PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Journal of Research and Applications in Mechanical Engineering (JRAME) focuses on the highest possible ethical standards of publication practice.
As Editors of JRAME:
- Editors should review all submitted manuscripts to ensure the state-of-the-art and quality of the published manuscripts.
- Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions on all submitted manuscripts which are independent from commercial consideration.
- Editors should monitor and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process.
- Editors should adopt editorial policies to promote maximum transparency, completed and honest reporting.
- Editors should protect the integrity of the published records by issuing corrections and retractions when needed.
- Editors should pursue suspected and/or alleged works as well as reviewer, editorial and publication misconduct.
- Editors should state all JRAME expectations to peer reviewers and authors.
- Editors should maintain appropriate policies to handle editorial conflicts of interest.
As Authors of JRAME:
- The submitted manuscripts should focus on ethical and responsible manners.
- The submitted manuscripts should comply with all relevant legislation.
- Authors should present their results clearly and honestly.
- Authors should present their results without illegal, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
- Authors should follow publication requirements.
- Authors should submit their original works which are not plagiarized and/or have not been published elsewhere.
- Authors should state funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest.
As Reviewers of JRAME:
- Reviewers should provide prompt manuscript feedbacks to the Editors of JRAME.
- Reviewers should keep information of all reviewed manuscripts confidentially.
- Reviewers should pursue suspected and/or alleged works as well as publication misconduct.
- Reviewers should report reasons and possible conflicts of interest which relate to the reviewed manuscripts and their authors.
- Reviewers should mention possible plagiarism if authors misplace and/or fail to indicate relating publications including their own.
- Reviewers should provide review decisions and comments clearly using supportive statements.
- Reviewers should inform the Editors of JRAME if the reviewers do not have the expertise on the reviewed manuscripts.