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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, or Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Online submission and review of manuscripts is mandatory for all types of papers.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society. Ethical standards for publication ensure reliable & high-quality scientific research publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that researchers receive credit for their research. AETE adheres to the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure strict compliance to its best practice guidelines.

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards: Contributors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  • Data Access and RetentionContributors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Originality and plagiarismThe authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.Sciengtex is committed to publishing only original material; i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. It uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Only papers that pass both the plagiarism test (similarity index < 30%) and the peer-reviewed process can be published by Sciengtex.
  • Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Hazards and Human or Animal SubjectsIf the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of InterestConflicts of interest occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the research or its assessment. Potential conflicts of interest must be declared in the ‘Conflicts of interest’ section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none, the authors should state “The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this paper.”
  • Fundamental errors in published works: 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 or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

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Article Processing Charges/Refund Policy

Publishing an article in AETE requires article processing charges (APC), which will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. The charge to be paid following the acceptance of an article is Twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000).

Once an article has been accepted for publication, the APC on the article become due. The submitting author assumes responsibility for the APC, and AETE will not issue refunds of any kind

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