Code of Ethics

Icelandic Journal of Engineering.

Editorial Board

The board of the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland nominates seven editorial board members for the journal. The composition of the editorial board should reflect the diversity and different disciplines of engineering and related fields. The theoretical knowledge of the editorial board shall be according to requirements made for a first-rate international scholarly journal. The editorial board works in accordance with the ethical code of the journal and that of the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland.

The editorial board alone has the right to decide whether articles be published or rejected.

An editorial representative works with the editorial board and handles communication with authors, reviewers, and readers.

Authors' Responsibility

Authors who submit a scholarly article and request its publication must ensure the following:

  • The scholarly article is the author's original work.
  • The scholarly article has not been submitted to other journals for review or publication.
  • All authors and others associated with the writing of the article have given their consent to request a peer review and the article's publication in the journal.
  • Possible interests related to the writing and peer review of the article are explained.
  • All sources used in writing the article are listed, be they studies, other projects, or academic articles.
  • Permission has been obtained for the use of statistical data or other sources that may be subject to copyright.
  • Information has been provided regarding all sponsorships or funds provided for the relevant research, or during the writing of the article.
  • All sources are listed, and correctly referred to in the bibliography, including other works by the author that may have been used.

Originality and Plagiarism

When an article is submitted on the same subject as an older article by the same authors, or a revised version thereof, at least half of the text must be different from the previous work. The editorial board decides whether that condition has been met. Moreover, the previous article must be cited as a source.

Plagiarism or any kind of copying or rewriting of the work of others, without correctly naming the source, leads to the rejection of an article. That applies to the author's own work as well, that is, using previous work without citing sources properly. The editorial board uses available tools, such as CrossCheck, to check for plagiarism.

The Peer-Review Process

Submitted articles must be peer-reviewed by at least two scholars. It is a double-blind peer review, where the identities of authors and reviewers are kept hidden. First and foremost, the editorial board goes by the conclusions of peer reviewers when assessing whether to publish an article, but when peer reviewers disagree in their conclusion, the editorial board makes the final decision.

Publication Format

Once an article has been published on the journal's website and/or in printed form, it will not be changed. Authors and readers can, however, submit comments to the editorial board and request corrections of mistakes made by the author (Corrigendum), or of errors made during the publication process (Erratum).