American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Editorial Workflow

The peer review process is an essential element of the publication cycle. All manuscripts submitted to undergo extensive peer review by our Editorial Board Members and blind reviews by a minimum of 3 reviewers. Following is the editorial workflow that all submitted manuscripts undergo.

Initial Evaluation
All manuscripts are processed using Science Publication’s in-house Manuscript Tracking System. Once we receive a manuscript, our Editorial Office runs a plagiarism check and screens the manuscript to decide whether or not it should be sent for peer review. It is therefore very important for authors to make sure that their manuscript is well written and is of high quality. During the initial screening, our Editorial Office mainly checks the following:

  1. Does the manuscript fit the journal’s scope?
  2. Is the content of the manuscript is good enough to make it worth reviewing?
  3. Is the manuscript compliant with the journal’s Instructions for Authors?
  4. Has the manuscript been submitted or published elsewhere?

If manuscript fails to to meet the journal's requirements, it is immediately rejected.

Peer Review
After manuscripts clear the initial screening, they are assigned to either a Regional Editor/Editor-in-Chief. The Regional Editor/Editor-in-Chief assigns manuscripts to a Handling Editor. The handling editor will send the manuscript to a minimum of 3 reviewers for peer review. Reviewers submit the evaluation results along with their recommendations as one of the following actions:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor Revision
  3. Major Revision
  4. Reject & Resubmit
  5. Reject

We have a single blinded peer-review process in which the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are. All our journals acknowledge the researchers who have performed the peer-review and without the significant contributions made by these researchers, the publication of the journal would not be possible. We try our best to adhere to the guidelines laid out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We also forward the guidelines to our reviewers to ensure the highest ethical standards of evaluation.

Final Decision
In order for the handling editor to provide a recommendation regarding the manuscript, at least two completed reviews are required. Once the reviewers have submitted their comments, the handling editor will be notified. The handling editor will then send their recommendations to the Regional Editor/Editor-in-Chief. The Regional Editor/Editor-in-Chief delivers and informs the author of the final decision.

If the manuscript is conditionally accepted, authors will be required to revise their manuscript according to the Editor’s suggestions and submit a revised version of their manuscript for further evaluation.

Our Editorial Workflow allows editors to reject manuscripts due to a number of reasons including inappropriateness of the subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of the results. We ensure high quality and unbiased peer-review by sending the manuscript for evaluation to a range of reviewers in different parts of the world.



INFLUENCE OF ELECTRON BEAM TREATMENT ON THE CRYSTALLIZATION AND THERMAL STABILITY OF LDPE/EPDM BLENDS

Bhuwanesh Kumar Sharma, Subhendu Ray Chowdhury, P. A. Mahanwar and K. S.S. Sarma
Volume : 7, Issue : 3 Pages : 338-352
Published On : November 17, 2014


AN IN-HOUSE COMPUTER-BASED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ANAEROBIC FERMENTATION PROCESSES

E. A. Echiegu and A. E. Ghaly
Volume : 7, Issue : 3 Pages : 316-326
Published On : November 17, 2014


FUNCTIONAL SIMULATION PLATFORM FOR STUDYING UNDERWATER RADIATION PATTERN

Kanwarpreet Gilhotra and Nitaigour Premchand Mahalik
Volume : 7, Issue : 3 Pages : 327-337
Published On : September 12, 2014


RECENT TRENDS AND CHALLENGES OF ENERGY EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Chiara Bedon
Volume : 7, Issue : 3 Pages : 292-294
Published On : September 11, 2014


MODELING OF FUTURE LAND COVER LAND USE CHANGE IN NORTH CAROLINA USING MARKOV CHAIN AND CELLULAR AUTOMATA MODEL

Mohammad Sayemuzzaman and ManojJha
Volume : 7, Issue : 3 Pages : 295-306
Published On : August 23, 2014


Measuring Satisfaction with Student Housing Facilities

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Volume : 4, Issue : 1 Pages : 52-60
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Performance of IBS Precast Concrete Beam-Column Connections Under Earthquake Effects: A Literature Review

Patrick T.L. Yee, Azlan B. Adnan, Abdul K. Mirasa and Ahmad B.A. Rahman
Volume : 4, Issue : 1 Pages : 93-101
Downloads : 20066


A Technical Review of Compressed Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

Semin , Rosli A. Bakar, Semin and Rosli A. Bakar
Volume : 1, Issue : 4 Pages : 302-311
Downloads : 13084


DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF TYRE TREAD BLOCK

K. Sridharan and R. Sivaramakrishnan
Volume : 5, Issue : 2 Pages : 119-127
Downloads : 12578


Effects of Palm Fiber on the Mechanical Properties of Lightweight Concrete Crushed Brick

Mahyuddin Ramli and Eethar T. Dawood
Volume : 3, Issue : 2 Pages : 489-493
Downloads : 11327


Performance of IBS Precast Concrete Beam-Column Connections Under Earthquake Effects: A Literature Review

Patrick T.L. Yee, Azlan B. Adnan, Abdul K. Mirasa and Ahmad B.A. Rahman
Volume : 4, Issue : 1 Pages : 93-101
Views : 1927


The Influence of Modernity on Kurdish Architectural Identity

Salahaddin Y. Baper and Ahmad S. Hassan
Volume : 3, Issue : 3 Pages : 552-559
Views : 1561


The Solar Tracking System by Using Digital Solar Position Sensor

Singthong Pattanasethanon
Volume : 3, Issue : 4 Pages : 678-682
Views : 1108


Analysis of Interregional Commodity Flows

Wirach Hirun and Sompong Sirisoponsilp
Volume : 3, Issue : 4 Pages : 728-733
Views : 1095


Measuring Satisfaction with Student Housing Facilities

Nurul U.M. Najib, Nor A. Yusof and Zulkifli Osman
Volume : 4, Issue : 1 Pages : 52-60
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