About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Plasma Physics and Technology Journal is a scientific journal published by Department of Physics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague. The journal covers a spectrum of experimental and theoretical topics of both a fundamental and applied nature that contribute to the understanding of phenomena related to plasma. Our aim is to be a high quality journal, which will supply the recent approach to the field of plasma physics and technology.
Peer Review Process
Plasma Physics and Technology welcomes original experimental and theoretical papers of both a fundamental and applied nature that contribute to the understanding of phenomena related to plasma. To detect plagiarism and check submitted contributions, the editors use SimilarityCheck tool.
All papers are first assessed by the editorial board, and accepted ones are then reviewed by at least two independent reviewers in single blind review process. Reviewers are asked to recommend papers of particularly high importance, which they consider significant and interesting for the scientific community. The review process is usually completed within four or five months.
The Plasma Physics and Technology journal is published 3 times a year.
Open Access Policy
This 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. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as the original work is appropriately recognized and cited in accordance with our license.
Publication ethics statement
The publisher and editorial board of the Plasma Physics and Technology follow ethical standards and guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Authors shall publish only original work, which is not plagiarized and has not been published anywhere else. The same work should not have been submitted to multiple publications unless agreed between all parties involved. Authors shall inform editors if the same research findings have been published previously or if multiple reports or multiple analyses of a single data set are under consideration for publication elsewhere. All information incl. data, graphs, charts, pictures, etc. shall be properly acknowledged and cited.
All parties (authors, co-authors, funders, etc.) shall be properly recognized, acknowledged, and introduced honestly. Authors shall not omit any contributors; however also shall not listed co-authors without a significant contribution to the work. No contribution shall be given to any party that had brought no contribution to the work. Authors shall prevent from guest, gift, and ghost authorship.
All authors shall agree on the final version of the document and should agree to be listed as authors. All authors are responsible for the entire work and for the content of their publication. All authors shall work with the editors to correct any mistakes if those have been discovered. Authors should respond appropriately to reviewers’ comments, make their best to reflect the reviewers comments, and provide additional information past the review process if necessary.
Presented research should have been conducted in ethical manner. Methods used, calculations, findings, and data presentation shall be checked carefully to make sure all information at all stages is correct. The authors warrant that it does not contain any illegal or offensive content.
Research results shall be presented honestly, without falsifications, or any inappropriate data manipulation. All stages of the research shall be described clearly to allow other researchers and research teams to repeat the research. The authors shall describe complete and final research results. Work of others shall be cited properly, all read documents shall be listed; no literature that has not been used for the research shall be listed in the reference list.
If plagiarism or any kind of ethical fraud is discovered after the work has been published, the publisher has the right to retract the published work and assign it publicly as “retracted”.
Full document available here (Wager E. & Kleinert S. (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22 - 24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
Reviewers are expected to review such works they have professional expertise for. Reviewers shall keep confidentiality of the reviewed document, shall not use any information they gain during the peer review process to their own or to third parties benefit, nor to discredit others. Reviewers shall also report all potential conflict interests to the journal.
Reviews are expected to be completed in a timely manner and reviewers are asked to respond as soon as possible especially if they cannot conduct the review for any reason. The review shall be fair, objective, constructive, not influenced by the authors’ identity or background, or by any commercial issues. Review should help authors to improve quality of their work.
Full document available here.
Editors are responsible for the content of the journal. They assure quality of the content they publish. Editors assure that all research published has been done in ethical manner. In case of any ethical misconduct, editors will take steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
Editors assure authors freedom of expression and intellectual property rights, and ensure confidentiality of all materials and information gained during the peer review and publication process.
All articles in the Plasma Physics and Technology are peer-reviewed. If non-peer-reviewed articles are published, these will be clearly marked. Peer review is conducted by qualified reviewers and professionals in the particular subject area. Peer review is guaranteed to be fair, unbiased, and timely process. Editors provide information to reviewers, communicate with them on issues related to their agreement to review papers, and protect the reviewers’ identity within double-blind peer review process.
The decision on acceptance / rejection of the paper is done upon the paper’s importance and suitability for the journal in terms of its originality, validity, and aims of the journal, and based on the peer-review process. Authors are given an opportunity to respond to any comments or critique. Editors respond to all complaints and make all effort to resolve these. In case of any incorrect information, editors publish errata, or clarifications immediately when necessary. In case of misconduct, or suspicion of misconduct, editors take all steps to pursue and properly investigate all individual cases and take appropriate conclusions. Commercial considerations do not affect editorial decisions, nor the quality or scope of the articles published.
Editors have tools to deal with any conflicts of interest of their staff, authors, reviewers, editorial board, owner / publisher, and their own.
Full document available here.