Policy Document

Journal Policy Document for Journal of Applied Engineering & Technology 

  1. Frequency of Journal

The journal frequency of the journal is Bi-Annual.

  1. Submission Guidelines of Research Paper 
  1. The submitted paper by authors must strictly follow the double-blind review policy i.e. Authors’ details should not be appear in the paper at the submission for review.
  2. The submission has not considered and submitted for other journal before submitting to JAET.
  3. The submission should be in Doc File.
  4. Reference should be possibly included with DOI.
  5. The submission is template is available in download section.
  6. Once the paper goes in Review process can’t be withdrawn.
  7. If author(s) want to withdraw paper after 1st Review round then author(s) must pay the reviewers fee i.e. as per HEC policy.
  8. Maximum number of author can be up to six in the paper from June 2022 onwards
  9. There will be only one paper per issue by one author.
  10. The journal already utilizes the double-blind review process that adhere that author(s) identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa. It is the author responsibility to submitted paper without their information
  11. It is must for the corresponding author to submit all details of other authors over journal portal for metadata record
  12. Strictly flow the Journal Template.
  1. Review Process Approved
  1. Originality and Plagiarism policy 
  1. It is the author’s responsibility to make sure that he/she submitted an entire original work, given credit to other’s work, proper citations, to the works and other’s literature referred for their work.
  2. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable at all.
  3. The quotation marks should be used if author’s written as it other’s work
  4. As per HEC policy, in case the paper has a similarity index of more than 19%, it will be either rejected or left at the discretion of the Editorial Board for the purpose of conditional acceptance to reduce the level as per HEC policy
  5. Article Publication / Subscription (Charges)

* JAET has no Article Processing fees.

Please note that for papers published after 31st December 2021, an Article Processing Charges (APC) will apply.

Upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication, the author will be asked to pay mandatory charges.

For local Authors: PKR 10,000/- up to 6 pages. For more than 6 pages of a research article, each page will cost an additional charge of PKR 1,000/-.

For International Authors: US$100 up to 6 pages. For more than 6 pages of a research article, each page will cost an additional charge of USD 10.

  1. Subscription Charges

Annual Subscription: PKRs. 1,000 (In land)                                US $ 50 (International, by Air Mail)

Single Issue:                PKRs. 500 (In land)                                  US $ 25 (International, by Air Mail)

Payment mode and Process:

 Publication charges can be paid by Mobile/Account Transfer or through Bank Transfer.

The publication/processing charges can be sent directly to our bank account under intimation to us. For fee submission contact:  The relevant bank account details are as under:

  • Bank Transfer:

Account Title: Synergy Research Club (SMC-PVT) Ltd

Bank Name: Meezan Bank Ltd

Branch Name: Kunri Branch

Swift Code: MEZNPKKA

Account No. 98010104567286

IBAN: PK97 MEZN 0098 010104567286

Bank Address: Station Road, Kunri

Note: Please send proof of payment (Scanned copy of cheque /bank draft / online payment receipt etc.) through email; also for further information, contact: editor@jae-tech.com

It is stated that JAET receives the funding from Synergy Research Club (SMC-PVT) Ltd. For managing all the Journal Maintenance, Reviewer, Indexing, DOI and other charges are also paid by the mentioned organization.

  1. Ethical Guidelines
    1. Publication Ethics

Journal of Applied Engineering & Technology (JAET) is a peer-reviewed electronic international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the authors, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewers­­­­­. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. The parties in the publication must agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for publication. Journal of Applied Engineering & Technology (JAET) takes the responsibility of ethical publication and other publication responsibilities.

  1. Publication decisions

The chief editor and editorial board members of Journal of Applied Engineering & Technology (JAET) will be responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published on the basis of validation and quality of the work. The editors 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 manuscript quality, copyright and plagiarism issues.

  1. Fair play

The chief editor and editorial members at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

  1. Confidentiality

The chief editor and editorial members must not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, chief editor, as appropriate.

  1. Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Inside manuscript the unpublished matter revealed in the submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the precise written consent of the corresponding author.

  1. Duties of Reviewers

The reviewer’s will contribute in editorial decisions. Peer review supports the chief editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the corresponding author may also assist the corresponding author in enlightening the Manuscript quality. The selected reviewers may notify the editor for not involving in the review process, with the valid reason. The submitted manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the chief editor.

  1. Standards of Neutrality and Source Acknowledgement

Reviews should be conducted accurately without any private criticism of the corresponding author is inappropriate. Referees should precise their reviews evidently with supportive arguments. It is the responsibility of the reviewers that they should recognize relevant available work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement had been formerly reported or published should be cited by authors. A reviewer should acknowledge the editor about substantial similarity of manuscript submitted.

  1. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information, Comments or ideas attained via peer review must be reserved confidential and not recycled for any private advantage. Reviewers should deny to review the manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest in terms of collaboration, relationship with any of the authors, institute or company related to manuscripts.

  1. Editors and Referees

Our editors and referees are required to declare any conflicts of interest related to the manuscript they are requested to evaluate. To ensure transparent double-blind peer-review, the identities of authors are not disclosed to referees, and vice versa. Manuscript submission by the editor/associate editor or by any member of the editorial board is not allowed as per HEC policy guidelines for the research journals. 

  1. Authors

Authors are expected to adopt the general ethical standards in their research and writing, ensuring that:

  • The submitted work or any of its essential content has not been previously published in a refereed journal and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. To ensure this, the editors screen out the submissions using the anti-plagiarism software, i.e. Turnitin.com.
  • Published relevant material/work referred by the authors in their research must be properly cited as per AMA Manual of style formatting guidelines.
  • Mentioning and acknowledging the sources of funding and significant help is the ethical obligation of the authors. It must be explicitly mentioned under the heading of ‘Compliance with the Ethical Standards’ at the end of the manuscript.
  • Obtaining consent from the parties with vested interests is the ethical responsibility of the authors.

If a published paper or its essential content is found to have been published before or if any other unethical conduct by the authors is verified, the journal will take one or more of the following actions:

  • Publishing a notice
  • Retracting the paper
  • Preventing the corresponding author from publishing in JAET

Reporting the impropriety to the corresponding authors, co-authors, employer, head of the department (HOD), funding body, and HEC.

  1. Experimental Ethics

For studies involving human or animal subjects, the authors must attach Biosafety and Bioethical approval from relevant statutory bodies. Moreover, the author(s) must include a statement declaring adherence to animal research reporting standards where applicable. The authors must ensure informed consent of human participants/subjects where applicable.

  1. Complaints

SRC publishes corrections only when significant errors arise from author errors (Corrigenda) or editorial mistakes (Errata). If there is a serious complaint about a journal’s own procedures, the Editor-in-Chief will confer with the corresponding author and any relevant members of the editorial board in order to resolve the problem. The advisory board of JAET will be consulted if further guidance is required, and if the above procedures prove unacceptable, the matter will be referred for outside adjudication as per COPE guidelines.

  1. Guidelines for Editors
  2. The Editor of the research journal play an important role in research and publication standards. Publication of a paper in an HEC recognized journal is something symbolic of quality work of author(s) and the affiliated institution. The Editor is expected to perform the responsibility of marinating the journal quality and various stages starting from article submission to publish.  There are following responsibilities of journal’s Editor
  3. The Editor of the journal is responsible for:
  4. Maintain the quality of Journal by publishing quality work in journal
  5. Promotion of Journal freely under ethical, cultural and legal framework
  6. Establishing the integrity and credibility of the research and publication contributions
  7. Looking for recent fields and current topics in the fields
  8. Manage the ethical standards in publications.
  9. Some of the Best Practices are:
  10. Encourage the novel and innovative suggestion from authors, peer reviewers, board member and reader for enhancing journal quality
  11. Authentic the blind review process during submission and review
  12. Promote new and novel findings in the respective fields before publishing
  13. Follow and promote anti-plagiarism policies
  14. Educate authors for ethical publication and following the journal standard
  15. Implement the journal policy without changing the rules frequently.
  16. Formation of Editorial Board
  17. The Editorial Board member must be prominent scholar of the field and should promote the journal well
  18. The appointment of board member will be tenure based, however may be revised as per necessary requirement to meet journal quality
  19. The Editor should share the relevant information about journal policies, ethical standards, changes in journal policy and other challenges about journal’s information with board member in convenient way.
  20. The Editorial board member should main the journal publishing quality as HEC category is issued based on the quality of the paper published and it’s the responsibility of the board to approve such credible work that will enhance journal’s quality.
  21. The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible to manage Editorial Board Meetings. At least 2 per year. The proper record of meeting should be recorded.
  22. Editing and Formatting Guidelines
  23. The Editor should prepare clear guidelines about preparing and formatting of a paper and print the guidelines in each issue of the journal.
  24. The template should be approved from the board members
  25. Preferred reference styles are IEEE, APA, Chicago, MLA style and etc. should be declared as a policy decision
  26. The Review Process
  27. Details of Review process should be declare
  28. Editor should ensure that all the published paper goes from double blind review process, and atleast one of the reviewer should from outside country.
  29. The Editor should ensure the blind process from both authors and reviewers to meet the confidentiality and privacy.
  30. The Editor should disseminate the proper review information to the reviewers
  31. The review form should be shared with reviewers with proper guidelines.
  32. The Editor should ensure the timelines of process, nondiscrimination, and confidentiality.
  33. The Editor should disseminate the comments and all other information from reviewer to authors.
  34. The Editor should carefully check the correction and suggest for further improvement before acceptance.
  35. The database of the reviewers and experts should be maintain by the Editor.
  36. The expert should be selected and included from the discussion and mutual agreement of journal’s all Editorial rank officers.

All submitted manuscripts are reviewed through a 'double-blind' peer review process that means the identities of the authors are kept confidential from the reviewers, and vice versa.

To make this possible, anonymized versions of the manuscript are sent to referees. Submitted papers are first considered by the editor after submission. Papers that do not fall within the scope of the journal are 'desk-rejected'. In addition, papers that fail to meet a minimum threshold for quality and originality are also rejected without being sent out to the reviewers.

Papers passing through this initial editorial scrutiny are then typically sent out to minimum of two referees (one national and one international). ". If one or more of these turn down the invitation to provide a review, other referees will subsequently be appointed. Normally, at least two authoritative reviews are needed before the respective editor can make a decision as to whether to accept, reject, or ask for a 'revise and resubmit' of the submitted paper.

  1. Publication Decision
  2. The editor should only shortlist the papers have relevant to scope of journal without any personal bias
  3. After completing the review process, the submission of revised paper and assessing the quality and validation of the revised paper, the Editor-in-chief has a right to accept and reject the paper.
  4. The Editor-in-Chief decisions to accept or reject the paper should be on merit, academics standards and professional demand of the journal.
  5. The Editor-in-Chief should justify the reason of rejecting the paper. This may have due to

Failure to fall in journal scope

Insufficient depth of contents

Major errors in methods, results, format and etc.

Misconduct of conflicting factors due to plagiarism, copyright, legal, fake data, authorship issue.

  1. Establishing the Procedure for Appeal

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for proper mechanism for appeal launched against Rejection or Objection to publication causing harm to authors, or reviewers.

  1. Publishing Policy

JAET takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other breaches of ethical practices in publication very seriously. The rights of the authors are protected while investigating claims of plagiarism or any misuse of the published articles. In case an article is found to have plagiarized work or having third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or where the authorship of the article is contested, the journal reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the concern bodies or taking appropriate legal action. The author(s) are required to disclose conflict of interest if any, and that they must ensure attribution/acknowledgment/permission of the prior work.

  1. Publication Malpractice Statement

JAET follows the ethical guidelines for publication outlined by the COPE as well as the Higher Education Commission (HEC)of Pakistan. The authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere strictly to the publication ethics set forth by JAET

  1. Accessibility Policy and Open Access Statement

We are committed to continuously enhancing the accessibility of our published database to maximize readability without any interruption. We process all our articles through the Open Journal System (OJS) that automatically generates the files in ‘html’ and converts those that are not in the desired format, making our files easily accessible on the web to all kinds of users.

Open Access Statement

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial and commercial use and distribution in any medium are permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

  1. Authorship Policy
    1. Authorship Credit

Authorship credits may only be given to those who have made a substantial contribution in constructing the article. The corresponding author of the article holds the responsibility to give credits to the co-authors that are significantly involved in the work. Also, the corresponding author should make sure that all the co-authors have approved the final submission and ready-to-publish version of the article. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research should be acknowledged for their contribution in an "Acknowledgement" section.

  1. Changes in Authorship

The authors are fully responsible to provide the names of the authors upon submitting the article to the journal. Once the article is accepted for publication, any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of the authors’ names will not be entertained unless approved by the journal’s editor. To request such a change, the corresponding author must provide the journal’s editor with (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal, or rearrangement, along with the confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances and with considerable reason/s will the editor may consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the editor considers the request, the processing of the manuscript for publication will be put on hold. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests may not be entertained by the editor.

  1. Order of Authors

It is the responsibility of the authors to have a mutual agreement on the order of the authors before submitting the article to the journal. Any such disagreements must be ruled out before the submission.

  1. Guest Authorship

The “guest” author makes no significant contributions to the study, hence, does not qualify for authorship. The SRC journals do not allow the appearance of guest authorship on the articles.

  1. Anonymous Authorship

Because authorship should be transparent and requires public accountability, it is not appropriate to use pseudonyms or to publish scientific reports anonymously. In extremely rare cases, when the author can make a credible claim that attaching his or her name to the document could cause serious hardship (e.g., a threat to personal safety or loss of employment), a journal editor may decide to publish anonymous content.

  1. Acknowledgment

In the Acknowledgments section, authors may wish to include the names and contributions of those whose involvement in a study did not qualify them for authorship (because of the journal policy) but have contributed to the article in some way.

  1. Contributors

"Ghost" and/or "Guest" author phenomenon has been common in the traditional listing of research papers. This has been raising inappropriate authorship practice in which some individuals did not have an actual input in the experiment. For this, the journal highly recommends that only authors who have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript shall be listed individually in the submitted manuscript (including students and lab technicians).

  1. Duplicate Submission

Articles that are found to have been published elsewhere, or are under consideration for publishing elsewhere, will be considered as "duplicated" material. In case the author(s) have used their own previously published work (or work that is currently under review), they are asked to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions and adds value differently (from the previous work).

  1. Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations in order to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will be considered as a "citation manipulation"-containing material.

  1. Corrections and Retraction Policy

Authors who discover errors in articles they have published should have the corresponding author contact the journal’s editorial office with a detailed description of the correction that is needed. Corrigenda (corrections of author’s errors) and errata (corrections of publisher’s errors) will be published at no charge to the authors. Requests for corrections that affect the interpretation or conclusions of a published article will be reviewed by the editors.
An article may be retracted when the integrity of the published work is substantially undermined owing to errors in the conduct, analysis, and/or reporting of the study. Violation of publication or research ethics may also result in a study’s retraction. The original article is marked as retracted but a PDF version remains available to readers, and the retraction statement is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper. Retraction statements will typically include a statement of assent or dissent from the authors.
In exceptional circumstances, the editorial office reserves the right to remove an article from the journal’s online platforms. Such action may be taken when (i) the editorial office has been advised that content is defamatory, infringes a third party’s intellectual property right, right to privacy, or other legal rights, or is otherwise unlawful; (ii) a court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring removal of such content; (iii) content, if acted upon, would pose an immediate and serious risk to health. Removal may be temporary or permanent. Bibliographic metadata (e.g. title and authors) will be retained and will be accompanied by a statement explaining why the content has been removed.  

  1. Digital Archiving Policy

The journal is fully committed to storing the published material on digital archives to ensure that the articles will always be available to readers, even in the event of a publication being lost or discontinued. The best way to ensure that journal articles will always be accessible to readers is to deposit all published articles into a long-term digital preservation service or archive.

All SRC journals are digitally archived on PN Preservation Networks (LOCKSS) and Internet Archives on regular basis. The journal has further ensured that the metadata of all of its open access journals is compatible with all the well-known repository services and their digital crawlers may regularly collect it for record and preservation. Besides, the journal also assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to all its issues and the contents to facilitate reaching their permanent links on the internet. Moreover, the journal management system automatically self-archives the data on JAET servers regularly.

  1. Confidentiality Policy

The editors and the publication handling/managing staff keep all information about a submitted manuscript confidential and share it only with those involved in the evaluation, review, and publication processes as per the journal’s publication policy. The journal is operating through an automated journal management system to ensure a transparent double-blind peer review process as well as the confidentiality of the information. The Editors should consider adding a confidentiality notice to all correspondence, including reviewer forms, to serve as a reminder to authors, editors, and reviewers.

  1. Conflict of Interests Policy

A Declaration of Conflicting Interests policy refers to a formal policy a journal may have to require a conflict of interest statement or conflict of interest disclosure from a submitting or publishing author.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) states in its Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (2003) that: “Conflicts of interest arise when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests that are not fully apparent and that may influence their judgments on what is published. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived.”

Many scholars, researchers, and professionals may have potential conflicts of interest that could have an effect on or could be seen to have an effect on their research. As a result, the journal requires a formal declaration of conflicting interests enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated published article.

A potential conflict of interest may arise from relationships, allegiances, or hostilities to particular groups, organizations, or interests, which may influence one’s judgments or actions excessively. The issue is particularly sensitive when such interests are private and/or may result in personal gain. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are evaluated fairly and are not necessarily rejected when any competing interests are declared. 

Examples of conflicts of interest might include the following, although it is not an exhaustive list:

Having received fees for consulting.

Having received research funding.

Having been employed by a related company.

Holding stocks or shares in a company that might be affected by the publication of your paper.

Having received funds reimbursing you for attending a related symposium, or talk.

 If there are other interests that the reasonable reader might feel have affected your research you may also wish to declare them. (Please note that it is not expected that details of financial arrangements be disclosed when a competing interest is declared.)

  1. Conflict of interests

Upon identification of any conflict of interest, the editors may require more information from the author that may include the following:

Acknowledgment of financial support/sponsorship in their contribution.

Any commercial or financial involvements that might present an appearance of a conflict of interest related to the contribution are disclosed in a covering letter accompanying the contribution and all such potential conflicts of interest will be discussed with the editor as to whether disclosure of this information with the published contribution is to be made in the journal.

If they have signed an agreement with any sponsor of the research reported in the Contribution that prevents you from publishing both positive and negative results or that forbids you from publishing this research without prior approval of the sponsor. If they have checked the manuscript submission guidelines to ensure whether the journal requires a Declaration of Conflicting Interests and have complied with the requirements specified where such a policy exists.

Authors are required to fill and sign the Copyright and Author Consent Form upon submitting the manuscript.

  1. Editor obligations regarding conflicting interests

The same obligations equally apply to the editors or guest editors writing an editorial for the journal. When you are submitting or publishing your article in a journal that requires you to make a Declaration of Conflicting Interests, please include such a declaration at the end of your manuscript after any Acknowledgements and prior to the Funding Acknowledgement, Notes (if relevant), and References, under the heading 'Declaration of Conflicting Interest'. If no conflict exists, please state that 'The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest'.

 *Please note, a Conflict of Interest Statement will not appear in journals that do not require a declaration of conflicting interests. Where a declaration is required the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article have with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

  1. Privacy Policy

The journal respects the privacy and ensures that the personal information of the author(s) is protected in line with the intellectual property and copyrights Ordinance 1962 and is applicable to all personal information of users who are using services through the website. This privacy policy excludes information provided to the staff of JAET and public information. Our journal highly encourages research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, transparency, and integrity (e.g. reporting standards, conflicts of interest, research funding, appeals, and complaints. The journal’s privacy policy aligns with the Committee on Public Ethics (COPE) code of conduct. We collect personal information to communicate with you, to collect feedback about services, to inform you about the latest news and events related to the journal. We collect personal information such as name, email addresses, academic qualifications, professional affiliations, address, contact number, city, state, and country of residence, and information that user voluntarily provide through various forms given on the website. For browsing, viewing, and downloading articles on this website user is not required to provide any personal information. The journal’s website users may opt for not sharing personal information i.e. quit using the Website. Some services compulsorily require submitting personal information. For example, an author's name is required when submitting a manuscript. The journal never shares personal information of site users collected on this website and retains personal information as long as it is relevant to our purpose or until you request to remove your information from your database. If any user wants to remove his/her personal information, he/she may contact at “Contact Us” page. The JAET may require no personal information which might include your gender, zip code, date of birth, education, occupation, financial information, and interests. The journal uses your information to improve the quality of products and services, to keep our users up-to-date. We may combine personal information with other information when required. You agree to the terms and conditions of the privacy policy by using the website. We may make changes in the privacy policy in the case of exceptional circumstances. We recommend that to check the privacy statement regularly to keep you updated about such changes. You have to exit the site immediately if you don’t agree to any terms and conditions of the privacy statement.

  1. Anti-plagiarism and Anti-predatory Procedures

It is the journal’s editorial policy to welcome the original work that is not under consideration for any other publication at the same time. All authors are obliged to be aware of the importance of presenting content that is based on their own research and expressed in their own words. Plagiarism is considered to be bad practice and unethical. As per the part of the journal’s Copyrights Policy, originality guidelines are designed to assist authors in understanding acceptable and unacceptable practices. Our approach is specifically aimed at promoting and protecting authors' work. The Peer Review Process ensures quality and is in accordance with the policy of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The following types of plagiarism should be avoided:

Verbatim copying - Verbatim copying of more than 10% or 15% (or a significant passage or section of text) of another person's work without acknowledgment, references, or the use of quotation marks.

Paraphrasing - Improper paraphrasing of another person's work is where more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of text has been changed or sentences have been rearranged without appropriate attribution. Significant improper paraphrasing (more than 10% of work) without appropriate attribution is treated as seriously as verbatim copying.

Re-using parts of a work without attribution - Re-use of elements of other person's work, for example, a figure, a table, or a paragraph without acknowledgment, references, or the use of quotation marks. It is incumbent on the author to obtain the necessary permission to reuse elements of another person's work from the copyright holder.

Self-plagiarism – It is required that all authors sign a copyright form that clearly states that their submitted work has not been published previously. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication, including any JAET publication, the author is required to acknowledge the earlier work and indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work. Verbatim copying of the author's own work and paraphrasing is not acceptable and we recommend that research should only be reused to support new conclusion. We recommend that authors cite all previous stages of publication and presentation of their ideas that have culminated in the final work, including conference papers, workshop presentations, and listserv communications. This will ensure that a complete record of all communication relating to the work is documented.

Republication of original work – Only original and innovative work is published in the journal with a small number of exceptions only. These exceptions include conference papers, archival papers that are republished in special issues and at the discretion of the editor. The original work is fully and correctly attributed and permission from the appropriate copyright holder is obtained. Besides, it is the author’s obligation to mention any facts in this regard in compliance with an ethical standard statement at the end of the manuscript.

Attribution - References to other publications must be in the AMA manual of style. All references should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. You should include all author names and initials and give any journal title in full.

Handling allegations of plagiarism – The journal seeks to uphold academic integrity and to protect authors' rights and to ensure this, the editors take all cases of plagiarism very seriously. The editors are also aware of the potential impact of an allegation of plagiarism that can ruin a researcher's career.







Therefore, they have procedures in place to deal with alleged cases of plagiarism. In order to take an unbiased approach, they investigate each case thoroughly, seeking clarification from all affected parties.

This journal is an academic publication and uses software such as Turnitin.com to get help when an alleged case of plagiarism is brought to the attention. If the editors are approached by a third party with an allegation of plagiarism, they would always seek a response from the author(s)/contributors or copyright holder(s) before deciding on a course of action. Their decisions will be unbiased and objective as well not influenced by other parties. The journal is not obliged to discuss individual cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties. We reserve the right not to proceed further with a case if the complainant presents a false name or affiliation or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner towards the journal editors and staff.

  1. Prior Publication

If the submitted manuscript or its significant part has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in the journal. However, for abstracts and posters presented at conferences, the authors are responsible to inform the editor and acknowledge the first source of publication. Articles that have been presented at a conference but not published by the conference organizers may also be considered. The author should confirm that they have not granted the conference organizers a license to the work; if the author retains all the rights in the work, the journal editor may consider the article for publication based on the fact that articles presented at a conference are unlikely to be the same or substantially the same version as that being accepted by the journal. 

In all cases, the author should disclose any prior publication or distribution to the editor and ensure appropriate attribution to the prior distribution and/or publication of the material.

  1. Informed Consent Policy

Authors are responsible to make the subjects aware of data protection regarding any personal data and confidentiality. 

The authors need to check the specific biobank/biorepository policies or any other type of data provider policies to ensure non-bio research.

Authors must obtain consent regarding the already available data and/or biological material, if applicable. For all research involving human subjects, the author(s) must obtain freely-given informed consent to participate in the study from participants (or their parents or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.

For studies involving vulnerable groups where there is the potential for coercion or where consent may not have been fully informed, extra care may be taken by the editor and may be referred to the Advisory/Editorial board.

Authors should make sure to also seek consent from individuals to publish their data prior to submitting their paper to a journal. This is in particular applicable to case studies.

A structured ‘Declaration’ (funding, conflict of interest/competing interests, Ethical approval, consent, data and/or code availability, and authors’ contribution statements) should be included in the manuscript before the ‘Reference’ section. 

  1. Advertisement Policy

The journal does not accept or publish any advertisements.

  1. Copyright Policy

SRC follows an open-access publishing policy and full text of all articles is available free, immediately upon acceptance. Articles are published and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Thus, work submitted to the journal implies that it is original, unpublished work of the authors; neither published previously nor accepted/under consideration for publication elsewhere.

On acceptance of a manuscript for publication, a corresponding author on the behalf of all co-authors of the manuscript will sign and submit a completed Copyright Form. The journal clearly mentions the copyright of the authors on the metadata of the article.
Authors will be responsible for any information written/informed/reported in the submitted manuscript.

Although we do not require authors to submit the data collection documents and coded sheets used to do quantitative or qualitative analysis, we may request it at any time during the publication process, including after the article has been published. It is the author's responsibility to obtain signed permission from the copyright holder to use and reproduce text, illustrations, tables, etc., published previously in other journals, electronic or print media. Conflict of interest statements will be published at the end of the article. Authors are required to disclose any sponsorship or funding received from any institution relating to their research. The editor(s) will determine what disclosures, if any, should be available to the readers. Authors are not permitted to post the work on any website/blog/forum/board or at any other place, by any means, from the time such work is submitted to JAET until a final decision on the paper has been given to them. In case a paper is accepted for publication, the authors may not post the work in its entirety on any platforms till the paper is formerly published by SRC.  The authors may however post the title, author's names and their affiliations and abstract, with the following statement on the first page of the paper - "The manuscript has been accepted for publication in JAET. After the publication of the article, it may be posted anywhere with full journal citation included.

  1. Brief Summary of the License Agreement

Under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under CC-by 4.0 you are free to:

Share — In any medium or format copy or redistribute the material
Adapt —transform, remix, and build upon the material for any purpose even commercially. Under the following terms:

Attribution — Give proper credit, a link to the licensing body, and specify the changes that were made. In a logical way, you can do so, but it does not depict that the licenser endorses you or your use.
No additional restrictions — Avoid using technological measures or legal terms that legally restrains other from doing anything that license allow.

  1. Author E-prints


JAET supports a range of policies to benefit the authors, with respect to providing them with an e-print. E-prints are sent out automatically to the corresponding author of articles published ahead of print and in print issues. A link is provided allowing the author to download the article directly from the JAET website and forward the link to their co-authors.

Policies are Well Approved and Documented and available with Journal's Chief Editor. Policies are Published here in order to aware the authors, reviewers, editor, and all stakeholders of the working mechanism and their respective roles and responsibilities of  JAET.