Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MAYFEB Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and case studies in all areas of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry is a branch of science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. Chemistry is chiefly concerned with atoms and molecules and their interactions and transformations, for example, the properties of the chemical bonds formed between atoms to create chemical compounds. As such, chemistry studies the involvement of electrons and various forms of energy in photochemical reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, and changes in phases of matter, and separation of mixtures. Preparation and properties of complex substances, such as alloys, polymers, biological molecules, and pharmaceutical agents are considered in specialized fields of chemistry.

The topics that MAYFEB Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering covers include but not limit to:

  • Physical chemistry
    • Chemical thermodynamics
    • Reaction kinetics
    • Molecular structure
    • Quantum chemistry
    • Spectroscopy
  • Theoretical chemistry
    • Electron configuration
    • Molecular modelling
    • Molecular dynamics
    • Statistical mechanics
  • Computational chemistry
    • Mathematical chemistry
    • Cheminformatics
  • Nuclear chemistry
    • The nature of the atomic nucleus
    • Characterization of radioactive decay
    • Nuclear reactions
  • Organic chemistry
    • Organic compounds
    • Organic reaction
    • Functional groups
    • Organic synthesis
  • Inorganic chemistry
    • Inorganic compounds
    • Crystal structure
    • Coordination chemistry
    • Solid-state chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
    • Instrumental analysis
    • Electroanalytical method
    • Wet chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
    • Redox reaction
  • Materials chemistry

 

  • Biomolecular engineering focuses on the manufacturing of biomolecules.
  • ·Materials engineering involves properties of matter (material) and its applications to engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering, studies metals and their applications
    • Ceramic engineering, the theory and processing of raw oxide material (e.g. alumina oxide), and advanced material that are polymorphic, polycrystalline, oxide, and non-oxide ceramics
    • Polymer engineering, studies polymer materials and their applications
    • Crystal engineering, the design and synthesis of molecular solid-state structures
    • Biomaterials, the study of matter relating to natural and living systems
  • Molecular engineering focuses on the manufacturing of molecules.
  • ·Process engineering focuses on the design, operation, control, and optimization of chemical processes
    • Petroleum refinery engineering, the design of processes related to the manufacture ofrefined products
    • Plastics engineering, the design of the production process of plastics products
    • Paper engineering, the design of the production process of paper products
    • Textile engineering, Textile engineering courses deal with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fiber, textile, and apparel processes, products, and machinery. These include natural and man-made materials, interaction of materials with machines, safety and health, energy conservation, and waste and pollution control.
  • Corrosion engineering is the specialist engineering discipline of applying scientific knowledge, natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, devices, systems and procedures to manage the natural phenomenon known as corrosion.
  • Extraction of metallic and non-metallic matter from the ore

  • Process design and development

  • Process control and management

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

The entire review process is performed by editorial board of the journal. Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the editors. All manuscripts shall be handled by an editor who is not from the same institute as any of the manuscript’s authors, is not from the same country as any of the manuscript’s authors, and has not co-authored any papers with any of the manuscript’s authors in the past three years.

The peer-review process is single blinded; that is, the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are. Every journal published by MAYFEB has an acknowledgment page for the researchers who have performed the peer-review process for one or more of the journal manuscripts in the past year. Without the significant contributions made by these researchers, the publication of the journal would not be possible.

If the editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

If the editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they should assign the manuscript to a number of external reviewers, provided that no conflict of interests exists between these reviewers and the manuscript’s authors. The reviewers will then submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the editor:

- Publish Unaltered

- Consider after Minor Changes

- Consider after Major Changes

- Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

- Publish Unaltered

- Consider after Minor Changes

- Consider after Major Changes

- Reject

If the editor recommends “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once this is done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance, and the manuscript will appear in the Articles in Press section of the journal’s website.

If the editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” or “Reject.”

If the editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

The review process gives the editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

The name of the editor recommending the manuscript for publication is published with the manuscript to indicate and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensability of their contributions to the running of the journals.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.