About the Journal

Scope

Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering A (JASE-A) is a peer-reviewed journal edited and published by the School of Applied Sciences, Mongolian University of Science and Technology. We received ISSN number (2664-2026) in 2019.

We publish original research articles (both empirical and theoretical), reviews and short scientific communications on applied science and engineering topics, to inform current research, policy and practice in all areas of common interest to social scientists, engineers, and policy makers.

Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering A covers all applied and fundamental aspects of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering. It has three sections: "Mathematics and Computational sciences", "Chemical technology and Engineering" and "Physics and Environmental sciences".

Types of papers

The journal publishes several types of manuscripts:

  • Research articles reporting original and previously unpublished research
  • Short scientific communications reporting important preliminary results
  • Review articles a critically assessing and summarizing existing data and areas of research (no more than 10 journal pages)

All papers – except editorials, letters to the Editor – are peer-reviewed by at least two experts.

Article Processing charge 

Journal of Applied Science and Engineering A does NOT charge authors article submission fees and it does NOT charge article processing fees.

Peer Review Process

Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering A (JASE-A)  follows the double-blinded review process, which means that both the identity of the reviewer and the author are hidden from the reviewers throughout the review process and vice versa. All submitted manuscripts undergo intensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external reviewers (usually 2-3 reviewers).

Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the aim and scope of the journal;
  • Originality, novelty and applicability;
  • Scientific approach;
  • Relative importance;
  • Appropriateness of methodology, analysis, and interpretation;
  • Adequacy of figures, tables, and references;
  • English presentation and scientific writing;
  • Discussion and conclusions relevant to outcome and content of manuscript;

Initial Review

All submitted manuscripts received in the Editorial Board will be checked by technical editor to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not meet the standards of the journal or do not fit the journal's ethics policy will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. After these reviews, the technical editor will consult the journal Editor-in-Chief to determine whether the manuscript fits within the journal’s framework and whether it is scientifically sound. Rejection decisions at this stage will be verified by the Editor-in-Chief.

Peer-Review

If a manuscript passes the initial review, the technical editor sends the article to at least two reviewers. If the results of one reviewer are negative and those of the other are positive, the editor may send the article to third reviewer or immediately forward it to the Editor-in-Chief for acceptance or rejection the article.

The reviewer’s reports with a decision from the Editor-in-Chief will be returned to the authors as soon as possible, but please be patient as the review process can take up to 3-4 weeks.

After the review, the Editor-in-Chief will make a decision: reject, accept, or revise. Revisions may be major or minor. If a decision to revise is made, authors are asked to make their revisions as soon as possible (up to 3 weeks). Depending on the extent of the revision, the revised articles may be sent for editing. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief of JASE-A.

The average duration of manuscript editing from submission to final decision is 9-10 weeks.

Confidentiality

The editor and all editorial staff members must not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, if applicable.

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Copyright notice

Copyright on any research article in the Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering A is retained by the author(s). The authors grant the Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering A a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Articles in the Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering A are Open Access articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY. This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.