About the Journal
Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science (JSTAS) is open access and peer-reviewed journal concerning to publish current findings from cutting edge research in Sustainable Technology, Sciences, and related issues. The journal focuses on both theoretical and empirical research on the technologies and sciences including related theories and application of technologies and sciences, chemistry, technology management, architecture, transfer of technology, green technology. Contributions must be original, not previously or simultaneously published elsewhere, and are critically reviewed before they are published. Papers, which must be written in English, should have sound grammar and proper terminologies. The journal is published in online versions, twice in a year.
Focus and Scope
JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science) is the online journal under the Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (LPPM) ITN Malang. JSTAS ready to publish research articles, a review from the researchers associated with the field of sustainable technology, engineering, and applied science. The journal aims to integrate the study of these disciplines to achieve sustainable development (SD) and help to stimulate debate with a view to defining common, effective responses to tomorrow’s challenges.
JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science) considers a broad range of topics, and papers can address subjects theoretically or empirically through either a descriptive or critical approach. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
• Science, technology and innovation (STI)
• Role of STI in achieving SD
• SD policies and strategies and the government involvement in SD practices and regulations
• Research and development
• ICTs and SD
• Education and SD
• Engineering, industry and sustainable manufacturing systems
• Food security policies and sustainable food production systems
• Future trends in STI
• UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
• Water, energy and climate change
• Impact of innovation and knowledge upon the productivity increase/enhancement
• Knowledge-based economy and SD
• The role of the informal sector in sustainable economic growth
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
There are three parties that should consider the ethical policy of JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science).
ETHICAL POLICY FOR AUTHORS
It is entirely the responsibility of the author to ensure that any manuscript submitted to JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science) includes: assurance of originality, acknowledged assistance from co-authors and editors, requisite citations, and is completely free from plagiarism. Authors must understand that plagiarism takes many forms, including inappropriate paraphrasing, which may lead to a misinterpretation of the original source. Additionally, authors must use discretion when knowingly publishing information that may result in harm to those named in their academic work. Information of this kind cannot be published without explicit, written permission from those persons to whom the information pertains.
JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science) uses a very strict code of conduct on how to disseminate knowledge. It is always with an editorial deep awareness that all published manuscripts must meet the very high qualified academic standard to protect the integrity of the Journal and author. Additionally, as part of the worldwide networks of open journals, JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science) is also committed to providing free issues with highly qualified publications.
All authors that use doctrinal and desk research should ensure that their references provide diverse and balanced information in order to take a neutral position when proposing an argument. Authors that use empirical data should provide enough and rich information in order to help them develop analyses and propositions. The authors must also declare that their manuscript is original and cite all references properly.
ETHICAL POLICY FOR EDITORS
EDITORS should be accountable and responsible for everything published in the JSTAS (Journal of Sustainable Technology and Applied Science). To ensure that editors can achieve all ethical standards, they must operate under the standard of a double-blind review process to ensure the quality of the manuscript and decide whether the manuscript will be accepted or rejected solely based on its originality, quality, and prospect for knowledge dissemination for readers. Editors are prohibited to apply a discriminative policy by giving priority or discouraging certain authors based on their religion, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any form of personal background.
The ethics policy may also require Editors to re-check manuscripts before making a decision. Editors are often asked to communicate with reviewers and authors in order to clarify and enrich the substance of manuscripts. This communication will not reduce the authority of editors to accept or decline the manuscripts.
ETHICAL POLICY FOR REVIEWERS
All reviewers must be aware that they are only mandated to review substances, not manuscript layout or language spelling. The layout will be completed by a copy editor while language spelling and grammatical errors will be checked by a copy editor or language proofreader.
All reviewers cannot disclose the confidentiality of the author's information.
All reviewers can decline the offer from the editorial office to review the manuscript if they think there will be a potential conflict of interest between reviewer and author. They can also decline the offer to review the manuscript if they believe their review work will not help authors to enrich the substance of the manuscript.