Editorial policies

Editorial responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to decide which submitted manuscript to AEEE is suitable for publication and will be published.

The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to determine whether material submitted for publication shall be printed and reserves the right to edit as needed, for space, libelous statements, or personal unwarranted attacks.

The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to decide not to publish submitted manuscripts in case it is found that they do not meet AEEE standards. The editorial staff will inform the authors whether the manuscript is accepted for publication between two and four months from the date of the manuscript submission.

The Editor-in-Chief must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the articles they consider for publication. If the Editor-in-Chief feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the paper shall be made by the Vice Editor- in-Chief or the Editorial Board.

The Editor-in-Chief shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or political bias.

The editors and the editorial staff must not use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscripts without the express written consent of the authors. The information and ideas presented in submitted manuscripts shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

Editors and the editorial staff shall take all reasonable measures to ensure that the reviewers remain anonymous to the authors before, during and after the evaluation process. In the case where authors requested the execution of the double-blind review procedure, the editors and the editorial staff shall take all reasonable measures to ensure that the authors remain anonymous to reviewers until the end of the review procedure.

Author's responsibilities

The submitting/corresponding author warrants that his/her contribution is original; that it has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that it does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, or patent rights, and that if the contribution includes material of others, the author(s) has/have obtained the permission of the copyright owners in all such materials to enable them to grant the rights contained herein; that nothing in the contribution is obscene or libellous;

In case a previous version of the paper has been presented at a conference (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the conference should be provided during submission. The version submitted to AEEE should contain a substantial amount of novel material compared to the conference version (roughly, at least 40% more). A paper that has already been published in another journal cannot be reprinted in AEEE.

It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to AEEE are written with ethical standards in mind. Authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Reviewer’s responsibilities

Reviewers are required to provide written, competent and unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the manuscript.

The reviewers assess manuscript for the compliance with the profile of the journal, the relevance of the investigated topic and applied methods, the originality and scientific relevance of information presented in the manuscript, the presentation style and scholarly apparatus.

Reviewers should alert the Editor to any well-founded suspicions or the knowledge of possible violations of ethical standards by the authors. Reviewers should recognize relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors and alert the Editor to substantial similarities between a reviewed manuscript and any manuscript published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, in the event they are aware of such. Reviewers should also alert the Editor to a parallel submission of the same paper to another journal, in the event they are aware of such.

Reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor without delay.

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscripts without the express written consent of the authors. The information and ideas presented in submitted manuscripts shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

Peer review

Criteria for acceptance will be appropriateness to the field of the Journal, taking into account the merit of the content and presentation. Number of pages is limited to 20 (using the appropriate Word or LaTeX template). However, where excessive length reflects an unclear line of argument, the manuscript will be rejected. Manuscripts should be clearly written. Abstracts should be self-contained and informative of what was learned from the research. Rigorous argument and presentation are expected throughout.

Manuscripts will be refereed in the manner customary with scientific journals before being accepted for publication. Upon receiving a manuscript, 3-4 members of the Editorial Board will examine it and if the paper is out of scope of the journal or does not meet the basic criteria for a journal article, it will be immediately rejected without further review. Otherwise, the Editor-in-Chief will solicit reviews from at least two external referees. Based on the reviews, the Editor will make the decision on manuscript acceptance, or solicit additional reviews if the decision in unclear. Possible decisions are Accept Submission (without change), Revisions Required (minor revisions), Resubmit for Review (major revisions required), and Decline Submission. Regarding conditional acceptance decisions, the Editor will distribute the revised manuscript to the reviewers for approval. In case of high discrepancy between opinions of reviewers, three core Editorial Board members will be assigned the task of consolidating the reviews.

Open access policy

AEEE is an Open Access journal. All articles can be downloaded free of charge and used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. AEEE charges a nominal fee for printed volumes only.

The journal does not charge any fees at submission, reviewing, and production stages of regular articles. AEEE reserves the right to charge a nominal fee to cover article production and printing expenses of some special sections and/or special issues.


All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism, replication, and duplicate publication. Such cases are subject to sanctions after evaluation in accordance with the guidelines available at the Committee on Publication Ethics (Cope).

As a CrossRef member, IJAAS uses Similarity Check tool that CrossRef provides for the members. Indeed, it is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. The engine of this powerful tool is iThenticate software which checks all the submissions with broad published works.

For further information about Similarity check tool, you can visit Crossref's Similarity Check & Researchers page.