Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Introduction

Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) SURJ is published regularly since 1964, disseminating essentially the research output of the Faculty of Natural Science. In this modern era, the scientific research and innovations is taking the front line in academia and between the academicians. The role of high quality research journals is heighted to ensure publication and dissemination of these scientific research and innovative ideas. The Sindh University Research journal (Science Series) SURJ is publishing from the Faculty of the Natural Science, funding by Higher Education Commission (HEC).  The scope of this journal is all fields of natural Science and related fields. This journal is the bridge which is fill the gap between researchers and dissemination of their research findings. Sindh University Research journal is open access journal. International refereed research publishing journal with a focused aim on promoting and publishing original high-quality research. Sindh University Research Journal is Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized quarterly research journal placed in ‘Y’ category.

 

Aim of the Journal

The aim of this journal is to encourage researchers, investigators and scientists to publish their research findings to allow wider dissemination with aim of applying those for the benefit of the society. The journal is covering full spectrum of the specialties in all fields of natural science. It would include original research articles, review articles, case reports, and scientific findings from within specified domain areas.


Journal Scope

The mission of this journal is to promote innovative ideas and original research in the field of Natural Science. The scope of this journal is in those specific areas of interest covering, but are not restricted to, the following fields are:

  •  Information and Communication Technology
  •  Software Engineering
  •  Physics
  •  Chemistry
  •  Mathematics/ Computer Science
  •  Statistics
  •  Electronics
  •  Telecommunication
  •  Biochemistry
  •  Biotechnology/ Genetics Engineering
  •  Geography
  •  Geology
  •  Zoology
  •  Physiology
  •  Environmental Science
  •  Plant Science
  •  Microbiology
  •  Anthropology/Archaeology
  •  Physical
  •  Fresh Water Biology/ Fisheries

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

     Review Policy

A full double-blind peer review process will be used comprising the following steps:

  • All papers submitted to the SURJ are first examined by an Editor for the initial review. The editor may assign an Associate Editors to review the quality and scope of the submitted manuscript. If the article fails to meet the journal criteria, the paper is rejected immediately and authors are notified.
  • If the paper satisfies the criteria, then the editor or associate editor will send the article to at least (03) reviewers for review. Each article will be reviewed by at least 01 National and 01 International reviewers with a double-blind, peer review policy.
  • The reviewers' recommendations will determine whether a paper is accepted / accepted subject to revisions/ resubmission for review after significant revisions / submission rejected.
  • For the papers which require only revisions, the Associate or Technical editor will re-review the paper for ensuring that the reviewer’s suggestions have been incorporated or not.
  • For papers that require resubmission for review, will undergo second Round of review by the same or different reviewers to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
  • After final Acceptance, the Author/Corresponding author will be notified and paper will be forwarded to technical editors for copy-editing, layout editing and proof reading.

The most important criterion for acceptance/rejection is originality of the material presented in the manuscript. Reviewers are recruited among the internationally recognized experts relevant for the given area. 

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS ("Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe") system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits them to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.  This system is already implemented by Sindh University Journal Online (SUJO) system.

 

Advertising Policy of the Journal

Sindh University Research Journal Science Series accepts online and printed advertising.