well-founded suspicions of misconduct. The title of the erratum, retraction, or expression of concern includes the words ‘Erratum’, ‘Retraction’, or ‘Expression of concern’. It is published on a numbered page (print and electronic) and should be listed in the journal's table of contents. It enables the reader to identify and understand the correction in context with the errors made, or explains why the article is being retracted, or explains the editor's concerns about the contents of the article. It is linked electronically with the original electronic publication.

Peer-review systems

Editors of JARTE have a responsibility for ensuring the peer-review process is fair and should aim to minimize bias. Editors have chosen a peer-review system that best suits JARTE. Our system is a blind peer review process. The material that has not been peer reviewed is clearly identified. If discussions between an author, editor, and peer reviewer have taken place in confidence, they remain in confidence unless explicit consent has been given by all parties or there are exceptional circumstances. Editors or board members are never involved in editorial decisions about their own work. We do not consider original research papers from editors of the journal.

Peer reviewer selection and performance

Editors of JARTE have a responsibility to ensure a high standard of objective, unbiased, and timely peer review. Editors monitor the performance of peer reviewers/editorial board members and record the quality and timeliness of their reviews. Peer reviewers who repeatedly produce poor quality, tardy, abusive or unconstructive reviews are not used again. Editors of JARTE encourage peer reviewers to identify if they have a conflict of interest with the material they are being asked to review, and editors ask that peer reviewers decline invitations requesting peer review where any circumstances might prevent them producing fair peer review.

Appeals

Authors have a right to appeal editorial decisions. JARTE establishes a mechanism for authors to appeal peer review decisions. Editors mediate all exchanges between authors and peer reviewers during the peer-review process. If agreement cannot be reached, editors consider inviting comments from additional peer reviewer(s), if the editor feels that this would be helpful. All the files related to each paper to avoid academic misconduct are kept properly at Polipapers platform (OJS) including author submission, review decision form, and the copyright form.  

Conflicts of interest

Editors, authors, and peer reviewers have a responsibility to disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively. These include relevant financial (for example, patent ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fees), personal, political, intellectual, or religious interests. The editors of JARTE require statements about conflicts of interest from authors. Editors should explain that these statements should provide information about financial (for example, patent ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fees), personal, political, intellectual, or religious interests relevant to the area of research or discussion.

Editorial independence

Editorial independence is respected. Journal publishers do not interfere with editorial decisions. The relationship between the editor and the journal publisher is set out in a formal contract and an appeal mechanism for disputes is established. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, as the publisher of JARE, works with the journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: editorial independence; research ethics(including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for research in social sciences); authorship; transparency and integrity (conflicts of interest, research funding, reporting standards); peer review (for further information concerning responsibilities in relation to peer review process.

Accuracy

The editors of JARTE have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy of the material they publish. JARTE encourages authors and readers to inform them if they discover errors in published work. We publish corrections if errors are discovered that could affect the interpretation of data or information presented in an article. Corrections arising from errors within an article (by authors or journals) are distinguishable from retractions and statements of concern relating to misconduct.

Academic debate

JARTE encourages academic debate. JARTE encourages correspondence commenting on published items and should always invite authors to respond to any correspondence before publication. However, authors do not have a right to veto unfavourable comments about their work and they may choose not to respond to criticisms.

Responsible publication practices

Editors of JARTE pursue cases of suspected misconduct that become apparent during the peer-review and publication processes. In instances of confirmed misconduct, editors may consider imposing sanctions on the authors at fault for a period of time. Sanctions must be applied consistently. Before imposing sanctions, editors formally define the conditions in which they will apply (and remove) sanctions, and the processes they will use to do this.

Plagiarism and copyright

JARTE editors and readers have a right to expect that submitted work is the author's own, that it has not been plagiarized (i.e. taken from other authors without permission, if permission is required) and that copyright has not been breached (for example, if figures or tables are reproduced). We ask authors to declare that the work reported is their own and that they are the copyright owner. Papers are revised with Similarity Check to avoid plagiarism. In case of plagiarism, the author could state the situation through the e-mail: jare@epsa.upv.es.

Protecting intellectual property

JARTE authors have a right to protect their intellectual property. JARTE licenses content from authors, they have the copyright of their papers. The authors may transfer the copyright from their papers to the editors of JARTE.

Peer reviewer conduct and intellectual property

Authors are entitled to expect that peer reviewers or other individuals privy to the work an author submits to JARTE will not steal their research ideas or plagiarize their work. JARTE explains to peer reviewers that material is in confidence until it has not been published. Editors of JARTE protect peer reviewers from authors and, even if peer reviewer identities are revealed, should discourage authors from contacting peer reviewers directly, especially if misconduct is suspected.

 

Interoperability protocol

The Journal of Applied Research in Technology & Engineering is accessible through the OAI-PMH protocol (Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) based on the Dublin Core scheme, for its metadata transmission over internet.

https://polipapers.upv.es/index.php/JARTE/oai



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