Arbitration Procedures


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Aims & Scope

The objective of the journal is the publication and wide electronic dissemination of innovative and consequential research in

all aspects computational materials science, engineering pathological analytical techniques, medical, featuring the most

advanced mathematical modeling and numerical methodology developments. It will aim to attract and solicit high-quality

original research papers in all aspects of computational materials science and engineering with special emphasis on the most

current topics of interest to the associated research communities. The journal will also serve as an effective platform for the

promotion of scientific exchange between active scientists, engineers, scientific adherents and doctors.

The journal aims to promote international exchange of new knowledge and recent developments in all aspects of medical ,

computational materials science and engineering , chemistry and  other sciences, featuring the most advanced mathematical

modeling , numerical methodology developments , structural, electronic, thermal, chemical, magnetic, optical, or a

combination of other science of these.

  • Stages of Arbitration

1- Arbitration in the magazine is within the "system of scientific journals arbtration" is an electronic system developed to accurately

organize the stages of receipt of the research, the stages of arbitration, and the stages of publication, a new technical service to

facilitate the researchers and arbitrators, and accelerate the process of arbitration and save time and effort for all.

2 - The researcher raises his research through the system, and the researcher can easily and easily to enter the system through the

link, and then enter his personal and scientific data and raise his research and will receive a mobile message that the receipt of the

search, does not require the researcher to send paper, no signature, Email.

The arbitrator shall be able to enter the system, and then enter his personal and scientific data and his bank account number, to be

included in a large list of arbitrators. The arbitrator shall specify his precise specialization at the time of registration. , And all

information is subject to amendment by the arbitrator at any time, and the editor can view all the arbitrator's data.

4 - The list of arbitrators for auditing and editing each period so that selected from them is characterized by: quality, accuracy and

fast delivery.

5 - After the preliminary examination and recommending acceptance of the research for arbitration, the editor in consultation with

the members of the editorial board selects two arbitrators for the same research. The research is subject to secret arbitration to

determine its validity for publication. The researcher is obliged to take the observations of the arbitrators.

6. The search shall be sent to the arbitrators through the system and the arbitrator shall feel the message of "Mobile".

7 - The research to be arbitrated in the account of the arbitrator in the system after the editor of the editor, and the search appears in

the form (Word) and (PDF), does not inform the arbitrator on the name of the researcher and the reverse does not inform the

researcher the name of the arbitrator.

8 - There is a form ready for arbitration in the system, and it is possible for the governor to attach a file attached to several pages if

he wanted to send something to the magazine or he commented on the same search and wants to send it to the magazine.

9 - The duration of the arbitration within three weeks and the arbitrator so, and then the arbitrator must respond either (acceptance),

acceptance of the research for publication, or (acceptance of the condition of amendment), acceptance of the search for publication

on the terms of some amendments, or (rejection) search.

10. Send a reminder to the arbitrator within (10) days after receipt of the search by message on the mobile.

11. When the arbitrator submits his report, a letter arrives to the editor stating that the arbitrator has sent his report on the search .....

12 - The researcher can through (the system) inquire about the research, and what has been done, and is it under the initial

examination? Or under arbitration? Or under modification? Or on the way to publication? In what number will it be published?

13. In the event of a recommendation to "apologize for the publication of the research", the researcher shall be notified through the

"system" of "rejection of research" and feel a message of apology.

14 - In the case of recommendation «accept research conditions» the researcher is informed by a letter (the system) to make some

adjustments according to the reports of the arbitrators and the notes received from them, and then the search is modified by (system)


15. In the event of a recommendation to "accept research for publication", the researcher shall be notified via the "system" and feel

the message of "Mobile" and write a "certificate" to accept the research for publication.

16 - After receipt of the arbitration sends thanks to the arbitrator through the «mobile» and «system», and the management of the

Journal transfer «reward» to the arbitrators and notice of the transfer, and communicate with them to ensure receipt, and a copy of

the transfer document in the account of the arbitrator.

17. The arbitrator through the system can review all the research previously judged.

18. There shall be a check in the system for the assessment of the arbitrator by the editor, which shall include: the quality of the

arbitration, and the response on time.

Committee On Publishing Ethics

COPE Code of Conduct

General duties and responsibilities of Editors Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals. They should: • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors; • constantly improve the journal; • ensure the quality of the material they publish; • champion freedom of expression; • maintain the integrity of the academic record; • preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards; • always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. Relations with readers Readers should be informed about who has funded research and on the role of the funders in the research Relations with authors Editors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognising that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal. A description of peer review processes should be published, and Editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes. Journals should have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions. Editors should publish guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code. Editors should not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are identified with the submission. New Editors should not overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous Editor unless serious problems are identified. Relations with reviewers Editors should publish guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code. Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected — unless they have an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers. The peer-review process Editors should have systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review. Complaints Editors should follow the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart. Editors should respond promptly to complaints and should ensure there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further. This mechanism should be made clear in the journal and should include information on how to refer unresolved matters to COPE. Encouraging debate Cogent criticisms of published work should be published unless Editors have convincing reasons why they cannot be. Authors of criticised material should be given the opportunity to respond.


Studies that challenge previous work published in the journal should be given an especially sympathetic hearing. Studies reporting negative results should not be excluded. Encouraging academic integrity Editors should ensure that research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines. Editors should seek assurances that all research has been approved by an appropriate body (e.g. research ethics committee, institutional review board). However, Editors should recognise that such approval does not guarantee that the research is ethical. Protecting individual data Editors should protect the confidentiality of individual information (e.g. that obtained through the doctor–patient relationship). It is therefore almost always necessary to obtain written informed consent from patients described in case reports and for photographs of patients. It may be possible to publish without explicit consent if the report is important to public health (or is in some other way important); consent would be unusually burdensome to obtain; and a reasonable individual would be unlikely to object to publication (all three conditions must be met). Pursuing misconduct Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. Editors should not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. They are ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases. Editors should first seek a response from those accused. If they are not satisfied with the response, they should ask the relevant employers or some appropriate body (perhaps a regulatory body) to investigate. Editors should follow the COPE flowcharts where applicable (link to flowcharts). Editors should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted; if this does not happen, Editors should make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem. This is an onerous but important duty. Ensuring the integrity of the academic record Whenever it is recognised that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distorted report has been published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted. The retraction should be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems. Relations with journal owners and publishers. The relationship of Editors to publishers and owners is often complex but should in each case be based firmly on the principle of Editorial independence. Notwithstanding the economic and political realities of their journals, Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for readers rather than for immediate financial or political gain. Commercial considerations Editors should have declared policies on advertising in relation to the content of the journal and on processes for publishing supplements. Misleading advertisements must be refused, and Editors must be willing to publish criticisms, according to the same criteria used for material in the rest of the journal. Reprints should be published as they appear in the journal unless a correction is to be added. Conflict of interest Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial board members.


• A complaint may be referred to COPE by an author, reader, reviewer, Editor or publisher. Cases may only be referred if the Editor/journal in question is a member of COPE. • In the first instance complaints against an Editor should be made directly to him or her in writing. If the complaint is not resolved satisfactorily, it should be passed to the Editor’s overseeing body or ombudsman where one exists. Only complaints that have been through the journal’s complaint’s procedure can be referred to COPE. In referring a complaint to COPE, all relevant correspondence should be enclosed. • COPE will accept referrals made within six months of the journal completing its own complaints procedure. COPE may consider cases outside this time period in exceptional circumstances. • COPE will not consider complaints about the substance (rather than the process) of Editorial decisions, or criticisms about Editorial content. • COPE will not consider referrals that relate to incidents that occurred before the publication of this code. When a complaint is referred to COPE: 1. The referrer submits a complaint to the Administrator. 2. The COPE Administrator confirms that the complaint is: a. against a member of COPE b. within the remit of the Code c. unresolved after passing properly through the journal’s complaints procedure d. relating to an incident that occurred after this code came into force (1 January 2005) 3. The referrer is asked to provide evidence, with all relevant supporting documents including correspondence relating to the hearing of the complaint by the journal, in confidence to the Chair of COPE. 4. The Chair of COPE informs the Editor of the journal in question that the complaint has been referred to COPE. 5. A number of potential scenarios may occur: a.The Editor refuses to cooperate, in which case, the Chair of COPE informs the referrer and the owner of the journal. b.The Editor replies stating his/her case: i. The Chair of COPE, with one other nominated Council member, decides that the journal has dealt with the complaint satisfactorily and advises the referrer and Editor accordingly. ii. The Chair of COPE, with one other nominated Council member, decides that there is a need for further investigation, advises the referrer and Editor accordingly, and reports this to an appropriately constituted sub committee of the COPE Council. 6. The sub-committee considering the complaint will consist of at least the Chair and three other members of COPE Council. Two of the members must not be Editors. None of the sub-committee members should belong to the same publishing group as the Editor in question. 7. If the Chair belongs to the same publishing group as the Editor in question, s/he will appoint an appropriate deputy to oversee the proceedings. 8. When the case comes to the sub-committee, the sub-committee either: a. dismisses it, and the referrer and Editor are so advised and given reasons b. reaches the view that a breach of the code has taken place. When the sub-committee is of the view that a breach of the code has taken place it presents a report to the COPE Council explaining the nature of the breach and recommending a course of action. 9. The COPE Council considers the report and may modify the recommendations. The Council informs the referrer, the Editor and the owner of its final recommendations. These recommendations may include: a.that the Editor apologise to the original complainant; b.that the Editor publish a statement from COPE in his/her journal; c. that the journal improve its processes; d.that the Editor resigns from COPE membership for a period of time; or e. any other action which the COPE Council feels is appropriate given the circumstances of the case. Appeals procedure Appeals against a COPE recommendation may be made to COPE’s ombudsperson, contact details for whom will be provided on reques