Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Acta Polytechnica is a scientific journal published by CTU in Prague. The main title, Acta Polytechnica, is accompanied by the subtitle Journal of Advanced Engineering, which defines the scope of the journal more precisely - Acta Polytechnica covers a wide spectrum of engineering topics, physics and mathematics.

Our aim is to be a high-quality multi-disciplinary journal publishing the results of basic research and also applied research. We place emphasis on the quality of all published papers. The journal should also serve as a bridge between basic research in natural sciences and applied research in all technical disciplines.

The innovative research results published by young researchers or by postdoctoral fellows, and also the high-quality papers by researchers from the international scientific community, reflect the good position of CTU in the World University Rankings.

We hope that you will find our journal interesting, and that it will serve as a valuable source of scientific information.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Acta Polytechnica covers a wide spectrum of engineering topics, physics and mathematics.

We welcome high-quality scientific work that has not previously been published and that contains outputs that are beneficial and original.

To detect plagiarism and check submitted contributions, the editors use SimilarityCheck tool.

All papers are assessed by the editorial board, and accepted papers 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. In exceptional cases, these articles will be published ahead of the regular schedule.

The review process is usually completed within four months. Articles submitted recently are scheduled for publishing in issue 3-4/2017.

 

 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. 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. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

 

Publication Ethics Principles

Author:

  • Observes the author guidelines / contribution formal requirements.
  • Is fully responsible for the quality, originality, and completeness of the published data, which make it possible to repeat the experiment.
  • Is responsible to correctly cite and state the primary sources of cited information and data.
  • Is responsible for ensuring that all who have contributed to the work as co-authors are stated, and on the other hand, no one who has not contributed is stated.
  • Corresponding author is responsible for communication with all co-authors and their awareness of the contribution status.
  • The authors warrant that the work is original and that it contains no content that is illegal or offends any proprietary rights or any copyrights.
  • All authors confirm that this work has not currently been sent for publication elsewhere and they agree that if it is accepted in Acta Polytechnica, it will not be submitted elsewhere.
  • All authors confirm that all commercial interests, patent-licensing etc. that could be a subject of financial conflict related to the submitted article have been disclosed.
  • The authors have the non-exclusive right to do anything with their work but they are obliged to cite the original publication.
  • The authors grant the CTU in Prague a license to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store this work in all forms. In cases where a manuscript is not accepted, this agreement shall be voided.
  • All authors confirm that DOI has been included to all cited references wherever available.

The authors shall follow the international standards stated in the COPE document: Responsible research publication: international standards for authors.


Plagiarism detection

To detect plagiarism and check submitted contributions, the editors use SimilarityCheck tool.

 

Reviewer:

  • Agreeing on writing a review guarantees his/her expertise and independence and meeting the fixed deadlines.
  • Handles information included in submitted yet-unpublished contribution as confidential content and guarantees that s/he will not hand it over to any third party or use it to his/her personal benefit.
  • Writes a review so that it helps the author to improve the quality of their work.
  • If s/he founds out a possible conflict of interests or has a reasonable suspicion of plagiarism regarding the contribution, reports this fact to the editors.

The reviewers shall follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

 

Editor:

  • Handles all information, manuscripts and reviews as confidential materials and does not disseminate it outside the editorial board.
  • Guarantees the anonymity of reviewers (single blind review) or reviewers and authors (double blind review).

The editors shall follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editor.

 

Periodicity

Bimonthly, 6 isssues per year.