Editor-in-Chief: Nikolai Vatin
Abbreviated key title: Int. J. Archit. Eng. Technol.
ISSN (online): 2409-9821
Access: Open Access
Publishing Since: 2014
Publisher: Avanti Publishers
Ownership: Avanti Publishers
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Aims & Scope
International Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology is a peer reviewed academic journal for propagation of practice based information on engineering and technical issues pertaining to all aspects of design and construction. Our aim is to publish most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in this area through original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. The journal provides a platform to facilitate the exchange of information between architects and engineers for technical advancement globally.
Copyright & Licensing
Authors retain the copyright of their article for all works published by the Avanti Publishers. Prior to publication, the authors grant publication rights to Avanti Publishers by signing an agreement.
As the copyright holder, authors have the right to:
1) Publicly share/distribute the submitted, accepted and final published article.
2) Retain patent and trademark
3) Reproduce or re-use their research data
4) Recieve credit for their work
All Submissions to our journals must be original work, the copyright to which is not previously owned by anyone, elsewhere. The corresponding authors' responsibility is to check for possible copyright conflict with the copyright holder and agree to our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
All the published articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC 4.0) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Digital Data Archiving
Avanti Publishers takes full responsibility for the online presence of each published article. To ensure the fulfilment of our commitment in cases of unforeseen events, the content of all journals has been deposited and archived in LOCKSS through the PKP Preservation Network.
Open Access Statement
Avanti Publishers follows the Open Access model for all its journals.
This means that the full texts of all published articles are available online to everyone without any price or subscription (no embargo period) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non- Commercial License which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited (CC BY-NC 4.0). Authors are also allowed to deposit or distribute the submitted, accepted and published copies of their articles.
Peer Review Policy
The act of peer-review ensures that only quality content is published. Each manuscript goes through the below mentioned process.
Our policy follows both single-blind and double bind reviewing method depending on the topic of the paper and the availability of the referees.
The Editor initially assesses all manuscripts. Papers are not accepted at this stage but those who are rejected may lack originality, have serious scientific shortcomings or out of the scope of the journal. If these basic requirements are met, the editor then passes it to usually 3 but at least 2 experts for review.
They are selected for the paper on the basis of their field of specialisation. Our reviewer board consists of a wide range of experts. In case, when we are unable to find a second expert for the paper, we request the author to suggest the second referee. The referee analyses the paper and points out any mistakes and scientific errors. His report is then taken into consideration by the Editor.
Referees are asked to evaluate the following aspects of manuscript: –
- Originality and methodology.
- Adherence to the ethical guidelines.
- Presentation of results and conclusions.
- Correct references of any previous relevant work that might have been cited in the manuscript.
- They are not obliged to make any language corrections but may suggest them.
In case the reports by the referees contradict each other, help from a third expert will be sought.
FINAL REPORT & EDITOR’S DECISION
|Accepted||Approved by the Editor. No major changes or further modifications are required. The article will be published after copy editing and proof reading.|
|Rejected||Not approved by the Editor. The article is rendered unfit for publication.|
|Revision needed||The article will be sent back to the author for making the suggested and required amendments. The revised paper will be rechecked by the initial reviewers as a second round of review after which it may be accepted or rejected by the author.|
The report of the referees and the editor’s decision after the peer-review process will be sent to the author. Authors are required to consider the proposed changes or errors and make the necessary amendments. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees (if the manuscripts had required major revisions) who will the carry out the second round of review. Sometimes, if the paper is of very high quality or the topic is exceptionally interesting, a third round of review can be conducted on the editor’s decision.
The final decision, regarding the fate of the paper, is always taken by the editor whereas the referees only advise the editor with their expert opinion. The decision about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is sent to the author at this stage, when the peer-review is completed.
HOW LONG DOES THE REVIEW PROCESS TAKE?
|1 week||Selection of the appropriate reviewers|
|2 weeks*||To carry out the peer-review process|
|1 month||Time allotted to authors for submitting the revised version of their articles (in case the article needs revision)|
|1 week||Finalisation and publication of the manuscript.|
*this is not a definite time period since time required for the review process is dependent on the responses of the referees.
Plagiarism involves copying someone’s original ideas or work without proper acknowledgment or citation and is considered fraud.
Copyright laws protect all the original work and ideas; the act of portraying someone’s work as your own is a severe offense. Below mentioned are some acts that are considered as committing plagiarism:
- Close imitation or complete copying of someone’s data, ideas, figures and tables, full or parts of paragraphs, language etc.
- Submitting someone else’s work as your own.
- Using images from a website or other articles that are protected by copyright.
- Using someone else’s videos or footage to compose your video.
- Copying numerous words or ideas from a source makes up the majority of your work, whether you acknowledge it or not.
- Self-plagiarism, also known as Text Recycling, refers to the author reusing his work without proper citation.
Detecting and Dealing with Plagiarism
We avail the Similarity Check service by Crossref, which provides access to the iThenticate text comparison software from Turnitin. All submissions are checked by iThenticate during the initial evaluation.
We follow the COPE guidelines when dealing with plagiarism, whether it is detected before or after publishing the article. Please refer to the following flowcharts by COPE for complete understanding and details: Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript & Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript.
Avanti Publishers holds the right to;
1) reject submissions if plagiarism is detected at any stage before publication,
2) retract an article if plagiarism is detected after publication,
3) and inform the authors’ institutions about the detected plagiarism.
How to Prevent Plagiarism
When citing others’ (or your own) work, please make sure you have:
- Included all the references in Reference Section.
- Obtained the copyright from people or publishers whose content has been relevantly used in your paper.
- Mentioned the citations in your manuscript and acknowledged all the sources of your research.
- Abstained from copying someone’s work and presenting it as your own.
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Publication Ethics & Malpractice Policy
Avanti Publishers publishes peer-reviewed journals on various scientific disciplines. This statement explains ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for its journals, i.e.: the editors, reviewers and authors. This statement is based on internationally accepted Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Duties of Editors
Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
Disclosure of conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript (while handling it) in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution of Peer Review
The Reviewers are experts in the field of the submission who assists the Editor in Chief and the handleing editor in making editorial decisions.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with, others except as authorized by the Editor in Chief. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer 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.
Conflict of Interest
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.
Duties of Authors
Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
Corresponding author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Acknowledgment of Funding Sources
Sources of funding for the research reported in the article should be duly acknowledged at the end of the article.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.