Editorial policy | Journal of Engineering Sciences

Editorial policy


Aim and objectives

“Journal of Engineering Sciences” is the scientific journal which is published under the open access policy license CC BY-NC and covers urgent issues of the modern high-tech production, the development of new scientific trends in engineering and designing future technologies. Principles of the process of acceptance, reviewing and publication of the materials are stated in this editorial policy as well as the major standards of the edition’s operating and requirements are made towards the articles.  The editorial policy should be obligatory observed by all the members of the publishing process. Filing of the articles by the authors or reviewing of the materials by the reviewers means automatical agreement with the standards set out. If there are some questions, suggestions or complaints, they should be addressed to the Editorial Board.

1 Free access to the materials of the Journal

According to a Open Access Policy all the full text articles of the Journal of Engineering Sciences are available under the License Creative Commons CC BY-NC. Full versions of the articles of the journal are presented on a free access on the sites of indexing services (e. g. Index Copernicus, Google Scholar), site of the Journal, site of the Vernadskiy Ukrainian National Library, as well as on the site of the Institutional Repository of Sumy State University . Abstracts and keywords are presented on the site of the International database Directory of Open Access Journals.

2 The process of acceptance, reviewing and publication of the materials

2.1. Receiving of the manuscripts

The manuscripts are formatted according to the requirements set by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Sciences. Materials are sent to the editorial board through the mechanism of electronic presentation. The downloading of the eletronic version of the manuscript under the template, and the information about authors are carried out through the corresponding Web-interface. All the manusctipts should be sent via e-mail. All the manuscripts are checked against the requirements set by the Editor-in-chief and can be returned for the further refinement. Notifications of receiving of the manuscripts are sent to the author’s e-mail.

2.2. Reviewing process

The system of Double Blind Peer Review operates within the Journal. Reviewers receive encrypted articles, and a reviewer is not revealed to the authors. All the materials are evaluated according to categories mentioned in the Item 3. After the considering of the materials, the reviewer can make one of the following decisions:

  • To publish the article without the corrections.
  • To publish the article with the insignificant changes.
  • To send the article to another reviewer.
  • To reject, if substantial refinements are required. However, the author can send the refined material again.
  • To reject with no permission for refining, if the material does not meet to the issues or in the case of plagiarism.

2.3. Acceptance of the article for publication and publication of materials

The final decision concerning the publish of the materials is accepted by the Editorial Board. The results of the investigation, criticism and recommendations are sent to the author via e-mail. The process of the investigation of the article is 4 months at most.

The editorial board reserves the right to the slightly literary correct the manuscript and to shorten them preserving the author’s style. All the materials are not returned and cannot be published in other scientific journals.

Additional copies can be bought from the editorial board if there are available.

3 Articles selection criteria

The scientific journal “Journal of Engineering Sciences” accepts articles which were not published before, were not submitted to any other editions and cover original investigations and results within the following issues:

  1. Manufacturing Engineering, Machines and Tools.
  2. Investigation of Working Processes in Machines and Devices.
  3. Dynamics and Strength. Hermomechanics.
  4. Technical Regulation and Metrological Support.
  5. Modern Energy Efficient Technologies.
  6. Issues of Materials.
  7. Engineering Ecology.
  8. Computer Engineering.

Materials can be written in one of three languages: Ukrainian, Russian or English.

Due to the importance of globalization processes in the field of the international science development, we support and welcome qualitative and professional English articles from neighboring and far abroad countries.

Major selection criteria: originality, innovativeness, importance of the results in the selected field, theoretical background and review of the previous investigations, methodology, literacy, observance of the editorial rules.

4 Attitude to principles of ethics

The editorial board of the Journal of Engineering Sciences does not accept for publication materials including offensive remarks, display of aggression, as well as national, religious, race or any other discrimination, inflaming interethnic or race animosity, violating international law (see Policy of the Journal).

The editorial stuff is not responsible for opinions, judgments, results and conclusions that made by the authors and published in the Journal. They should not obligatory coincide with the opinions of the editorial board.

Authors are responsible for the faithfulness of the information presented in the articles and precision of titles, names and quotations.

The science has recently witnessed an increasing number of cases of plagiarism (an extensive copying of the other work with no acknowledgement of authorship or provision of corresponding references, dishonest investigations, etc.). The editorial board considers the control of ethics in the published articles to be one of the major aspects of its operation and reviewing process. The editorial board asks for help of all the volunteers who are not indifferent in fighting against fraud and plagiarism. All the massages, criticism and suggestions will be taken into consideration.

 In the cases of plagiarism revelation, the authors should be held liable.

5 License provisions

If the article is accepted for publication in the Journal of Engineering Sciences, all the authors automatically accept the copyright transfer agreement. More information concerning can be found in the next point.

6 Supplements and alterations of the editorial policy

The editorial board can make alterations and supplements to the editorial policy to improve the process of publication and editing of the materials in the Journal of Engineering Sciences.

Scientific journal "The Journal of Engineering Sciences"
ISSN 2312-2498 (Print), ISSN 2414-9381 (Online).

Faculty of Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies
Sumy State University