Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology supports the highest standards of intellectual discourse in its publications. All members of the publication
process -- authors, editors and reviewers -- should be treated
with fairness and balance, and adhere to the principles in
Section of “PUBLICATION
The principles in this document represent a minimum set of
requirements. Individual publications may have additional
requirements. A publication with additional requirements shall
have a publicly available statement of publication policies and
Authorship credit should be based on a substantial
intellectual contribution. It is assumed that all authors have
had a significant role in the creation of a manuscript that
bears their names. Therefore, the list of authors on an article
serves multiple purposes; it indicates who is responsible for
the work and to whom questions regarding the work should be
addressed. Moreover, the credit implied by authorship is often
used as a measure of the contributors’ productivity when they
are evaluated for employment, promotions, grants, and prizes.
a) The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology affirms that authorship credit must be
reserved for individuals who have met each of the following
Made a significant intellectual contribution to
the theoretical development, system or experimental design,
prototype development, and/or the analysis and interpretation of
data associated with the work contained in the manuscript.
Contributed to drafting the article or reviewing
and/or revising it for intellectual content.
Approved the final version of the manuscript,
including references. (Deceased persons deemed appropriate as
authors should be so included with a footnote reporting their
b) In papers with multiple authorship, the order
of the authors shall be at the discretion of the authors.
c) Once the list and order of authors has been
established, the list and order of authors should not be altered
without permission of all living authors.
d) Any part of an article essential to its main
conclusions must be the responsibility of at least one author.
e) In the case of papers with multiple authors, a
“corresponding” author must be designated as having
responsibility for overseeing the publication process and
ensuring the integrity of the final document. The corresponding
author accepts the responsibility for:
Including as co-authors all persons appropriate
and none inappropriate;
Obtaining from all co-authors their assent to be
designated as such, as well as their approval of the final
version of the manuscript; and
Keeping all co-authors apprised of the current
status of a manuscript submitted for publication, including
furnishing all co-authors with copies of the reviewers’ comments
and a copy of the published version, as appropriate.
f) Co-authors have responsibility for work
submitted under their names. They should remain knowledgeable in
so far as possible regarding the status of the manuscript,
including the nature of any revisions.
g) If a manuscript is revised and resubmitted to the
same journal, co-authors should be asked by the corresponding
author to reaffirm their assent to be listed as co-authors and
to approve the revised version. In addition, if the manuscript
is rejected or withdrawn from a journal and then submitted to a
different Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology volume, the co-authors should be asked again by
the corresponding author to affirm their assent to authorship
even if no substantive changes have been made.
h) Co-authors have the right to withdraw their names
from a manuscript at any time before acceptance of the
manuscript by the editor. However, an author’s or co-author’s
name should not be removed from a manuscript without his or her
permission. The responsible editor shall be notified of any
change in authorship.
B. Responsibilities of Manuscript Authors
a) Peer review is essential to scientific and
technical discourse. Authors are encouraged to have the first
formal publication of their results be a peer-reviewed paper.
b) Financial support of the work being reported
and of the authors should be clearly acknowledged, as should any
potential conflict of interest.
c) Methods and materials should be described in sufficient
detail to permit evaluation and replication.
d) All data should be presented upon request by the editor,
to facilitate the review process.
e) Authors have an obligation to correct errors
f) Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology defines plagiarism as the use of someone else’s
prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly
acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any
form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of
professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal
g) Fabrication and falsification are unacceptable.
h) Except as indicated in Section of “Multiple
Publication of Original Technical Material inJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Periodicals”, authors should only submit original
work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor
which is under review for another refereed publication. If
authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a
basis for a new submission, they are required to cite the
previous work(s) and very briefly indicate how the new
submission offers substantively novel contributions beyond those
of the previously published work(s).
Note ► Authors should not
discuss any aspect of a manuscript under evaluation with
reviewers of the submitted manuscript.
i) Only those articles of a researcher’s publication
record that are directly relevant to the subject matter of the
paper under consideration should be included in the bibliography.
Furthermore, an article should be appropriately labeled as
"submitted" when still in the review process or "in press" when it
has been accepted for publication but has not yet appeared in
j) The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology assumes that the material submitted to its publications
is properly available for general dissemination to the readership
of those publications. It is the responsibility of the authors,
not the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, to determine whether disclosure of their material
requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain
it. If authors make use of charts, photographs, or other graphical
or textual material from previously published material, the
authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use
the material in the manuscript.