Editor-in-Chief: Nikolai Vatin
Abbreviated key title: Int. J. Archit. Eng. Technol.
ISSN (online): 2409-9821
Access: Open Access
Publishing Since: 2014
Publisher: Avanti Publishers
Ownership: Avanti Publishers
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Aims & Scope
The International Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology (IJAET) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of the latest research and advancements in the fields of architectural engineering and technology. The journal covers a wide range of topics related to the design, construction, and operation of buildings, structures, and other built environments, including building materials, building systems, building energy efficiency, building physics, and more. The aim of IJAET is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of ideas among researchers, academics, and practitioners in the architectural engineering and technology community.
IJAET publishes original research articles, review papers, and technical reports that advance our understanding of the design, construction, and operation of buildings, structures, and other built environments. The journal also provides a forum for the discussion of challenges and opportunities related to the creation of high-performance, sustainable, and resilient buildings and built environments. Whether you are a researcher, academic, or practitioner working in the fields of architectural engineering and technology, IJAET provides a valuable resource for keeping up-to-date with the latest developments and advancements in these fields.
The journal is dedicated to promoting the advancement of knowledge and technology in the fields of architectural engineering and technology, and to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, academics, and practitioners in these fields.
To publish high-quality, original research articles and review papers that advance our understanding of architectural engineering and technology.
To promote interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, academics, and practitioners in the fields of architectural engineering and technology.
To provide a platform for the dissemination of new ideas, theories, and methodologies in architectural engineering and technology.
To foster the transfer of knowledge and technology from academia to industry and vice versa.
- Building Materials and Structures
- Building Systems and Services
- Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
- Building Physics and Environment
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Construction Management
- Building Performance Simulation and Analysis
- Indoor Environmental Quality and Health
- Acoustics and Vibration Control
- Fire Safety Engineering
- Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design
- Wind Engineering and Natural Ventilation
- Lighting and Daylighting Design
- Building Codes and Standards
This journal welcomes contributions from diverse fields related to architectural engineering and technology, including but not limited to the above mentioned areas.
Copyright & Licensing
Authors retain the copyright of their article for all works published by the Avanti Publishers. Prior to publication, the authors grant publication rights to Avanti Publishers by signing an agreement.
As the copyright holder, authors have the right to:
1) Publicly share/distribute the submitted, accepted and final published article.
2) Retain patent and trademark
3) Reproduce or re-use their research data
4) Recieve credit for their work
All Submissions to our journals must be original work, the copyright to which is not previously owned by anyone, elsewhere. The corresponding authors' responsibility is to check for possible copyright conflict with the copyright holder and agree to our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
All the published articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC 4.0) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Digital Data Archiving
Avanti Publishers takes full responsibility for the online presence of each published article. To ensure the fulfilment of our commitment in cases of unforeseen events, the content of all journals has been deposited and archived in LOCKSS through the PKP Preservation Network.
Open Access Statement
Avanti Publishers follows the Open Access model for all its journals.
This means that the full texts of all published articles are available online to everyone without any price or subscription (no embargo period) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non- Commercial License which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited (CC BY-NC 4.0). Authors are also allowed to deposit or distribute the submitted, accepted and published copies of their articles.
Peer Review Policy
Our peer review policy is designed to ensure the publication of high-quality content while maintaining a fair and rigorous evaluation process. Manuscripts submitted for consideration undergo the comprehensive process outlined below.
Double-Blind Review Method:
To eliminate bias and ensure impartial evaluation, our peer review process follows a double-blind reviewing method where the identities of both authors and reviewers remain confidential.
Each manuscript undergoes an initial assessment by the Editor before the peer review. While acceptance isn't determined at this stage, rejections may result from a lack of originality, significant scientific deficiencies, or a misalignment with the journal's scope.
Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the field relevant to the manuscript. Our diverse reviewer board comprises experts from various domains and external referees are invited as well.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Reviewers are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could affect their impartiality in reviewing a manuscript. This maintains transparency and ensures credible evaluations.
Reviewers play a crucial role in assessing various fundamental aspects of a manuscript:
- Novelty and Methodological Soundness: Reviewers evaluate the originality and strength of the methodology employed in the research.
- Ethical Compliance: Reviewers ensure that the manuscript adheres to ethical guidelines and maintains the highest standards of research integrity.
- Presentation and Conclusion: Reviewers assess the clarity and efficacy with which results are presented and conclusions are drawn from the findings.
- Appropriate Citation: Reviewers check that prior relevant work is appropriately cited and referenced, acknowledging the existing body of knowledge.
- Optional Language Enhancement: Although not obligatory, reviewers might offer suggestions for improving the manuscript's language and readability.
In addition to these points, it's also worth considering the reviewer's assessment of the research's significance, relevance to the field, potential impact, and the overall contribution the manuscript makes to advancing knowledge.
Handling Conflicting Reports:
In cases where referee reports present conflicting feedback, a third expert's input is sought to facilitate an informed decision.
The Editor bases their decision on the collective input from reviewers and their own assessment. Three outcomes are possible:
- Accepted: The manuscript is approved for publication. Minor changes or revisions may be required before final publication.
- Rejected: The manuscript does not meet the publication standards.
- Revision Needed: Authors are requested to address reviewers' feedback and suggestions. The revised manuscript undergoes a second round of review by initial referees.
Reviewer and Editor Interaction:
While reviewers provide expert opinions, the final determination rests with the Editor, who considers both expert advice and their own evaluation.
The review process comprises the following estimated timeframes:
- 1 week: Selection of appropriate reviewers.
- 2-4 weeks: Peer review process duration.
- 2 weeks: Authors' window for submitting revised manuscripts (if needed).
Please note that the review process time may vary based on reviewer responses and manuscript complexity.
Publication Ethics and Adherence to COPE Guidelines:
We are committed to upholding ethical standards in research and publication. This includes addressing issues related to plagiarism, data fabrication, proper citation practices, and adherence to research ethics as outlined in the ethical guidelines for peer reviewers by COPE.
Response to Reviewer Comments:
Authors are expected to thoughtfully address reviewer comments during the revision process. They shouldimplement changes and respond to each comment. The revisions should be highlighted and the responses to review comments submitted along with the revision.
In the event of concerns regarding the review process or decisions, an appeals process is available. Authors can submit an appeal outlining their concerns and providing any additional clarifications.
We are dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality of the review process and upholding the integrity of manuscripts throughout the evaluation. Our goal is to provide authors with constructive feedback and a transparent review process that fosters the dissemination of impactful research.
Plagiarism involves copying someone’s original ideas or work without proper acknowledgment or citation and is considered fraud.
Copyright laws protect all the original work and ideas; the act of portraying someone’s work as your own is a severe offense. Below mentioned are some acts that are considered as committing plagiarism:
- Close imitation or complete copying of someone’s data, ideas, figures and tables, full or parts of paragraphs, language etc.
- Submitting someone else’s work as your own.
- Using images from a website or other articles that are protected by copyright.
- Using someone else’s videos or footage to compose your video.
- Copying numerous words or ideas from a source makes up the majority of your work, whether you acknowledge it or not.
- Self-plagiarism, also known as Text Recycling, refers to the author reusing his work without proper citation.
Detecting and Dealing with Plagiarism
We avail the Similarity Check service by Crossref, which provides access to the iThenticate text comparison software from Turnitin. All submissions are checked by iThenticate during the initial evaluation.
We follow the COPE guidelines when dealing with plagiarism, whether it is detected before or after publishing the article. Please refer to the following flowcharts by COPE for complete understanding and details: Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript & Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript.
Avanti Publishers holds the right to;
1) reject submissions if plagiarism is detected at any stage before publication,
2) retract an article if plagiarism is detected after publication,
3) and inform the authors’ institutions about the detected plagiarism.
How to Prevent Plagiarism
When citing others’ (or your own) work, please make sure you have:
- Included all the references in Reference Section.
- Obtained the copyright from people or publishers whose content has been relevantly used in your paper.
- Mentioned the citations in your manuscript and acknowledged all the sources of your research.
- Abstained from copying someone’s work and presenting it as your own.
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Publication Ethics & Malpractice Policy
The International Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology (IJAET) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and preventing malpractice in research and scholarly publishing. This policy is aligned with the principles and guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics's (COPE) Guidelines On Good Publication Practice and the Core Practices. The aim is to ensure the integrity, credibility, and transparency of the journal's publications.
2.1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their submitted work is original and has not been published previously in any form. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is strictly prohibited. Proper citations and references to prior work must be provided.
2.2. Authorship: All individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research must be listed as authors, and those who have participated in a minor way should be acknowledged appropriately. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final manuscript and agreed to its submission.
2.3. Data Integrity: Authors must present accurate and reliable research findings. Data manipulation, fabrication, and falsification are unacceptable practices. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
2.4. Multiple Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
2.5. Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
2.6. Acknowledgment of Funding Sources: Sources of funding for the research reported in the article should be duly acknowledged at the end of the article.
2.7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
2.8. Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
3.1. Fair Review Process: The journal is committed to providing a fair, unbiased, and timely peer review process. Editors and reviewers should evaluate manuscripts based on their scholarly merits, without any bias related to the authors' identity, affiliation, or other characteristics.
3.2. Conflicts of Interest: Editors and reviewers must declare any potential conflicts of interest that could affect their judgment during the review process. They should recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in cases where such conflicts exist.
3.3. Confidentiality: The editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
3.4. Decision on the Publication of Articles: The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
4.1. Confidentiality: Reviewers must treat submitted manuscripts as confidential documents. The content and findings of the manuscript should not be shared or discussed with others except with the journal's editorial team.
4.2. Timeliness and Constructive Feedback: Reviewers should provide timely and constructive feedback to authors. Personal criticism or any form of disrespectful language is unacceptable.
4.3. Conflict of Interest: 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.
Handling Complaints and Appeals
IJAET is committed to addressing complaints and appeals in a fair and timely manner. Authors, reviewers, or readers who have concerns about a published article or the peer review process should contact the editorial office. Complaints will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken. Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions, and appeals will be handled by a separate editorial team member not involved in the initial decision.
Conflicts of Interest / Competing Interests
Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any conflicts of interest or competing interests that could influence the research or its interpretation. Conflicts of interest could include financial relationships, personal connections, or institutional affiliations that may impact objectivity. Transparency is crucial in maintaining the integrity of the publication process.
Data Sharing and Reproducibility
IJAET encourages authors to share their data and research materials to promote transparency and reproducibility. Authors should provide sufficient details to allow other researchers to verify and build upon their work. Proper citation of sources, including data sources, is essential.
When human or animal subjects are involved in the research, authors must provide evidence of ethical approval from an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee. Informed consent must be obtained from participants, and their privacy and rights should be protected.
Authors submitting to IJAET should ensure that their work is original and does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is strictly prohibited. Proper citations and references must be provided for all sources used in the manuscript.
Handling of Misconduct
10.1. Plagiarism and Fabrication: If instances of plagiarism, data fabrication, or falsification are detected, the manuscript will be rejected or retracted. Authors found guilty of such misconduct may be barred from submitting to the journal in the future.
10.2. Authorship Disputes: Any disputes related to authorship should be resolved among the involved parties. The journal will follow COPE's guidelines for handling such cases.
10.3. Corrections and Retractions: If errors or inaccuracies are identified in published work, the journal will consider issuing corrections, errata, or retractions based on COPE's guidance.
11.1. Open Dialogue: IJAET provides options for post-publication discussions, corrections, and retractions. If errors are identified in published articles, the journal will work with authors to issue corrections or retractions as necessary. Readers are encouraged to engage in constructive discussions through comments and letters to the editor.
Reporting and Investigation
12.1. Allegations of Misconduct: The journal will handle allegations of misconduct in accordance with COPE's guidelines. An investigation will be initiated to assess the validity of the claims, involving relevant parties.
The International Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in scholarly publishing. This policy reflects our dedication to promoting integrity, transparency, and accountability across all stages of the publication process. Adherence to these ethical principles is essential to uphold the reputation and credibility of both the journal and the broader academic community.