Journal policy

Open access policy

JMAIT provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial policy
The Journal of Mechatronics, Automation and Identification Technology (JMAIT)  primarily publishes reviews and original scientific papers covering from all branches of Mechatronics, Automation, Identification technology and related scientific fields (Electric/Electronics engineering, Mechanical engineering, Industrial engineering, Process engineering,  …).
JMAIT is an Open Access journal. Contributions to journal shall be submitted in English  which is closely defined with Instruction for manuscript preparation.
JMAIT is issued four times a year. Special issues can be two times a year.

Reporting standards
A submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented in it. The deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of ethical standards.
Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables or other materials that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s). Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Authorship
Authors must make sure that all only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a Acknowledgements section.
Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts and similar materials, must not be used without the express written consent of the information source.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words, or other creative expression as one’s own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action. Plagiarism includes the following:

– Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
– Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism.

Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and authors will be temporarily forbidden to publish in the journal.

In case plagiarism is discovered in a paper that has already been published by the journal, it will be retracted in accordance with the procedure described below under Retraction policy, and authors will be temporarily forbidden to publish in the journal.

Conflict of interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

By submitting a manuscript the authors agree to abide by the JMAIT Editorial policies.

Procedures for dealing with unethical behavior
Anyone may inform the editors and/or Editorial Board at any time of suspected unethical behaviour or any type of misconduct by giving the necessary information/evidence to start an investigation.

Investigation

– Editor-in-chief will consult with the Editorial board on decisions regarding the initiation of an investigation.

– During an investigation, any evidence should be treated as strictly confidential and only made available to those strictly involved in investigating.

– The accused will always be given the chance to respond to any charges made against them.

– If it is judged at the end of the investigation that misconduct has occurred, then it will be classified as either minor or serious.

Minor misconduct

Minor misconduct will be dealt directly with those involved without involving any other parties, e.g.:

– Communicating to authors/reviewers whenever a minor issue involving misunderstanding or misapplication of academic standards has occurred.

– A warning letter to an author or reviewer regarding fairly minor misconduct.

Major misconduct

The Editor-in-chief, in consultation with the Editorial board, and, when appropriate, further consultation with a small group of experts should make any decision regarding the course of action to be taken using the evidence available. The possible outcomes are as follows (these can be used separately or jointly):

– Publication of a formal announcement or editorial describing the misconduct.

– Informing the author’s (or reviewer’s) head of department or employer of any misconduct by means of a formal letter.

– The formal, announced retraction of publications from the journal in accordance with the Retraction policy (see below).

– A ban on submissions from an individual for a defined period.

– Referring a case to a professional organization or legal authority for further investigation and action.

When dealing with unethical behavior, the Editorial board will rely on the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Retraction policy
Legal limitations of the publisher, copyright holder or author(s), infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or any major misconduct require retraction of an article. Occasionally a retraction can be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The main reason for withdrawal or retraction is to correct the mistake while preserving the integrity of science; it is not to punish the author.

Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this practice has been adopted for article retraction by JMAIT: in the electronic version of the retraction note, a link is made to the original article. In the electronic version of the original article, a link is made to the retraction note where it is clearly stated that the article has been retracted. The original article is retained unchanged, save for a watermark on the PDF indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”

Self-archiving Policy
The JMAIT allows authors to deposit Publisher’s version/PDF in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories or to publish it on Author’s personal website (including social net­working sites, such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu, etc.) and/or departmental website, at any time after publication. Full bibliographic information (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication must be provided and a link must be made to the article’s DOI.

Copyright
Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors shall transfer the copyright to the Publisher. If the submitted manuscript is not accepted for publication by the journal, all rights shall be retained by the author(s).

Authors grant to the Publisher the following rights to the manuscript, including any sup­plemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements thereof:

– the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript in printed form, including print-on-demand;

– the right to produce prepublications, reprints, and special editions of the Manuscript;

– the right to translate the Manuscript into other languages;

– the right to reproduce the Manuscript using photomechanical or similar means including, but not limited to photocopy, and the right to distribute these reproductions;

– the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript electronically or optically on any and all data carriers or storage media – especially in machine readable/digitalized form on data carriers – and the right to reproduce and distribute the Article via these data carriers;

– the right to store the Manuscript in databases, including online databases, and the right of transmission of the Manuscript in all technical systems and modes;

– the right to make the Manuscript available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.

The authors and third parties who wish use the article in a way not covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Serbia licence (CC BY NC ND) must obtain a written consent of the publisher. Contact e-mail for written consent is: jmait@uns.ac.rs.

Authors grant to the publisher the right to publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media.

Disclaimer
The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editor-in-chief and Editorial board. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Ethics and Publication Malpractice

JMAIT Statement on Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice.