Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Metals, Materials and Minerals (JMMM) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal aims at disseminating advanced knowledge in the fields to academia, professionals and industrialists.

JMMM publishes original research articles as well as review articles related to research and development in science, technology and engineering of metals, materials and minerals, including composite & hybrid materials, concrete and cement-based systems, ceramics, glass, refractory, semiconductors, polymeric & polymer-based materials, conventional & technical textiles, nanomaterials, thin films, biomaterials, and functional materials.

The online version of the journal is free access and download. If you want to order print copies, please contact the managerial office (http://www.material.chula.ac.th).

 

Section Policies

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

JMMM is a double-blind peer-review journal thus all submitted manuscripts are subjected to vigorous review by at least two experts in the related field.

Once a manuscript is submitted to the journal, the editor will decide whether it falls within the journal's scope. If it is not the case, the manuscript will be rejected right away.

The qualified manuscript is then double-blind reviewed by at least two experts in the related field. These reviewers are selected by the editor based on their expertises. Occasionally, suggestions may be seek from members of the academic editorial board.

After receiving comments from the reviewers, the chief editor will make the decision, based on these recommendations, that

  • Accept: the manuscript is accepted without corrections;
  • Accept with revisions: the manuscript is accepted with some corrections;
  • Submit for review: the manuscript is accepted with some corrections and will be sent to the reviewers again;
  • Submit elsewhere: the manuscript is not falled within the scope of this journal;
  • Decline: the manuscript is rejected.
Once sending to the reviewers, the comments are expected within 4 weeks.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Metals, Materials and Mineras is published 4 issues per year, one issue in March, June, September, and December.

 

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.

 

Indexing

This journal is abstracted and/or indexed in SCOPUS, ESCI, CAS Source Index (Chemical Abstracts), CSA Engineering Research Database (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), ACI (ASEAN Citation Index) and TCI (Thai-Journal Citation Index).

 

Publication Ethics

The ethics for publication is required for high quality of publication in Journal of Metals, Materials and Minerals. The following violations must be prohibited and sanctioned:

  • Manuscripts and articles found to plagiarize other works
  • Manuscripts and articles with data fabrication and falsification
  • Submitted manuscripts that have been under revision elsewhere
  • Published articles that have been published elsewhere
  • Manuscripts with citation manipulation.

Violated manuscripts under revision must be immediately rejected while published articles corresponding to some of the aforementioned violations must be retracted from the journal. JMMM reserves the right to impose additional measures in the case of unethical practices.

The following guidelines are taken and adapted from The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website (http://publicationethics.org).

For Editors

  • Editors are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish.
  • Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process.
  • Editors should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.
  • Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.
  • Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.
  • Editors should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.
  • Peer reviewers and authors should be told what is expected of them.
  • Editors should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.

For Authors

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. 
  • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that others can confirm their findings.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

For Reviewers

  • Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal.
  • Information obtained during the peer-review process must not be used for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest.
  • Their comments should not be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments.
  • Reviewers should acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavor and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise.
  • Impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.

References

 

  • Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: International standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7
  • Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: International standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)