Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

  • Engineering, Technology and Applied Science Research (ETASR) is an open access, peer-reviewed, wide scope international journal comprising various diverse aspects of science application, technology and engineering.

  • The main aim of ETASR is to provide fast publication to scientists, researchers and engineers from both academia and industry, that wish to communicate recent developments and applications in their field.

  • ETASR is published bimonthly and final decision about each submission will be taken within 4 weeks.

  • ETASR publishes mainly technical papers that should contain new theoretical and/or test results. ETASR will also consider for publication review articles, tutorials perspectives and correspondence concerning views and information about papers published in previous issues.

  • ETASR publishes original papers in various fields of Applied Science, Technology and Engineering that cover, but are not limited to, the following areas: Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automation and Control, Measurement and Metrology, Signal Processing,  Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering,  Materials Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Informatics, Data Engineering and Software Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics.

  • ETASR is oriented towards publishing articles that communicate advances, interesting implementations and parts of on-going research in fields of interest.

  • In addition, ETASR offers a medium to authors for fast publishing individual parts of their work that are used as basis for diverse further research (e.g. a new software ,a modification or an original measuring apparatus/technique),  specific aspects of their research that are important but not closely linked with the rest of the work (e.g. a study for the economical aspect of a technical implementation) and certain parts of their work that can be later used as citations, allowing authors to comply with page limits set by other journals.

  • A standard research article published in ETASR consists of six pages but no page limit is set.  Further, colour figures and pictures are accepted providing that they are of good quality.

  • An additional aim for ETASR is to offer a medium to authors for publishing and permanent referring papers that have been presented at international conferences that do not publish their proceedings, providing that the author still owns the copyrights of his paper.

  • Further, unlike most journals, ETASR accepts papers that describe negative findings and research failures, since it feels that publishing negative results is valuable and saves considerable time and effort for other scientists around the world.

  • Finally, ETASR publishes papers from diverse fields of engineering, technology and science application and has a rather diverse oriented Editorial Board in an attempt to strengthen the collaboration of scientists and researchers of different backgrounds, which can prove valuable in their specific areas and in promoting research in general.

 

Section Policies

Articles

A standard research artice.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Perspectives

A paper describing the perspectives of a theory, an application, a technological accomplishment etc.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Letters

A brief paper (1-2 pages) describing recent findings.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submitted papers will be pre-screened by the Editor to determine suitability for further review (e.g. correct format,  area of interest). Papers deemed suitable will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers (single blind review). In case of delay on behalf of a viewer, the reviewer may be substituted by another. In case of excessive delay, the paper will be reviewed by members of the Editorial Board. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published bimonthly and a decision about each submitted paper  will be reached within  4 weeks from submission. Accepted papers will be published as soon as possible (possibly in the following issue).

 

Open Access Policy

ETASR provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

ETASR is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher, providing that they acknowledge its initial publication in this journal.

See our Copyright Notice here

 

 

Plagiarism

If similarities with already published material are detected, then depending on the extent of the similarities, the editor may reject the paper or contact the author and ask for an explanation/revision (e.g. in the case of suspected self-plagiarism).

We are aware that using plagiarism detection softwares may result to unjust accusations and therefore our team (editor and editorial board members) will consider all data in order to determine if the paper under examination bears new scientific data that deserve to be published.

On the other hand, if it is decided that the author deliberate plagiarized a paper this may even cause the banning of all co-authors from our journal for a certain period or even permanently. In such a case, the authors will be contacted and an explanation will be asked.

In case of a published paper that is judged to be the result of plagiarism, the paper will be retracted and this will be clearly stated in the paper's title, in the abstract page and in the pdf and an explanation/cause of retraction will also be provided.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This journal is committed to the permanent and free availability of the published work by maintaining its own digital archive but also by partnering with other organizations (libraries, repositories, indexing services etc). Details and links to such services are provided in separate sections of the journal’s homepage.

The Editor-in-Chief, section editors, guest editors and editorial board members (generally referred to as “Editors” from now on) evaluate submitted manuscripts solely on the basis of their content and its relevance to the journal’s scope. The authors’ gender, ethnicity, affiliation and any other characteristics are not considered in any stage. Third party policies (e.g. of governments or any other agencies) are also not considered in any stage. The entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content is in the full authority of the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on their content, considering the reviewers’ comments as well as possible legal issues (libel, copyright infringement, plagiarism etc). The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

This journal will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to any other than the persons related to the review/publication process (authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, copyeditors, publisher etc) and only to the extent that is required for each review/publication process step. Any manuscripts received for review (along with relevant data/info) are confidential and must not be shown to or discussed with others except under exceptional and specific circumstances and always with the authorization of the Editor-in-Chief. This applies also to reviewers who decline review invitations. The Editors will not use unpublished information, found in submitted manuscripts, for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Editors will not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest and they will ask to be substituted in the handling of such manuscripts.

Editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts considered for publication are peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the field. Any reviewers who feel unqualified or unable to undertake and complete the review in time should notify the Editors and decline the invitation. Reviews should be objective and all observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments. Personal criticism in any stage (and from any party) of the review process is inappropriate. Any invited referee who has any conflict of interest should immediately notify the Editors and decline the review invitation. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation. Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation in the manuscript considered for publication. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and report any possibility of plagiarism (even in the case of similarities with unpublished material that they have personal knowledge of).

Authors of original research should provide an accurate account of the work/results, followed by an objective discussion of its significance. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Review articles should be objective, comprehensive and accurate whereas Perspective articles (or articles of any other type, e.g. correspondence etc) should be clearly identified as such. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if this can be achieved without breaching the confidentiality of the participants and/or any legal rights. Authors should ensure that they submit original work and that they have properly cited any work and/or words of others. Authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Authors must be able to take public responsibility for the content. Thus, persons stated as authors must have made significant contribution to the work and the writing of the manuscript and also must have seen and approved the final version and agreed to its submission for publication. All persons who made some contribution to the work (e.g. technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as authors, but should however be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section. Authors should disclose any conflict of interest that they may have at the earliest stage possible and also state all sources of financial support (e.g. grant numbers etc). Information obtained privately (from conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Authors should not use information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, unless they have obtained the explicit written permission of the authors/copyright holders. The authors must clearly identify any chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and with all respect to privacy rights. Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to all Editors’ requests (e.g. provide raw data, clarifications, copyright permissions etc). If revisions are required, authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments point by point, revising and re-submitting their manuscript by the deadline given. When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the Editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If such errors are discovered (or are thought to be discovered) by the Editors, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence of the correctness of the paper.

Editors (in conjunction with the publisher) will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper, regardless the time of publication. If the ethical concern is found to be well-founded, a correction, retraction, expression of concern or other note as may be relevant, will be published in the journal. The publisher and the Editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In case of alleged or proven scientific misconduct they will take all appropriate measures to clarify and to amend the situation (publish an erratum, a clarification or proceed with the retraction).