Publishing Ethics & Policy

The Journal of CIEES is an international journal dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies in technical sciences, telecommunications, electronics, signal processing and applications, information technologies and energy.
The Journal of CIEES is an Open Access journal.
The Journal of CIEES publishes original scientific and professional papers that have not been published previously. Reviewing papers will be published by invitation only.
Contributions to journal shall be submitted only in English.

Editorial Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to The Journal of CIEES will be published. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to decide not to publish submitted manuscripts in case it is found that they do not meet relevant standards concerning the content and formal aspects. The Editor-in-Chief shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or political bias.

The Editor-in-Chief must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the articles they consider for publication. If an Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the paper shall be made by the Editorial Board.

Peer Review

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process (single-blind peer review), where original scientific papers are subject to external peer review. The purpose of peer review is to assist the Editor in making editorial decisions. Through the editorial communications with the author it may also assist the author in improving the paper.
The reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors or the funding sources for the research.
The reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
All of the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware of each other's identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the Editor may assign additional reviewers. The Editorial board shall ensure reasonable quality control for the reviews.

Author responsibilities

Our goal is to provide you with a professional and courteous experience at each stage of the review and publication process. There are also some responsibilities that sit with you as the author. Our expectation is that you will:

• Respond swiftly to any queries during the publication process.
• Be accountable for all aspects of your work. This includes investigating and resolving any questions about accuracy or research integrity
• Treat communications between you and the journal editor as confidential until an editorial decision has been made.
• Read about our research ethics for authorship. These state that you must:
• Include anyone who has made a substantial and meaningful contribution to the submission (anyone else involved in the paper should be listed in the acknowledgements).
• Exclude anyone who hasn’t contributed to the paper, or who has chosen not to be associated with the research.

Publishing ethics

Our editors work hard to ensure the content we publish is ethically sound. We have also developed our research and publishing ethics guidelines. If you haven’t already read these, we urge you to do so – they will help you avoid the most common publishing ethics issues.
A few key points:

• Any manuscript you submit to this journal should be original. That means it should not have been published before in its current, or similar, form. Exceptions to this rule are outlined in our pre-print and conference paper policies. If any substantial element of your paper has been previously published, you need to declare this to the journal editor upon submission. Please note, the journal editor may use Crossref Similarity Check to check on the originality of submissions received.
• Your work should not have been submitted elsewhere and should not be under consideration by any other publication.
• If you have a conflict of interest, you must declare it upon submission; this allows the editor to decide how they would like to proceed.
• By submitting your work to The Journal of CIEES, you are guaranteeing that the work is not in infringement of any existing copyright.

Third party copyright permissions

Prior to article submission, you need to ensure you’ve applied for, and received, written permission to use any material in your manuscript that has been created by a third party. Please note, we are unable to publish any article that still has permissions pending. The rights we require are:

• Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the article or book chapter.
• Print and electronic rights.
• Worldwide English-language rights.
• To use the material for the life of the work. That means there should be no time restrictions on its re-use e.g. a one-year licence.

Open access submissions and information

The Journal of CIEES publishes all articles under an open-access license, which means that they remain accessible to all without charge and without technical or legal barriers and that they can be re-used with proper acknowledgment and citation. More specifically, The Journal of CIEES publish articles under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 user licence. The Journal of CIEES is committed to open access publishing as a means to foster the exchange of research among scientists, especially across disciplines.
The copyright and other proprietary rights related to work published by The Journal of CIEES are retained by the authors. If they reproduce any text, figures, tables, or illustrations from this work in their own future research, the authors must cite the original published version. They are further asked to inform the journal’s editorial office of any exceptional circumstances in this regard at the time of submission, for which exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the use of others’ published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. Plagiarism is scientific misconduct and should be addressed as such. If some part of the article is published elsewhere in print or online by the authors, it should be stated. The editors should make decisions about a manuscript based only on its importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the Journal’s scope and content. If there are any ethical issues from the manuscripts, it should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendation should be processed by the supporting Institute. For minor plagiarism in submitted article, the author is required to rework and resubmit. For minor plagiarism in published article, the author is contacted to discuss findings and to issue a correction and apology. For major plagiarism in submitted article, the article is rejected with the findings.