About the Journal

SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

ISSN: 2744-2527 (Online); ISSN: 2831-1043 (Print)


Science, Engineering and Technology (SET Journal) is a multidisciplinary, open-access, and double-blind peer-reviewed journal focusing on the science, engineering, and technology aspects and their practical applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Science, Engineering and Technology journal publishes research articles, reviews, and case studies. Special issues may feature editorial articles, showcasing their significance in shaping thematic focuses and content. The journal is dedicated to advancing the boundary of knowledge and technology by encouraging cross-disciplinary research and innovative applications in science, engineering, and technology projects. Science, Engineering and Technology journal welcomes submission of replication studies that provide new insights into previously published results and will evaluate these submissions with the same editorial standards we apply to other submissions.

Our mission is to promote open science, facilitate knowledge sharing, and support researchers in their quest for discovery. By embracing the principles of open access, we contribute to the advancement of scientific research and encourage the global exchange of ideas.

All article submissions are processed online by our Editorial team and reviewers. We provide detailed instructions and author guidelines to ensure the submission of high-quality content.

Publisher information
O.D. IMS Vogosca
Branilaca Hotonja 190
Vogošća 71 320, Bosnia and Herzegovina
E-mail: info@setjournal.com / info@geoims.com, www.geoims.com

Co-Publisher information
University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Traffic and Communications Sarajevo
Zmaja od Bosne 8 (Campus UNSA)
Sarajevo 71 000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
E-mail: set.journal@fsk.unsa.ba, www.fsk.unsa.ba

Revenue sources: The funding model of the journal relies on Article Processing Charges (APC). Additionally, we warmly welcome sponsorships and institutional support. Due to the generous support of our sponsors, the journal frequently facilitates the publication of papers without requiring payment of APCs. Please check the author guidelines to see if papers for the next issue have been sponsored.


Publication Frequency

Science, Engineering and Technology journal adopts a continuous publication model, whereby articles are promptly (continuously) published online upon completion of the peer-review, acceptance, and copy-editing processes. These articles are accessible and searchable on the journal website under the 'Online First' section, preceding the print edition. The journal organizes these publications into archival 'volumes' (one per year) and 'issues' (two issues per year), released in April and October.

Although articles published online first do not yet have page numbers, readers can access them well in advance of their print publication. This online-first approach significantly accelerates the dissemination of critical research findings within the scientific community.

Furthermore, the journal intends to arrange special issues aimed at compiling collections of articles centered on specific topics. These special issues will be curated by Guest Editors, esteemed authorities in their respective fields.


Special Issue Policy

Special issues are an integral part of our journal's commitment to disseminating cutting-edge research and fostering scholarly discourse within our field. A special issue is a a collection of articles focused on a specific theme or topic within the scope of a journal. These issues aim to highlight recent advancements, provide in-depth analyses, or address emerging trends within the chosen subject area. Publishing a special issue allows us to delve deeply into a particular area of research, fostering discussion and advancing knowledge within the scientific community. It provides readers with a consolidated resource on a specific topic, emphasizing significant sub-disciplines, or exploring new cross-disciplinary applications.

Proposals/procedures: Special issues can be initiated by the journal's Editorial Board or by guest editors who are experts in the field. They may arise from conferences, workshops, or collaborations among researchers. The process involves a call for papers, peer review of submissions, and selection of articles that meet the criteria for publication. Proposals will undergo rigorous evaluation by the Editorial Board to assess their relevance, originality, and contribution to the field (the proposal's content) as well as the qualifications and credentials of the guest editors. The decision to approve a special issue proposal rests with the Editor-in-Chief. We encourage submissions for special issues that align with our quality standards and demonstrate suitable qualifications. Nonetheless, we retain the discretion to decline applications that do not meet our criteria for suitability and qualification.

Guest editors may be selected by the journal's Editorial Board or invited by the Editor-in-Chief based on their expertise and reputation in the field. Authors interested in guest editing a special issue should submit a proposal to the Editorial office via email info@setjournal.com.

Please ensure that your proposal aligns with the scope of the journal to which you are submitting. The Special Issue should strike a balance, being sufficiently broad to solicit a diverse range of submissions, yet focused enough to curate a coherent collection of articles. It is essential that the Special Issue addresses a specific subset of the journal's scope, rather than attempting to encompass its entirety. The proposal should include the following information:

Special Issue Information

  • Title of the Special Issue
  • Special Issue Section
  • Abstract / Scope, Rationale and Significance
  • Keywords
  • List of Potential Topics
  • Suggested Timeline

Additional information

  • Guest editor(s)’ credentials and affiliation
  • List of potential authors
  • List of potential reviewers (optional)
  • Additional information (optional)

Content Relevance: The Special Issue Editors, which may include Guest Editors and/or Editorial Board members, are responsible for ensuring that the content published in the Special Issue aligns with the designated title and scope of the journal. The journal's editor maintains the authority to evaluate the content for relevance.

Timeline: The timeline for the special issue will be collaboratively determined by the special issue editor(s) in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. The special issue will be formally announced on the journal's website, with the submission deadline clearly communicated.

Guest Editors:  Guest editors play a crucial role in the publication of special issues. The qualifications required for a Guest Editor include: A doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in a relevant field, demonstrated expertise and research experience in the specific topic or area covered by the special issue, previous editorial experience (e.g. serving on editorial boards, reviewing manuscripts, or editing publications), recognition and reputation within the academic community, evidenced by publications, citations, and contributions to the field. Therefore, Guest editors are typically experts in their respective fields responsible for:

  • Proposing the theme and scope of the special issue.
  • Ensuring adherence to the journal's standards and guidelines.
  • Soliciting high-quality submissions from researchers in the field.
  • Collaborating with authors to enhance the coherence and quality of the special issue.
  • Overseeing the peer review process to ensure the rigor and quality of the published articles.
  • Guest editors are expected to adhere to the journal’s policy regarding the disclosure of Conflicts of Interest and other Publication Ethics guidelines.
  • The journal enables editors to write editorial articles in special issues, highlighting their role in shaping thematic focuses and content.

Serving as a guest editor for a special issue can enhance an individual's visibility and reputation within their field. It demonstrates leadership, expertise, and a commitment to advancing knowledge through scholarly publication. Upon successful publication of the Special Issue, Guest Editors will receive a certificate of recognition, acknowledging their contributions to advancing scholarly discourse within the field. Additionally, Guest Editors are eligible for a 100% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for one submission to Science, Engineering and Technology journal.

Submission: Authors submitting to a special issue should adhere to the journal’s submission guidelines and policies. All manuscripts will undergo peer review following the journal's standard procedures. The editor and reviewers handle all article submissions online through the Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Guest Editor Submissions: The special issue may consider submissions from the guest editor, but typically, the number should not exceed one per editor unless explicitly approved by the Editor-in-Chief. Furthermore, the guest editor should abstain from participating in decisions regarding articles authored by themselves. Any submission authored by a guest editor must undergo peer review conducted independently of the relevant guest editor or co-editor and their affiliated research groups. A clear statement to this effect should accompany any published article authored by a guest editor. Therefore, the statement titled 'Transparent Statement' (independent review for editorial board member manuscripts) should be incorporated into the article. 

Selection of reviewers: Research articles should generally undergo review by a minimum of two external and independent reviewers. As a guest editor, it's imperative to select reviewers with appropriate expertise in the field. Additionally, you are responsible for reviewing all disclosures of potential conflicts of interest made by reviewers to assess any potential for bias. The review procedure remain consistent with those of the regular issues. 

Note 1: A special issue typically comprises between 5 and 20 full-length articles, accompanied by an editorial authored by the special issue editors. Considering the rigorous peer review process, it is prudent to consider a greater number of submissions than initially anticipated as the upper limit. Should fewer than 5 articles be accepted for publication, these will be featured as stand-alone articles in the regular issues of the journal.

Note 2: The review procedure and other guidelines (including Publication Ethics, Open Access, Copyright & Licensing, Repository Policy, etc.) remain consistent with those of the regular issues. Special issues adhere to the same stringent ethical standards as regular journal issues. In the event of any detected unethical practices, the Editor-in-Chief retains the authority to cancel the special issue.


Copyright & Licensing

Open-access articles in Science, Engineering, and Technology journal are published under CC (Creative Commons) licenses, providing an industry-standard framework to facilitate the easy re-use of open-access material. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under the CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). The CC BY license is widely regarded as the most open license available and is considered the industry 'gold standard' for open access. This license enables others to share the work with proper acknowledgment of the authorship and initial publication in this journal. Therefore, the author(s) retain copyright, in accordance with CC BY 4.0, allowing others to share the work with proper acknowledgment of the authorship and initial publication in this journal. 

Therefore, authors are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) under terms defined by CC BY 4.0. More information.


Open Access

Science, Engineering and Technology  is an open-access scientific journal dedicated to providing high-quality research freely and openly to readers worldwide. We firmly believe that open access to scientific knowledge fosters collaboration, accelerates research progress, and facilitates the global dissemination of scholarly findings. Consequently, all articles are freely available for reading and reuse upon publication, without any subscription fees or paywalls.

We are committed to promoting open science practices and research transparency. As part of this commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering collaboration, we strongly encourage authors to embrace data sharing and reproducibility.


Repository Policy

Science, Engineering, and Technology journal supports the principles of open access and encourages authors to share and disseminate their research findings widely. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories, on their websites, or on social networking sites, etc.). We believe in empowering authors to share and disseminate their work while retaining control over their intellectual property."


Archiving

Science, Engineering and Technology journal is committed to ensuring the long-term accessibility and preservation of the scholarly content. We support the archiving and long-term preservation of published articles. 

Print Preservation: The content is continually archived and preserved in the National library of Bosnia and Herzegovina and COBISS.BH.

Digital Preservation: All published articles are digitally preserved in a secure and reliable digital archives. We collaborate with reputable archiving services and organizations to ensure the continued accessibility of our content. Articles are archived in CORE, ZENODO, Fatcat!, and other archiving, abstracting and indexing services,  providing permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals.

Persistent Identifiers: The journal is a member of CrossRef to provide our authors with stable DOI management for their articles and to increase visibility and citation. Each published article is assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). DOIs provide permanent and stable links to the content, ensuring that articles remain discoverable and accessible even if the journal's website structure or URL changes.

Open Access Archiving: The journal advocates for archiving its content in open-access repositories to enhance the widespread discovery and accessibility of research outputs. We encourage authors to deposit their postprints in appropriate repositories, following our repository policy.

License for Archiving: The journal applies a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) to all published articles. This license allows for the archiving and redistribution of content, as long as proper credit is given to the original authors and the source is acknowledged.

Abstracting and Indexing: The journal is indexed in various databases (please refer to our abstracting and indexing section). dditionally, we supply metadata to third-party indexing services via the Open Archives Initiative (OAI-PMH Registration Record).


Peer Review 

Science, Engineering and Technology journal  operates under a double-blind peer review model. All submitted manuscripts undergo a rigorous review process to ensure the high quality of published articles. If a submission is deemed suitable and falls within the scope of the journal, the peer-review process is initiated. More infromation.


Sustainable Development Goal

SET journal supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), particularly focusing on categories such as industry, innovation, and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, affordable and clean energy, quality education, etc. We actively promote and raise awareness about sustainable development, while providing a platform for research contributing to the achievement of this crucial global objective.


Sponsorship and Advertising 

The basic funding model of the journal relies on APCs. However, we gratefully accept sponsorships and support from institutions. Thanks to our sponsors, we often publish issues without APCs. The purpose of this advertising policy is to outline guidelines and requirements for accepting advertisements in the Science, Engineering, and Technology journal. We are committed to providing high-quality, peer-reviewed content, and advertising does not influence treview process and editorial decision-making. Advertisements must meet the following criteria:

  • Advertisements are not related to editorial decisions and are kept separate from published content. Advertisers should not have any influence over the journal's editorial process or content.
  • Advertisements must be relevant to the journal's target audience and must not compromise its reputation for integrity and academic excellence.
  • Advertisements promoting tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gambling, adult content, or any illegal activities are strictly prohibited.
  • Advertisements should not be deceptive, offensive, or misleading.
  • Any potential conflicts of interest between advertisers and members of the Editorial Board or journal staff will be disclosed and managed appropriately. 

The Science, Engineering, and Technology journal reserves the right to decline any advertising content that does not meet these criteria. Therefore, advertisements may be accepted, rejected, or require modifications at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Advertisements will be placed in designated areas of the printed and online issues of the journal, subject to review to ensure compliance with visual standards. Advertising fees will apply based on the type and placement of the advertisement, with all fees communicated to the advertiser upon approval.

For more information or inquiries about advertising opportunities in the Science, Engineering, and Technology journal, please contact [info@setjournal.com].


Online Submission

The editor and reviewers handle all article submissions online through the Open Journal Systems (OJS). OJS is an open-source software application designed for managing and publishing scholarly journals.


More information:

Journal Insights

Author Guidelines

Privacy Statement

Publication Ethics

Per Review Process

Editorial Board

Abstracting and indexing

Current Issue & Archive