The ethical policy of Journal of Operation and Automation in Power Engineering (JOAPE) is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines and behaves according to International Committee of JOAPE Editorial Board constitutions. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with JOAPE. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org.
JOAPE is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.
JOAPE is committing to ensure that editorial decisions on manuscript submissions are the final.
JOAPE is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.
JOAPE is always checking the plagiarism and fraudulent data issues involving in the submitted manuscript.
The Editors of the JOAPE should have the full authority to reject/accept a manuscript.
The Editors of the JOAPE should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published.
The Editor-in-Chief of JOAPE should take a decision on submitted manuscripts, whether to be published or not with other editors and reviewers.
The Editors of the JOAPE should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
The Editors of the JOAPE should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
The Editors of the JOAPE should maintain academic integrity and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
The Editors of the JOAPE should be willing to investigate plagiarism and fraudulent data issues and willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
The Editors of the JOAPE should have the limit themselves only to the intellectual content.
The Editors of the JOAPE must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.
Remarks for Reviewers
The Reviewers of the JOAPE should assist the Editors in taking the decision for publishing the submitted manuscripts.
The Reviewers of the JOAPE should maintain the confidentiality of manuscripts, which they are invited to review.
The Reviewers of the JOAPE should provide comments in time that will help editors to make a decision on the submitted manuscript to be published or not.
The Reviewers of the JOAPE are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.
The Reviewers of the JOAPE comments against each invited manuscript should be technical, professional and objective.
The Reviewers of the JOAPE should not review the manuscripts in which they have found conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions.
The Reviewers of the JOAPE should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
Remarks for Authors
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology.
Manuscripts must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by or any other publisher.
The submitting corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.
In order to sustain the peer review system, authors have an obligation to participate in peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.
It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the manuscripts emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution.
It is a condition for submission of a manuscript that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.
Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the manuscript and briefly describe the role of the founder/ sponsor in any part of the work.
Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.
All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
When an author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript.
All authors must know that that the submitted manuscripts under review or published with JOAPE are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics.
All authors must ensure that all authors have read the submission final checklist before being submitted to the JOAPE.
Violation of Publication Ethics
Handling Cases of Misconduct