Publishing Ethics

The policies and guidelines provided on this page are in place to protect the quality and integrity of all forms of scholarly practice and research, as well as the reputations of the publications produced by JMSSE and the learned societies that we represent.

Authors, reviewers and editors of the Journal of Materials Science and Surface Engineering are advised to follow to the standards defined by the Publication Ethics Committee (
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, Authors must obtain permission and attribute/reference all previously published works included in their manuscripts. 

At the time of submission manuscript should be approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. Authors accept full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented and should obtain any authorization necessary for publication. As such the contents of the papers are the sole responsibility of the authors and publication shall not imply the concurrence of the editors or publisher. JMSSE has a policy of screening for plagiarism. The author list in the original submission will be treated official. Requests for change to the author list must include written permission of all authors, including any removed or added, and must be submitted prior to publication of the accepted article.

Peer Review Policy: All peer-review is single blind. If found suitable for further consideration, papers are subject to peer review by independent, anonymous expect referees. All papers are submitted to referees who advise the editor on the matter of acceptance in accordance with the high standards required on the understanding that the subject matter has an element of novelty and has not been previously published and is not under consideration elsewhere. Referee names are not disclosed, but their views are forwarded by the editor to the authors for consideration. Authors are encouraged to suggest at least three to five names of experts in the field when papers are first submitted.