To ensure the high quality of the articles published, IJAMT journal follows certain ethical standards. To maintain these standards, we provide certain guidelines for the reviewers, authors, editors and the publisher.
- To act in a balanced, autonomous, objective and fair way while carrying out their decisions, without discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ethnicity, political beliefs of the authors.
- To handle submissions for special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit.
- To maintain the confidentiality related to a submitted manuscript during the peer review process. To ensure that any unpublished material disclosed in a manuscript not be used by anyone who can access the manuscript.
- To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Society where appropriate. To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.
- To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner.
- To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.
- To identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s).
- To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.
- To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.
- To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.
- To confirm that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
- To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
- Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
- To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).
- To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.
Publisher or Society Responsibilities
- The society (Academic Society of Science, Engineering & Technology) which act as publisher shall ensure that good practice is maintained to the standards outlined above.
- The society will provide assurance that they subscribe to the principles outlined above, or to substantially similar principles, either adopting these formally or producing their own for the attention of their editors and editorial boards.
Following methodology is adopted during the peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal:
- Each submitted manuscript is instantly acknowledged with a manuscript ID and further communication will be made by the corresponding authors through this manuscript ID only.
- The received manuscript is checked by the editorial team to ensure its suitability under the ambit of the journal. If found suitable then appropriate reviewers are assigned to the manuscript. If not then that manuscript will be rejected without any further processing. The identity of both, the authors and the reviewer will be encapsulated from each other.
- The recommendations of the reviewers will be taken under the following status:
- On getting the response from all the reviewers, a cumulative decision will be made by the editorial team.
- If the Editor recommends “Publish unedited,” the manuscript is accepted for publication as it is.
- If the Editor recommends “Accepted with minor changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers within a limited time frame. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be finally accepted for publication.
- If the Editor recommends “Accepted with major changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can resend the manuscript to t
he earlier allotted reviewers for further review.
- If the Editor recommends ‘Rejected’ the manuscript, the manuscript is not considered for the publication.
- For the finally accepted paper, a ‘proofread’ copy will be created and then send to the authors for further check. On getting a reverse response from the authors, that particular manuscript will be considered for the very next issue of the journal.
- A high-quality, fair, and unbiased double-blind peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal is ensured.
There is no processing/maintenance fee however over-length page charges are applicable as per the following conditions:
- The first four pages of the manuscript are free of charge
- For Indian authors, over-length page charges are applicable @ INR 500.00 per page
- For Foreign authors, over-length page charges are applicable @ USD 50.00 per page
Remittance process will be informed separately after the acceptance of the paper.