ASEAN Engineering Journal realizes the importance of all research works and scholarly publications since they form the basis for both new research and the application of findings that will affect the research community and the society.
Here at ASEAN Engineering Journal, we adhere to universal standards and good practices. This document is a basic guideline for the authors, reviewers, editors and other professionals involved in the process hoping to foster and promote research integrity.
Not only do the authors have a responsibility to ensure that their publications are honest, clear, accurate, complete and balanced, but they also should avoid misleading, selective or ambiguous reporting. Here are some aspects that all authors should be considering in order to establish a responsible research publication.
The authors are expected to take responsibility for the integrity of the research and its reporting. They are also expected to abide by relevant requirements and regulations of the publishers. They must respond to reviewers’ comments in a professional and timely manner. If they withdraw their work from review, or choose not to respond to reviewer comments after receiving a conditional acceptance, they should inform the editor. They should give full cooperation to the editors to correct their work promptly if errors or omissions are discovered after publication.
Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced with appropriate permission and acknowledgement only. If an author of a submission is reusing a figure or figures published elsewhere, or that is copyrighted, the author must provide documentation that the previous publisher or copyright holder has given permission for the figure to be re-published. The Journal editors consider all material in good faith that their journal has full permission to publish every part of the information.
The importance of editors cannot be overlooked since they are considered as guardians and stewards of the research record. Editors must therefore strive to adhere themselves to the highest standards of publication ethics.
Editors must be responsible for everything being published in the journal and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the publications and the integrity of the published record.
The submitted manuscripts must be evaluated exclusively on their academic merit and its relevance to the journal’s scope regardless to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation. Journal publishers and owners should not have any role in decisions on content for any other reasons.
Editors must protect the confidentiality of authors’ material and remind reviewers to do so as well The reviewers’ identities should also be protected. The system of double blind peer reviewed process is adopted here at ASEAN Engineering Journal.
One of the most important responsibilities of editors is organizing and using peer review fairly and wisely. Ideally, everyone involved in the process should be informed about their roles and expectations. At ASEAN Engineering Journal, the processes are described in full detail and can be consulted by the parties involved in the Publication Policies section.
Dealing with misconduct and inappropriate behavior may involve editors to take responsive measures especially when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper. At ASEAN Engineering Journal, if any serious concerns are raised by readers, reviewers, or others regarding the conduct, validity, or reporting of academic work, the authors will be contacted in order to allow them to respond to the concerns. If that response is unsatisfactory, the papers will be retracted.
Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and is considered the heart of scientific endeavor. One of its important role is to help improve the quality of the manuscript by assisting editors in making editorial decisions
Reviewers should possess subject expertise required to evaluate manuscripts to be able to assess manuscripts’ academic quality and accuracy by providing constructive comments for authors to further develop their manuscripts, if necessary. They should do so in a timely and effective manner. The review should be carried out in a given timeframe and reviewers should inform the journal if more time is required to extend the review process