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NTU Journal of Pure Sciences (PISSN: 2789-1089  EISSN: 2789-1097) is an international, multi-disciplinary journal in Pure Sciences and research. The journal aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of original research and reviews related to Pure Sciences. The journal is published two issues per year in English.

Aims and Scope

The journal publishes academic and applied papers dealing with recent topics and scientific concepts. Papers considered for publication in

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Copyright

The NTU-JPS is an open journal, therefore there are no fees required for downloading any publication from the journal website by authors, readers, and institution. The journal applies the license of CC BY (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). This license allows authors to keep ownership of the copyright of their papers. But this license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive.

Intellectual property rights:

The NTU-JPS policies will protect the author's intellectual property rights for all submitted and printed materials. 

Frequency of the Publication: 

The journal is published two issues per year in English.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data, and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Plagiarism is a serious violation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 20% similarity and without citation. If evidence of plagiarism is found before or after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance to defend his/her paper. If the arguments are found to be unsatisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and authors found to have been guilty of plagiarism will no longer have papers accepted for publication by journal. All the submitted manuscripts will be firstly checked by using the Turnitin program that is already available in the Northern Technical University.

Peer Review Process

  • The NTU-JPS followed the double-blind reviewing process for all submitted manuscripts.
  • All submitted manuscripts to NTU-JPS are strictly and carefully peer-reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers.
  • The primary check for plagiarism using  Turnitin software is applied in the editorial office to check the plagiarism.
  • Editors apply the manuscript's preliminary review in the editorial office, which will take no more than seven days after submission before sending it to external reviewers.
  • After accepting the manuscript for a full review, the editors will pass the manuscript to at least two reviews. The reviewing process will take no more than six weeks before collecting the reviewer's decision by the editor. After that, the editor will prepare a decision letter to the author based on the reviewer's comments. The author will be asked to answer the reviewer's comments and formate the manuscripts according to the NTU-JPS template.
  • All accepted manuscripts should send proofreading either by NTU-JPS or by the author (the author should provide the editor with proofreading evidence). After completing this step, the author will receive the paper in PDF format by NTU-JPS to give the last checking before publishing online.
  • The author(s) should provide complete information about where the research has been done and the study period.
  • The author(s) should provide information about the received financial support or grant number if applicable.

Some points the reviewers should take into consideration before agreeing to review the manuscript:

    • The field of proficiency or interest: the reviewer's expertise or fields of interest have to cover the manuscript topic.
    • Conflict of interest with one of the authors: let the editors know if there is any conflict of interest with one of the authors and decline the invitation to review.
    • The editor will appreciate providing the contact details of a qualified person to review the manuscript in case of declining the invitation of review. Otherwise, you will have 20 days to complete your review. The reviewers will be excluded from the reviewer's database if they exceed that time without replaying to the journal or give the reason for the delay.
    • For more information, click here to view the reviewer process guide. 

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The NTU Journal of Pure Sciences (NTU-JPS) is a peer-reviewed journal, and it supports all themes of respected knowledge transfer networks. The journal publications ethics and malpractice statement is primarily based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011), and that includes:

  1. The responsibility of the journal editors and their duties.
  2. The relations with authors, editors, editorial board, journal publisher, and reviewers.
  3. Individual data protection.
  4. Encouraging ethical research that including Pure Sciences.
  5. Dealing with possible misconduct.
  6. Secure the academic record integrity.
  7. Intellectual property.
  8. Conflicts of interest.