Publication Ethics Statement

Publication Policies and Ethics

All articles published by Mansoura Engineering Journal follows the best practices on ethical matters, errors and restrictions. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved: authors, editors, and reviewers. The ethic statements for our journal are based on the guidelines on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. All authors, editors and reviewers within MEJ should adhere to the standards set out below. Also, we aim to:

International Standards for Authors
International Standards for Editors
International Standards for Editors and Authors

Thus, it is important to agree upon standards of expected behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the Journal Editorial Board, the Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Manuscripts must be submitted in English, except Architectural Engineering which can be submitted in either Arabic (with English abstract & title) or English. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that the article has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere in any format and there are no ethical concerns with the contents or data collection. All papers are evaluated by at least two reviewers, who are experts in their fields.

For theoretical papers, full details of proofs must be provided so that results can be checked. For experimental papers, full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Additionally, electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculations, experimental procedure, etc., can be deposited along with the publication as "supplementary files".

MEJ journal recommends that researchers discuss authorship order from the initial submission of manuscripts, revising as necessary. Furthermore, authors must outline their individual contributions to the paper through an author contribution form that is based on some relevant roles to facilitate authorship decisions.

After submission of this agreement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or the order of the authors will not be accepted without a written consent of all the contributors or sending email to the Editor-in-Chief.

Every single article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI), the author is requested to use the appropriate DOI for the article after publishing the article on our website.

Submitting Your Paper for Review

When you submit your paper, prepare it in a plain text, double spacing, numbered lines in word format, including figures and tables. Designate one author as the “corresponding author.” This is the author to whom all correspondence will be made. Proofs are sent to the corresponding author only. Furthermore, provide full mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of the corresponding author in a footnote in the cover page. The names, affiliations, and corresponding author’s contact information should be removed from the first page for the blinded review process. The contact details of all coauthors will be requested during the submission.

Contributions to Mansoura Engineering Journal (MEJ) will be submitted electronically on MEJ’s submission website. First check if you have an existing account. If there is none, please create a new account. After logging in, go to “Author” and click “Submit a New Manuscript.”

Along with other information, you will be asked to select the subject from a pull-down list. There are various steps to the submission process; you must complete all steps for a complete submission. After the last step, the system will create a single PDF file for your manuscript for revision. The corresponding author should check out this file carefully and confirm the submission if no changes are required. You should also receive an e-mail confirmation. For inquiries regarding the submission of your paper to the Mansoura Engineering Journal, please contact .

Final Stage

Upon acceptance, you will receive an email with specific instructions regarding the submission of your final files. To ensure a fast publication process of the article, authors are asked to provide their corrected proof within two days. Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. To avoid any delays in publication, please be sure to follow these instructions.

Authors Responsibilities

The corresponding author is responsible for:

  • Confirming that the manuscript is original and any related work is properly cited and the manuscript hasn't been submitted to or previously published in other Journals. If authors expand their previous work, they must state this clearly.
  • Ensuring that the final version of the paper is accurate and agreed by all co-authors, including appropriate funding statements in the manuscript. The journal should be informed if any errors in the research are subsequently discovered.
  • Confirming that the manuscript doesn't include any manipulated or fabricated information, tables, or images to support the conclusions.
  • All authors names in each manuscript should contribute significantly to the scientific work in their manuscript.
  • Funding statement should declare if any financial support received for the research.
  • Any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, or publication of the article should be declared.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest (COIs, also known as ‘competing interests’) occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. This can happen at any stage of the research cycle, including: during the experimentation phase, while a manuscript is being written, or during the process of turning a manuscript into a published article.

If unsure, declare a potential interest or discuss with the editorial office. Undeclared interests may incur sanctions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected.

Conflicts of interest must be declared. A clear declaration of all possible conflicts – whether they actually had an influence or not – allows others to make informed decisions about the work and its review process.

If conflicts of interest are found after publication, this may be embarrassing for the authors, the editor and the journal. It may be necessary to publish a corrigendum or reassess the review process.

Editors and Reviewers Responsibilities

  • The decision that is taken by the editorial and reviewer team should be free from bias and must be based on the quality and originality of the submitted content.
  • The decision that is taken by the editorial board and reviewers should be objectively based on the academic knowledge and experience of each member.
  • Editors should consider not to disclose any personal information on submitted manuscripts before the process of manuscripts publishing is completed, also they must keep the academic research transparency.
  • Reviewers should offer a detailed evaluation report of each submitted manuscript.
  • Editors and reviewers should keep the confidentiality and security of all submitted manuscripts information.