Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Kufa Journal of Engineering is interested in all aspects related to engineering fields. It welcomes locally and internationally papers regarding Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Material, Chemical, Environmental and Communication Engineering etc... The journal focuses on dealing with the modern scientific topics that serve people specialized and/or concerned with engineering media.

The journal is an open access journal where all papers after being peer reviewd and accepted could be downloaded for free. 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The received manuscripts will be forwarded to one linguistical editor to check out the plagiarism and evaluate the author/s writing quality. In case, the similiraty rate is high, and/or the manuscript's writing level is unacceptable, then the manuscript with the plagiarism report and/or the linguistical editor comments will be sent to the author/s to fix it. The next step is sending the modified manuscript to two reviewers with an evaluation form. If one of the selected reviewers reject the minuscript, the managing editor will have to send it to a third reviewer to evaluate its scientific importance, results, and validity for publishing. 

The third step comprises resending the reviewer comments to the author to fix them. Therefore, two authors out of three at least must agree the manuscript's soundness for pulishing to be accepted. 

 

Publication Frequency

Kufa Journal of Engineering publishes four numbers a year. For each issue, all of the volume, number, and year will be idetified on the page of the journal cover. 

Each volume comprises four numbers, and each number includes ten through fifteen articles. 

 

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.

 

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Prof. Dr. Mohammed A. Al-Jumaili, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

Managing Editor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Abbas Al-Hdabi, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

Editorial Board Members

Prof. Dr. Nadir A G Ahmed, Ex-Visiting Professor at Salford University, UK, Email: [email protected], CV

Prof. Dr. Rafid Alkhaddar, Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Liverpool, John Moores University, UK, Email: [email protected] , CV

Prof. Dr. Hassan Al Nageim, Head of Liverpool Centre for Materials Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Email: [email protected] , CV

Prof. Dr. Nader Parvin, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Email: [email protected] , CV

Prof. Dr. Emad Windi, Visiting Professor of Mech. Eng, Gannon University, USA, Email: [email protected] , CV

Prof. Dr. Zahir M. Hussain, Professor (Adjunct), School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia, 2014-present, Email: mailto:[email protected]  Professor, University of Kufa (UoKufa), Iraq, 2010-present, Email: mailto:[email protected], CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Irene Calliari, Engineering School, University of Padova, Italy, Email: [email protected]

Asst. Prof. Dr. Alaa M. Al-Jassani, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali S. Hammood, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

Asst. prof. Dr. Qassim MH Nasir, Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Sharjah, UAE, Email: [email protected] , CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Majid H. Ashtiani, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kashan, Iran, Email: [email protected] , CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Rajan Choudhary, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India, Email: [email protected], CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Taleb Jasem, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ateeq, Enterprise Education & Innovation, Electronics & Electrical Engineering (EEE) & Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE), Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Email: [email protected], CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohammed S. AlShakerchy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdul Razak Sh. Hadde, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq, Email: [email protected] , CV

The Linguistic Reviewer:

Ahmed Al-Kulabi, MSc Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Email: [email protected] 

Mohammed Al-Edhari, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Email: [email protected]

 

Journal’s Forms and Template

1. Journal’s Template. DOWNLOAD 

2. Journal Evaluation Form. DOWNLOAD

 

Publication Ethics

Kufa Journal of Engineering is obligated in delivering the superior standards of publication ethics. Kufa Journal of Engineering enforces the statements of publication standards that are recommended by Committee on Publication Ethics for the publication process, prohibiting any trials of unethical conducts. Needless to say, the received articles for publication go through peer review process, and if they are found not meeting the publication ethics, they will be declined.

 1)    Editorsꞌ Responsibilities:

  • All authorsꞌ articles should be evaluated without distinguishing according to color, citizenship, gender, etc. The only thing that must be considered is the scientific content of articles.
  • Editors could decide in accepting or refusing articles based on peer review evaluation, editorial boardꞌ results, and articles significance.
  • The editing staff of the journal should not reveal any information regarding articles to any other party than corresponding reviewers, editorial board, and the publisher.
  • Exploiting the contents of the unpublished materials by editors is not allowed without getting the agreement of the corresponding authors.

 2)    Reviewersꞌ Responsibilities:

  • Reviewers must notify the editors in case the articlesꞌ topics donꞌt match with their specialization to avoid any potential delays.
  • Reviewers are not allowed to reveal any information regarding articles contents to any other party other the mentioned ones previously.
  • Reviewers must clearly tell their decisions about articles with proper supporting arguments.
  • Reviewers are called for checking the cited materials and references of date used in the authorsꞌ articles.
  • Reviewers are advised to have identical interests with articles contents to avoid any possible conflict of interests.

 3) Authorsꞌ Responsibilities:

  • Authors are required to submit precise date of their research work, and the manuscripts should include the list of references used for their articles.
  • Authors must verify that the submitted research work is of their own except for the cited and/or quoted materials from other researchersꞌ work.
  • Authors should not submit the same article to more than one journal where this is considered breaking for the publication ethics statements.
  • In case, there is more than one author for the same article, the corresponding author should ensure that the other authors have agreed the final copy of the submitted manuscript.
  • All the required information of authors must be included in the manuscript, for example, authorsꞌ names, affiliations, place of work, and emails.
  • Authors should obviously tell conflicts of interest in their manuscripts.
  • If the authorsꞌ work require chemicals and/or equipment that may cause hazards resulting of their use, then authors should precisely inform that in manuscripts.
  • In case the authors noted that there is an error or an inaccurate information in their submitted research work, then they must notify the publisher as soon as possible after submitting their manuscript.

4) Change, Replacement, and/or Modification of a Published Article:

  • Withdrawal: The published articles could be withdrawn when they comprise a considerable number of errors. When the withdrawal gets permitted, the article will be removed from the database of the journal.
  • Replacement: The published article could be replace if the author submit an updated version of the article. Not less than three reviewers should accept the updated version of the article before processing the replacement.
  • Removal: The published article will be removed if any of the publishers, researchers, reviewers, or others find a high number of errors or a high rate of plagiarism. After that, the article will be removed from the journal database.

5) Data Fabrication

- This idiom refers to faking authors for their research findings.

- It could happen when authors have intention of fabricating research data and then providing a not true impression.

- E.g. making up images by adding or neglecting some data point from plotted figures, by changing graphs or charts, by omitting outliers, or by canceling inappropriate results, etc.

- Some authors try to enhance the suitability of images for reading by using a number of known techniques where they may increase or decrease the brightness, adjust color balance, etc. This process could not called fabrication when it is applied for the whole image, and not for some parts of it. Anyway, in case those modifications are performed on images, then the journal editor should be informed upon submission time by adding a note to the paper cover.

- Unaccepted making up techniques include improving, removing, obfuscating, and/or adding new elements or parts into images.

- Authors may be asked to submit their research original data, in case their images and/or data are doubted.

 

6) Conflict of Interest Policy

- Conflict of interest could exist when the relationship between authors and editors is:

  • Current or recent colleagues
  • Current or recent co-authors
  • Current or recent students
  • Financial relationship
  • Any other forms of conflict of interest: personal issues, intellectual issues, etc.

  Those relationships will properly affect journal editorsꞌ actions.

- Authors are required to fully revel any conflicts of interest by listing them on the paper cover when they submit their paper to the journal.

- KJE assigns all submissions to editors, minimizing possible conflicts of interest. Afterwards, editors are asked to notify the managing editor of any conflicts not listed within the conflicts above.  

- In case, no one of the journal editors meet all of the conflict of interest screens, co-editors with the least conflict of interest will be assigned to the submission.

- The journal editor may refuse to publish a paper basing on one of the disclosed conflicts of interest.

  7) Complaints Policy

- Complaint is authorsꞌ expression of displeasure.

- Kufa Journal of Engineering welcomes authorsꞌ complaints regarding its actions, procedures, and/or policies, since they provide a motivation and chance for improvement. Therefore, a quick, respective, and helpful response will be established for all authorsꞌ complaints.

- KJE thinks that authors don’t complain about something published and/or a decision made by it, but they may complain when there will be a process failure; e.g. when there is a delay in replying, harsh response, and/or inaccurate judgment.

- When a complaint is received concerning an inaccuracy of a material, the complaint will be investigated by the journal and a faith decision will be made whether to omit the material or not. The complained material may not be removed when the journal find that the complaint is without a good basis, otherwise, a legitimate defense or exemption could apply.  

Authors should make complaints as soon as possible after paper publication, after action being made, etc. by typing an email to: [email protected], mentioning the following information: paper title, volume number, and issue number with their complaint.