General Rules for the Journal

Policy and Publication Ethics of the Scientific Journal for the Faculty of Science-Sirte University (SJFSSU)

General Rules:

  1. Any manuscript submitted to the SJFSSU must contain an original work which has been neither previously published, nor it is under consideration by another journal, conference, workshop or symposium.
  2. The submitted manuscript must fulfil the common requirements of the scientific research, including presenting the problem, reviewing the relevant literature, analysing data, discussing results and draw the conclusion and the recommendations.
  3. The SJFSSU accepts all types of articles such as research articles, review articles, topical review, case study/case reports, monograph, short communication, letters, conference/symposium special issues, editorials, research articles and methodology articles.
  4. An author is required to write his or her manuscript carefully according to the basic and technical rules of the SJFSSU.
  5. The SJFSSU only accepts manuscripts written in English language.
  6. The subject of the submitted manuscript must be in the specified categories of the SJFSSU.
  7. All individuals involved in the publishing process: from authors, editorial board, reviewers, must comply with standards of ethical behaviour.
  8. All submitted manuscripts are subject to double-blind and peer-review process that is the author will be unaware of the reviewer’s identity, and also the reviewer is unaware of the author’s identity.

Author/s Rresponsibility:

  1. The author is alone responsible for the proofreading and spelling check of his or her submitted manuscript.
  2. The SJFSSU editorial committee has the right to make any editorial changes on the manuscript which is accepted for publication.
  3. An author is banned from submitting his or her manuscript to the SJFSSU in a period of three years if he or she decides to withdraw his or her manuscript whilst it is undergoing review process, furthermore he or she must pay all the expenses incurred in the review process.
  4. An author is kindly requested to disclose any affiliations, including financial, consultant or institutional associations that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest.
  5. Any author is required to understand, complete and sign the ‘Authorship, Copyright Transfer, Conflicts of Interest and Acknowledgments statement’ which can be downloaded from the link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jvan4NOS_CFeqJzOw8LR6RwH0vXoiA29/view?usp=sharing

The signed form should be scanned and attached electronically along with the submitted manuscript.

  • An author has to submit his or her manuscript electronically as a MS-Word file through the journal website via the link:

https://journal.su.edu.ly/index.php/SJFSSU/information/authors

  1. Without the need to contact the editorial committee with regard to submitted manuscript, an author can easily track his or her submitted manuscript electronically through the journal website via the link:

https://journal.su.edu.ly/index.php/SJFSSU/information/authors

Author’s Rights:

  1. The Author retains the following rights:
  2. All proprietary rights, such as patent rights.
  3. Using all or part of the material published in his or her article in further research of his or her own filling, provided that permission is granted   from the SJFSSU and an adequate acknowledgment should be appropriately credited and referenced for the SJFSSU.

Disclaimer

The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the views, ideas expressed and the accuracy of the data in his or her manuscript. Thus the published papers do not reflect the opinions or views of the SJFSSU or its members. Furthermore, the designation and the presentation of materials do not reflect any opinion whatsoever of the SJFSSU in terms of legal status of any country, territory…etc.

Plagiarism Policy

  1. To fulfil the academic integrity requirements, manuscripts submitted to the SJFSSU must adhere to ethical standards and refrain from plagiarism in any way. Thus all manuscripts submitted to the SJFSSU must be initially screened by plagiarism checker software.
  2. If any plagiarism or scientific theft is detected before publication then the SJFSSU will contact the author/s in regard to this matter. If the editorial board of the SJFSSU is not satisfied with the justifications presented by the author, then the following strict actions will be taken against the author:
  3.  Such manuscript(s) will be immediately rejected.
  4. The editorial board forever will not consider any request for publication submitted by such author/s in the future.
  • An announcement will be placed in this regard in the journal website and in the author’s institution.
  1. If any plagiarism or scientific theft is detected after publication then:
    1. The SJFSSU will immediately withdraw such manuscript(s) from publication.
    2. An appropriate announcement will be placed in this regard through the journal website and in the author’s institution.
    3. We can also consider more strict actions against authors based on seriousness of the incident.

Complaints and appeals

Anyone can submit his/her complaints/appeal to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal by email.

Editors Responsibilities:

  1. The editorial committee must ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted manuscript.
  2. The editorial committee will strive to make sure there are no potential conflicts of interests between the author and the editorial and review personnel.
  3. The editorial committee will ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is sustained as confidential.

Reviewers Responsibilities:

  1. The reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential.
  2. Reviewer who is unable to review the submitted manuscript for any reason should notify the editorial director to excuse himself or herself from the review process.
  3. Reviewers must review the submitted manuscripts objectively according to the journal’s evaluation forms and adhere to the specified evaluation period of three months at max.

Review Process

  1. If the submitted manuscript initially meets the specified requirements of the SJFSSU and successfully passes the plagiarism check, then directly it should go through the double blind and peer-review process.
  2. The submitted manuscript is subject to double blind review by specialized referees suggested by the editorial committee in an undisclosed manner to evaluate the submitted manuscript.
  3. The editorial board of the journal informs the author of the opinions of the referees and forwards its assessment report if the manuscript needs any corrections.
  4. Any PhD-degree holder with a scientific degree (assistant professor or higher) who would like to be a referee in the SJFSSU should register and send his or her CV through the SJFSSU website.
  5. An author is required to make any minor or major corrections that are suggested by the referees within a stipulated date.

Publishing Process

  1. Once the decision is made of accepting the manuscript for publication at the SJFSSU, the author will be notified and facilitated with an acceptance letter to confirm that his or her manuscript is accepted for publication in the upcoming issue of the SJFSSU.
  2. Once the issue of the journal has been realised, a soft-copy of each published paper will be sent to the author via his or her email address.