Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal aims to serve as a comprehensive platform for disseminating and exchanging pioneering research and practical insights across a broad spectrum of applied engineering, science, and information technology. By embracing a wide range of disciplines, from energy and mechanical engineering to biosciences and environmental sustainability, and extending through to cutting-edge fields like quantum science, robotics, and artificial intelligence, the journal seeks to foster multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

It also explores the vital role of information technology through facets such as computer science, data mining, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies like IoT, virtual reality, and machine learning. The journal is dedicated to advancing the application of scientific knowledge and engineering solutions to address global challenges, drive technological progress, and contribute to the betterment of society through sustainable development, healthcare advancements, and the enhancement of educational methodologies.

Engineering:

  • Energy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology
  • Quantum Science and Technology
  • Applied Physics
  • Earth Sciences and Geography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Marine Engineering
  • Aerospace Science and Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Chemical & Process
  • Structural
  • Geological & Mining Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical & Materials

Science:

  • Bioscience & Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Food Technology
  • Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Environmental
  • Health Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Medical
  • Agribusiness
  • Aquaculture
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Information Technology:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Network
  • Data Mining
  • Web Based Application
  • Language Programming
  • E-Learning & Multimedia
  • Information System
  • Internet & Mobile Computing
  • Database
  • Data Warehouse
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Operating System
  • Algorithm
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Security
  • Embedded system
  • Coud Computing
  • Internet of Thing
  • Robotics
  • Computer Hardware
  • Information System
  • Geographical Information System
  • Virtual Reality,
  • Augmented Reality
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Pattern & Speech Recognition
  • Image processing
  • ICT Interaction with Society,
  • ICT Application in Social Science,
  • ICT as a social Research Tool, ICT in Education

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

International Journal of Engineering, Science and Information Technology (IJESTY) is peer-reviewed. Every paper submitted to IJESTY for publication is subject to peer review. The peer review in this journal evaluates the submitted paper by one to two individuals of similar competence to the manuscripts. It aims to determine the manuscript's suitability for publication. The peer review method is employed to maintain quality standards and credibility for the papers. The peer review at IJESTY proceeds in 9 steps with the following description.

1. Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. This is carried out via an online system supported by the Open Journal System (OJS). But to facilitate authors, IJESTY temporarily also accepts paper submissions by email to ijestyjournal@gmail.com or journalijesty@gmail.com.

2. Editorial Office Assessment

The IJESTY editor first assesses the submitted paper. The editor checks whether it is suitable for the IJESTY focus and scope. The paper composition and arrangement are evaluated against the journal's Author Guidelines to ensure it includes the required sections and stylizations. In addition, an assessment of the minimum required quality of the paper for publication begins at this step, including one that assesses whether there is a major methodological flaw. Every submitted paper that passes this step will be checked using Turnitin to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers.

3. Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) checks if the paper is appropriate for the journal, sufficiently original, interesting, and significant for publication. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further

4. Invitation to Reviewers

The handling editor sends invitations to individuals he or she believes would be appropriate reviewers (also known as referees) based on expertise, closeness of research interest, and no conflict of interest consideration. The peer review process at IJESTY involves a community of experts related to the journal's focus and scope who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial reviews. The impartiality is also maintained by the double-blind peer review employed in this journal. That said, the reviewer does not know the author's identity, conversely, the author does not know the reviewer's identity. The paper is sent to two reviewers anonymously.

5. Response to Invitations

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or decline. In the invitation letter, the editor may ask the potential reviewer for suggestions of alternative reviewers when he or she declines to review.

6. A review is Conducted

The reviewer allocates time to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise, they will read the paper several times, taking notes to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it or else with a revision request (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

7. Journal Evaluates the Reviews

The EIC and handling editor consider all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely between both reviewers, the handling editor may invite an additional reviewer to obtain an extra opinion before deciding.

8. The Decision is Communicated

The editor sends a decision email to the author, including any relevant reviewer comments. Reviewers' comments are sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. At this point, reviewers are also sent an email or letter letting them know the outcome of their review.

9. Final Steps

If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back to the author for either major or minor revision, the handling editor will include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. The author should make corrections and revise the paper per the reviewer's comments and instructions.

After the revision has been made, the author should resubmit the revised paper to the editor, supplemented with a cover page containing a checklist that declares points of correction and revision that have been made.

If the paper was returned for revision, the reviewers should expect to receive the revised version unless they have opted out of further participation. However, the handling editor might do this follow-up review where only minor changes were requested.

If the editor is happy with the revised paper, it is accepted. The accepted papers will be published online and are freely available as downloadable PDF files.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes its issues quarterly in January, April, July, and November.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global knowledge exchange. Following the Budapest Open Access Initiative, our open access model allows readers to view, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers, other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

We adhere to the open-access best practice guidelines to ensure the quality and integrity of our open-access publications. Our commitment extends to maintaining high standards of peer-reviewed, ethical research practices and preserving academic integrity in all published works.

By providing our content freely and openly, we aim to contribute to the global community of researchers, scholars, and practitioners across disciplines, fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher, namely Universitas Malikussaleh, Aceh Utara, Province of Aceh, Indonesia.

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two International Reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review processes are blind peer review.
  3. The factors taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research’s funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely on the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to publication’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

 

Publication Fees

All the articles published in this journal are freely available online (open access). This journal only publishes online versions and does not provide a commercial reprint service for the article published in all issues.

To make it possible, there is an article processing charge (APC) to cover the range of our publishing services. The charges include providing online tools for editors and authors, article producing and journal website hosting, article abstracting and indexing services, and customer services.

During the submission and peer-review process, there are no charges. The APC is charged to the authors when their manuscript is editorially accepted or before publication with the amount provided below.

Article processing charges (APCs) / Article Publication Fee: 150.00 (USD) 

This journal charges the article publication fee (with PayPal or Transfer processing fee, which is 6% of the amount to ijestyjournal@gmail.com) and for Indonesia Rp. 2.000.000,- send to BANK MANDIRI as DAHLAN ABDULLAH Account: 1580090901919, for supporting the cost of wide open access dissemination of research results, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publication in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted

This fee covers operations in running the publishing process:

  1. Checking the article similarity by Turnitin, the final report will be sent to authors by request
  2. DOI registration and activation for each paper
  3. Review process service
  4. Standard Editing Service
  5. Layouting service according to standard journal template
  6. Full paper PDF file that can be directly downloaded
  7. Certificate of Publication
  8. Hosting archive and maintenance
  9. Indexing service of metadata

Further information to make payments will be notified, along with the status of their manuscript is editorially accepted. The details are conveyed via Email.

Waiver or partial waiver of author fees may be decided by the editor in case of lack of funding, excessive length of the submitted manuscript, or other reasonable reasons provided by the author during the submission.

The author should clearly declare that he asks for a waiver in the comments to the Editor box during their submission. A waiver will most likely be denied if it is not asked at this stage. The waiver will not affect the review result.

For further queries, please contact the editor at ijestyjournal@gmail.com or journalijesty@gmail.com

 

Plagiarism Policy

Our journal is dedicated to upholding the highest integrity and academic excellence standards. In line with this commitment, we have a stringent Plagiarism Policy to ensure the originality and credibility of the works.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when an individual presents another person's work, ideas, expressions, or original research as their own without proper acknowledgment. This includes copying text, images, tables, or data from other sources without citation and using ideas without crediting the source.

Plagiarism Detection

To assist in detecting plagiarism, our journal utilizes Turnitin, a leading software tool in identifying similarity and potential plagiarism. Every manuscript submitted to the journal is subjected to a similarity check using Turnitin before being sent to the peer reviewers.

Similarity Threshold

A similarity index of up to 20% is permissible for any submission. This threshold accommodates common phrases, technical terms, and incidental matches. However, a higher similarity index may indicate potential plagiarism or excessive use of previously published material.

Procedure for Handling Plagiarism

  1. Initial Screening: Upon submission, each manuscript undergoes a preliminary screening for similarity using Turnitin. If the similarity index exceeds 20%, the manuscript will be flagged for further examination.
  2. Editorial Review: The editorial team will review manuscripts with a high similarity index to differentiate between improper use and permissible use of sourced material.
  3. Author Notification: Authors of manuscripts with high similarity indexes will be asked to revise their submissions to address the highlighted sections and reduce the similarity index.
  4. Resubmission and Re-evaluation: Revised manuscripts will undergo a new similarity check. The editorial team will review the updated submissions to ensure compliance with our plagiarism policy.
  5. Final Decision: The decision to accept or reject a manuscript following a plagiarism concern will be based on the extent of the issue, the quality of the revisions, and adherence to ethical guidelines.

Ethical Considerations and Sanctions

Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and will be dealt with promptly. Authors who have committed plagiarism may face sanctions, including manuscript rejection and, in severe conditions, prohibition from future submissions.

Appeals

Authors may appeal editorial decisions related to plagiarism by providing a detailed explanation and evidence to counter the Turnitin findings.

 

 

Artificial Intelligence Tools Usage Policy for Prospective Authors

As an academic journal committed to the highest standards of integrity and scholarly excellence, we outline our policy on the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in manuscript preparation and submission.

1. Transparency in AI Assistance

Authors are strongly advised to disclose any AI tool usage in their manuscript preparation, specifying the nature and extent of AI involvement in the acknowledgments section.

2. Originality and Authorship

The manuscript's core ideas and content must originate from human authors, ensuring the originality and integrity of the work are maintained.

3. Ethical Use of AI

AI tools must be used ethically and legally, complying with data protection and privacy laws, especially when processing personal or sensitive data.

4. Quality and Accuracy

Authors are responsible for the accuracy and quality of their submissions, including AI-generated content, ensuring they meet the journal's scholarly standards.

5. Citation and References

All AI-generated data, models, algorithms, or code must be appropriately cited, with proper attribution to publicly available tools or datasets used.

6. AI-Generated Data

Authors should clearly describe AI methodologies used to generate data, including tools and parameters, and discuss limitations and assumptions for critical evaluation.

7. Peer Review and Editorial Scrutiny

Manuscripts utilizing AI tools are subject to rigorous peer review, with the editorial team reserving the right to inquire further into AI tool specifics.

8. Adherence to Community Standards

Authors are encouraged to adhere to evolving best practices and ethical guidelines in their research community regarding AI tool usage.

The authors agree to comply with this AI Tools Usage Policy before submitting a manuscript. Non-compliance may result in manuscript rejection or retraction, impacting future submission eligibility.