Usak University Journal of Engineering Sciences (UUJES) evaluates and publishes original research within wide scope of principle and/or interdisciplinary engineering branches in accordance with the ethical duties and responsibilities determined according to the guide and policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The ethical responsibilities and duties of publisher, editors, reviewers and authors are as follows:
- UUJES provides open and free access to the papers published in the journal on its website.
- The publisher acknowledges that the editors are responsible for all processes of the manuscripts submitted to UUJES.
- The Publisher and the Journal do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its publishing programs, services and activities.
- The publisher protects the copyright of the authors of the papers published in UUJES and archives the papers on its website.
- Unethical issues like plagiarism and deliberative inaccurate statements are not acceptable. All articles submitted to the journal are checked for plagiarism with plagiarism detection software program.
-Disclosure and conflicts of interest:
Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Editors will recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers; instead, they will ask another member of the editorial staff to consider the manuscript.
Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
-Fair play and editorial independence:
Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may seek advice from other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
-Contribution to editorial decisions:
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 manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
-Standards of objectivity:
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
-Disclosure and conflict of interest:
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 with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
- Authors submitting a research article should provide appropriate and original results and discussions about its significance. A review and other types of article should also be concrete and not subjective.
- A paper should be written in sufficient detail with inclusion of adequate references. Proper citations of other publications must be done and necessary acknowledgement should be made in the reported work.
- All the funding sources must be mentioned in the acknowledgement part of the manuscript.
- An author should not submit the same manuscript partially (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint) or completely to more than one journal. This kind of behavior is unethical and is not accepted by the journal.
- All authors are responsible from all part of the manuscript.
- If the manuscript includes the use of animal or human subjects, necessary documents like approval of appropriate institutional committee(s) and a statement about it should be provided by the author.
- Drastic changes like enhancement, movement, removal or introduction of a feature is not acceptable for the images. These kinds of changes are accepted as unethical and necessary precautions will be taken.
An international scientific e-journal published by the University of Usak