Publishing Ethics

  • Academic integrity is the cornerstone of scientific and technological innovation, and it is vital for everyone involved in academic research, article writing and publishing. Computer Engineering and Applications follows the recognized publication ethics. The authors, reviewers and editors of Computer Engineering and Applications should perform the following responsibilities:
    Authors’ Responsibilities
    1. The content of the manuscript should comply with the national laws and regulations and the requirements of submission guidelines of the journal, and does not involve confidential information, no academic misconducts such as plagiarism, data forgery, etc.
    2. Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work.
    3. Authors should submit only entirely original work which is never published before, and appropriately cite or quote the work of others.
    4. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently, not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing same research in more than one journal.
    5. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to concept, design, execution or interpretation of the reported research. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors are included in the author list. The corresponding author also verifies that all co-authors have approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission for publication.
    6. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
    7. When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, it is the authors’obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher, and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article in form of an erratum.
    8. Authors should respect the opinions of reviewers. If they have any objection, they can appeal to the editorial department.
    Reviewers’ Responsibilities
    1. Reviewers should use their professional knowledge to review the innovation, scientificity and practicability of the manuscript, and give an objective and fair evaluation to assists the editors in making editorial decisions. Reviewers should put forward detailed revision opinions to assist the authors in improving the manuscript.
    2. Reviewers should ensure that manuscripts are examined scientifically and accurately, and clearly express their views with sufficient evidence and facts.
    3. Reviewers should respect the authors’ contributions, and avoid the manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competition, collaboration or other relationships. The manuscript is only evaluated on academic value, no personal evaluation.
    4. Reviewers should identify the sources of data used in the research. If the reviewers find plagiarism or a manuscript submitted to more journals, they should immediately tell the editors.
    5. Reviewers should point out the relevant published work which is not yet cited.
    6. Any manuscript for review must be treated as confidential documents. Discussing or disseminating the data, viewpoints and conclusions in the manuscript is forbidden.
    7. Reviewers should complete the evaluation of the manuscript within time limit and feedback the review opinions to the editorial department in time. In case of failure to finish review on time for some reason, reviewers should timely inform the editorial department, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.
    Editors’ Responsibilities
    1. Editors should follow the relevant national regulations, comply with the publication ethics strictly, maintain the academic integrity, deal with all manuscripts in a timely and fair manner, and ensure manuscripts published with high quality on time.
    2. Editors should select manuscript fairly and justly, not be prejudiced against the authors’ unit, gender, professional title, academic honor, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship and so on. The decision will be based on the manuscript’s importance, originality and clarity, and its relevance to the journal’s scope. 
    3. Editors should protect the information of authors’ contributions, the identity information of reviewers and other concerned people in the editorial department.
    4. Editors have the responsibility to investigate academic misconducts and take effective measures. 
    5. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used by the editors for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent.

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