Authors maintain copyright while the journal keeps publishing rights. The responsibility for the content of each paper is solely upon the authors. Accordingly, neither the Editura Politehnica, nor their officers, members of the editorial board, are responsible for the accuracy of any published paper. The journal applies a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) license model which is described in detail here https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/.
All papers will be subjected to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. The detailed requests about paper formatting and layout are provided on Nonconventional Technologies Review site. A blind review process will be used, employing 2 or 3 scientific reviewers.
The reviewing process will address the following issues: paper importance in the field, clarity of the problem statement, the novelty of information contained in the paper, the adequacy of title, abstract, illustrations, tables, results interpretation, presentation and style, references and language quality. The author(s) will be notified about the outcome via email, using the declared address.
Regarding the status of the papers received for publication, the corresponding authors will receive the decision of the editorial board only by email.
The editorial board reserves its right to answer only to the messages that include the minimum identification information of sender.
Here are some basic eligibility criteria for the assessment process:
Title of the paper should be precise and concise. The full name and forename of the authors will be indicated, as well as their affiliation, mentioning the full address of the institution; if there are several authors affiliated to different institutions, numbers will be used to indicate this. The email address of each author will also be indicated.
The content of the paper will be preceded by an abstract of maximum 150 words and 3-4 keywords in English.
The Nonconventional Technologies Review does not issue papers that have already been published in other reviews.
The recommended structure of the paper is as follows:
1. The introduction part will present concisely the selected information concerning the subject as a support for the original elements of the paper.
2. The theoretical, modeling and experimental part will include the presentation of used methods, accomplished works, the materials and the experimental installations.
3. The results and discussions will be of scientific value, taking into account the state of the art on this matter.
4. The significant conclusions will end the paper.
5. The references will be numbered continuously, in the order of their citing and noted in the text in square blanks; the paper must also contain recently published papers.
The references of articles will contain: the forename and the initials of the authors name, the volume, the issue number, the page number and the year of its publishing.
The editorial board reserves its right to present to the authors the decision to publish or not the submitted papers and to address briefly only the critical issues that eventually do not meet the Nonconventional Technologies Review requests for publishing.
Any forms of plagiarism are not tolderated and will be treated in accordance with the COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines). All papers are scanned for similitude with specialized software (https://www.checkforplagiarism.net).
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
NTR is seeking to publish profound, rigorous, well-written, high-quality, high-impact papers to generate discussion, debate, fresh perspective. Therefore, the ethical integrity is a main essential to writing and publication. Important ethical concerns to consider while writing a manuscript include etiquette, fraudulent publication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship, and potential for conflict of interest. As an academic online publication, NTR is based on respecting the ethical integrity in writing and publication according to the ’Ethics for researchers’, http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/fp7/89888/ethics-for-researchers_en.pdf, the ‘The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity’, https://www.allea.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ALLEA-European-Code-of-Conduct-for-Research-Integrity-2017.pdf and follows the COPE of Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf.
All the ethical aspects one should take into account while writing a study (e.g. fraudulent publication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship, conflict of interest) will be entirely avoid by strictly following the regulations regarding citations and copyright. The entire research will be carried out respecting the principles of Integrity in Research Publishing: ‘intellectual honesty in reporting research; accuracy in representing contributions of other scientists; collegiality in scientific interactions, including communications and sharing of information’ (Research Ethics for Social Scientists, London, 2006, p. 113).
In accordance with the code of conduct, NTR will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing. NTR reserves the right to use plagiarism-detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times to uncover potential plagiarism.
Authors must ensure that they have written original works. In addition, they must ensure that the manuscript has not been issued elsewhere. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. Authors are also responsible for language editing before submitting the article. Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles confirm that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works without clearly citing. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources (including online sites) should be appropriately credited and referenced. All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript (financial support for the project should be disclosed). When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. An author agrees to the license agreement before submitting the article. Submitting a paper simultaneously to more than one publication at a time is a breach of publications ethics.
Editors must ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing. Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors.
Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present clearly their opinions on the works in a clear way in the review form. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.