POLICY OF THE JOURNAL
It is the policy of Sanitarno Inženirstvo / International Journal of Sanitary Engineering Research to present broad interdisciplinary information on the practice and status of research in environmental, occupational hygiene, the science of environmental engineering, systems engineering, and sanitation.
The articles may cover:
- consequences of human exposure to the biological, chemical, and physical environment,
- risk assessment and risk management,
- applied epidemiology,
- occupational hygiene,
- hygiene in facilities and working processes,
- control of communicable diseases,
- quality and safety of drinking water,
- management of food quality and food safety,
- environmental control and safety,
- fate and transport of contaminants on watersheds, in surface waters, in groundwater, in the soil, and in the atmosphere,
- environmental biology, microbiology, chemistry,
- fluid mechanics, and physical processes that control natural concentrations and dispersion of waste in the air, water, and soil;,
- non-point source pollution on watersheds, in streams, in groundwater, in lakes, and in estuaries and coastal areas,
- management of solid waste,
- treatment, management, and control of hazardous wastes,
- wastewater collection and treatment,
- pest control.
This is not an exhaustive list, and the editors will consider articles on any issue relating to public health, environmental health, or engineering in the context of the previous two fields.
- To publish original, well documented, peer-reviewed clinical and basic science articles.
- To share the experience and knowledge about the subject.
An author is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a study. Authorship credit should be based on:
- Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data.
- Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
- Final approval of the version to be published.
Upon the initial submission of the manuscript, the author is informed that it has been received. According to the type of article, the manuscript is categorized into Original, Review, Case paper and so forth. Each type of article has a special format and should comply with the updated IJSER Submission of articles, which are published in all issues. Normally, an article is reviewed by one subject expert, a proof-reader and another member of the editorial committee. An accepted manuscript is then checked for data analysis and verification of references. The editor, then critically goes through each of the article, get their order, pagination and final form of an article.
PEER REVIEW POLICY
Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are not part of the editorial staff. Peer review can, therefore, be viewed as an important extension of the scientific process. It is the policy of IJSER that every article received for publication be peer reviewed by at least one senior specialist of the relevant subject.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual property.
When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work.
It is to the discretion of editorial committee of IJSER to resolve any conflict of interest between the author(s) and reviewer. Editors may choose not to consider an article for publication if they feel that the research is biased by the sponsors funding the research project.
Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and representing them as one’s own original work. Within academia, such researchers are considered to be academically dishonest or academic frauds, and offenders are subject to academic censure. Plagiarism can be the unintentional or intentional reproduction of academic material without appropriate citation. Similarly, self-plagiarism is the re-use of significant, identical or nearly identical portions of one’s own work without citing the original work. This is also known as “recycling fraud”. The worst form of plagiarism is to steal an entire article from one journal and publish it under one’s own name in another journal. Recently, the Internet has made it easier to plagiarize, by copying electronic texts and using them as original work. It is the policy of the editorial committee of IJSER to blacklist any author found to be guilty of plagiarism.
The editorial office was established within the Institute of Food Safety and Environmental Health in 2001.
The Editorial board
The members of the editorial board are appointed in view their professional competence in different fields of research in environmental, food and occupational hygiene, the environmental engineering science, systems engineering, and sanitation. The aim is to have members having broad experience in the above-listed fields.
An editorial committee consists of the Editor-in-Chief, Editor, Executive editor, Editorial Board, and a proofreading specialist.
The purpose of a review is to provide scientists and those in training with a clear and up-to-date concept of a subject of current interest. Anonymous reviewers evaluate the author’s manuscripts according to the following parameters:
- Significance of research question or subject studied.
- Originality of work.
- Appropriateness of approach or Methodology.
- Adequacy of experimental techniques.
- Soundness of conclusions and interpretation.
- Relevance of discussion
- Soundness of organization.
- Adherence to style as set forth in instructions to authors.
- Adequacy of title and abstract.
- Appropriateness of figures and tables.
- Length of the article.
- Adherence to correct nomenclature (genetic, enzyme, drug, biochemical, etc.).
- Appropriate literature citations.