Editorial Policy

Scope of the Journal
 
The journal aims to serve and participate in advancing knowledge in the field of engineering sciences and contribute to its development in all aspects. Moreover, it further seeks to spread research awareness among engineering lecturers by providing opportunities for teaching members from engineering colleges worldwide to publish the results of their work in engineering sciences.
The corporation will issue a journal volume that will consist of two issues. Each issue will cover the fields of architectural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, dams and water resources, and computer engineering. The journal will rely on self-financing.
 
The following research types are published by Sulaimani Journal for Engineering Sciences:
  • Postgraduate research papers.
  • Analysis of specialized books.
  • Research papers of a scientific mission.
  • Reports on scientific conferences or reports on seminars, according to a recommendation from the chief of the editorial board.

Peer Review Process

The peer review process aims to uphold the quality and integrity of scientific research by subjecting it to rigorous scrutiny from experts in the field. It helps ensure that published articles meet the standards of scientific rigor, accuracy, and relevance, and contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the respective discipline.

Peer review process is a critical evaluation and validation process for Sulaimani Journal for Engineering sciences that scholarly articles undergo before they are published. The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Submission: Authors submit their research articles to the journal for consideration.
  2. Editorial Screening: The editorial team reviews the submission to ensure it meets the journal's scope, formatting guidelines, and ethical standards. They may also check for originality and conduct initial assessments of the article's quality and suitability.
  3. Peer Review Assignment: The editors assign the submitted article to independent experts in the field, known as peer reviewers. These reviewers have expertise in the subject matter and provide an unbiased evaluation of the article's scientific validity, methodology, significance, and originality.
  4. Peer Review: The assigned reviewers thoroughly examine the article and provide detailed feedback to the editor. They assess the research design, data analysis, conclusions, and overall contribution to the field. Reviewers may suggest revisions, point out flaws or inconsistencies, and offer recommendations for improvement.
  5. Decision Making: Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editor makes a decision regarding the article. Common decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, major revisions and resubmission, or rejection. The decision is communicated to the authors along with the reviewers' comments.
  6. Revision and Resubmission: If revisions are requested, the authors make the necessary changes to address the reviewers' comments and concerns. The revised article is then resubmitted to the journal for re-evaluation.
  7. Final Decision and Publication: The revised article undergoes a final review by the editor to ensure that the authors have adequately addressed the reviewers' comments. Upon acceptance, the article goes through the production process, including copyediting, typesetting, and formatting, before being published in the journal.
  8. Should researchers identify inaccuracies or errors in their manuscripts, they must notify the editor or publisher to make the necessary corrections. If authors recognize a significant mistake or discrepancy in their published work, they should collaborate with the journal's editor or publisher to rectify or amend the errors.

Open Access Policy

The open access policy of the Sulaimani Journal for Engineering Sciences ensures that all published articles are easily accessible to the public without any barriers or restrictions. In line with this policy, all articles in the journal will be immediately and permanently available for free, enabling everyone to freely read, download, copy, and distribute the content.

Reader rights: The Sulaimani Journal for Engineering Sciences operates as an open-access platform, following the guidelines outlined by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. This license permits non-commercial activities such as remixing, modifying, and expanding upon the published work, provided appropriate acknowledgement is given through the designated DOI or hyperlink of the publication. Any derivative creations must adhere to identical licensing terms. It is important to note that commercial use of the article is strictly prohibited, and any alterations or amendments made to the article render it ineligible for distribution.

Author rights: As the author, you retain ownership of the copyright while granting others the ability to engage in non-commercial activities such as remixing, modifying, and expanding upon your work. Proper credit must be attributed to you, and any derivative works created must be licensed under the same terms. Please be aware that commercial use of the publisher's content requires the payment of license fees.


Publication Frequency  

The College of Engineering at the University of Sulaimani publishes the Sulaimani Journal for Engineering Sciences, which is released triannually. The journal is available in online formats, and once an issue is published, all its contents become accessible to the public.


Publication Charge

The Article Publication Charge (APC) that the corresponding author must pay is 150,000 ID (Iraqi Dinar) during the research submission process. An additional charge of 10,000 ID will be applied for each page beyond the initial 15 pages. This APC covers the costs of research publication, reviewing, evaluation, assessment, and plagiarism checks. Should the publication be rejected by the reviewers, the APC will not be refunded to the corresponding author.