Publication Ethics

Journal of Engineering Advancements (JEA) is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal which is published by SciEn Publishing Group (SciEn PG). We intend to promote open access research and to disseminate knowledge widely through scholarly publishing. JEA’s mission is to publish quality research articles in the field of Applied Science and Engineering by rigorous peer review process while keeping the access immediately free to all. SciEn PG is committed to follow highest standard of publication ethics. Publication malpractice is prohibited in all stages of publication of a manuscript. Although we are not a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) yet, but we follow the codes of conduct as well as the international standards recognized by the COPE. Therefore, it is obligatory for authors, reviewers and editors to follow the standards of ethical guidelines. A summary of our strategic prospects of editors, reviewers, and authors is given below.

Author Contributions

During the submission of a manuscript, corresponding author agrees to the term that all the authors have significantly contributed to the manuscript. Inappropriate addition or subtraction of an author is highly discouraged for the publication in the Journal of Engineering Advancements. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility that all the authors have contributed to the manuscript.

Changes to Authorship

Corresponding author is requested to carefully consider the author contributions and order of authors before submitting a manuscript. Authorship cannot be changed once a paper is accepted. Corresponding author may request the Editor-in-Chief to add/subtract or changes in order of authors before the acceptance of a manuscript and in that case, a written statement from all the authors must be submitted.

Conflicts of Interest

On behalf of all the authors, corresponding author should declare any conflict of personal or financial relationships with any person or organization that may inappropriately influence their work. If no conflict of interest present, the author should check the “There is no conflict of interest” box.

Data and Reproducibility

All authors are requested to strictly follow the specific standards (ASTM, ISO, BS etc.) during their experiments so that the data can be reproduced. Authors should retain their raw data at least 5 years after the publication of their manuscript and be willing to share the data for editorial review.

Similarity Check

All the submitted papers undergoe a similarity check by Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate and if a paper has significant amount of similarity the paper is sent back to authors for revision without sending for review.

Allegations of Misconduct

If a potential misconduct occurs, the concerned person should email directly to the Editor-in-Chief expressing their concern. The Editor-in-Chief will investigate the allegation(s) with the help of relevant editor and corresponding author of the specific paper. If there is a misconduct found, the Editor-in-Chief will take decision based on the degree of misconduct. If minor issue is found which does not significantly affect the results or findings of the paper, a correction will be published stating the reason and will link to original paper (updated). If a major misconduct is found which may significantly affect the results and findings of the paper or it is proved that the authors have manipulated or fabricated the data, that paper will be completely removed from the journal and all the databases. The Editor-in-Chief will email the outcome of the investigation to the person who raised the concern of potential misconduct and the corresponding author of that paper.