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.
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
Nonconventional Technologies Review is seeking to publish profound, rigorous, well-written, high-quality, high-impact papers to generate discussion, debate, fresh perspective. Therefore, 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.
Authorship and Originality:
Every submitted manuscript should represent the authors' original work. All forms of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are deemed unethical and will not be tolerated. Proper attribution and citation of all sources are mandatory, and any utilization of previously published material must be suitably acknowledged.
Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy, comprehensive research, and appropriate documentation of their submitted work. They must provide precise and complete information during the submission process. Any identified errors or inaccuracies subsequent to publication should be promptly reported to the editorial team.
Peer Review Process:
Nonconventional Technologies Review employs a stringent peer review procedure to assess submitted manuscripts. Peer reviewers are selected based on their expertise and impartiality. Reviewers are expected to deliver impartial, constructive evaluations of the manuscripts. Authors are encouraged to propose potential reviewers, though the final selection rests with the editorial team.
Conflicts of Interest:
Authors, reviewers, and members of the editorial board must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may impact the publication process. Such conflicts could arise from financial, personal, or professional associations that might influence objectivity or undermine publication integrity.
Editorial decisions at Nonconventional Technologies Review are made independently, grounded in the quality, originality, and pertinence of the submitted work. Editorial board members and reviewers are expected to assess manuscripts objectively and without partiality, irrespective of authors' affiliations, backgrounds, or personal characteristics.
Data Integrity and Reproducibility:
Authors are obligated to present accurate and complete data in their manuscripts. Any manipulation or fabrication of data is strictly prohibited. Authors should also ensure that their work is thoroughly documented, facilitating replication by others.
Corrections and Retractions:
Should errors or inaccuracies come to light after publication, Nonconventional Technologies Review will consider issuing corrections, elucidations, or retractions as deemed necessary in alignment with COPE guidelines.
Open Access and Licensing:
Nonconventional Technologies Review embraces the tenets of Open Access, ensuring that published content is freely accessible to the global research community. Authors retain copyright of their work, and published articles are generally licensed under a Creative Commons license to foster broad dissemination and utilization.
Misconduct and Investigations:
Instances of suspected research misconduct, including plagiarism, data manipulation, and unethical behavior, will be subjected to a thorough investigation. If such misconduct is substantiated, appropriate actions, such as rejection, retraction, or notifying pertinent authorities, will be undertaken.
Confidentiality and Data Protection:
Nonconventional Technologies Review respects the confidentiality of authors, reviewers, and editorial board members. Personal information will be safeguarded and employed solely for the purposes of the publication process.
Review and Revision:
This publication ethics and malpractice statement may be periodically reviewed and revised to ensure alignment with evolving standards and guidelines. Any updates will be communicated transparently.
By submitting their work to Nonconventional Technologies Review, authors affirm their commitment to abide by the principles delineated in this publication ethics and malpractice statement. The editorial team is unwavering in its dedication to upholding these standards and advancing ethical research and publishing practices.