Journal Policies

Editorial Policy

Contents of the article

Abyssinia Journal of Engineering and Computing (AJEC) is intended to publish the most recent trends and innovative findings in engineering and computing fields of study. Articles to be published in AJEC should describe original research findings those contribute knowledge significantly to the academic world. The articles should be new and of interest to the community and have sound motivation and purpose.

Originality of the article

AJEC would not accept either published papers or in press papers. Authors should authenticate in the cover letter that their manuscript or content of their manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere. Articles presenting ambiguous information and presenting only incremental progress of the work without producing any significant advancement in their research field will not be accepted for publication.

The journals may accept a paper that has been published which is not available for a wide range of audience, such as proceedings from national and international conferences. In fact, the author(s) should mention the pertinent details in the reference section of the manuscript and must also provide the same details in the cover letter with reprint(s) attached.


All manuscripts should be kept completely confidential. Editors should not use any of its insights until after publication. AJEC operates a ‘double blind’ approach to peer review. Both the reviewers and authors not knew each other.

Authors and co-authors

Researchers who have made significant contributions to the research work may be listed as authors and co-authors. In case the manuscript has multiple authors, one of the authors should act as the corresponding author to communicate with the editors. The corresponding author needs to be decided before submission of the manuscript and should remain as the corresponding author throughout the review and publication process. The corresponding author is responsible to represent all co-authors involved in the work. In addition to this, financial contributions to the work should be acknowledged clearly by the authors and should state any potential conflict of interest.

Authors will transfer the copyright of their work to Kombolcha Institute of Technology, Wollo University. Submission of manuscripts to this journal indicates that all authors have read and agreed to the content of the copyright letter.

In submitting a manuscript to this journal the corresponding author agrees to the following:

  • The content of the article is the original work of the listed authors.
  • All significant investigators should find a place as authors and all should agree to submit the manuscript to this journal
  • The submitted manuscript has not been published or submitted to other journals for publication.
  • The authors accept the manuscript review procedures established by the AJEC.

Changes to authorship

After acceptance and before publication: Any requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the sequence of author details, must be communicated to the Editor-in-Chief from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript along with statement of a valid reason.  The name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and undersigned declaration in the form of scanned copy through e-mail or consent letter from all authors stating that they agree with the rearrangement, addition or removal. In the case of addition or removal of authors also insists on the confirmation from the author being added or removed. Editor in chief suspends the publication of the accepted manuscript until the authorship issue (addition, rearrangement or deletion) is resolved.

After the publication: Any request from corresponding author to add, remove, or rearrange sequence of author names in an article already published in an online issue will follow erratum publication in the future issue of the publication.

Publication ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas. The author, editor, peer reviewer and publisher are the four essential parties involved in the process of publishing.  Peer-reviewed articles support and represent new and interesting works through scholars, referees and reviewers.  It is therefore important to agree upon standards ethical behaviours from all the parties. Hence the Abyssinia Journal of Engineering and Computing (AJEC) follow Committee on Publication Ethics (CoPE) publishing ethics to maintain standard in the area of publishing ethics.

Permission for reproduction

Authors should reproduce published material after getting written permission from the copyright holder and written permission should be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief in case of acceptance of the article for publication.


Kombolcha Institute of Technology, Wollo University makes every earnest effort to ensure the accuracy of all the contents published in these journals.  All opinions and views expressed in the research articles published in these journals are the opinions and views of authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by Wollo University. Wollo University shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever or howsoever arising out of the use of the content.

Peer-Review Policy

Abyssinia Journal of Engineering and Computing (AJEC) is committed to prompt evaluation and publication of fully accepted papers. All original research articles, review articles and short communications, published after a double anonymous peer review process by independent editors and reviewers related to the article. Reviewers of these journals play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of AJEC and peer review procedure outlined below.

Initial review

All manuscript submissions are subjected to initial review to verify the completeness and adherence to the Guidelines for Authors. After the satisfactory report of the initial review, the manuscripts are transferred to the Editor in chief for the peer-review process. Manuscript rejection at the initial evaluation stage will normally be informed to authors within 1 week of receipt.

Editor-in-chief evaluation

The Editor in chief decides whether the manuscript warrants peer-review or if it should be rejected without review. A manuscript is rejected if it is insufficiently original, has serious flaws from a conceptual and/or methodological point of view, has poor grammar or usage of the English language, or is outside the aims and scope of the journal. The corresponding author receives information normally within 2 weeks of assignment to the Editor in chief if the manuscript is rejected at this stage.

Peer-review process

AJEC employs a double-blind peer-review process, where both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous throughout the process. Reviewers are selected according to their expertise and our reviewer database will constantly updated.

Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript for:

  • Originality, significance and novelty of the contribution
  • Interest to investigators
  • International relevance
  • Coverage of appropriate existing as well as recent literature evidences
  • Adequacy of methodology, analysis and interpretation
  • The clear, concise and jargon-free writing style
  • Organization of the manuscript

Reviewers' comments are considered as anonymous comments to the author and also provision is made available to reviewers for providing confidential comments to the editor. Reviewers are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts. Language corrections (if any) are carried out by authorized language experts. Generally, the manuscript review process takes four weeks. Another four weeks are required in case of contradictory review reports.

Plagiarism Policy

Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without acknowledgment. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. AJEC uses our own software to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.