Publication criteria

The criteria for publishing an article in the journal are a subject of identifying and dealing with allegations for incompatible investigation.

These include compliance with the below mentioned requirements:

  1. The study has not been published (partly or as a whole) before or it is not under any consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Its publication is permitted by all authors and after being accepted for publication it will not be submitted for publication anywhere else, in English or in any other language, without the written approval of the copyright-holder.
  3. It is compulsory for the authors they ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights or the rights of a third party. The publisher checks for plagiarism every one of the submitted manuscripts. For this purpose the software product iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software is used. If the system recognises different form of plagiarism, citation manipulation or data falsification/fabrication the manuscript is declined and information for nonconformity is sent to the authors’ affiliation and is distributed by publication to the attention of the research community.
  4. The copyrights of all papers published in this journal are retained by the respective authors as per the 'Creative Commons Attribution License' (see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). The author(s) should be the sole author(s) of the article and should have full authority to enter into agreement and in granting rights (if any) to Academic Publishing of the University of Food Technologies which are not in breach of any other obligation. The author(s) should ensure the integrity of the paper and related works. Authors should mandatorily ensure that submission of a manuscript to Academic Publishing of the University of Food Technologies would result into no breach of contract or of confidentiality or of commitment given to secrecy.
  5. If a submitted study replicates or is very similar to previous work authors must provide a sound scientific rationale for the submitted work and clearly reference and discuss the existing literature. Submissions that replicate or are derivatives of existing work will be likely to be rejected if authors do not provide adequate justification.
  6. English quality: The language in submitted articles must be clear, correct and unambiguous. It is author's responsibility to improve the quality of the English language (if required) by means of any other third-party service.
  7. The research must meet all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
  8. The Editorial Board believes that no manuscript should be rejected only on the basis of ‘lack of Novelty’, provided the manuscript is sufficiently robust and technically sound. Too often a journal's decision to publish a paper is dominated by what the Editor/reviewer think is interesting and will gain greater readership - both of which are subjective judgments and lead to decisions which are frustrating and delay the publication. FSAB will rigorously peer-review all submissions and publish these papers that are judged to be technically sound. Judgments about the importance of any particular paper are then made after publication by the readership (who are the most qualified to determine what is of interest to them).