About

The Journal of Applied Technical and Educational Sciences (online ISSN 2560-5429) is an open access, peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of engineering and applied education in English, Hungarian and Serbian language. The journal is supported by an international editorial board, the journal publishes research articles, studies, special focus articles and studies, short articles, abstracts, case studies, reports,  discussions, contributions, application development, application notes, product descriptions, reviews, other. 

The Network of Young Scientists for Education as a supporter and the antecedent "EDU Szakképzés,-és Környezetpedagógiai elektronikus szakfolyóirat" Hungarian language electronic journal, started in 2010, has embraced young researchers, students of the universities and graduate schools, young educators and researchers through the opportunities of publicity. The journal still preserves its goal stated at the founding (2009), but it is also opened to multidisciplinary nature. Accordingly, the name, the aims, and scope of the journal was replaced to Journal of Applied Technical and Educational Sciences (Engineering, Vocational, and Environmental Aspects). The journal accepts publications embedded into applied technical and educational science, regarding technical/engineering and environmental science fields. These are different education-pedagogy, environmental pedagogy, and engineering aspects cover traditional topics as well as research ideas like climate change, connection between sustainability and education, technical and digital aspects, intelligent systems etc., attempting to find answers to new challenges. 
Also it is an important mission to connect Hungarian language academics-researchers in different countries and let them to join in the network and share their results.

Publication Frequency
The publication frequency is quarterly.

Aims and Scope
Science fields in multidisciplinary approach

Pedagogy, Education fields

  • Professional education-pedagogy, environmental pedagogy
  • Educational technology and IT
  • Pedagogy and education history
  • Engineer pedagogy, professional methodology, adult education

Sociological fields

  • Pedagogy and education sociology
  • Technics history, technics, and environmental philosophy
  • Engineer ethics, history of engineer education, profession and professional education history
  • Environment management
  • Communication & media
  • Technical psychology-ergonomics

Professional fields

  • Engineering, vocational, adult education, LLL
  • ICT, e-learning, application of digital pedagogy, mobile and virtual study
  • Effects of technical and digital culture
  • Technical communication
  • Curriculum development
  • Sustainability and education
  • Study and education of artificial and natural environment
  • Standard systems and changes in professions, qualifications 
  • Energetics, material aspects
  • Life-cycle thinking
  • Climate change and its effects

Technical, Engineering fields related to the above

  • engineering research (mechanical, mechatronic, vehicle, materials, energetics, environmental protection etc.)
  • IT research (intelligent systems, IT systems, technologies, software development, algorithms, bio-informatics etc.)
  • architecture, industrial designer

Sponsorship

Publisher
ST PRess
Serbia 24000 Subotica, Marka Oreskovica 16.

Support
Network of Young Scientists for Education
Subotica Tech - College of Applied Sciences

Indexing and abstracting

 

Peer Review Process
The submitted papers should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission. 
All paper submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process by initial editor screening and at least two anonymous experts including the international Editorial Board and/or other external reviewers.
The final decision on the acceptance for publishing will be made by the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the journal, with the professional support of the Editorial Board.
Acceptance rate is approx 60%.

Article Processing and Open Access Charge
There is no Article Processing and Open Access Charge .

Section Policies

Articles, Studies

 Checked Open Submissions  Checked Indexed  Checked Peer Reviewed

Abstracts, Reviews, Application Notes, Case Studies, Reports, Experience reports, Materials, Discussions, Contributions, Application Development, Product Descriptions

 Checked Open Submissions  Checked Indexed  Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Preface, Other

 Checked Open Submissions  Unchecked Indexed  Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Open Access Policy
The journal provides gold open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
More information on open access: Budapest Open Access Initiative

Privacy Statement
The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by jATES under license as Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited according to license rules.

Archiving
Publisher's version/PDF is archived.
Digitally archived by Repository of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving by SHERPA/RoMEO. - in progress

Plagium detection
Paper's similarity is checked by iThenticate before publication.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

The editorial board follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org).

Duties of Editors

  • Publication decision
  • Fair play
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of interest
  • Involvement and cooperation in investigations

Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decision
  • Promptness
  • Confidentiality
  • Standards of Objectivity
  • Acknowledgement of Source
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards
  • Data Access and Retention
  • Originality and Plagiarism
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
  • Acknowledgement of Sources
  • Authorship of the Paper
  • Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
  • Fundamental errors in published works

Duties of the Publisher

  • Advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions
  • Assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors
  • Working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions–and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary

Publishing ethics issues

  • Editorial Board ensure the monitoring and protection of copyright and ethics
  • Prepare the instructions for authors and the instructions for rejection of the papers
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record
  • Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed
  • Articles of suspected plagiarism and false information will be rejected and the authors will be unable to publish in that publication

Publication and authorship

Every manuscript submitted to this journal should be formatted and have a proper list of references to cited articles according to the paper template. Readers should be informed about who has financially supported the research and on the role of the funders in the research. The editorial board will not tolerate any plagiarism and fraudulent data. By submitting the submission, the corresponding authors accept the Consent to publish and copyright agreement in which they agree to the policy of the journal regarding the rights for publishing, copyrights, and other issues in case of acceptance. The authors are also obliged to confirm that their article has not been published or submitted for publishing in another publication.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
The paper must include a list of references. All authors are obliged to respect copyright laws and publication’s ethical principles against plagiarism. The expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws, just like the original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under the copyright protection laws as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file).

Plagiarism

The peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, our journals have an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.
Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagiarism. In the case of copyrighted material, it is necessary to obtain the permission to use this source.

Ethics topics to consider when publishing

  • 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.
  • Originality and plagiarism: The 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.
  • Data access and retention: Authors may be 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.
  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Elsevier does not view the following uses of a work as a prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. Information on prior publication is included within each Elsevier journal’s Guide for Authors. Note: Cell Press, The Lancet, and some society-owned titles have different policies on prior publication. Information on these is available on the journal homepage.
  • Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
  • 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.
  • Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
  • Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.
  • Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

Duties in details

Duties of Editor-in-chief, Editorial Staff, and Editorial Board

Publication decisions
The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Other editors, reviewers or members of the editorial board can assist in making this decision. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Fair play 
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
The Editor-in-chief, Editorial Staff and members of the Editorial Board must not use the unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript in their own researches without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or another member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations
An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration to the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions (recommend revisions, re-submission, rejection, acceptance etc.) and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Reviewers assess the validity, methodology and procedures of the research.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers check unethical practice and plagiarism. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors 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 behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors 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, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The 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. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

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 or listed as contributors. 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

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.