Publication Ethics

Journal of Industrial System Engineering and Management (JISEM) is a supporter of the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scientific Work in Engineering Journals, issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct for editors. the COPE's guidelines at This statement is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines on Good Publication Practice

Copyright and access

An Journal of Industrial System Engineering and Management is the pure gold open access journal. All articles published in the journal provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons license. Authors are allowed to use published articles under the CC license of CC BY 4.0.

All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional journal.

Peer-review policy

Journal of Industrial System Engineering and Management (JISEM) adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.  All submitted research articles and notes, review articles and analysis of management practice articles go through the standard JISEM  peer-review process. Only original articles that have not been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere are considered.

The process involves:

  • Manuscript received and read by Editor JISEM;
  • Editor with the assistance of the Editorial Committee assigns at least two reviewers. All submitted articles are blind reviewed (i.e. the review process is independent). Reviewers are requested by the Editor to provide quick, specific and constructive feedback that identifies strengths and weaknesses of the article;
  • Upon receipt of reports from the Reviewers, the Editor provides feedback to the author(s) indicating the Reviewers’ recommendations as to whether it should be published in the journal and any suggested changes to improve its quality.


Papers should only be submitted for consideration once all contributing authors give consent.  Criteria for authorship include substantial participation in the conception, design and execution of the work, the contribution of methodological expertise and the analysis and interpretation of the data. All listed authors should approve the final version of the paper, including the order in which multiple authors’ names will appear. A description of the ethics of publication can be found in The duties and ethics of publication at JISEM


The Editor and editorial staff work to ensure that the journal supports and reflects ethical practice. This responsibility is shared with every author, reviewer, publisher and institution and in our guidelines for publication. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice.


Ethical problems that we are likely to encounter can be described as plagiarism, results included not being original to the purported author, allegations about authorship of contributions and double submission. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Therefore, the Editor and staff wish to work with our colleagues, the authors, reviewers and relevant organisations to maintain adherence to the code of conduct and work together in respecting and developing the best practices.