AUTHORS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office.
AREJ Website: rengj.mosuljournals.com
1: PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts, where appropriate, should contain these sections in the order: Title, Authors and their affiliations and emails, Abstract, Keywords, Nomenclature, Introduction, Experimental Procedure, Theory, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments (if any), References, Appendix (if any).
The manuscript may consist of text, equations, symbols, figures, tables, line-drawings, and photographs. Pre-Review Manuscripts are to be typed and formatted according to AREJ Template. (MS-Word Version). The easiest and fastest way to do this, please follow these steps:
- Open your manuscript Word-file.
- Open AREJ Template file.
- Select the Paste Options in AREJ Template file: open Paste OptionàSet Default PasteàScroll down and select from the menu Cut, Copy, and PasteàPasting between documents when style conflictà select Use Destination Style (Default).
- Once done, all what you need after that is Copy from your file to AREJ Template and save.
2: SUBMISSION OF PAPER
Manuscripts must be submitted in Arabic and English languages and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Submission to REAJ journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of the manuscript consideration. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables encouraged to be embedded and included in the main manuscript file. Manuscript must be accompanied by a Title Page including title and author(s) name and their affiliations and emails.
3: PLAGIARISM PREVENTION AND VIOLATION OF PUBLICATION ETHICS
All manuscripts under review or published with AREJ are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software called ithenticate. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution. Thus, the Plagiarism or Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. It is necessary to mention that AREJ Journal may ignore a duplicated manuscript up to 20%.
The development of CrossCheck is a service that helps editors to verify the originality of papers. CrossCheck is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known in the academic community as providers of Turnitin. For a searchable list of all journals in the CrossCheck database, please visit: www.ithenticate.com/search
All new submissions to many AREJ journal are automatically screened using CrossCheck within the editorial system. Editorial Board Member may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited the Bibliography may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.
Journals should make clear the type of copyright under which the author's work will be published. Upon submission of the manuscript, authors should attach a complete Journal Publishing Agreement. To download Author(s) CopyRight Form, click this link.
4-1: Permission required
Permission should be sought from the publisher to reproduce any substantial part of a copyrighted work that depends on both the significance of the material and the quantity of material used. This includes any text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or other material from previously published sources used. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners (publisher) and credit the source(s) in the manuscript.
4-2: Permission not required
Copyright protects only original (i.e. creative) material. As such it protects only the particular form of expression of a work, and not the ideas or facts contained in it. Public domain works are not protected by copyright and may be reproduced without permission. Permission would however be required to re-use the final formatted, edited, published version of the work in certain cases, as it is owned by the publisher.
5: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION
Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation. Further details found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) In addition, AREJ retain the publsihing right of published articles, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
6: OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION
AREJ publishes the research work, covering a wide range of Engineering Sciences. All papers published in AREJ are open access and distributed under the open access license agreement. Under this 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.
7: AUTHOR AGREEMENT
In order to disseminate the authors’ research work, the publishers need publishing rights. For open access articles the publisher uses an exclusive licensing agreement in which authors retain copyright in their manuscript.
7-1: User license Agreement
ِAREJ provides access to archived material through AREJ archives. Manuscripts are the parts of an open archive are made freely available from AREJ website after certain period, which begins from the final publication date of the manuscript. Users or readers of authors’ manuscript also need to be clear on how they can use the manuscript. All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by Creative Commons user license called "Creative Common Attribution". In addition, Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal retain the publshing right of published articles, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
8: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION
Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation. Further details found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) In addition, AREJ retain the publishing right of published articles, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
9: ARTICLE PUBLICATION FEES
Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model.
In an open access model, the publication costs of an article is paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution. Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ) is an Open Access journal; therefore, publishing an article in this journal requires a payment of (100000) Dinars for an accepted manuscript to be published. There is no submission or processing fee required.
Authors must use this template.