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About the Journal

The Journal of Applied Science and Technology Trends (JASTT) with ISSN: 2708-0757 is a peer-reviewed journal and seeks to provide an advanced forum on all aspects of applied sciences, specifically addressing issues that relate to technological developments in the Topics. 

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Applied Science and Technology Trends (JASTT), with an ISSN of 2708-0757, is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to provide an advanced forum on all aspects of applied sciences, specifically addressing issues that relate to technological developments in the Tropics. JASTT publishes wide research articles as well as reviews, experiments, experiences, modeling, simulations, designs, and innovations from engineering, technical, and scientific disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary/multidisciplinary subjects.


Section Policies


  • Open Submissions;  
  • Indexed;
  • Peer-Reviewed;
  • double-blind

Peer Review Process

  • All manuscripts submitted for publication in JASTT are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed. The review process is double-blind. If the manuscript is accepted for a full review, it will be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers.
  • Submitted manuscripts will undergo an initial check, including a Plagiarism Check, in the Editorial Office.  Turnitin software is used to check for plagiarism. An Editor together with the Editorial Office takes charge of the peer-review process. It starts with a preliminary review by the Editor (finished no more than 5 working days after manuscript submission).
  • After a manuscript is accepted for a full review, the Editor will send the manuscript to at least two reviews after they accept to review the manuscript and register with the JASTT  system as a reviewer. After passing 2–4 weeks, the Editor will collect the reviewers’ comments and prepare a decision letter based on the comments of the reviewers. The decision letter will be sent to the Corresponding Author to request adequate action. In addition, the Authors will see the reviewers’ comments and the decision letter on their account page on the JASTT system. In the case of acceptance, the author will be asked to format the manuscript according to the JASTT template before it goes into typesetting and proofreading with the publisher. The author will receive the paper in PDF format produced by JASTT for checking before it is published online. In brief, the Review Process at JASTT and details of the submitted manuscript are stated below.
  • Preliminary review
    • decision: accepted for review or
    • decision: pre-rejected
  • reviewer selection
  • writing the decision letter, including
    • comments from reviewers
    • Editor's comments
    • Editor's decision about the next status of the manuscript:
      • decision: accepted or
      • decision: to be resubmitted or
      • decision: to be revised or
      • decision: rejected.
  • What should be considered?
  • Before agreeing to review for a journal, Reviewers should take note of the following:
    • Let the editor know if your expertise and/or fields of interest cover the topic of the manuscript.
    • Decline an invitation to review if there is a conflict of interest with one of the authors. Conflicts of interest may include relationships with academic advisors and/or advisees, anyone at your current institution, members of your family, or people with whom you have collaborated during the last ten years.
    • When declining a review, feel free to provide the contact information of a person who would be qualified to review the manuscript.
    • Upon accepting an invitation, you will be provided two weeks to complete your review. Reviewers that don't reply on time will be excluded from the Database of Reviewers.



Publication Frequency

JASTT publishes 2 times per year, and accepted papers are published online ahead of print.

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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal JASTT is to support the standard and respected knowledge transfer network. Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011) that include:

  1. General duties and responsibilities of editors.
  2. Relations with readers.
  3. Relations with authors.
  4. Relations with editors.
  5. Relations with editorial board members.
  6. Relations with journal owners and publishers.
  7. Editorial and peer review processes.
  8. Protecting individual data.
  9. Encouraging ethical research (e.g., research involving humans or animals).
  10. Dealing with possible misconduct.
  11. Ensuring the integrity of the academic record.
  12. Intellectual property.
  13. Encouraging debate.
  14. Complaints.
  15. Conflicts of interest.

Plagiarism Checking-up

The Editorial Board of JASTT will check any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If the plagiarism is detected, either by the editor or peer reviewer at any stage before publication of the manuscript (before or after acceptance), the author(s) will be alert, asking him/her to either rewrite the text. If at least 20% of the original submission is plagiarized, JASTT has the right to reject the manuscript. We use plagiarism detection, which includes the use of one of the active software applications for that purpose.

Informed Consent

Obtaining informed consent is a basic ethical obligation and a legal requirement for researchers. An informed consent document is typically used to provide subjects with the information they need to make a decision to volunteer for a research study. This information is most often presented in the form of a written document, but it may also be offered verbally by a member of the study team or in some other format understandable to the subject. Regulations and policy require that certain information be provided as part of the consent process. For research papers that include volunteers as a part of the research (e.g. medical research papers), the Authors must provide documents that clearly indicate the informed consent issue.

Animal Research

  1. For research conducted on regulated animals (which includes all live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates), appropriate approval must have been obtained according to either international or local laws and regulations. Before conducting the research, approval must have been obtained from the relevant body (in most cases, an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee). The authors must provide an ethics statement as part of their Methods section, detailing full information as to their approval (including the name of the granting organization, and the approval reference numbers). If an approval reference number is not provided, written approval must be provided as a confidential supplemental information file. Research on non-human primates is subject to specific guidelines from the Weatherall (2006) report (The Use of Non-Human Primates in Research).
  2. For research conducted on non-regulated animals, a statement should be made as to why ethical approval was not required.
  3. Experimental animals should have been handled according to the highest standards dictated by the author’s institution.
  4. We strongly encourage all authors to comply with the 'Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments(ARRIVE) guidelines, developed by NC3Rs.
  5. Articles should be specific in their descriptions of the organism(s) used in the study. The description should indicate strain names when they are known.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered on this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Publication Fees

All articles in the Journal of Applied Science and Technology Trends (JASTT, ISSN: 2708-0757) are published in full Open Access. There is no article processing charge (APC) for articles.