Policies & Guidelines
The journal of ART, ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT (JAABE) is a double-blind, peer reviewed, bi-annual journal. It aims to present the advanced and innovative research on all the major and minor issues of art, architecture, urban design and planning.
JAABE follows guidelines and policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and HEC guidelines and policies.
1. Peer Review Policy
2. Publication Charge Policy
3. Publication Malpractice Statement
4. Authorship Policy
a. Authorship Credit
b. Changes in Authorship
c. Order of Authors
d. Guest Authorship
e. Anonymous Authorship
h. Duplicate Submission
i. Citation Manipulation
5. Accessibility Policy
6. Corrections and Retraction Policy
7. Digital Archiving Policy
8. Confidentiality Policy
9. Conflict of Interests Policy
11. Anti-plagiarism and Anti-predatory Procedures
It is the journal’s editorial policy to welcome the original work that is not under consideration for any other publication at the same time. All authors are obliged to be aware of the importance of presenting content that is based on their own research and expressed in their own words. Plagiarism is considered to be bad practice and unethical. As per the part of the journal’s Copyrights Policy, originality guidelines are designed to assist authors in understanding acceptable and unacceptable practices. Our approach is specifically aimed at promoting and protecting authors' work.
The following types of plagiarism should be avoided:
Verbatim copying - Verbatim copying of more than 10% or 15% (or a significant passage or section of text) of another person's work without acknowledgment, references, or the use of quotation marks.
Paraphrasing - Improper paraphrasing of another person's work is where more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of text has been changed or sentences have been rearranged without appropriate attribution. Significant improper paraphrasing (more than 10% of work) without appropriate attribution is treated as seriously as verbatim copying.
Re-using parts of a work without attribution - Re-use of elements of other person's work, for example, a figure, a table, or a paragraph without acknowledgment, references, or the use of quotation marks. It is incumbent on the author to obtain the necessary permission to reuse elements of another person's work from the copyright holder.
Self-plagiarism – It is required that all authors sign a copyright form that clearly states that their submitted work has not been published previously. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication, including any UMT publication, the author is required to acknowledge the earlier work and indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work. Verbatim copying of the author's own work and paraphrasing is not acceptable and we recommend that research should only be reused to support new conclusions.
We recommend that authors cite all previous stages of publication and presentation of their ideas that have culminated in the final work, including conference papers, workshop presentations, and listserv communications. This will ensure that a complete record of all communication relating to the work is documented.
Republication of original work – Only original and innovative work is published in the journal with a small number of exceptions only. These exceptions include conference papers, archival papers that are republished in special issues and at the discretion of the editor. The original work is fully and correctly attributed and permission from the appropriate copyright holder obtained. Besides, it is the author’s obligation to mention any facts in this regard in compliance with an ethical standard statement at the end of the manuscript.
12. Copyright Policy
JAABE follows an open-access publishing policy and full text of all articles is available free, immediately upon acceptance. Articles are published and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Thus, work submitted to JAABE implies that it is original, unpublished work of the authors; neither published previously nor accepted/under consideration for publication elsewhere. On acceptance of a manuscript for publication, a corresponding author on the behalf of all co-authors of the manuscript will sign and submit a completed Copyright Form along with the CV's of all co-authors.
Authors will be responsible for any information written/informed/reported in the submitted manuscript. Although we do not require authors to submit the data collection documents and coded sheets used to do quantitative or qualitative analysis, we may request it at any time during the publication process, including after the article has been published. It is author's responsibility to obtain signed permission from the copyright holder to use and reproduce text, illustrations, tables, etc., published previously in other journals, electronic or print media.