The American Engineering Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and practices. We adhere to the guidelines and principles set forth by international organizations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to ensure the integrity, transparency, and credibility of our journal.

Authors' Responsibilities:

  1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their work is original and properly cited. Plagiarism in any form, including self-plagiarism, is considered unethical and is not tolerated. All sources used in the creation of the manuscript should be appropriately acknowledged.

  2. Authorship: Only individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research and preparation of the manuscript should be listed as authors. All authors should have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

  3. Data Integrity: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their manuscript. Falsification or manipulation of data is strictly prohibited.

  4. Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that may be perceived as a potential conflict of interest that could influence the outcome of the research or its interpretation.

  5. Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment should be given to the work of others. All sources used in the research should be appropriately cited, including previous works of the authors that are relevant to the manuscript.

Reviewers' Responsibilities:

  1. Objectivity: Reviewers should conduct their reviews objectively and provide constructive feedback. Personal biases or conflicts of interest that may affect the review process should be disclosed to the journal.

  2. Confidentiality: Reviewers must respect the confidentiality of the review process and not disclose any information from the manuscript or their review to any unauthorized individuals.

  3. Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews within the agreed-upon timeframe. If unable to meet the deadline or fulfill the review, reviewers should inform the journal promptly.

Editors' Responsibilities:

  1. Fair Evaluation: Editors evaluate manuscripts based on their academic merit, relevance, and originality, without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or other personal characteristics.

  2. Confidentiality: Editors and editorial staff must keep all information related to submitted manuscripts confidential and not disclose any details to unauthorized individuals.

  3. Conflict of Interest: Editors should recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest, either personal or professional. In such cases, an alternative editor will be assigned to oversee the peer-review process.

  4. Publication Decisions: Editors make publication decisions based on the manuscript's quality, significance, and adherence to the journal's scope and guidelines.

  5. Corrections and Retractions: If errors or significant inaccuracies are identified in published articles, the editors will take appropriate measures to address and rectify them, including issuing corrections, retractions, or clarifications as necessary.

Publication Ethics Violations:

The American Engineering Journal takes allegations of publication ethics violations seriously. If any individual or organization suspects misconduct, such as plagiarism, data fabrication, authorship disputes, or other unethical practices, we encourage them to notify the journal promptly. Such cases will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate actions will be taken, which may include contacting the authors, their institutions, or relevant authorities.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and appreciate the cooperation of all authors, reviewers, and editors in upholding these principles. By adhering to these ethical guidelines, we aim to foster a trustworthy and reliable platform for the dissemination of engineering knowledge.