Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Applied Engineering and Technology provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development, and demonstration in the areas of Engineering and Technology applied to improve the optimization operation of engineering and technology for human life and industries. The journal publishes original papers, review articles, technical notes, and letters to the editor.

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that bridge the gaps between research, development, and implementation. The breadth of coverage ranges from innovative technologies and systems of implementation and application development to better human life and industry.

The following scope are welcome: Aerospace Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Applied Mathematics,  Applied Physics, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Civil Engineering, Computational Physics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environment Engineering, Information Technology, Marine engineering, Mechanical engineering, Medical Engineering, Medical imaging, Medical Physics, Nanotechnology, Ocean Engineering, Optical engineering, Photonics, Robotics, Urban Engineering and Other related engineering topics in general.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for Applied Engineering and Technology focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similarity score by using iThenticate.

The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers and applied Blind Peer-Review model. Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses.

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterward, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published three times a year in April, August, and December


Open Access Policy

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.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

 Applied Engineering and Technology is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. The Editorial Board is responsible for, among others, preventing publication malpractice. Unethical behavior is unacceptable, and the   Applied Engineering and Technology does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors who submitted articles: affirm that manuscript contents are original. Furthermore, the authors’ submission also implies that the manuscript has not been published previously in any language, either wholly or partly, and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Editors, authors, and reviewers, within the   Applied Engineering and Technology, are to be fully committed to good publication practice and accept the responsibility for fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities, as set by the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. As part of the Core Practices, COPE has written guidelines on the http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines.

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review process are blind peer review.
  3. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research’s funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers’ importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to  Applied Engineering and Technology will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools.  Applied Engineering and Technology will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to  Applied Engineering and Technology must have similarity level less than 15%.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified through comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.
  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, being often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.


Deposit Policy

Understand the Applied Engineering and Technology, AET, article sharing, and posting policies for each stage of the article life cycle.

Before submission to AET
Authors may post their articles anywhere, including on preprint servers such as arXiv.org. This does not count as a prior publication.

Upon submission to AET
Authors may share or post their submitted version of the article (also known as the preprint) in the following ways:

  1. On the author's personal website or their employer's website.
  2. On institutional or funder websites if required.
  3. In the author's classroom use.
  4. On Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) that are signatories to the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers' Sharing Principles (https://www.stm-assoc.org/stm-consultations/scn-consultation-2015/)
The following text should be included on the first page of the submitted article when it first is posted in any of the above outlets: "This work has been submitted to the Applied Engineering and Technology, https://pubs2.ascee.org/index.php/aet, for possible publication".

Upon acceptance to AET
If an author previously posted their submitted version of the article in any of the following locations, they will need to replace the submitted version with the accepted version of AET. No other changes may be made to the accepted article.
  1. Author's personal website
  2. Author's employer's website
  3. arXiv.org
  4. Funder's repository*
Final published article
  1. When the article is published, the posted version should be updated with a full citation to the original of Applied Engineering and Technology, including DOI. He or she must replace the accepted version with the published article version of AET.
  2. The article will be followed statements on the AET's copyright notice at https://pubs2.ascee.org/index.php/aet/about/submissions#copyrightNotice.


Allegations of Misconduct

Applied Engineering and Technology, AET, journal adhere to the allegations of Misconduct. Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them in resolving the complaint and addressing the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the allegation's validity and assessing whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. 

Suppose scientific misconduct or other substantial research irregularities are a possibility. In that case, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who is requested to provide a detailed response on behalf of all co-authors. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article, are sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct and taking necessary actions based on evaluating these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, the Applied Engineering and Technology Journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.


Correction and Retraction

At Applied Engineering Technology (AET) journal, we prioritize maintaining the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users. Our policy on changes to articles after they have been published online is based on best practices in the academic publishing community. The authority of articles after publication is highly regarded. Adhering to this issue, AET follows COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles.

An Erratum will be issued in the event of errors or omissions in an article. The Erratum is a statement by the original paper's authors that briefly describes any correction(s) resulting from errors or omissions. Any effects on the conclusions of the paper should be noted. The corrected article is not removed from the AET website, but notice of Erratum is given. The Erratum is made freely available to all readers and is linked to the corrected article.

If there is clear evidence that the findings in an article are unreliable due to misconduct or honest error, if the results have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission, or justification, if the work is plagiarized, or if the position reports unethical research, a Retraction will be issued. A Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the AET website, but notice of retraction is given, is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. The authors can issue a retraction when they have discovered substantial scientific errors or by the Editors or Publisher in other cases. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that is also noted. The Publisher may redact or remove an article in rare and extreme cases involving legal infringement. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the integrity of the scientific record.

Suppose typographical or production errors (the Publisher's fault) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list, or byline) or significantly impact the readers' ability to comprehend the article. In that case, a Publisher's Note will be issued. A Publisher's Note notifies readers that an article has been corrected after publication. The original article is removed and replaced with an updated version. Publisher's Notes are freely available to all readers. Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader's ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission will be corrected at the discretion of the Publisher. In such a case, the original article is removed and replaced with an updated version, and the correction date is noted on the corrected article. Authors should also note that an original piece can only be removed and replaced with a corrected version less than one year after the original publication date. Corrections to an article with a publication date older than a Publisher's Note will only document one year.


Direct Marketing

A journal's success heavily relies on the quality of submissions it receives. At Applied Engineering Technology, we value promoting our research and increasing its visibility to attract high-quality submissions and readership. Our marketing campaigns are designed to be targeted and data-driven to achieve the best possible outcomes. We strive to avoid actions that may negatively affect other parties or lead to misinformation between potential authors and publishers.

Our main objectives are to raise awareness, drive submissions, and increase readership, which we achieve through the following strategies:

Discoverability of Journal Homepage: We aim to drive submissions by showcasing the journal's contents, editorial team, and the submission/publication process. Our journal homepage serves as a platform that provides essential information about the journal's aims and scope, important news, content, and publication timelines.

Search Engine Optimization: We optimize the content of our website, including the homepage and various platforms, to rank higher on search engines like Google. Using relevant keywords, images, and headlines ensures that the journal is accessible to the largest and most relevant audience possible.

Social Media: We recognize the significance of social media for researchers and have established channels on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to promote new research and calls for submissions across various subject areas. These channels allow researchers to interact with us directly, increase traffic to our journal's homepage, and facilitate networking within their communities.

By collaborating, we can provide researchers with the necessary information, increase awareness of research and announcements, and attract quality submissions for our journal. We encourage editors to promote the Applied Engineering Technology journal on social media platforms, including Twitter (@JurnalAET).


Revenue Source

Our journal's success depends on attracting high-quality submissions, and one way we accomplish this is by publishing open-access articles.

Currently, the AET journal is not applied any Article Processing Charge (APC). Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) is granted the funding source from Association for Scientific Computing Electronics and Engineering (ASCEE). However, ASCEE does not influence editorial decisions.

We regularly review and adjust our APC and Other Revenue policy based on several criteria, including journal quality, editorial and technical processes, competitive considerations, market conditions, and other revenue streams associated with the journal.



Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) journal accepts only Academic Conference and Symposium related to the aims and scope of the AET journal.