- Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of ALKEJ is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011)
- Duties of editors
Review of Manuscripts: Editor checks originality of manuscript, then the manuscripts forwarded to the three reviewers who review regardless citizenship, sex, gender of the authors. Only the content of manuscript is used to evaluate it and decided if manuscript can be published or not.
Confidentiality: All information that are related with to the submitted manuscript must be secret and it can be disclosed only to the authors
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors can send their manuscripts to the journal with fully transparency process without any effect on decision. Editors cannot use the content of any unpublished submitted manuscript to journal unless take permission at first form the authors.
- Duties of authors
Originality: Authors must ensure that their submitted manuscripts are entirely original works.
Concurrent Publications: it’s not allowed to the authors to submit the manuscript to more than one journal at the same time.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution in the work, analysis, design or interpretation of the reported study. Authorship of manuscript are listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
Errors in Published Works: if the author(s) find a significant error in submitted manuscript, then the author(s) must be inform the editor by submitting report that explain in details the type of the error.
Withdrawal of Manuscript: The Manuscript can’t be withdrawn once it reviewed.
conflict of interest: any financial or substantive conflicts of interest that may be effect on decision must be disclosed by writing a statement to the editor and explain in details the conflicts of interest.
- Duties of reviewers
Confidentiality: all information submitted by authors should be kept secret. And all received manuscripts for reviewing must be considered as confidential documents. Only persons who authorized by the editor can be show these documents or discuss with them..
Promptness: if the reviewer feels that he/she cannot complete review of manuscript with the given time then, they must inform the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.
Acknowledgement of sources: The reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the manuscript.
Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers must explain their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: A reviewer should inform the editor about any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under revision and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Al-Khwarizmi Engineering Journal does not tolerate any form of Academic misconduct. In cases of suspected misconduct which includes any cases of fraud, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, breached intellectual property rights, a committee will be formed to discuss the substance of the claim.
The outcome of the committee decision may be the manuscript rejection of the suspected manuscript if the claim is supported by reasonable evidence. The journal will then send a notification to the authors and their affiliations.
If the paper has already been published before in case of the misconduct discovered after publishing the paper, the paper will be withdrawn from the archive of ALKEJ journal and an announcement of this act will be posted on the home page of the journal. The author(s) might be blacklisted from the journal for 2 years.