Engineering and Technology Quarterly Reviews
PROCESS OF MANUSCRIPT REVIEW
1. Editorial Check
The Editorial Team of the AIOR Journals will make a basic check to ensure that the submitted manuscript falls under the scope of the Journal. If the manuscript is out of the Journal's scope, it will instantly be rejected.
2. Plagiarism Check
All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. AIOR Journals utilizes CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to ensure the originality of the paper submitted. Manuscripts containing substantives of plagiarism, dishonesty, or self-plagiarism, will instantly be rejected.
3. Peer Review
We use blind peer review system. In this process, author's identification (name, affiliations, email) will remain anonymous. AIOR journals adopted this policy to ensure the objectivity of the peer review. The process may take two to four weeks (depending on the editorial board) and will determine the status of the manuscript. If needed, a revision of the submitted paper may be needed, and it is the obligation of the author(s) to revise in accordance.
4. Acceptance/ Rejection
Reviewers will determine whether the quality of the submitted manuscripts exceeds the threshold of publication. We give the reviewers the following options:
(1) Accepted: No revisions required
(2) Accepted with Revisions: Revisions required and must be completed before publication
(3) Rejection: The manuscript is not accepted (author(s) are welcome to re-submit anytime)
The following statements must be added after the conclusion section of your article:
Author Contributions: Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it; AND has approved the submitted version (and version substantially edited by journal staff that involves the author’s contribution to the study); AND agrees to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and documented in the literature. For research articles with several authors, a short paragraph specifying their individual contributions must be provided. The following statements should be used "Conceptualization, X.X. and Y.Y.; Methodology, X.X.; Software, X.X.; Validation, X.X., Y.Y. and Z.Z.; Formal Analysis, X.X.; Investigation, X.X.; Resources, X.X.; Data Curation, X.X.; Writing – Original Draft Preparation, X.X.; Writing – Review & Editing, X.X.; Visualization, X.X.; Supervision, X.X.; Project Administration, X.X.; Funding Acquisition, Y.Y.” Authorship must include and be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. This section is mandatory.
Funding: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs. Note that some funders will not refund article processing charges (APC) if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper. Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by [name of funder] grant number [xxx]” and “The APC was funded by [XXX]” in this section. This section is mandatory.
Conflicts of Interest: Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Any role of the funding sponsors in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section. If there is no role, please state “The funding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results”. This section is mandatory.
Informed Consent Statement/Ethics approval: When reporting on research that involves human subjects, human material, human tissues, or human data, authors must retrieve an approval from the local institutional review board (IRB) or other appropriate ethics committee before undertaking the research to confirm the study meets national and international guidelines. Example of an ethical statement: "All subjects gave their informed consent for inclusion before they participated in the study. The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and the protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of XXX (Project identification code)." For non-interventional studies (e.g. surveys, questionnaires, social media research), all participants must be fully informed if the anonymity is assured, why the research is being conducted, how their data will be used and if there are any risks associated. As with all research involving humans, ethical approval from an appropriate ethics committee must be obtained prior to conducting the study. If these do not apply for your research, please state “Not applicable.” This section is mandatory.
Data Availability Statement: In this section, please provide details regarding where data supporting reported results can be found, including links to publicly archived datasets analyzed or generated during the study. You might choose to exclude this statement if the study did not report any data. This section is optional.
Acknowledgments: In this section you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments). This section is optional.