The publication of science and technology includes thorough, methodical, and complete processes by publishers and editors which have to be handled efficiently and proficiently. To sustain high ethical values of publication, publishers attempt to work intimately at all times with editors, authors, and peer-reviewers. The ethics statement for the Engineering and Technology Journal is based on those issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at https://publicationethics.org. The basic publishing ethics involved in the publishing process can be summarized as follows:
The responsibilities of the reviewers can be identified as:
- To provide a detailed, effective, and unbiased evaluation promptly on the scientific content of the work.
- To indicate whether the writing is relevant, brief, and clear and evaluating the originality and scientific accuracy of the submitted paper.
- To maintain the confidentiality of the complete review process.
- To inform the journal editor about any financial or personal conflict of interest and reject to review the manuscript when a possibility of such a conflict exists.
- To inform the journal editor of any ethical concerns in their evaluation of submitted manuscripts; such as any violation of ethical treatment of animal or human subjects or any considerable similarity between the previously published article and any reviewed manuscript.
The responsibilities of the authors can be described as:
- To assure that all the work reported in the manuscript must be original and free from any plagiarism.
- To make confident that the submitted work should not have been published elsewhere or submitted to any other journal(s) at the same time.
- To explicitly acknowledge any potential conflict of interest.
- The author(s) must give proper acknowledgments to other work reported (individual/company/institution). Permission must be obtained from any content used from other sources.
- It is important to note that only those who have made any substantial contribution to the interpretation or composition of the submitted work should be listed as ‘Authors’. On the other hand, other contributors should be mentioned as ‘co-authors’.
The responsibilities of the Engineering & Technology Journal can be defined as:
- Engineering & Technology Journal is committed to working with journal editors, defining clearly their relevant roles, in order to ensure appropriate decisions regarding publication procedures and maintaining the transparency of editorial decisions.
- Engineering & Technology Journal guarantees the integrity of autonomy and originality of each published article concerning:
- Publication and research funding.
- Publication ethics and integrity.
- Conflicts of interest.
- Article modifications.
- Timely release of content.