Software Engineering

ISSN Online: 2376-8037 ISSN Print: 2376-8029

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Aims and Scope

Software Engineering (SE) provides a forum for sharing timely and up-to-date publication of scientific research and review articles. The journal publishes original full-length research papers in all areas related to computer software engineering and theory and methods in computational science. The fields covered include methods and practices, object-oriented systems, rapid prototyping, software reuse, clean-room software engineering, stepwise refinement/enhancement, ambiguity in software development, knowledge engineering methods and practices, logic programming, knowledge-based systems and deductive database systems. The topics related to this journal include but are not limited to:

  • Agent technology
  • Communication systems & networks
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Embedded and real-time software
  • Information management systems
  • Mobile/wireless computing & applications
  • Object-oriented techniques
  • Project management
  • Reverse engineering & reengineering
  • Software development methodology
  • Software process improvement
  • Software safety and reliability
  • Software tools and development environments
  • Web engineering & web-based applications
  • Aspect-orientation and feature interaction
  • Component-based software engineering
  • Design patterns and frameworks
  • Empirical software engineering and metrics
  • Intelligence
  • Modeling with UML
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Project management and maintenance
  • Software architectures & design
  • Software economics & cost modeling
  • Software process models
  • Software security
  • Theory, formal methods and tools
  • Case studies
  • Cost estimation
  • Economic and financial systems
  • Information engineering
  • Middleware design techniques
  • Numerical analysis development of algorithms
  • Programming languages
  • Quality model
  • Software components and reuse
  • Software policy and ethics
  • Software requirements engineering
  • Software testing & analysis
  • Visual and multimedia computing
Publication Ethics

For all parties involved in the process of publishing (authors, editorial board members, and reviewers), it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. To guarantee high ethical standards, Science Publishing Group has developed international standards for all the parties. Science Publishing Group expects all the parties to commit to these standards.

International Standards for Authors:

Science Publishing Group does not require all authors of a research paper to sign a letter of submission, nor does it impose an order on the list of authors. All authors who submit to Science Publishing Group are supposed to observe the international standards for authors voluntarily.

  • Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original works. Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, the authors must ensure that the work and/or words of others are appropriately cited or quoted and identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Authors must notify Science Publishing Group of any conflicts of interest.

International Standards for Editorial Board Members:

Editorial board members are required to follow the international standards:

  • The editorial board members must keep information pertaining to all submitted manuscripts confidential.
  • The editorial board members are responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
  • The editorial board members must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
  • The editorial board members must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • The editorial board members must strive to constantly improve the journals that they serve.
  • The editorial board members must maintain the integrity of the academic record.
  • The editorial board members must disclose any conflicts of interest and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
  • The editorial board members must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

International Standards for Reviewers:

Reviewers of Science Publishing Group are also expected to meet the international standards for reviewers when they accept review invitations.

  • Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
  • Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor Board any information that may be a reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
  • Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • Reviewers must objectively evaluate the manuscripts based only on their originality, significance and relevance to the domains of the journal.
  • Reviewers must notify Science Publishing Group of any conflicts of interest.
Copyright

The authors' publications in SciencePG are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The license was developed to facilitate open access, namely, free immediate access to and unrestricted reuse of original works of all types.

Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their publications, but grant SciencePG a non-exclusive license to publish the work in paper form and allow anyone to reuse, distribute and reproduce the content as long as the original work is properly cited.

Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original work. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. For any reuse or distribution of a work, users must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.

The standard license will be applied to the authors' publications, which ensures the publications freely and openly available in perpetuity.

Open Access

Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. OA is also increasingly being provided to theses, scholarly monographs and book chapters.

By making information freely available in this way, open access accelerates research and learning.

By reducing the barriers that restrict access to knowledge, open access maximizes the opportunity for publications to be read and for authors to be recognized for their contribution in their chosen field and beyond.

Peer Review

The peer review process is to ensure the quality of manuscripts before publication. Generally, the submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by two to three experts in related research areas. They will evaluate the submitted manuscripts for the originality, validity and significance and help the editorial team determine whether the manuscripts should be accepted for publication.

All the submissions to Software Engineering will undergo double-blind peer review process, which means the reviewer identity is concealed from the author, and vice versa, throughout the review process.