African Journal of Engineering & Technology (AJET) is a multidisciplinary journal discussing applied research in engineering and technology.
African Journal of Engineering & Technology (AJET) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, and multidisciplinary journal that aims to serve as a platform for researchers, professionals, and policy-makers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss and disseminate applied research in engineering and technology that addresses Africa’s sustainable development. Contributions published in the Journal address Africa’s development through sustainable engineering and technology and present solutions based on critical reviews, case studies, and qualitative and quantitative research. AJET aims to be a platform for research highlighting pathways for Africa's development in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda2063.
The Journal recognizes the importance of a multidisciplinary (and sometimes even cross-disciplinary) approach when tackling Africa’s complex challenges such as poverty, climate change, energy access, water resources management, energy-water-food nexus, and the urban environment and hence welcomes submissions in a broad domain of areas which include:
AJET is published by the Sudanese Researchers Foundation, which is Sudan's leading NGO in scientific research and development.
Prof. Yousif Abakr, Professor of Renewable Energy
The University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus), Malaysia
Authors are required to read the journal’s scope and ensure that submitted manuscripts are aligned with the journal’s objectives and broad readership. At the initial submission stage, AJET doesn’t require authors to format their manuscript according to a specific template. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, the authors shall format the manuscript according the journal’s template, which can be downloaded here. AJET accepts two types of articles: original research articles (5000 words max.) and review articles (7000 words max.).
The following is a checklist of items to be completed during the manuscript preparation phase:
Please submit your manuscript as one pdf file using the online submission system.
AJET only accepts manuscripts in English (US or UK). It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the manuscript has no language or grammar errors. Manuscripts with excessive language errors may be rejected. Authors may choose to use a professional language proofreading service. The Sudanese Researchers Foundation provides language proofreading at an additional cost. To view fees for this service, kindly refer to the APCs and Fees page.
Please ensure you have appropriate permissions to reuse any images or figures in the manuscript. You maybe required to provide proof for permission to reuse images by the editors or reviewers.
Submit your manuscript as a single PDF file via the ‘Submit here’ button above and complete the online form – you will be asked to sign in to MyScienceOpen with your ORCID, or if you are first time user you will be asked to register your ORCID with the journal. Please ensure you have all the items in the submission checklist.
The manuscript will be sent to the editor-in-chief who will assess the suitability of the papers before it is sent out to potential reviewers. The single-blind peer-review process will take approximately 4 weeks. After that the editor-in-chief will make a decision to either: reject the paper, accept it, or request a major or minor revision.
When requested to revise, please follow and make note of the below points to improve reference to any changes for the journal Editors and reviewers:
When responding to the reviewers’ comments, kindly consider the following:
Once you are ready to submit please follow these 3 steps:
The article processing charges (APCs) for accepted manuscripts is $100 for all article types. This fee will be paid directly to the Sudanese Researchers Foundation. The Sudanese Researchers Foundation may waive or reduce the APC on a case-by-case basis. The Sudanese Researchers Foundation also offers an optional English language proofreading service which costs $50 per article.
For authors based in Sudan, the APC is SDG 15,000 and the fee for the optional English language proofreading service is SDG 7,500, which are both paid in the local Sudanese pound currency.
For instructions on payment or to request a waive/reduction of the APC, please contact the Journal’s Editorial Office at: email@example.com.
AJET published open access articles under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). All submitted articles must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else, nor have been published in any form prior to submission to AJET. By submitting, authors are agreeing that the submission is original except for material in the public domain and such excerpts of other works that have written permission of the copyright owner.
After a manuscript has been accepted for publication by the Editor-in-Chief, the corresponding author will be required to sign the Publishing Agreement.
AJET is committed to ensuring the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of its publication activities and expects that all authors submitting manuscripts to the journal to have secured all relevant ethics or institutional review board (IRB) approval for their research. Any work or research that involves collecting data from human participants must comply in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and authors must have received any and all relevant ethics or IRB approvals. A statement declaring this must be included in the article, along with the name of the ethics committee or the IRB granting approval.
Where ethics or institutional review board approval is waived, a statement declaring this must be included in the article along with the name of the ethics committee or the IRB granting waiver status. AJET reserves the right to reject the manuscript if the authors fail to submit any required information on ethical approvals for the research conducted.
Authors must declare any and all conflicts of interest and competing interests that may relate to the submitted article, including all financial and non-financial competing interests. This must be stated in their article after the main text and acknowledgements under the heading ‘Competing and conflicts of interests’. Where there are no conflicts of interests or competing interests, authors must clearly declare this under the same heading.
Authors must ensure submitted the manuscript represents their own original work and any reference to other published works is cited appropriately. All submitted articles will be screened for plagiarism using industry-standard plagiarism detection software.
AJET adopts a single-blind peer-review process for all submitted manuscripts. All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two subject matter experts. The editor-in-chief and the editorial board members may also review a submitted manuscript. As far as possible, assigned editors and invited reviewers will not possess any potential conflicts of interests to the submitted article. Authors are required to nominate at least 3 reviewers for their manuscripts, and also declare any persons who should not review their manuscripts (due to conflict of interests or any other reasons).
The Editor-in-chief may also decide to reject a review after considering any and all conflicts of interest and the reviewer will be informed of this decision. The Editor-in-chief’s decision is final.
When corrections and retractions are necessary to maintain the integrity of published content, AJET will publish an erratum, corrigendum, addendum, and retraction articles but will not make alterations to the version of record initially published, other than to provide a URL link to the erratum, corrigendum, addendum, or retraction article.
In the event of any suspected allegations of publication and/or research misconduct, AJET will take appropriate action. This can result in AJET contacting the author’s institution and raising concern over the findings and can also lead to sharing article and submission information to other third parties.
In the event that research submitted to AJET is suspected of not having taken place within an appropriate ethical framework (including not acquiring appropriate ethical approvals), the Editors may reject the article and inform the author’s institution and any other third parties where applicable.
In the event of any suspected allegations of publication misconduct concerning any submission or publication, AJET will follow COPE guidelines.
AJET will follow the COPE code of conduct when dealing with any appeals and complaints.
The Sudanese Researchers Foundation is a Sudanese, scientific, voluntary, non-governmental and non-for-profit organization, that aims to create a common platform for interaction between Sudanese learners and researchers to establish and advance the momentum of research and education in Sudan. It was founded in 2009 through the efforts of a small group of Sudanese students and researchers, led by Dr. Anwar Dafa-Alla, Founder and Chairperson, who are passionate about Sudan’s development, and has expanded rapidly until it became the largest digital platform in social media networks for Sudanese researchers and students with over than half a million members.
The Sudanese Researchers Foundation (SRF) operates through a decentralized model and on a voluntary basis. Our volunteers’ network, which includes researchers, scientists, university professors, engineers, doctors, social activists, and other professionals, spans from Christchurch in New Zealand to Vancouver in Canada. Since our launch in 2009, we have conducted countless events to increase the capacity of Sudanese researchers and develop our community. Our achievements include:
|ScienceOpen disciplines:||Engineering, Environmental management, Policy & Planning, Civil engineering, Computer engineering - Hardware, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering|
|Keywords:||engineering management, Africa, Sustainable development, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, energy engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, civil & environmental engineering, materials science|