The Applied Science Engineering and Management Bulletin (ASEMB) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and preventing any forms of malpractice. We expect all authors, reviewers, and editors involved in the publication process to adhere to the guidelines outlined below.

Author Responsibilities:

  1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their submitted work is original and has not been published previously. Any sources used must be appropriately cited. Plagiarism in any form is considered unethical and will not be tolerated.

  2. Authorship: Authorship should be limited to individuals who have made significant contributions to the research work. All authors must have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

  3. Data Integrity and Reproducibility: Authors should provide accurate and reliable data in their submissions. Any manipulation or falsification of data is strictly prohibited. Authors should also retain their research data for a reasonable period of time after publication, in case further examination is required.

  4. Conflict of Interest: Authors should disclose any financial or personal relationships that may influence the outcome of the research or its interpretation. All potential conflicts of interest should be declared in the manuscript.

  5. Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment should be given to the work of others. Authors should provide references for all sources used in their research and avoid any form of plagiarism.

Reviewer Responsibilities:

  1. Confidentiality: Reviewers must treat all manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. They should not share, discuss, or use any information from the manuscripts without permission from the journal.

  2. Objectivity and Timeliness: Reviewers should conduct the review process objectively, providing constructive and unbiased feedback to the authors. Reviews should be completed within the specified timeframe, and any conflicts of interest should be disclosed to the editor.

  3. Expertise: Reviewers should have the necessary expertise and knowledge to evaluate the manuscript. If a reviewer feels unqualified to review a particular submission, they should notify the editor promptly.

Editor Responsibilities:

  1. Fair and Impartial Evaluation: Editors should evaluate submitted manuscripts based on their intellectual content, without regard to the authors' race, gender, religion, nationality, or institutional affiliation. Manuscripts should be evaluated based on their scientific merit, originality, and relevance to the journal's scope.

  2. Confidentiality: Editors and editorial staff must keep all submitted manuscripts confidential. They should not disclose any information about the manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and potential reviewers.

  3. Transparency: Editors should provide clear guidelines to authors regarding the submission and review process. They should also ensure that the peer-review process is fair, unbiased, and timely.

  4. Addressing Complaints: Editors should respond promptly to any ethical concerns or complaints raised by authors, reviewers, or readers. They should investigate such matters thoroughly and take appropriate action.

  5. Publication Decisions: Editors have the final responsibility for accepting or rejecting a manuscript for publication. Their decisions should be based on the manuscript's quality, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal.

Malpractice Handling:

In the event of any suspected misconduct or malpractice, the Applied Science Engineering and Management Bulletin will follow established procedures and guidelines. This may involve contacting the relevant institutions, conducting further investigations, retracting published articles if necessary, and taking appropriate disciplinary actions.