Editorail Policy for Absynia Journal of Science and Technology

Editorail Policy

1. Contents of the article

Abyssinia Journal of Science and Technology (AJST) and Abyssinia Journal of Business and Social Sciences (AJBS) publishes articles dealing with the applications of science and technology principles & business and social sciences concepts, respectively. Articles to be published in AJST & AJBS should describe original research findings that add knowledge significantly to works already published, or open a new area of research in Science and Technology & Business and Social Sciences. The articles should be new and of interest to the community and have sound motivation and purpose.

2. Originality of the article

AJST & AJBS would not accept either published papers or in press papers. Authors should authenticate in the cover letter that their manuscript or content of their manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere. Articles presenting ambiguous information and presenting only incremental progress of the work without producing any significant advancement in their research field will not be accepted for publication.

The journals may accept a paper that has been published which is not available for wide range of audience, such as proceedings from national and international conferences. In fact, the author(s) should mention the pertinent details in the reference section of the manuscript and must also provide the same details in the cover letter with reprint(s) attached.

3. Confidentiality

All manuscripts intended for publication in the AJST & AJBS are assessed without any bias and also evaluated objectively by peer reviewers. Evaluation is based solely on its scientific and social contribution without discrimination to race, gender, religion and influence of any kind of authority. Confidentiality is maintained until submitted manuscripts are published.

4. Authors and coauthors

Researchers who have made significant contributions to the research work may be listed as authors and coauthors. In case the manuscript has multiple authors, one of the authors should act as corresponding author to communicate with the editors. The corresponding author needs to be decided before submission of the manuscript and should remain as corresponding author throughout the review and publication process. The corresponding author is responsible to represent all coauthors involved in the work. In addition to this, financial contributions to the work should be acknowledged clearly by the authors and should state any potential conflict of interest.

Authors will transfer copyright of their work to Wollo University. Submission of a manuscript to this journal indicates that all authors have read and agreed to the content of the copyright letter.

In submitting a manuscript to these journals the corresponding author agrees to the following:

  • The content of the article is the original work of the listed authors.
  • All significant investigators should find a place as authors and all should agree to submit the manuscript to this journal
  • The submitted manuscript has not been published or submitted to other journals for publication.
  • The authors accept the manuscript review procedures established by the AJST & AJBS.

5. Ethical Approvals

For investigation on human subjects (for both journals) or on animals (for AJST), it is a prerequisite to provide a formal approval by a proper institutional review board or ethics committee, which should be documented in the paper. For investigations carried out with human subjects, the process of obtaining written informed consent from the study participants needs to be mentioned in the Methods section. Authors are encouraged to obtain consent from human subjects in all clinical studies in case of studies involving human subjects, the author(s) should discuss the purpose(s) of investigation, the study’s associated risks and benefits to the human subjects and the patient's right to withhold or withdraw the consent. In case of minor human subjects, consent should be obtained from the respective parent(s) or guardian(s). Conducting of any clinical investigations should follow according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles and Good Clinical Practices.

6. Errata and Corrections in Published Articles

Authors and readers are encouraged to inform the Editor-in-Chief if they find any kinds of errors in published content, authors’ names and affiliations or if they have any kind of concern over the legitimacy of a publication. In such cases, the journals prefers to publish an ERRATUM after consulting the Editor-in-Chief and authors of the article and the same can be reported in future volumes of the journals.

7. Permission for reproduction

Authors should reproduce published material after getting written permission from the copyright holder and written permission should be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief in case of acceptance of the article for publication.

8. Disclaimer

Wollo University makes every sincere effort to ensure the accuracy of all the contents published in these journals.  All opinions and views expressed in the research articles published in these journals are the opinions and views of authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by Wollo University. Wollo University shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever or howsoever arising out of the use of the content.