Instructions for Authors


Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been published previously  and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If a paper is finally accepted, the authorities, where the work had been carried out, shall be responsible for not publishing the work elsewhere in the same form. Paper, once submitted for consideration in International Journal of Futuristic Research Evaluation in  Engineering (IJFREE)  cannot be withdrawn unless the same is finally rejected.

International Journal of Futuristic Research Evaluation in  Engineering (IJFREE) is a bi-monthly peer reviewed open access publication. IJFREE publishes original research papers, case reports, research notes, short communications and review papers on various aspects of Engineering science and technology. Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office.

Authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proof read and polished. Before submission please make sure that your paper is prepared using the IJFREE Paper template. This will ensure fast processing and publication. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors.

The IJFREE invites contribution in the following categories:

  • Original research.

  • Survey/Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic.
  • Fast Communications: Short, self-contained articles on ongoing research.
  • Technical Notes.

Paper Template:

Paper should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in required details for others to verify the work. The Paper can be up to 15 pages excluding references and abstract. For proper referring and fast publication all manuscript should be grammatically correct.

You can download the IJFREE Paper template in word document: CLICK HERE

Copyright

Submission of the manuscript represent that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not considered for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a CTA form (Copy Right Transfer Agreement) once the manuscript is accepted which would be sent to the corresponding author’s email. The corresponding author can download the form and after getting authors and co-authors signature it can be send as an attachment file after scanning to editor@ijfree.com.

You can download the Copyright Form: CLICK HERE

Publication Charges:

There is no charge for the processing of paper but author(s) of each accepted paper is required to pay the publication charge which is very nominal fees includes online publication charges INR 1500 for Indian Authors and (US Dollar $20).

Peer Review and Publication Policy


The peer review is to guarantee that good quality research/article is published. Ijfree reviewer’s plays a vital role to keep the high standards of [Journal] and all manuscripts are peer reviewed.

Special issues, conference proceedings may have different peer review methods involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or any other committees.

Initial manuscript evaluation

Editor plays an important role to evaluate all received manuscripts. Only outstanding papers will be accepted at this stage. But rejection of papers in this stages such as plagiarism, scientific flaws, poor grammar and outside the aim and scope of IJFREE journal. All papers will be evaluated by at least 2 experts for review. Authors of manuscripts rejected will be informed within 1 week of receipt through concern mail id.

Type of peer review

IJFREE journal employs double blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous throughout the process/ double blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process / open reviewing were both the reviewer and author are known to one another.

Reviewer selection

Reviewers are matched with received paper according to their field of expertise. Our database is constantly being updated. IJFREE has highly dispersed & geographically separated team of review board members who make sure academic quality assurance of journal.

Manuscript evaluation based on:

-Is original

-Is methodologically sound

-Follows appropriate ethical guidelines

-Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions

-Correctly references previous relevant work

Review process time

Received manuscript is reviewed within 1-4 weeks. Should the reviewers’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within 1-4 weeks. Reviewers may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Final report

A final decision to accept/reject the received manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers and also reviewers comments. Editor’s decision is final to accept or reject the article.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the use of other’s published and unpublished ideas or words without concern permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. At IJFREE, we strongly discourage and against this act.

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Ethical guidelines for IJFREE publication

The publication of an article in IJFREE is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a quality work of the authors and the institutions that support them. It is an important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher.

IJFREE responsibility for over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and IJFREE recognize our ethical and other responsibilities too.

IJFREE committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Duties of authors

-Reporting quality of research work from authors and finding out inaccurate statement constitute unethical behaviour and unacceptable

-Data access and retention of authors paper for a reasonable time after publication.

-Author should ensure the originality of research work and plagiarism should be      reasonable percentage

-Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication should be avoided

-Proper Acknowledgement of the work must be given and should cite publication that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

-Authorship should be mentioned those who have made significant contribution towards research paper should listed as co-author

-If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of the Editorial Board

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal IJFREE is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin etc…

Confidentiality

The editor members must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to others.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished research content revealed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of concern author. Privileged information acquired through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal benefit. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review supports the editor to improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Elsevier shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

Promptness

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 and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.

Impartiality and integrity

 

Reviewer comments and conclusions should be based on an objective and impartial consideration of the facts, exclusive of personal or professional bias. All comments by reviewers should be based solely on the paper’s scientific merit, originality, and quality of writing as well as on the relevance to the journal’s scope and mission, without regard to race, ethnic origin, sex, religion, or citizenship of the authors.

International Journal of Futuristic Research Evaluation in  Engineering (IJFREE) is a bi-monthly peer reviewed open access publication. IJFREE publishes original research papers, case reports, research notes, short communications and review papers on various aspects of Engineering science and technology. Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office.

Authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proof read and polished. Before submission please make sure that your paper is prepared using the IJFREE Paper template. This will ensure fast processing and publication. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors.

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