Allied Sciences and Engineering Journal (ASEJ) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in scholarly publishing. Our publication ethics are based on guidelines and best practices set forth by leading organizations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The following principles guide our practices:

Editorial Ethics

  1. Independence and Impartiality
    • Editorial Independence: Editors have full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.
    • Impartiality: Editorial decisions are based on the relevance of a manuscript to the journal’s scope, originality, clarity, and quality of the research. Decisions are made without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

Author Responsibilities

  1. Originality and Plagiarism

    • Original Work: Authors must ensure that their work is entirely original and properly cite or quote the work and/or words of others.
    • Plagiarism Detection: The journal uses plagiarism detection software to screen submitted manuscripts for originality.
  2. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

    • Publication Redundancy: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  3. Authorship and Contribution

    • Authorship Criteria: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
    • Acknowledgment of Contributors: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the manuscript.
  4. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

    • Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Reviewer Responsibilities

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

    • Peer Review: Reviewers assist the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper through constructive feedback.
  2. Confidentiality

    • Confidential Review Process: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shared or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  3. Standards of Objectivity

    • Objective Review: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Publisher Responsibilities

  1. Ethical Oversight
    • Ethical Guidance: The publisher provides guidance and support on all aspects of publication ethics, particularly concerning ethical issues and cases of misconduct.
    • Corrections and Retractions: The publisher is committed to the integrity of the academic record and will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

Handling of Misconduct

  1. Addressing Allegations of Misconduct
    • Investigation of Misconduct: The journal takes allegations of misconduct seriously and will investigate allegations promptly. If misconduct is confirmed, appropriate action will be taken, which may include correction or retraction of the published work.
    • Reporting Misconduct: Any individual (e.g., author, reader, reviewer, editor) can report suspected misconduct to the journal’s editorial office.

Data Sharing and Reproducibility

  1. Data Accessibility
    • Data Availability: Authors are encouraged to make their research data available to readers, where applicable, and to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
    • Reproducibility: Authors should ensure that their data and findings can be reproduced by others in the field.

Ethical Guidelines for Research Involving Human or Animal Subjects

  1. Ethical Approval
    • Human and Animal Rights: Research involving human participants or animals must have been conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki and/or relevant institutional/national ethical guidelines and have received prior approval from an appropriate ethics committee.
    • Informed Consent: Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

By adhering to these ethical guidelines, Allied Sciences and Engineering Journal ensures the integrity and quality of the research it publishes, fostering trust among authors, reviewers, and readers alike.