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bullet Sensors & Transducers: Guides for Authors

   (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479)

 

   

 

 

 

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Publication Fees

 

Sensors & Transducers is an open access journal. It means, that authors, authors' institutions or research funds must pay a publication fees. There are two types of publication fees: standard publication fee (publication during 2-3 months) and rapid publication fee (publication in the current issue £ 1 month). The publication fee includes both: processing and submission charges. Click <here> for more details about the publication fee and payment procedure.

 

 

Peer Review Policy and Editorial Procedures

 

The Sensors & Transducers journal is a refereed journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by 2-4 anonymous international, outside referees. The review process usually takes one month. The Editor reserves the right to make any necessary technical changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within a few days. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text. Author will receive a copy of the issue of the journal containing their article in pdf format.

 

 

 

Editorial Procedures and Quality Control

 

Initial Checks

 

All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office will be checked by a Managing Editor to determine whether it is properly prepared, is on topic of journal's scope and whether the manuscript follows the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journals ethical policy and is out of topic will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. After these checks, the Managing Editor will consult the journals’ Editor-in-Chief, Editors or Guest Editor (in the case of special journal issues) to determine whether the manuscript is scientifically sound. No judgment on the significance or potential impact of the work will be made at this stage. Reject decisions at this stage will be verified by the Editor-in-Chief.

 

 

Peer-Review

 

Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two or four independent experts for peer-review. A single-blind review is applied, where authors' identities are known to reviewers. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer. In the case of regular submissions, in-house assistant editors will invite experts, including recommendations by an academic editor. These experts include Editorial Board members and Guest Editors of the journal. In the case of a special issue, the Guest Editor will advise in the selection of reviewers. Potential reviewers suggested by the authors may also be considered. Reviewers should not have published with any of the co-authors during the past five years and should not currently work or collaborate with one of the institutes of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript.

 

 

Editorial Decision and Revision

 

Based on the comments and advice of the peer-reviewers, an external editor – usually the Editor-in-Chief or a Guest Editor – will make a decision to accept, reject, or to ask authors to revise the manuscript. For Minor Revisions the authors will have a few weeks to resubmit their revised manuscript. For Major Revisions the authors will have one month to resubmit their revised manuscript. However, authors should contact the editorial office if extended revision time is anticipated.

 

 

Author Appeals

 

Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. The Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and relating information (including the identities of the referees) to an Editorial Board member who was not involved in the initial decision-making process. If no appropriate Editorial Board member is available, the editor will identify a suitable external scientist. The Editorial Board member will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage will be final and cannot be revoked. In the case of a special issue, the Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and relating information (including the identities of the referees) to the Editor-in-Chief who will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage will be final and cannot be revoked.

 

 

Production and Publication

 

Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the IFSA Publishing web site and in print, paper version.

 

 

 

Copyright and License Terms Statement

 

Authors who publish articles in Sensors & Transducers journal retain the copyrights of their articles. The Sensors & Transducers journal operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY.

Creative Commons License

 

 

IFSA Publishing Ethics Statement

 

Taking into account that Sensors & Transducers journal is an international journal, the number of articles from one country cannot exceed 60 % in each issue (it will be calculated by checking the first author's nationality).

 

If plagiarism or/and double submission problems were found, all authors of that paper cannot submit paper to our journal for two years. And that paper will be removed even though it was published. The publication fee is not refunded in these cases. Please see the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

 

 

 

Open Access Policy

 

Sensors & Transducers journal is an international open access  journal. All the original articles and review papers published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication without any embargo period. Articles are free for download for any readers without any online registration. Readers are allowed to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship. The Sensors & Transducers journal operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY. All authors publishing with the journal accept these as the terms of publication.

 

In the Open Access model, the publication costs are usually covered by the authos, author’s institution or research funds. These Open Access charges replace subscription charges and allow the publishers to make the published material freely available to all interested online readers. At the same time, authors who publish in Open Access journals retain the copyright of their article.

Other than their cost-recovery model, Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other established, sensor related journals. Moreover, Open Access allows for maximum visibility, uptake and use of the published material.

 

 

 

References to Sensors & Transducers Journal

 

The following information must be included when citing Sensors & Transducers journal in your articles and papers:

 

- Authors' surname and names (initials)

- Journal title: Sensors & Transducers

- Volume number

- Issue number

- Page number

- Year and month of publication

- Article's URL

 

 

Example: [1]. Cañete J., Yurish S. Y., Sensors Systems for Smartphones, Tablets and IoT: New Advanced Design Approach, Sensors & Transducers, Vol. 187, Issue 4, April 2015, pp. 1-9

               (http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/DIGEST/P_2639.htm)

 

 

Contact

 

If you have any questions concerning the submission procedure please contact:

editor@sensorsportal.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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