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Authors warrant that their manuscript is their original paper, that it has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal constitutes misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from consideration by Advanced Engineering Letters.

By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree to abide by the Advanced Engineering Letters Editorial Policies.

If a manuscript has previously been submitted elsewhere, authors should provide information about the previous reviewing process and its outcome. This provides an opportunity for authors to detail how subsequent revisions have taken into account previous reviews, and why certain reviewer comments were not taken into account. Information about the author’s previous reviewing experience is to the author’s advantage: it often helps the Editors select more appropriate reviewers.

In case a submitted manuscript is a result of a research project, or its previous version has been presented at a conference in the form of an oral presentation (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the project, the conference, etc. shall be provided in a Footnote / Acknowledgements.

It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that manuscripts submitted to Advanced Engineering Letters are written with ethical standards in mind. Authors affirm that the manuscript contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The Publisher shall not be held legally responsible for any compensation claims.

Reporting Standards
The journal Advanced Engineering Letters is committed to serving the research community by ensuring that all articles include enough information to allow others to reproduce the paper. A submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented in it – e.g., provide complete details of the methods used, including time frames, etc. Authors are required to review the standards available for many research applications from Equator Network and use those that are relevant for the reported research applications. The deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of ethical standards.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the content public. Authors are also exclusively responsible for the contents of their data/supplementary files. Authors affirm that data protection regulations, ethical standards, third party copyright and other rights have been respected in the process of collecting, processing and sharing data.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables or other materials that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s). Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authorship
Authors must make sure that only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a Footnote or the Acknowledgements section.

As a guide, authors should refer to the criteria for authorship that have been developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). In order to be named on the author list one must have:

  • Made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  • Contributed to the drafting the work, or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  • Provided final approval of the version to be published.
  • Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
  • Agreed to be named on the author list, and approved of the full author list.

Adding or removing authors during the editorial process will only be permitted if a reasonable explanation is provided to the Editors and the publisher. Attempts to introduce “ghost”, “gift”, or “honorary” authorship will be considered misconduct cases.

Acknowledgment of Sources
Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts and similar materials, must not be used without the express written consent of the information source.

When citing or making claims based on data, authors should provide the reference to data in the same way as they cite publications. We recommend the format proposed by the FORCE11 Data Citation Principles.

Plagiarism
Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. All papers are checked twice for plagiarism. The first time when submitting the paper (Plagiarism Checker X 2023 software is used), the second time after positive reviews, and before making a decision about accepting (iThenticate software is used).

Any manuscript that shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected.

In case plagiarism is discovered in a paper that has already been published by the journal, it will be retracted in accordance with the procedure described below under Retraction policy.

For more details, see the Plagiarism subsection.

Fundamental Errors in Published Papers
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published paper, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor-in-Chief or publisher and cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief to retract or correct the paper.

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Volume 3
Number 1
March 2024.