About the Journal
Journal of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers (JPIChE) is the publication of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE). The journal has been approved by HEC in Y-category. The Journal publishes articles covering wide range of fields of chemical and process engineering.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
(These guidelines are based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)
JPIChE is a peer reviewed international journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with a journal of highest quality we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication.Â Plagirism is being checked for each article as per the HEC guidlines. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.
- Ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication.
- They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel.
- Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.
- Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors.
- 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 authorâ€™s side.
- They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present clearly their opinions on the works in a clear way in the review form.
- 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.
- Present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments.
- Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art.
- The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged.
- Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal.
- The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.