Indian Journal of Engineering is an international, peer reviewed journal which publishes full length original research papers, reviews, analysis, perspectives related to all areas of Engineering. The journal covers the frontier issues in the engineering and the computer science and their applications in business, industry and other subjects.
The subjects covered by the journal include artificial intelligence, computational statistics, database, data mining, electronics, hardware systems, imaging engineering, industrial engineering, information engineering, mechanical engineering, civil and structural engineering, internet computing, networking, operations research, scientific computing, software engineering, telecommunications, and their applications etc.
The journal aims to be recognized as one of the most reliable sources for today's engineering professionals in both academia and industry. It provides a publication vehicle in emerging areas of engineering, new trends in technology, public policies, and engineering challenges.
Indian Journal of Engineering employs a double-blind peer review process, in which the author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The Editorial Board of the journal will immediately screen all articles submitted for publication in that journal. Those articles which fail to reach the scientific standards of the journal may be declined without further review. Those articles which satisfy the requirements of the Editorial Board will be sent to a maximum of three referees. These are experts in the field who have agreed to provide a rapid assessment of the article. Every effort will be made to provide an editorial decision as to acceptance for publication within 4-6 weeks of submission. Referees may request a revision of the article to be made. In this case, it is generally understood that only one revised version can be considered for a further appraisal under the peer-review system.
All papers are published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable.
The Editorial Board of our journal will immediately screen all articles submitted for publication in that journal. Plagiarism is not limited to the Results and Discussion sections; it can involve any part of the manuscript, including figures and tables, in which material is copied from another publication without attestation, reference, or permission. Note that wording does not have to be exact to be copyright infringement; use of very similar words in almost the same sequence can also be infringement. Any suspected misconduct ends up with a quick rejection.
Duplicate or redundant publication is a publication that overlaps substantially with one already published, in press, or in an electronic media submission.
Duplicate or redundant submission is the same manuscript (or the same data) that is submitted to different journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conduct, and cost effective use of resources require that readers can be assured that what they are reading is original.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or currently submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication is a violation of the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010) and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published.
It is necessary that authors should disclose any conflict related to the manuscript while submitting the manuscript for consideration. The conflict of interest will be published along with the article. If the study was funded and there was no conflict of interest the authors must mention “Funding source had no role in study design, data collection, interpretation of results and manuscript writing”. If there is no conflict of interest, authors should mention “Declared none”.
Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from negligible to great potential for influencing judgment. Not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. On the other hand, the potential for conflict of interest can exist regardless of whether an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, and paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.