Peer Review Policy

Once a manuscript is submitted to JAEC, it undergoes an initial screening by the editors including journal scope and plagiarism. If its content is found to be substandard or beyond the scope of the journal, the manuscript can be rejected without further consideration. If the paper has a high percentage of Overall Similarity Index (probably be anything over 25%) checked by Turnitin, the paper will be returned to authors for re-submission.

The editors then assign expert reviewers to the manuscript. JAEC follows a strict peer-review procedure, wherein the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors. Each manuscript is initially reviewed by two experts in the same research area.

Reviewers are expected to evaluate the significance of the work, its scientific rigor, adequateness of references, whether the text is well organized and clearly written, etc.  Reports usually conclude with an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript, namely accept without changes, with minor changes, major changes, or reject. When the reports come in but no decision can be made, the editors will commission additional reviews. 

In case the reviewers are positive about acceptance of the manuscript for publication, but suggest changes or require clarifications, the issues have to be addressed by the authors prior to any reconsideration of the same paper.

Correspondence and notifications regarding manuscripts will be through e-mail, and can also be downloaded from the corresponding author’s account. 

Ethical Policy

Research results. It is understood that the results submitted for publication are not fabricated in any way. Authors must be objective in interpreting their research results.

Authorship. All those who have made a significant contribution must be included in the author list. On the other hand, each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to be a co-author. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have approved the submitted version of the manuscript.

Plagiarism. Authors must properly acknowledge the work of others, including earlier work by themselves, which is used in their research. During the initial screening, the manuscript may be subjected to a plagiarism checker by using the service iThenticate tool, developed by Turnitin (USA). In case the editors or the reviewers find similarities with previously published content, the authors may be notified and requested to add references. If the plagiarism affects a large portion of the manuscript, it will be rejected outright.
Details about Plagiarism checking for research publication can be found here.

Conflicts of interest. In the acknowledgment section of the paper, authors should disclose all sources of funding, and potential conflicts of interest such as consulting fees, stock ownership, patent licenses, etc. People who have made inputs which were helpful in conducting the research, but not significant enough for them to be included as authors, should be acknowledged.

In order to publish and disseminate research articles, Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation needs publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and JAEC. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to JAEC and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. 

Protecting author rights. Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe an experiment and the results. Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation is committed to its authors to protect and defend their work and their reputation and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethical disputes, and fraud very seriously.

Open Access Policy

TDTU is pleased to cover all publishing fees for the journal; as a result, authors do not have to pay any fees although their published papers are open to the reader.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

Archiving Policy

JAEC has entrusted the long-term preservation of our published content to the CLOCKSS archive as well as the Ton Duc Thang University INSPIRE library.