• Peer Review
  • Who Can Submit?
  • General Submission Rules
  • Formatting Requirements
  • Rights for Authors and RIT Scholar Works
  • Philosophy of Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology

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    Peer Review Process [1]

    The first step is an evaluation of submitted papers by the Editor-in-Chief (EiC). The EiC first checks the manuscript according to the several criteria of subject scope, apparent technical validity, content relevance, clarity, and timing, relationship to prior publications, appropriate references, and length. If, in the EiC judgment, the paper clearly fails in the areas of technical validity and/or advancing prior knowledge, the EiC can reject the paper, giving the author the reasons for rejection. Upon acceptance by the EiC the paper will be assigned to an Associate Editor (AE) having most direct knowledge of the subject matter and of expert reviewers in the field. Then, the AE judges the paper according to the same criteria and send it to several reviewers in the field (usually three or four) for confidential review. However in exceptional cases, the AE may accept the paper without review, reject it giving explicit reason, or request that the author prepares it in a different format. When the paper is send to reviewers, each reviewer is asked to examine the technical merit and relevance of the manuscript, its originality, the extent of its contribution to the field, and the presentation of results. The reviewer is also asked for advice as to whether the paper merits publication or not. However, the decision to publish, in any case, lies first with the Associate Editor and ultimately with the Editor-in-Chief. Reviewers often disagree in their advice. Hence the decision to publish is made by the technical editors. Reviews typically take 8 to 12 weeks to complete. The next step is up to the authors. When the paper has been rejected or extensive revisions have been requested authors are entitled to submit a point-by-point rebuttal to the Editor’s statement of reasons and the reviewers’ comments. Then, the rebuttal is analyzed by the Editors and a decision is made. In rare dispute cases that remain unresolved after two reviewing cycles, the Editor-in-Chief overrides all other considerations and makes the final decision. [1] Adapted from Acceptance and Rejection Procedures for Archival Journals of AIAA and ASME.

    Who Can Submit?

    Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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    General Submission Rules

    Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology, please contact the editors.

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    Formatting Requirements

    Journal of Applied Science & Engineering Technology has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

    It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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    Rights for Authors and RIT Scholar Works

    As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to RIT Scholar Works all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

    Attribution and Usage Policies

    Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of RIT Scholar Works, requires credit to RIT Scholar Works as copyright holder (e.g., RIT Scholar Works © 2015).

    Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from RIT Scholar Works provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

    • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
    • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
    • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
    • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

    People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the RIT Scholar Works website and/or software agree not to misuse the RIT Scholar Works service or software in any way.

    The failure of RIT Scholar Works to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between RIT Scholar Works and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.