Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (J Fundam Appl Sci.) is an international peer-reviewed scholarly Open Access journal published by the faculty of sciences and technology of the University of El Oued (Algeria).

The Journal is published triannual (Onward January 2015) in English (encouraged) and French.

Acceptable contributions include original research articles, case report, review article, and short communication. All contributions will be peer-reviewed according to appropriate criteria.

It covers a wide range of academic disciplines, mainly:

Sciences of matter,

Engineering sciences,

Life sciences,

and it contributes to the progress and application of science by publishing scientific information which enable advancement in scientific research.

More than 1000 authors already published with Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. All articles published by J Fundam Appl Sci. are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, which allows an immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research papers, which is in the best interests of the scientific community.

 

Section Policies

Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Open Journal Systems (OJS), for manuscript preparation, see Author Guidelines.

The manuscript should be accompanied by a Cover Letter signed by the corresponding author. The Cover Letter, dated and signed in blue ink, should be submitted as a supplementary file during submission process of the manuscript (in pdf format). Manuscripts that are not accompanied by a Cover Letter will be automatically rejected.

The Editor-in-Chief makes an initial appraisal of each manuscript. If the topic and treatment seem potentially appropriate for the journal, the manuscript is assigned to a section editor who oversees the review process. Once the review process has been completed, the section editor recommends acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

On topic papers will be primary tested for plagiarism. If the paper is suspected of plagiarism, it will be automatically rejected.

Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences has a "double blind" review process: authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. Peer reviewers are informed of the identity of the authors after the manuscript is either accepted or rejected. The reviewers give their advice on publication opportunity, together with their observations to the editor in chief, which will transmit them to the authors. If the referents have contrary opinions, the editor in chief may ask the opinion of a third referent.

After a decision is reached, a reviewer is free to contact the authors privately about the manuscript. A decision on the manuscript generally may be expected within 3 to 4 months of submission; delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this process. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail.

After acceptance notification, the corresponding author should remit the final format of the accepted manuscript within three working days after the acceptance notification.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of fundamental and applied sciences is published a three (3) times per year (January, May and September).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Profile

Prof. Touhami LANEZ biography

Prof. Touhami LANEZ is a Professor at the University of El Oued, Algeria and Vice-Rector in charge of higher education, university rehabilitation and scientific research. His research activities are focused on organometallic synthesis, electroanalytical chemistry, pharmacological sciences and antioxidant activity using electrochemical technics. Prof. Touhami LANEZ is the director of Valorization and Technology of Sahara Resources Laboratory (VTRS). Twenty five years of professional, teaching, research and administrative experience had resulted in the creation of a competent team specialized in electroanalytical chemistry.  52 students have been awarded Doctorate, Magister and Master degrees under my supervision. I am the member of editorial board and referee of several international journals and publications.


http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3978-7635 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Touhami_Lanez

http://livedna.net/?dna=213.4737

 

 

Publication Ethics

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Duties of editor-in-chief

The Editor-in-Chief of Journal of fundamental and applied sciences (J Fundam Appl Sci) makes an initial evaluation of each submitted manuscript by using appropriate means to examine the originality of the contents of the submitted manuscripts. In evaluating the submitted manuscripts, the editor-in-chief should limit himself only to the intellectual content and he should not be partial by matters such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. If the submitted manuscript passes this test, it is assigned to a section editor who forward it to two reviewers for double-blind peer review, and each of whom will make a recommendation to publish the article in its present form or to modify or to reject it. The review period will be no more than 2 months, delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this period. Once the review process has been completed, the section editor recommends acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. The decision will involve input from a Section Editor, volunteer reviewers, and when necessary, consultation with the Journal’s Editorial Board. A decision on the manuscript generally may be expected within 3 to 4 months. The Editor-in-Chief must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

 

Duties of Authors

When submitting a manuscript to journal of fundamental and applied sciences (J Fundement Appl Sci), submitting author(s) must ensure that the manuscript is their original work, is not plagiarized, wholly or in part. They must also make sure that the submitted article has not been previously published, nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere, or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor, and that the work of others is properly cited. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelinesof journal of fundamental and applied sciences. Finally, it is also the responsibility of submitting author(s) to check that all copyrighted material within the article has permission for publication and that material for which the author does not personally hold copyright is not reproduced without permission.

 

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side. It is also the duties of reviewers to keep all unpublished manuscripts, and related materials, confidential. Manuscripts can only be shared with others with the permission of the editors. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should complete their review within the specified time frame. If additional time is necessary, they should inform the section editor of a delay. Reviewers may decline to review a manuscript for any reason.