The dissemination policy of Euroturbo is devised and conceived by its Technical Advisory Board (TAB), a 3 members body with a 4-year mandate, elected by the Committee Members during the General Assembly and chaired by the Review Chairman. The Technical Advisory Board, under the guidance of the Review Chairman, devises and surveils on the quality and correctness of the dissemination actions undertaken by the society concerning:
- International Conferences
- Technical Meetings
- Seminars, webinars
The TAB further covers the role or appoints the Award Committee for all events attributing awards or prizes.
The Technical Advisory Board and the society Scientific Committee pay particular attention to the important field of scholarly publication.
Publication Ethics Statement
Euroturbo complies and fully adheres with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The society enforces a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards, thus ensuring high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The Review Chairman, his reviewing team, and the editors of the International Journal of Turbomachinery Propulsion and Power (the Euroturbo scientific Journal) take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and, should it be necessary, they are prepared to proceed with a zero-tolerance policy.
Authors intending to submit a paper to one of the International Conferences organized by the Society, and wishing to publish in the IJTPP or contribute with a technical manuscript to any of its scientific events, must abide to the following:
- any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the accompanying submission letter prior to submission;
- authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings;
- data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the results appearing in the manuscript;
- simultaneous submission of the manuscript to another conference or journal is not tolerated;
- if errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the Review Chairman so that appropriate actions can be taken. Please refer to the Society policy regarding Amending Published Papers.
- The manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If previously published figures or images are included, authors need to obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license. For further information, refer to the Society policy concerning Copyrights and Licensing.
- Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.
- Plagiarism is not acceptable in any manuscript embodied in Conference Proceedings or Journal submissions.
- Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from the authors’ own publications, without giving any credit to the original source.
- Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited.
- If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the society may publish a correction or retract the paper from the repository.
- Image files must not be manipulated or adjusted in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information provided by the original image.
- Irregular manipulation includes: 1) introduction, enhancement, moving, or removing features from the original image; 2) grouping of images that should obviously be presented separately; or 3) modifying the contrast, brightness, or color balance to obscure, eliminate or enhance some information.
- If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed during the peer review process, the society may reject the manuscript. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed after publication, the society may correct, retract, or remove the paper from the repository.
- The editors will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors’ institutions or funders if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when submitting any work to the Society Conferences or Journal.
Authors should ensure that whenever published material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and the permission is obtained, where appropriate.
Authors should not engage in excessive self-citation of their own work.
Authors should not copy references from other publications if they have not read the cited work.
Authors should not preferentially cite their own or their friends’, peers’, or institution’s publications.
Authors may disregard referees’ recommendations to cite additional articles, should those articles be unrelated from their work. In those events, authors may appeal to the Review Chair or to the editors.
Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial material.
In accordance with COPE guidelines, we expect that “original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations”. This condition also applies to the author’s own work. COPE has produced a discussion document (https://publicationethics.org/citation-manipulation-discussion-document) on citation manipulation with recommendations for best practice.
Euroturbo follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines which state that, in order to qualify for authorship of a manuscript, the following criteria should be observed:
- substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- final approval of the version to be published; AND
- agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments.
Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including those who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication. The Society reserves the right to request confirmation that all authors meet the authorship conditions.
Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest. Authors can also enter the names of potential peer reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in the peer review of their manuscript, during the initial submission progress. The reviewing team will try to comply with these requests as long as they do not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission.
There must not be any interference from whoever with the technical decisions taken by the competent reviewing body, unless the authors believes that any of the previous ethic issues is clearly violated. In this case the authors may appeal to the Review Chairman or to the editors. Likewise, there has not to be any interference from the editorial office with the editorial board decision.
Editorial independence is of the utmost importance and Euroturbo does not interfere with any editorial decisions taken by the reviewing body. All articles published by Euroturbo are single-blind peer reviewed and assessed by a highly qualified independent reviewing body managed by a team of specialized editors or review organizers headed by the Review Chairman.
When making an editorial decision, those are exclusively based upon:
- The technical assessment of a suitable high-profile team of reviewers.
- The adequacy of the reviewer comments and author’s response.
- The overall scientific quality of the manuscript emerging out of the review process and approved by the editorial board member or review organizer handling the manuscript.
The dissemination policy of Euroturbo aims at making science and research findings open and accessible as widely and rapidly as possible.
Editorial Board and Committee Members as Authors
Editorial Board and Committee Members shall not be involved in the processing of their own research work. Submissions authored by editorial board or committee members will be assigned to independent outside reviewers who do not have any conflict of interest with the author.
Conflict of Interests
According to The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, “Authors should avoid entering into agreements with study sponsors, both for-profit and non-profit, that interfere with authors’ access to all of the study’s data or that interfere with their ability to analyze and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently when and where they choose.”
All authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could inappropriately influence or bias their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to, financial interests (such as membership, employment, consultancies, stocks/shares ownership, honoraria, grants or other funding, paid expert testimonies and patent-licensing arrangements) and non-financial interests (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, personal beliefs).
Authors can disclose potential conflicts of interest via the online submission system during the submission process. The corresponding author must include a summary statement in the manuscript in a separate section “Conflicts of Interest” placed just before the reference list. The statement should reflect all the collected potential conflict of interest disclosures in the form.
If no conflicts exist, the authors should explicitly state: “Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest”.
Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness Within Euroturbo
The society Chairman and its Executive Board encourage the review chairman and his scientific committee to appoint diverse Editorial Board Members and Review Organizers. Euroturbo is proud to create equal opportunities without regard to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or socio-economic status. There is no place for discrimination in the Society and all Euroturbo members are to uphold these principles in high regard.
Editors and Review Organizers reserve the rights to reject any submission that does not meet these requirements.