Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering (UUJFE) is a continuously published, open access, international, refereed publication journal aiming at publishing high quality original research papers in all disciplines of engineering sciences. Publication in the UUJFE is free of charge. Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering publishes original research articles, review papers, and technical notes in all fields of engineering. 


 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Survey Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical Notes

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Initial Screening (before Peer Review) consists of five-step binary checks outlined below:

  1. Plagiarism Test: All papers submitted to the UUJFE are tested against plagiarism using automated tools (iThenticate ©). See our stance and steps we take to avoid plagiarism here.
  2. Design: the design-guidelines of UUJFE should be met by the paper. See our manuscript writing rules here and download the template file from here.
  3. Scope: The paper should be within the scope covered by the UUJFE.
  4. Copyright and Consent Form: Signed by all authors listed in the paper and must be submitted along with the paper. The form can be acquired here
  5. Potential Referees: At least three potential referees must be suggested, with at least one referee from outside the auhors' affiliated institutes / universities. The potential referees acts as a guide to the editor during the selection. However, it's at the discretion of the editor to send the manuscript to any of the potential referees. 

In any case, should the submitted paper fails to adhere the initial screening requirements, the corresponding author is notified via-email about the editor decision upon the paper. The possible decisions of the initial screening are "On hold" (changes required, i.e. missing forms), or "Reject".

Papers submitted to UUJFE are double blind peer reviewed. At least two reviewers (who are experts in their fields are assigned to each submitted paper. The reviewers and authors do not know their names and affiliations. The blindness is ensured using automated tools and manual editing. IE., the author names and affiliations (if present) are removed manually from the manuscript. The xml source of the paper is also checked automatically and removed from any traces of identifying information.

The reviewers may respond with Accept (A), with minor (MN) or major revisions (MJ) or reject (R). As an example, if a manuscript gets A and R, the paper is send to a third reviewer for clarification. The editor then decides the decision regarding the publication.

 

Publication Frequency

The publication language of the journal is English and Turkish and it is published two times a year (June and December). 

 

Open Access Policy

Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering publishes original research articles, review papers, and technical notes without any fee or charge.

All articles accepted and published by UUFE are freely available, openly accessible. We follow the guidelines presented by Budapest Open - Access Initiative (BOAI) regarding the Open-Access.

 

Archiving

Articles published in UUJFE are archieved by TUBITAK ULAKBIM, TUBITAK DERGIPARK, and CENTRAL LIBRARY OF ULUDAG UNIVERSITY.

 

Plagiarism & Fabrication

The submitted articles are analyzed using automated cloud-based plagiarism software. The software currently used by the journal for this purpose is iThenticate (©). The test is commenced upon the first arrival of the submission. In order to avoid false positives usually emerging from the terminology and citations, bibliography and single word matches, as well as matches with similarity ratio 2% or lower are filtered out from plagiarism evaluations.

  • If a manuscript poses 10% or less similarity, it’s deemed to pass the plagiarism test.
  • However, in case of manuscripts with similarity ratio higher than 10%, similarity report about the manuscript is discussed in Editorial Meetings. In general, the outcome of such meetings are to fail/reject. However in rare cases, veracity of the matched content may not be obvious. In those cases the progress of the article is suspended, and notification about the status of the manuscript, including the similarity report is sent to the authors for clarification and/or correction. The authors are expected to analyze the report with great caution, then must return with an explanation and (if necessary) revise the paper accordingly.

 

Ethical Rules

The research report and the data collected should contain sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information to permit a trained professional to reproduce the experimental observations.

An author should cite those publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work and that will guide the reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present investigation.

In submitting a manuscript for publication, an author should inform the editor of related manuscripts that the author has under editorial consideration or in press. Copies of those manuscripts should be supplied to the editor, and the relationships of such manuscripts to the one submitted should be indicated.

It is improper for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication. It is generally permissible to submit a manuscript for a full paper expanding on a previously published brief preliminary account (a “communication” or “letter”) of the same work. However, at the time of submission, the editor should be made aware of the earlier communication, and the preliminary communication should be cited in the manuscript.

The co-authors of a paper should be all those persons who have made significant scientific contributions to the work reported and who share responsibility and accountability for the results. Authors should appropriately recognize the contributions of technical staff and data professionals. Other contributions should be indicated in a footnote or an “Acknowledgments” section.

Plagiarism is not acceptable. The definition of plagiarism as “the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit”. Authors should not engage in plagiarism - verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or very close paraphrasing, of text or results from another’s work. Authors should not engage in self-plagiarism (also known as duplicate publication) - unacceptably close replication of the author’s own previously published text or results without acknowledgement of the source.

 

Rules of Writing

Uludağ University Journal of the Faculty of Engineering accepts original articles, written in Turkish or English, in the fields of engineering sciences. Submitted articles must be original content, should not be published anywhere before or should not be sent for publication. Articles cannot be published or presented somewhere else without our journal permission. Some or all of the articles cannot be used without cited to our journal.

Authors must adhere to the following rules of writing.

  1. During the preparation of the article; authors can use the manuscript template from here.
  2. Manuscripts should be written in MS-Word file formats (.doc, or .docx). 
  3. Manuscripts should be typed in justified single column format on A4-size (210x397 mm) page with a 3.5 cm. margin for top side and 3.0 cm. margin for bottom, left and right sides, 11 pt. Times New Roman font and one line spacing.
  4. Title (not to exceed 20 words) should be short but informative, centered at the two lines below the top margin, bold, and in capital letters with letter size 14 pt.
  5. Name(s) of the author(s) should be given three lines below the title, flushed right, bold, italic, lower case and size 12 pt. First letter of the name(s) and all letters of the surname(s) of the author(s) should be upper case. Full addresses of the authors should be given without abbreviation as footnote by ***, etc.
  6. Abstract should be given four lines below the authors name(s) with indents, size 10 pt. The paragraph should begin with “Abstract:” and should not exceed 200 words highlighting the main points of the manuscript. Keywords should be given one line below the abstract with indents, size 10 pt. Keywords must begin with “Keywords:” and maximum 6 keywords should be given. After the Abstract and Keywords section, Turkish title of the article should be given leaving one line blank, bold, centered and size 10pt. Then, leaving a blank line again, “Özet:” and “Anahtar Kelimeler:” section should be given in Turkish as same as Abstract and Keywords section. Articles written in Turkish that should be done vice versa.
  7. All headings of the main sections and subsections should be numbered with Arabic numerals. The initials of words in headings should be written in capital letters. More than the third level sub-headings should not be used.
  8. Tables should be drawn to the page, centered, and should have the outer rim. Tables should be numbered as Table 1.Table 2., … Number and description of the table should be placed at the top of the table (centered and bold). Tables’ width should not exceed the text limits (maximum 150mm). If the table does not fit the page margin; can be drawn in the vertical direction or table should be continued on the next page (numbered as Table 1. (continued) …). The size of text in table for whatever reason should not be smaller than 8 points.
  9. Figures should be centered according to the page and the figure dimensions should not exceed the text limits (maximum width: 150mm, maximum height: 210mm). Figures or images should have at least 300 PPI (118 pixels/cm) resolution and one of the jpegpngtiff or bmp formats should be preferred. If the figure consists of multiple objects, they should be used in the article as a single picture. Figures should be numbered as Figure 1:Figure 2:, … Figure number should be placed under the corresponding figure, bold, italic and centered. Description of the figures should be given in one line below the figure number, italic and centered again. The size of text, used in the figure, for whatever reason should not be smaller than equal size of Times New Roman 8 points fonts.
  10. Equations, each should be numbered and written in a separate line with MS-Word Equation Editor or equivalent program.  To do this, equations are given in the 1x2 borders hidden table. The first cell width should be 90%, the second cell width should be 10%. The equation on the first cell should be centered and the equation number on the second cell should be right aligned (written in parentheses). Cells’ left and right margins should be set to zero. A blank line should be left before and after the equations.
  11. Articles page limit for research and review articles is 20 pages, for technical notes is 9 pages. Page numbers should not be added to the article, upper and lower information should not be used in any way.
  12. The references should be cited in the text with the author(s) surname(s) and publication year. References cited at the end of a sentence should follow the format (Owen, 1982), or Owen (1982) otherwise. References with two or more authors should be cited like Zhao and Shao (1997) or Chang, et. al. (1988), respectively. Same year references of an author should be given like Smith (1991a), Smith (1991a).
  13. All references should be numbered and listed in alphabetically from A to Z at the end of the article. References of the same author should be given in ascending order of publication year. Names of journals which are the articles in the references section published in should not be abbreviated. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers should be provided if available.

References should be cited as follows:

Books:

Owen, G. (1982) Game Theory, Academic Press, New York.

Periodicals:

Zhao, L. C. and Shao, F. M. (1997) Optimization of connecting two communication networks subject to a reliability constraint, Microelectronics and Reliability, 37(4), 629-633. 629-633. doi:11.3267/2553/8911.324.260

Proceedings:

Nyhart, J. and Goeltner, C. (1987) Computer models as support for complex negotiations, International Conference of the Society for System Research, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, 4-14. 629-633. doi:11.3267/2553/8911.324.260

Theses:

Yıldız, A. (1988). Design and analysis of a continuously variable transmission component which are suitable for use in mechanical presses, MSc Thesis, U.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Bursa.

Standarts:

TS-EN50291, (2004). For the detection of carbon monoxide gas for household and similar electrical appliances - Test methods and performance requirements, Turkish Standards Institution, Ankara.

WEB Address:

Texas Instruments, (2002). RS-422 and RS-485 Standards Overview and System Configurations. Access address: http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slla070d/slla070d.pdf (Accessed in: 20.12.2012)

 

Submission Procedure

  1. Manuscripts that were written by considering the editorial policies must be submitted through UUJFE submission system. Uploaded file size should not exceed 7MB (seven Megabyte). Before submission the authors should be registered to the journal web site.
  2. Copyright Release Form that is available in here should be filled and electronically signed by all authors or normally signed and scanned again. Form should be submitted as an supplementary file together with manuscript. Authors of the article should have a consensus on the names order and approve this agreement by signing the copyright form same order.
  3. Type of manuscripts (research article, technical note, review article) should be sent during the manuscript submission.
  4. At least three reviewers who are experts in their fields should be offered either in the comment text area or as an individual file with their current contact information (WEB address, postal address, active e-mail and phone number) along with submission.

 

Publication Fees

UUJFE does not request, expect or charge any fee or processing charges (APCs) at any time whatsoever from the authors or readers. UUJFE is a journal published by Faculty of Engineering of Uludağ University, a non-profit, state-owned University in Bursa, Turkey.

 

Correspondence

Uludag University, Faculty of Engineering, Gorukle Campus, Nilüfer, 16059 Bursa, Türkiye. Tel.: + 90 224 294 1907, Fax: + 90 224 294 1903, e-mail: mmfd@uludag.edu.tr.



ISSN: 2148-4155