Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF)



Philosophy of Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF)

For more information, please see Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF) Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF), provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized to do so by the copyright owner or owners. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception to this might exist in the non-academic world if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer the copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to the Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF), the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF). If you have concerns about the submission terms for the Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF), please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF) has rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although we can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and UI Scholars Hub

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to UI Scholars Hub all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission, or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of UI Scholars Hub, requires credit to UI Scholars Hub as copyright holder (e.g., UI Scholars Hub © 2023).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted by the author(s) and do not require further permission from UI Scholars Hub provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the UI Scholars Hub website and/or software agree not to misuse the UI Scholars Hub service or software in any way.

The failure of UI Scholars Hub to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between UI Scholars Hub and the Author(s) regarding the submission of the Article.

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Open Access Policies

On the grounds that making research freely available to the public promotes an increased level of intercultural exchange of information, this publication offers immediate open access to all of its material.

The full texts of these articles are available for free on the public internet, so anyone can read, download, copy, distribute, print, link to them, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other legal purpose without any financial, legal, or technical barriers beyond those that come with getting access to the internet. 

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Publication Policies

Peer Review Policies

JMEF uses double-blind peer review, in which neither the author nor the reviewer is aware of the other's identity.

JMEF verifies the originality of every manuscript submitted utilizing Ithenticate and Grammarly.

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Charges for Article Processing (APCs)

JMEF produces high-quality open access articles that are immediately available to the public and the scientific community. These articles can be freely reused with the necessary attribution. As for article to be accepted after March 15 2023, to maintain the journal quality the APC will be 350000 IDR (35 USD).

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Blind Admission

Without regard to the author's color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or citizenship, manuscripts will be judged solely on their intellectual value.

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The corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher are the only people who should be informed about a submitted article by the Editor in Chief and any editorial staff.

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Interest conflicts and disclosure

Anyone who has a glimpse of the article (while handling it) is not permitted to exploit any unpublished materials provided in the text for their own research without the author's prior written approval.

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Copyright and CC Licensing

Proposed Creative Commons Copyright Notices Proposed Policy for Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF) Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication for commercial purposes, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Creative Commons License Journal of Materials Exploration and Findings (JMEF) is licensed under a Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Author(s) are allows to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purpose s, and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work.

Author(s) are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access). Again this has to be 'shared alike' conforming to journals policy of open access and should not be used for commercial purposes.

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