Automation of Electric Power Systems (AEPS) follows the recognized publication ethics (e.g. WAME, COPE, etc.). We firmly oppose plagiarism in any form. The editors, authors and reviewers of AEPS should perform the following duties (not limited to these) and adhere to the requirements of the journal.
1. Authors should not submit the same manuscript or similar content to more than one journal concurrently.
2. Authors must ensure the manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full).
3. Authors must ensure that there are no undesirable phenomena such as plagiarism. For the part for reference, the corresponding article sources have been given, and the contributions of the authors are distinguished in the manuscript.
4. The author’s signature, the signature of the unit (that is, the main responsible person and the affiliated unit) and the sequence of the signature have been checked to ensure that no intellectual property disputes. If the relevant Chinese and English information is incorrect, or the signature sequence is improper, the corresponding author will take the full responsibility.
5. Authors must ensure that the content in the manuscript does not involve state secrets, does not violate the relevant national regulations on text, graphics, etc., and does not harm national sovereignty and interests.
6. Authors must explicitly disclose it if the results of the manuscript have obtained a patent application number (or patent right).
7. Authors must ensure that there are no data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support the conclusions.
1. Based on the review report of the peer review, the editor can accept, reject or request modifications to the manuscript.
2. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.
3. Editors must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated for originality by using appropriate software. After passing this test, the manuscript is forwarded to no less than two reviewers for “double blind” peer review, each of whom will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
4. Editors must not use unpublished information in the editor's research without the express written consent of the author.
5. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
1. Reviewers should respect the author’s intellectual property rights, do not plagiarize the author’s results, and keep the manuscript strictly confidential before publication.
2. Reviewers who feel unqualified to review the articles, or unable to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time, should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process. Thus, the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.
3. Reviewers should not accept peer review when they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships with authors, companies, or institutions connected to the articles.
4. Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. If the reviewers find potential phenomenon of plagiarism or submitting more than one journal, they should immediately tell the editor.
5. Review should express their views objectively and clearly with supporting arguments.
Editorial Office of Automation of Electric Power Systems