Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences
The Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (Tikrit j. eng. sci.) (TJES) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the College of Engineering, Tikrit University. TJES is not limited to a specific aspect of science and engineering but is instead devoted to a wide range of subfields in the engineering sciences. While it encourages a broad spectrum of contribution in the engineering sciences, its core interest lies in issues concerning material modeling and response. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome.
In addition to the Engineering disciplines of Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Petroleum Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Environmental, Systems Engineering, TJES is interested with a theme issue on specific topics.
TJES was originally published in 1994 with a one issue per year; it had basic requirements and sources. TJES issued two issues in 1999 and started in 4 issues per year since 2004.
TJES invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All papers, submitted for possible publication at TJES, are subject to a double-blind check, peer review process, plagiarism and similarity tests. Submissions are accepted only in English and Arabic. Arabic papers should contain title, summary, keywords and key information in English.
Focus and Scope
Focus and Scope
The College of Engineering, Tikrit University publishes TIKRIT JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES (TJES) for the dissemination of original research in all fields of ENGINEERING. The journal aims to disseminate the latest development and achievements in scientific research to the world’s community. In order to ensure quality, the submission of manuscripts to TJES shall be subjected to peer review by an international board of distinguished reviewers. The journal is published 4-Issues/years and in English to strengthen international exchange in academic research across the globe. The journal provides the forum for high-quality research communications and addresses all aspects of experimental observations based on theory and applications. The journal welcomes contributions from all who wish to report on new developments and the latest findings in all fields of engineering.
The Tikrit Journal for Engineering Sciences is not limited to a specific aspect of science and engineering but is instead devoted to a wide range of subfields in the engineering sciences. While it encourages a broad spectrum of contributions in the engineering sciences, its core interest lies in issues concerning material modeling and response. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome.
The primary goal of the new editors is to maintain a high quality of publications. There will be a commitment to expediting the time taken for the publication of the papers. The articles that are sent for review will have the names of the authors deleted with a view towards enhancing the objectivity and fairness of the review process.
Articles that are devoted to the purely mathematical aspects without a discussion of the physical implications of the results or the consideration of specific examples are discouraged. Articles concerning material science should not be limited merely to a description and recording of observations but should contain a theoretical or quantitative discussion of the results.
The Journal accepts 7 types of articles defined as follows:
- Research Articles: A research article is a regular article that aims to present new findings.
- Letters to the Editor: A letter to the editor is a short article that aims to present new findings that require fast publication procedures.
- Notes: A note is an article (regular or short) that aims to present rather new findings.
- Comments: A comment is a short article that makes comments on another article already published by this Journal or replies to a comment.
- Review Articles: A review article is an article that aims to present comprehensively already existing findings.
- Lecture Notes: A lecture note is a short review article.
- Selected Conference articles: Upon an agreement with a conference committee, selected papers may be published by the Journal in a special section. In this case, the editor will appoint in collaboration with the conference committee guest editors.
The Editors reserve the right to reject papers without sending them out for review.
- Prof. Dr. Aziz Ibrahim Abdulla
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Mazin Abdulrahman
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Obaidi
- Prof. Dr. Duraid Fadhil Ahmed
- Prof. Tahssen A. Tahssen
- Asst. Prof. Khalaf Hamada
- Prof. Dr. M. M. Rahman
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Khalaf Salloum Gaeid Alshammery
- Prof. Dr. Raad Hoobi Irzooki
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Waleed Alabdraba
The Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (TJES) was originally published as in 1994 with a one issue per year; it had basic requirements and sources. Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences issued two issues in 1999 and started in 4 issues per year since 2004.
Open Access Policy
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public which supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Read More
Abstracting and Indexing
Authors are advised to observe high standards in the aspect of publication ethics. Any plagiarism (fabrication or falsification of data) are strictly unacceptable practices in TJES, including duplicate publication of the author’s work without proper citation.
Every manuscript submitted for publication is checked for plagiarism via Turnitin after submission and before being sent to the editor for editorial review. Any detection of overlapping and similar texts in the manuscripts submitted will be investigated promptly and may lead to the manuscript being rejected.
TJES journal free for :
1-International well-known authors
2-Syrian Authors (A special case due to the circumstances of this country)
3-Authors gain high citations in our journal
TJES journal charges the following author fees:
Article Submission: 100.00 (USD)
Authors are required to pay article submission fees as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs. The author can pay half of the fees when submitting the manuscript and the other half after the final acceptance.
In the event of rejection of the manuscript, part of the amount will be returned according to the following:
1-First screen rejection: 75%
2-Reject according to Reviewer comments: 50%
3-Rejection in case of author fails to reply to reviewer comments: 25
4-Rejection in case of author fails to meet final publication remarks: 10%
ISSN(s): 1813-162X (print), 2312-7589 (online)
Prof. Dr. Aziz Ibrahim Abdulla, Iraq
Environmental Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Counties: Qatar, USA, Malaysia, Nepal, Iraq, Australia, UK, Turkey, South Africa, Ukraine, Syria, Oman, Jordan, India, China, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Canada, Romania.
Prof. Dr. Bassim H. Hameed , Doha, Qatar Scopus h-index=103
Prof. Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Eng., Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri, USA
Prof. Dr. M. M. Rahman Faculty of Mechanical, Engineering, University Malaysia PAHANG, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, MALAYSIA
Prof. Dr.Tahseen A. Tahseen Journal Manager Mechanical Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Kirkuk University, Iraq
Dr. Riyadh Salih Al-Mahaidi
Faculty of Science, Eng., and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Hashim Bin Abdul Razak
Department of Civil Eng. Faculty of Eng., UM University, Malaysia
Dr. Raed A Abd-Alhameed
School of Electrical Eng. & Computer Science, University of Bradford, UK
Khairul Habib Khairul HABIB, PhD, CEng MIMechE Mechanical Engineering Department Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan Malaysia
Martin J. Bohner
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA
DR.Hem Raj Pant
Dr.Sany Izan Ihsan
Dean, College of Engineering, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Dr. Ahmad Faris bin Ismail
Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies (Anticipation of Sustainability and Wellbeing) International Islamic University, Malaysia
Dr. Anthony To-Ming Lau
Dr. Vijayakumar Varadarajan
disabled, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Khalaf Ibrahim Hamada
Mechanical Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Prof. Dr. Mazin B. Abdulrahman
Civil Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
|Dr. Mosbeh R. Kaloop
Public works Engineering Department, Al-Mansoura University, Egypt
E-mail ; &E-mail Scopus
Prof. Dr. Zaher M. Yaseen
Author No.1 in Iraq (High citations in Clarivate and Scopus), Al-Ayen University, Iraq.
Hassan Haes Alhelou
Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Civil engineering, Miami College of Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, China
Prof. Dr. Raad Hoobi Irzooki
Env. Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Prof. Dr. Mousa I. Bani Baker
Dr. Gözde Ulutagay Gedik Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
|Dr. Soumya Ghosh
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
E-mail ; Offical E-mail Scopus
Dr. Zainab Talib Abidzaid Al-Sharify
Prof. Dr. Takialddin Al Smadi Jerash University, Jordan
Dr. Tamim Ahmad Alia
Head of Self-assessment Committee at Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
Dr. Mushtaq Talib Al-Sharify
Radio Physics,Electronic and Computer Systems Faculty, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Obaidi
Civil Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Prof. Dr. Waleed M. Sh. Alabdraba
Env. Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Dr. Yahya M. Al-Wahaibi
Dr. Khalaf Salloum Gaeid Alshammery,
Electrical Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Prof. Dr. Bassam A. Tayeh
disabled, Gaza, Palestine
Dr. Fayadh Mohamed Abed
Mechanical Eng. Dept., Tikrit University, Iraq
Vladimir Industrial College, Vladimir, Russia
Dr. Alireza Heidari
California South University, Irvine, USA
Dr . Daniel Breaz
University of Alba Iulia, Romania
Dr. Mugur Alexandru Acu
Lucian Blaga University, Romania
Dr. Duraid Fadhil Ahmed
Chemical Eng. Dept., College of Eng., Tikrit University, Iraq
Dr. Saadat A. Rizvi
JMI, New Delhi, India
Dr. Riyad Hassan Al-Anbary
Building & Construction Eng. Dept., University of Technology – Baghdad, Iraq
ISSN(s): 1813-162X (print), 2312-7589 (online)
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Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (TJES), ISSN: 1813-162X (Print); 2312-7589 (Online)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The College of Engineering, Tikrit University publishes TIKRIT JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES (TJES) for the dissemination of original research in all fields of ENGINEERING Sciences. The journal aims are disseminating the latest development and achievements in scientific research to the world’s community. To ensure quality, the submission of manuscripts to TJES shall be subjected to peer review by an international board of distinguished reviewers. The journal is published 4-issues/a year and in English to strengthen the international exchange of academic researches. The journal provides a forum for high-quality research communications and addresses all aspects of experimental observations based on theory and applications. The journal welcomes contributions from all who wish to report on new developments and the latest findings in automotive and mechanical engineering.
The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication to any other journal and it will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright owner, Engineering College, Tikrit University, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, neither Engineering College, Tikrit University nor the publisher will be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts through online submission at http://tj-es.com/submitarticle/. The electronic manuscript shall be prepared in accordance with the “Manuscript Preparation Guide.”
Papers must present scientific results that are essentially new. They have to be written in English using either American or British spelling throughout. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Authors should submit their manuscripts to the Editorial Office online to facilitate even quicker and more efficient processing. Manuscripts that are returned to the authors for revision should be sent back within the deadlines; otherwise, they will be considered withdrawn. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the authors. Papers that didnot conformed to the journal norms may be returned to the authors for revision before being considered for publication. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references.
TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS
TJES publishes original research articles, invited review articles, technical notes, and technical reports that add significantly to the body of knowledge concerning science and engineering.
The Journal accepts 7 types of articles that are defined as follows:
1-Research Articles: A research article is a regular article that aims to present new findings. Manuscript of Full-length Original Articles should include an abstract (Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion), Introduction, Experimental Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgment, References, Figure Captions List, and Tables. Graphics, images, and diagrams should be submitted separately in a high-quality original format.
2-Letters to the Editor: A letter to the editor is a short article that aims to present new findings that require fast publication procedures.
3-Technical Notes: A note is an article (regular or short) that aims to present rather new findings. Technical notes do not exceed four printed pages (including figures and tables). They are the appropriate form for new findings, original preliminary results, comments on papers published in the journal, or important new records. A Technical Note should not include an abstract. Technical notes will be reviewed as normal papers.
4-Comments: A comment is a short article that makes comments on another article already published in this Journal or replies to a comment.
5-Review Articles: A review article is an article that aims to present comprehensively already existing findings. Review articles are intended to provide an updated perspective on a certain subject that could be relevant for the readership of the journal. Review articles should include an abstract. Review articles are by invitation only
6-Lecture Notes: A lecture note is a short review article.
7-Selected Conference articles: Upon an agreement with a conference committee, selected papers may be published by the Journal in a special section. In this case, the editor will appoint in collaboration with the conference committee guest editors.
Manuscripts should be submitted using the Editorial manager as the Online Manuscript Submission and tracking system. The manuscript must be prepared using Microsoft Word. A PDF file derived from Word could be used at the initial submission. However, the source files (MS word file) of the revised manuscripts are required, PDF files are no anymore accepted at this stage. High-quality Figures and Tables along with the legends and captions can be provided separately, or at the end of the text, however, authors should indicate the place of their insertions within the text.
A Cover Letter should be submitted as a separate file, to clarify how the article will contribute to scientific knowledge. A Letter containing the authors’ Point by Point responses to reviewers’ comments is mandatory and should be submitted as a separate file along with the revised manuscripts.
The title is CAPITALIZED AND SET IN BOLDFACE (Arial 22 point bold).
Author’s Name and Affiliation
The author’s name(s) follows the title and is left on the page (Arial 12 point bold). Last names should be spelled out in full and succeeded by the author’s initials. The author’s affiliation, complete mailing address, and e-mail address (all in font size 10 point, Arial), and the phone number are provided immediately below the author’s name.
The maximum length of the abstract is 250 words. No literature references should be contained in the abstract. The abstract should briefly state the objective and approach and give a succinct summary of results and major conclusions should be drawn in one paragraph and a single column. Emphasis should be on what was found, not what was done.
The author should provide three to six keywords that clearly describe the subject matter of the paper and after the abstract for indexing purposes. The keywords must arrange alphabetically.
- The manuscript should be double-spaced using A4 paper.
- The top margin shall be 17 mm.
- The bottom margin shall be 15 mm.
- The left and right margins shall be 20 mm.
- The text shall have both the left and right margins justified
- Papers should be written in clear and concise language and consist of major sections and minor sections.
- Use a normal, plain font (e.g., Times Roman), 10 points for text.
- For textual emphasis use italic types all that must be in double columns.
- For indents use tab stops or other commands, not the space bar.
- Use the table functions of your word processing program, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Tables are referred to in the text by “Table n” (capital T).
- Place any figure legends or tables at the end of the article.
- Submit all figures in their original formats and as separate files and kept separate from the text.
- Figures are referred to in the text by “ n.” (capital F).
- Indicate the preferred location of each table and figure in the body of the manuscript.
Equations and Mathematical Expressions
Equation numbers should appear in parentheses and must be numbered consecutively. All equation numbers must appear on the right-hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text. Two different types of styles can be used for equations and mathematical expressions. They are in-line style and display style. In-line equations/expressions are embedded in paragraphs of the text. For example, In-line equations should not be numbered. Equations in display format are separated from the paragraphs of the text. The equation should be flushed to the center of the column. For example:
Fractional powers should be used instead of root signs. A slash (/) should be used instead of a horizontal line for fractions, whenever possible; for example, use 2/3 for two-thirds. Refer to equations in the text as “Eq. (1)” or, if at the beginning of a sentence, as ” Equation (1)”.
Using space before and after equation 6 points.
Abbreviations should be defined firstly mentioned in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently after that. A list of symbols should follow the abstract if such a list is needed. Symbols must be written clearly. The international system of units (SI units) should be used. Essential footnotes to the text should be numbered consecutively and placed at the bottom of the page to which they refer.
A conclusion section must be included and should conclude on the findings of the reported work. There shall be no discussion about results or analysis in this section.
An acknowledgment section may be presented after the conclusion if desired. This section shall be kept brief, acknowledging the support rendered by individuals, departments, and organizations.
References should be cited in the text in the forms: , [1, 2], [1-6]. They should be listed and numbered in their order of citation in the text, not by name and date.
The list of references should include only works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. ‘‘Personal communications’’ or ‘‘Unpublished data’’ should only be mentioned in the text if available the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) can be added at the end of the reference in question.
References should be numbered in the order in which they appeared in the text and listed in numerical order. References with correct punctuation should be styled as follows:
Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:
- Negotiation research spans many disciplines .
- This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman .
- This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].
TJES2018 EndNote style available. If you want to use EndNote Program please click here to download EndNote style file.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Examples of different types of references are as follows:
- Tahseen TA, Ishak M, Rahman MM. Performance predictions of laminar heat transfer and pressure drop in an in-line flat tube bundle using an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) model. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 2014; 50 (1): 85–97.
- Strunk JW, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed., New York: Longman; 2000.
- Kaviany M. Heat transfer in porous media. In: Rohsenow, WM, Hartnett, JP, Cho, YI, (Eds.), Handbook of Heat Transfer. New York, USA: McGraw-Hill; 1998.
Conference or symposium
- Tahseen TA, Gaeid KS, Ajel AR, Mahdi MS. Performance prediction for forced convection in an equilateral triangular channel based on intelligent control. 1st International Conference for Engineering Researches 2017 Mar 1-2; Baghdad, Iraq. Middle Technical University: p. 10-17.
Dissertation or Thesis
- Mohammed MM. A hybrid CFD-ANN approach to analysis heat transfer laminar flow across flat-tube banks. M.Sc. or Ph.D. Thesis. Tikrit University; Tikrit, Iraq: 2016.
- Davids J, Smith D. Analysis of constant-velocity joints under high torque. HMSO: London; 1996: pp. 1-8.
- Internet Source: Tahseen TA. How to write and published the impact factor journals. Tikrit University; Tikrit, Iraq. 2018: Available from: http://en.tu.edu.iq/
- Trainham JA, Hoertz PG, Bonino CA, Newman JS. Particulate heat transfer fluid and related system and method. The USA, patent No. US 9651313 B2; 2017: 1-47.
Prof. Dr. Aziz Ibrahim Abdullah, Iraq, firstname.lastname@example.org
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After the article passes the plagiarism checking stage, and editor or editor section check, each manuscript will be reviewed by at least three independent referees who are within the subject area.
Peer review is a critical element of scholarly publication, and one of the major cornerstones of the scientific process. Peer Review serves two key functions:
1-Acts as a filter: Ensures research is properly verified before being published
2-Improves the quality of the research: rigorous review by other experts helps to hone key points and correct inadvertent errors
ISSN(s): 1813-162X (print), 2312-7589 (online)
Abstracting and Indexing
The journal’s Articles are indexed at the following sites;
|Cross Ref. DOI||Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals||EBESCO||DOAJ||Ulrich’s|
|EZ3 Electronic Journal Library||ImpactIO||CiteFactor||Iraqi National Library and Archiving||Scope Database|
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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements
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The following terms represent the TJES essential ethical elements of publication that should be taken into account by all the parties involved in the publication process.
For a peer-reviewed journal, the publication of articles plays an essential role in the development of a coherent network of knowledge. It is, therefore, essential that all publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers, in the process of publishing the journals, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest level of professional ethics and standards.
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (Core practices). The publisher is dedicated to supporting the vast efforts of the editors, the academic contributions of authors, and the respected volunteer work undertaken by reviewers. The publisher is also responsible for ensuring that the publication system works smoothly and that ethical guidelines are applied to assist the editor, author, and reviewer in performing their ethical duties.
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Core practices). In addition, some key points are listed below. The editor should acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts within two working days of receipt and ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process. The editor should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner, and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.The editor should recuse himself or herself from processing manuscripts if he or she has any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts. The editor should not disclose the names and other details of the reviewers to a third party without the permission of the reviewers. The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal. The editor should by no means make any effort to oblige the authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of accepting their manuscripts for publication. The editor should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles. The editor should respond promptly and take reasonable measures when an ethical complaint occurs concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper, and the editor should immediately contact and consult with the author. In this case, a written formal retraction or correction may also be required.
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (Core practices). In addition, some key points are listed below. The reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or affirms that he or she cannot meet the deadline for completion of the review should immediately notify the editor and excuse himself or herself from the process of reviewing this manuscript. The reviewer should inform the editor and recuse himself or herself from reviewing the manuscript if there is a conflict of interest. Specifically, the reviewer should recuse himself or herself from reviewing any manuscript authored or coauthored by a person with whom the reviewer has an obvious personal or academic relationship, if the relationship could introduce bias or the reasonable perception of bias. The reviewer should treat the manuscript in a confidential manner. The manuscript should not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. The reviewer should approach the peer-review job objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. The reviewer should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles. The reviewer should immediately notify the editor of any similarities between the manuscript under review and another paper either published or under consideration by another journal. The reviewer should immediately call to the editor’s attention a manuscript containing plagiarized material or falsified data.
The author should not submit concurrent manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals. Likewise, an author should not submit any paper previously published anywhere to the journals for consideration. The publication of articles on specific subject matter, such as clinical guidelines and translations, in more than one journal is acceptable if certain conditions are met. The author should present a precise and brief report of his or her research and an impartial description of its significance. The author should honestly gather and interpret his or her research data. Publishers, editors, reviewers, and readers are entitled to request the author to provide the raw data for his or her research for convenience of editorial review and public access. If practicable, the author should retain such data for any possible use after publication. The author should guarantee that the works he or she has submitted are original. If the author has used work and/or words by others, appropriate citations are required. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
The author should indicate explicitly all sources that have supported the research and also declare any conflict(s) of interest. The author should give due acknowledgement to all of those who have made contributions to the research. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as coauthors. The author should ensure that all coauthors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication. The author should promptly inform the journal editor of any obvious error(s) in his or her published paper and cooperate earnestly with the editor in retraction or correction of the paper. If the editor is notified by any party other than the author that the published paper contains an obvious error, the author should write a retraction or make the correction based on the medium of publication.
Conflicts of interest
Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as “dual commitments”, “competing interests”, or “competing loyalties”).
Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage. Editors will recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers; instead, they will ask another member of the editorial board to handle the manuscript.
Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
Authors should—at the earliest stage possible (generally by submitting a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript)—disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include financial ones such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers’ bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements, as well as non-financial ones such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the work should be disclosed (including the grant number or other reference number if any).
Open Access Policy
TJES journal 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.
Copyright and open access licenses
Authors retain copyright in their article and have a choice of Creative Commons licenses (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
Under the following terms:
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
- You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
- No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.
Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines
TJES journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation please ensure the following when submitting to Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (TJES):
- Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.
Information to help prepare the Title Page
This should include the title, authors’ names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including telephone and e-mail address.
Information to help prepare the Blinded Manuscript
Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. To assist with this process the key items that need to be observed are as follows:
- Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before ” .
- Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation-related identifier
- Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
- Remove references to funding sources
- Do not include acknowledgments
- Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.