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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

KMUTNB: IJAST is an international, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal which publishes papers from all areas related to applied science and technology. It consists of two major sections:

• Applied Science: Agronomy, Applied chemistry, Applied biotechnology, Food science, Computing technology, Electronics, Energy technology, Environmental science, Health science, Applied Mathematics, and etc.

• Technology and Engineering: Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Control Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and etc.

 

Section Policies

Applied Scicence

  • Checked Open Submissions
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Technology

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Review Article

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Research Articles

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Selected Articles in Conferences

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Contents

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Editorial Corner

Editorial Corner

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Editorial Team

Editorial Team

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Cover

Cover

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Template for Publishing Papers

Template for Publishing Papers

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Peer Review Process

KMUTNB: IJAST uses double-blind review, which means that author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. Reviewers are requested to consider the following important aspects of a manuscript.

1. The results reported in the manuscript must be original and authentic work of the authors. They should be devoid of any plagiarism.

2. Experimental methods and analyses should meet the recognized technical standards and must be described in details systematically and logically. The experimental results should be sufficient and well discussed to achieve conclusions with appropriated statistical analysis.

3. The discussion and conclusion of the paper should be supported by reported data in the submitted manuscript as well as relevant references.  The submitted manuscript should be written in literacy language fit for scientific journal.

4. The manuscript should be written in English in a clear, direct and active way, free from grammatical errors and linguistic inconsistencies.

5. The research must meet the international standards of the research ethics. Authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation. For research involving animals, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the standards set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

6. You may reject to accept the editor invitation if you are unable to do so objectively. If you have agreed to review a paper and subsequently identify a potential conflict of interest, inform editor immediately and reject to not continue review. 

A good review report answers the following important areas:

  • Is the work novel and of high standards?
  • What are the main findings of the paper? Is relevant work of other authors in the field appropriately acknowledged and references given to the previous literature?
  • What kind of readers would benefit from the manuscript?
  • In what further directions would it be feasible to take the current research?
  • Is the manuscript written comprehensively enough to be understandable? If not, how could it be improved?
  • Do the experimental data support the declarations? If not, what other evidence may prove fruitful?
  • Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology to reproduce the experiments?

Editorial process

After KMUTNB: IJAST received the submitted manuscript, a team of Advisory Editors (AE) and Editorial Board Members (EBM) who have expertise in their specific fields check if the research work presented in the manuscript: (a) fits with the scope of the journal, and (b) meets the editorial criteria in terms of originality and quality. AEs/EBMs primarily review based on their own knowledge and experience and make decision to accept or reject the manuscript. After review of the manuscript by at least two independent reviewers, in addition to the views of the Editor, the decision is relayed to the authors. The three types of decisions are as follows; 

  • Accept without changes
  • Revisions Required
  • Reject

Reviewer invitation

The Editor-in-Chief and Editors of KMUTNB: IJAST have the right to select reviewers for a submitted manuscript considering the research expertise of the reviewers. Before sending the manuscripts to a reviewer, editor seeks consent from potential reviewers about their availability and willingness for review in appropriated time frame. The contact record between the editorial office and reviewers is kept confidential. Reviewers should not disclose any information to anyone before publication of the manuscript. The review reports are edited by the Editor-in-Chief/Editor if the comments contain confidential information or these are written in a language not suitable for scholarly communication. Reviewers should include such comments in the confidential section of the review form, which is intended to be read by the editors only. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publishing Ethics and plagiarism policy

The publication of scientific research involves systematic and comprehensive processes by the authors, reviewers, publishers and editors with efficient and competent manner. To keep publishing ethical standards, the publisher works closely with journal editors, authors and peer-reviewers. KMUTNB: IJAST assigns ethics responsibility of each publishing partners as follows:

 

Editors Responsibilities:

-       The editor and/or editorial committee hold a position to make final decisions on peer-reviewed articles submitted for publication.

-       The editor maintains the transparency of the academic research with ethical standards, and always be willing to publish retractions and erratum when it is notified and requested.

-       The editor should assess manuscripts for their scientific quality and intellectual content, free from any biased decisions.

-       The editor should evaluate manuscripts based on their academic merit and free of any commercial or self-interests.

-       The editor should not distribute any information regarding submitted manuscripts before publication.

-       The editor should investigate promptly and in detail with suitable authority, if the publisher suspects any kind of misconduct in research.

 

Reviewers Responsibilities:

-       The reviewer provides a detailed, constructive, and unbiased evaluation within a period of assigned time by editor on the scientific content of the work.

-       The reviewer evaluate the assigned manuscript whether the writing is the originality as well as scientific accuracy.

-       The reviewer should not distribute any information regarding submitted manuscripts before publication.

-       The reviewer promptly reports the editor about any conflict of interest and declines to review the manuscript.

-       The reviewer notifies the editor when finding any evidence of research misconduct in submitted manuscripts.

 

Authors Responsibilities:

-       All the work reported in the manuscript must be original and free from any kind of plagiarism content.

-       The work should not have been published elsewhere or submitted to any other journal in the same time.

-       Any conflict of interest must be clearly declared.

-       Acknowledgements must be clearly declared including funding agency.

-       Permission must be obtained for any content used from other sources.

-       Only those who have made any substantial contribution to the submitted work should be listed as authors.

-       Ghostwriter or gifted authorship are prohibited.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism and self-copying contents are absolute prohibited in KMUTNB: IJAST. All the papers submitted have to pass through screening through the plagiarism detection software.

 


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