Ethics & Malpractice

JAMT is committed to ensure the publication process follows specific academic ethics. Hence, Authors, Reviewers and Editors are to comply with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards. Refer to: COPE.

Duties of Authors

Authors should discuss objectively the research work significance, technical details and relevant references to enable others to replicate the experiments. JAMT does not accept fraudulent or inaccurate statements that may lead toward unethical conduct. Authors should ensure the originality of their works. In cases where the work and/or words of others have been used, appropriate acknowledgements should be made. JAMT does not accept plagiarism in all forms that lead toward unethical publishing of an article. This includes simultaneous submission of the same article to more than one journal. Corresponding author is responsible for the full consents of all co-authors in approving the article’s final version submission.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest in their article that might be construed to influence its results or interpretation. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Duties of Reviewers

JAMT treats articles received for review as confidential documents. Therefore, reviewers must ensure the confidentiality and should not use privileged information and/or ideas obtained through peer review for personal interest. Reviews should be conducted based on academic merit and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments.

In case where a selected reviewer is unable to review an article, the reviewer should notify the editor of his/her unavailability within TWO (2) weeks. In any reasonable circumstances, reviewers should not consider evaluating any article if they have conflicts of interest (for example: collaboration and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated to the articles).

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal interest. Reviewers should not consider articles in which they have conflicts of interest (for example: collaboration and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated to the articles).

Duties of Editors

Editors should evaluate articles exclusively based on their merits. JAMT, strictly, does not allow editors to use unpublished information of authors without their written consent. Editors are required to take appropriate responsive actions if ethical complaints have been lodged concerning a submitted or published article.

Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editors ensure that all submitted articles being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two expert reviewers.

The Chief Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Chief Editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted article must not be used in an editor's own research without the written consent of an author.


Peer Review Process

JAMT is a triannual publication and all submissions will be peer-reviewed by the local and international experts in each field. The articles published by this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License.

In order to cofirm the validity of the work reported, the article is reviewed by at least two reviewers who are chosen from our panel of experts in their respective fields. In case of conflicting review between two reviewers, the third reviewer will be assigned to conclude the review process. The review process uses single-blind review in which the identity of reviewers are concealed. JAMT utilizes Open Journal System (OJS) for paper submission and for tracking the progress of a submitted article.

The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation regarding the publication of the article based on the following categories:

  • Accept submission: The article is accepted for publication by the JAMT . Minimal revisions are required by the authors to ensure that the article is ready for publication.
  • Revisions required: The article is accepted for publication by the JAMT , but the authors must first address several issues regarding its content and / or structure before it is ready for publication.
  • Resubmit for review: The article needs substantial revision of its content and / or its structure and the article cannot be accepted for publication presently. However, because the article shows promise, the authors should revise the entry and then resubmit it to the JAMT for reconsideration.
  • Decline submission: The article is not accepted for publication. The article’s purpose, content, and/ or use of research are not appropriate for the JAMT .

The reviewers’ decision, along with their recommendations and reports, will be forwarded to the authors as quickly as possible.