Ethics & Policies

The International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) bearing ISSN 1234-1234 (online) is an annual International Journal double peer-reviewed and published in the month of February by ASDF Journals, London, the UK since 2012.

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals. This journal strictly adopted the following publication ethics and policies:

  1. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE:
  2. World Association of Medical Editors (WAME:
  3. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE:
  4. Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT:
  5. Guidelines for what a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement should adhere to (PEMS)

The Ethics and Policies of International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) are given below:

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Before Beginning of an Article

Scope & AIM:

The aim of the journal is to Disseminate original, scientific, theoretical or applied research in the field of Programming languages, Programming paradigm, based on a programming language technology, Databases, Graphical user interfaces, …

Indexing and Abstracting:

Indexers of The International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) …

Contributions and Submission Checklist:

Original research papers and occasional reviews, short communications, letters, letters to the editor and news items…

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:

The publication of an article in a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge…

Declaration of Competing Interest:

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work…

Submission Declaration and Verification:

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously…

Plagiarism and Content Verification:

Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicit acknowledgment of the original author and source…

Use of Inclusive Language:

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader…

Changes to Authorship:

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission…

Copyright and Ownership Declaration:

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’…

Fee Structure:

The article submission fee is zero for the International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE). It doesn’t take article submission fee.

Open Access Overview:

By Open Access, we mean the free, immediate, availability on the public Internet of those works which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment – permitting any user to read, download, copy,…

Open Access License:

The aim of ITSE and its journals are to provide the best choice of user license options which define how readers can reuse open access articles published on our platforms…

Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal rights, and Informed Consent:

The journal requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial)…

Article Submission System:

Author (s) can submit article, round the year, electronically by using Article Submission System. The submitted article should be original, scientific, cutting edge, high quality, result oriented and within the scope…

Animal Studies:

A statement indicating that the protocol and procedures employed were ethically reviewed and approved, as well as the name of the body giving approval, must be included in the Methods section of the manuscript…

Article Preparation

Peer Review Process:

Reviewers play a central role in scholarly publishing. Journal uses a double-blind peer-review process, which means that both the reviewer(s) and author(s) identities are concealed from the reviewer(s), and vice versa, throughout the review process…

Double-Blind Review Process:

This journal uses a double-blind review process. which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process…

Template of the Article:

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Article Structure:

The structure of an article for a journal is usually in three parts: introduction – engaging the reader, or outlining the main point of the journal to follow…


Highlights are optional yet highly encouraged for this journal, as they increase the discoverability of your article via search engines.

Essential Title Page Information:

Essential title page information required, Title, Author names, Corresponding authors, Present/permanent address…

Abstract and Keywords:

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions.

Abbreviations and Acknowledgements:

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article.

Formatting of Grants and Funding Sources:

List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder’s requirements

Nomenclature and Units:

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.


Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option…

Math Formulae and Footnotes:

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y.

Figure Captions:

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end…


Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full…

After Acceptance and Publication


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Editorial Board:

If you have aspirations to become an editor, one of the ways is through a direct invitation from a publisher. This may happen as a result of your expertise in a specific field of science or discipline, in particular when Publishers wish to publish a new journal.

Online Proof Correction:

To ensure a fast publication process, we kindly ask authors to provide us with their proof corrections within two days. Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online.

Editor Selection and Responsibility:

The key role of a journal editor is to promote scholarship in the specialist field associated with the journal, whilst also promoting the journal as the best journal to publish in. For any journal, the editor will need to encourage new and established authors to submit articles and set up a reliable panel of expert reviewers.

Advertising and Content Display:

The Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties Journal (ASDF Journal) is a registered publication house that publishing scientific, original, cutting edge, peer-reviewed research-oriented article (s) of journal(s) in the field of Engineering, Technology, Science, Management, and Humanities since the year 2012.

Article Withdrawal Process:

It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the editor of a learned journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published.

Content Rectification/Updation/Modification/Correction:

Author (s) cannot make rectification/updation/modification/correction in the published article. It is already notified to the author in the acceptance letter. For any rectification/updation/modification/correction, there will require content updation fee.

Regular Issue and Special Issue:

Article (s) that receive directly from the author (s) will be eligible to further process for the regular issue of the journal…

Article Sharing:

Sharing research, accomplishments, and ambitions with a wider audience makes you more visible in your field. This helps you get cited more, enabling you to cultivate a stronger reputation, promote your research and move forward in your career.

Patient Consent:

Appropriate consents, permissions, and releases must be obtained where authors wish to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals in ASDF and Its Journals publication.


As a general rule, permission should be sought from the rights holder to reproduce any substantial part of a copyrighted work. This includes any text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or other material from previously published sources.

Research Data:

Data sharing enables others to reuse the results of experiments and supports the creation of new science that is built on previous findings, making the research process more efficient…

Personal Use:

Author (s) can use their articles, in full or in part, for a wide range of scholarly, non-commercial purposes as outlined…

Institutional Use:

Use by the author’s institution for classroom teaching at the institution and internal training purposes (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic, and use in course packs and courseware programs, but not in Massive Open Online Courses).


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