This policy describes guidelines in the publication process of our journals. Specifically, the Academy Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) adopts the following standards and requirements:
Author(s) is/are individual(s) who significantly contributed to the development of a manuscript on well researched theoretical, experimental and analytical papers in all areas of Science, Technology and Engineering. AJSE recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria:
Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
Final approval of the version to be published;
Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Individuals who participated in the development of a manuscript but do not qualify as an author should be acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged.
Changes in authorship
Only corresponding authors can make a request for a change in authorship. The request shall be granted if there is sufficient evidence that the suggested author made a significant contribution as stipulated in the authorship editorial policy.
Submission of Manuscript
Authors should read the “Instruction for Authors” on the journal’s page before making a submission.
The manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy available online.
The authors listed in the manuscript should have met the requirements for Authorship specified above. Where possible, specify the contribution of each of the authors.
The corresponding author shall approve the final version of the manuscript on behalf of the authors. Once a manuscript is submitted, it is therefore assumed that all authors have read and given their approval for the submission of the manuscript.
Contact information of all authors should be stated on the manuscript. Surname/Other names, affiliation, emails, and phone/fax numbers.
A submitted manuscript is confidential material. AJSE will not disclose submitted manuscripts to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for possible publication. These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a manuscript may be revealed to members of the AJSE ethics committee and institutions/organizations that may require it for the resolution of the misconduct.
Misconduct constitutes a violation of this editorial policy, journal policies, publication ethics, any applicable guidelines/policies specified by AJSE, or any other activities that threaten or compromise the integrity of the research/publication process. Suspected cases of misconduct will be investigated.
Correction and retraction of articles
Corrections may be made to a published article with the authorization of the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Editors will decide the magnitude of the corrections. Minor corrections are made directly to the original article. However, in cases of major corrections, the original article will remain unchanged, while the corrected version will also be published. Both the original and corrected version will be linked to each other. A statement indicating the reason for the major change to the article will also be published.
The Academy Journal of Science and Engineering is published annually.
AJSE uses a double-blind peer review option which ensures that authors remain anonymous to the reviewers throughout the peer-review process and vice versa.
Received articles are sent to three independent reviewers (usually from different locations).
There are four categories of recommendations from reviewers are:
- Publishable without amendment
- Publishable with minor amendment
- Publishable with major amendment
- Not publishable
Depending on the category recommended, an article may be sent out twice for assessment (i.e. when the recommendations from the reviewers are conflicting).
Reviewed articles are returned to the Secretary AJSE. An honorarium is given to each reviewer for the reviewed article.
The reviewed articles are sent back to the corresponding author to effect corrections as may be recommended by the reviewers.
The revised document is vetted to ensure that the recommendations of the reviewers are effected.
Articles are formatted in line with the standard of the Journal and made camera ready.
Production of the Journal
Due to the technical nature of the articles (equations, tables, diagrams, and graphs) in Science and Engineering, typesetting is done by competent hands supervised by the Editorial Board to ensure quality before engaging the services of a publisher.