About the Journal

Focus

Investigation Journal of Applied Science is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, whose publishing entity is a Scientific Association. The journal aims to publish original articles, surveys, review, or peer-reviewed articles. Its aim is to promote and disseminate scientific knowledge in various areas of engineering, including robotics, autonomous systems, control systems, software, machine learning, mechatronics, unmanned systems, networking, cybersecurity, and other areas, related and oriented to cutting-edge technology can be applied to complex engineering problems. The journal aims to provide an international forum for reporting on the latest engineering developments in theory, design and applications, with a focus on system modelling, control software, robotics, service applications and human-machine interaction. Special emphasis is given to technological innovations and real world applications.

International Journal of Engineering Insights doesn't have article processing charges. The journal is published semi-annually by SCI-THOTH Editorial. 


It is aimed at researchers, lecturers, students in areas of engineering sciences.

Scope

This scholarly journal is open to submissions of original manuscripts in the areas of engineering and technological innovation. We are especially interested in the publication of research that is novel and significant for the field, and that contributes to broadening the scientific community's understanding of the research topics. We accept manuscripts from researchers around the world, and we ensure that peer review processes are rigorous and unbiased.

International Journal of Engineering Insights publishes semi-annually a group of papers with notable scientific contributions, offering a forum and resulting advantages, since it motivates the publication of papers oriented towards solving current engineering problems. Likewise, the journal seeks to forge a publication model for the exchange of ideas, reducing existing gaps between conceptual engineering and applied engineering, thus unifying various areas of science such as mathematics, physics, engineering, mechanics, among others. Additionally, International Journal of Engineering Insights aims to stimulate interaction between the various levels of academia, industry and governments, fostering collaboration between engineers, researchers, teachers and students worldwide.

The journal's scope covers topics within the broad domain of robotics, including, but not limited to, the following topics: the modeling, identification, and control of robotic systems; Biomedical, rehabilitation and surgical robotics; Exoskeletons, prostheses and artificial organs; AI, neural networks and fuzzy logic in control; Human-machine interaction; systems guided by artificial vision or computer vision, and others in the area.

 

Peer Review Process

All submissions must be sent through the Open Journal System (OJS), which guarantees the electronic and auditable record of the interactions between Editors, reviewers and authors. Once the relevance and scientific solvency of the article has been determined by the Editor, the document is sent to a minimum of two experts of recognized international prestige in the field, using the internationally standardized double-blind peer review system that guarantees the anonymity of both the authors of the manuscripts as peer reviewers. In the case of discrepant results, they will be referred to a third opinion. The editor-in-chief will take into account the recommendations of the peer reviewers and will decide one of the following options: a) accept the submission without corrections; b) accept the submission after minor modifications; c) accept the submission after major modifications; d) reject the submission with resubmission invitation; e) reject the submission without resubmission invitation.

The peer-review process starts from the moment the articles are submitted through the OJS system until the completion of the reviews, the process lasts an average time of 12-16 weeks, except for incidents. The reviewers, in turn, must also comply with the reviewer guidelines and the reviewers' code of ethics.

 

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. Therefore, all the contents of the Journal are freely accessible and are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

 

Publication frequency

The magazine has a continuous flow mode, in the months of January and July the first article of each issue is published. Each issue contains a minimum of 5 articles.

 

Plagiarism and originality report

All submissions are assessed on Turnitin in order to detect plagiarism. The journal accepts submissions with a similarity index no more than 25%. If the submission has a similarity index higher than 25%, the authors have the opportunity to reduce it and resubmit the work to the journal.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal International Journal of Engineering Insights is a process of permanent knowledge improvement.  The journal encourages open publishing digital articles. Additionally, it considers its duty to promote the transmission of scientific knowledge, ensuring its rigor and quality, under the ethical commitment of the scientific and academic communities. The protocols and guidelines described make reference to the Code of Conduct for editors of scientific journals that established the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Duties and responsibilities
International Journal of Engineering Insights is committed to:
• assuring the quality of the scientific material published
• guaranteeing freedom of expression
• maintaining the academic integrity of the content, ensuring that the published material follows internationally accepted ethical norms
• publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed

Obligations of authors
Authors must guarantee the authorship of the documents presented. Authorship corresponds to those who have made a significant contribution to the work. If the work has significant contributions from more than one author, these contributors should appear as co-authors.
Authors must provide contact information in order to facilitate communication with other researchers in relation to their published work. This contact information will appear with the published work.

Originality and plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have obtained permission to publish any materials presented in their work, as well as having exercised the right to quote other author´s work.
Those manuscripts in which plagiarism is detected will be rejected. Likewise, an author should not submit originals to describe essentially the same work as previously published.

Complaints
Investigation Journal of Applied Science should respond promptly to complaints.
In any case, if the individuals involved are unable to satisfy their claims, they have the right to raise their protests to higher authorities.

Protecting individual data
Investigation Journal of Applied Science guarantees the confidentiality of individual information. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain authorizations to publish images and trademarks used in their work, and any other personal data (e.g. age, sex, social status of study participants).

Monitoring malpractice
Investigation Journal of Applied Science accepts the obligation to act accordingly in cases of suspected malpractice or misconduct. Any manuscripts that raise questions about possible misconduct will be rejected.
International Journal of Engineering Insights will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the manuscripts submitted for evaluation are rigorous and ethically appropriate.

Integrity and academic rigor
Any time a published article is suspected of containing major misstatements or misleading or distorted information, it must be corrected immediately.
Any manuscript whose content is found to be fraudulent will be removed immediately from the indexing systems and it will not be available for reading.

Complaints
Any author, reader or reviewer may send complaints by email to Investigation Journal of Applied Science

 

Ethics Code

Investigation Journal of Applied Science is committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards in publishing scientific research. Our code of ethics is based on the principles of integrity, impartiality and transparency at all stages of the editorial process. In particular, we commit to:

  • Guarantee the originality and integrity of all research published in the journal.
  • Ensure that all authors meet the authorship criteria and that the contribution of all authors is duly acknowledged.
  • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of reviewers and authors, and ensure that conflicts of interest are avoided in the review process.
  • Maintain objectivity and impartiality in editorial decision-making, and ensure that all decisions are made in a transparent and fair manner.
  • Ensure that copyrights are respected and any form of plagiarism or scientific misconduct is avoided.
  • Make sure that the journal has a clear policy for correction and retraction of research in case errors or ethical problems are detected.

 

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Archiving and digital preservation policy

Investigation Journal of Applied Science allows self-archiving of accepted and published manuscripts. Authors retain copyright ownership and may archive pre-published or post-published versions or publisher's pdf versions in personal or institutional repositories or libraries at any time without the express permission of the journal or publisher.

Authors of articles published in Investigation Journal of Applied Science have the right to deposit accepted or published versions of manuscripts in institutional repositories. Authors may make them publicly and immediately available upon citation as the site where they were originally published.

International Journal of Engineering Insights participates in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) digital preservation that allows for long-term digital preservation should the journal go offline. The LOCKSS programme allows for decentralised and distributed preservation of long-term access to manuscripts. It also allows for the digital preservation of authentic versions of manuscripts.