Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology (MJET) is having online ISSN 2572-0325 and print ISSN 2575-0317, half yearly international journal, being published in June and December by Al-Muthanna University,  Iraq since year 2011.

MJET is obligated in delivering the superior standards of publication ethics. Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology enforces the statements of publication standards that are recommended by Committee on Publication Ethics for the publication process, prohibiting any trials of unethical conducts. Needless to say, the received articles for publication go through peer review process, and if they are found not meeting the publication ethics, they will be declined.

Duties of Editors

  • All authorsꞌ articles should be evaluated without distinguishing according to color, citizenship, gender, etc. The only thing that must be considered is the scientific content of articles.
  • Editors could decide in accepting or refusing articles based on peer review evaluation, editorial boardꞌ results, and articles significance.
  • The editing staff of the journal should not reveal any information regarding articles to any other party than corresponding reviewers, editorial board, and the publisher.
  • Exploiting the contents of the unpublished materials by editors is not allowed without getting the agreement of the corresponding authors.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Reviewers must notify the editors in case the articlesꞌ topics do not match with their specialization to avoid any potential delays.
  • Reviewers are not allowed to reveal any information regarding articles contents to any other party other the mentioned ones previously.
  • Reviewers must clearly tell their decisions about articles with proper supporting arguments.
  • Reviewers are called for checking the cited materials and references of date used in the authorsꞌ articles.
  • Reviewers are advised to have identical interests with articles contents to avoid any possible conflict of interests.

Duties of Authors

Authorship: an individual is named as author when he/she intellectually contributes to a scientific investigation. When, individuals meet the following four listed criteria, then they can be known as authors:

  • Scholarship: Participate significantly to the conception, design, execution, and/or analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Authorship: Contribute in drafting, reviewing, and/or revising the manuscript for intellectual content.
  • Approval: Approve the manuscript 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.

Contributorship: Every submitted manuscript should include an information about those who has contributed to the planning, conduct, and reporting of the work described in the article.

Acknowledgements: All other contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship then they should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged comprise an individual who provided general supervision of a research group or general administrative support, writing assistance, technical editing, language editing and proofreading. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

  • Authors are required to submit precise date of their research work, and the manuscripts should include the list of references used for their articles.
  • Authors must verify that the submitted research work is of their own except for the cited and/or quoted materials from other researchersꞌ work.
  • Authors should not submit the same article to more than one journal where this is considered breaking for the publication ethics statements.
  • In case, there is more than one author for the same article, the corresponding author should ensure that the other authors have agreed the final copy of the submitted manuscript.
  • All the required information of authors must be included in the manuscript, for example, authorsꞌ names, affiliations, place of work, and emails.
  • Authors should obviously tell conflicts of interest in their manuscripts.
  • If the authorsꞌ work require chemicals and/or equipment that may cause hazards resulting of their use, then authors should precisely inform that in manuscripts.
  • In case the authors noted that there is an error or an inaccurate information in their submitted research work, then they must notify the publisher as soon as possible after submitting their manuscript.