Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


The GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET) cover research areas broadly in Engineering Technology Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Advances in Biomanufacturing
• Advances in Materials Forming
• Advances in Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing
• Advances in Modeling, Analysis, and
Simulation of Manufacturing Processes
• Advances in Nontraditional Manufacturing
• Advances in Pervasive Sensing and Computing for Manufacturing Systems
• Advances of Abrasive Machining in Semiconductor Industry
• Automatic Production Line
• Case Hardening
• Casting and Solification
• Challenges in Adaptive Manufacturing Planning and Control
• Coatings and Surface Engineering
• Composite Materials
• Concentration of the Ore
• Crystallography
• Cutting and Grinding
• Data Driven Manufacturing
• Design and Manufacturing of Composite Components
• Design and Manufacturing of MEMS components
• Design for Sustainability
• Dynamic Design
• Electrometallurgy
• Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Systems
• Extractive metallurgy
• Fabrication Process of Nanomaterials and Nanodevices
• Green Energy System Manufacturing
• Green Manufacturing
• Heat Treatment
• High-Energy Beam Processing
• High-Speed Machining
• Hydrometallurgy
• Important Common Alloy Systems
• Innovative Design Methodology
• Intelligent Maintenance Systems for Machines and Equipments
• Laser Based Manufacturing
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management
• Manufacturing and Metrology Sytems
• Manufacturing Quality Control Systems
• Manufacturing Service
• Manufacturing System Maintenance
• Manufacturing with Soft Materials
• Materials Behavior
• Materials Forming
• MEMS Integration
• MEMS packaging
• Metal Forming and Joining
• Metal Working Processes
• Metallography
• Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Manufacturing processes
• Multi-Physics Coupling Simulation and Optimization
• Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
• Non-conventional Machining
• Numerical Control Technology
• Other Machining Methods
• Other Materials Processing
• Other Modern Design Methodologies
• Powder Metallurgy and Ceramic Forming
• Production Engineering of Metals
• Pyrometallurgy
• Reliability Design
• Separation of the Metal
• Smart Machining
• Surface Integrity and Performance of Components
by Multiscale Manufacturing
• Surface Science and Technology
• Surface Treatment
• Surface, Subsurface, and Interface Phenomena
• Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Composites
• Sustainable Nanomanufacturing
• Testing and Control of MEMS
• Thermal Spray
• Thermally-Enhanced Processes and Materials
• Ultra-Precision Machining
• Virtual Manufacturing and Concurrent Engineering
• Web-based Manufacturing
• Condition Monitoring and Asset Management
• Product Design and Manufacturing
• Noise and Vibrations
• Robotics, System Integration and Control
• Computational Mechanics and Modelling
• Nano Technology and Bio Technology
for Bio-Medical Engineering and Applications

Sustainable/ renewable energy:

• Biofuels / Biofuel Cells
• Hybrid Energy Systems
• Hydropower
• Solar Energy
• Wind Energy
• Advanced Energy Technologies
• Nuclear Energy Fission & Fussion
• Energy Policy, Planning & Management

Assessments of the condition of ecosystems and environmental quality:

• Air Quality Assessment
• Ecosystems Assessment
• Water Resources and Quality Assessment
• Water Pollution and Water Quality Control
• Health assessment in view of Environment al quality

Behaviour of and impacts of pollutants in atmosphere, soil and water:

• Transport of Air Pollutants
• Metal Behaviour: Distribution, Speciation and Bioavailability
• Characterization and Degradation of Organic Pollutants
• Natural Attenuation of Contaminants
• Permeable Reactive Barriers
• Biotransformation/Microbial Degradation
• Bio-Assessment and Toxicology
• Ecotoxicological impact
• Human Exposure

Modelling and regional environmental assessments (includes Global Change):

• Modeling
• Environmental Process Simulation
• Water Quality Modeling
• GIS, Statistics, and Remote Sensing
• Data Management and Statistics
• Environmental Remote Sensing Applications
• GIS for Environmental Assessment

Treatment/restoration of ecosystems, environment and water resources:

• Ecosystem Restoration
• Hazardous Gas Biofiltration
• Soil restoration/ Phytoremediation

Management of ecosystems, environment and water resources:

• Ecosystems Management
• Solid Waste Management
• Environmental Management
• Water Resources Management
• Watershed/ River Basin Management
• Wastewater Discharge Management

Water treatment:

• Wastewater and Sludge Treatment
• Drinking Water treatment
• Water Treatment and Reclamation
• Industrial Wastewater treatment
• Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment


History and Theories of Architecture
Traditional Construction Materials
Architectural Design and Theories
Advanced Construction Materials
Architecture and Building Materials
Art Design and Landscape Architecture
Building Technology Science
Architectural Environment and Equipment Engineering
Green Building Materials
Ecological Architecture
Computers in Architecture
Sustainable Architecture
Civil & Structural Engineering

Building Structure
Bridge Engineering
Structural Engineering
Coastal Engineering
Geological Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Hydraulic Engineering
Surveying Engineering
Seismic Engineering
Harbor Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Supply and Drainage Engineering
Road and Railway Engineering
Sanitary and Ground Water Engineering
Engineering Management
Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Works
Carrier Operation Engineering
Concrete Structures
Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
Environment-Friendly Construction and Development
Material Quality and Control
Safety and Monitoring
Monitoring and Control of Structures
Reliability and Durability of Structures
Construction Technology
Computer Simulation and CAD/CAE
Computational Mechanics
Structural Analysis and Design
Other Related Topics

Urban Planning and Design
Sustainable Development of Building Energy and Environment
Energy Conservation
Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection
Tunnel, Subway and Underground Facilities
Traffic Engineering
Construction and Renewable Energy Sources


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Reviewer Process:

  • Prospective Authors are invited to submit original papers not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Submissions will be judged on Appropriateness of the Topic, Conceptual Adequacy/ Mastery of Relevant Literature, Technical Adequacy (if applicable), Clarity of Presentation and Significance of Contribution to the Field.
  • All articles submitted to GSTF journals will be checked for plagiarism and must be submitted through EDAS.
  • Submissions will go through independent and professional “Blind Peer Review” process.
  • Authors will be notified via email on the outcome of the review process.
  • Authors can appeal for re-submission (after updating their manuscript as suggested by the reviewers) for further consideration.
Reviewer guidelines:
  • Reviewers are expected to handle submitted manuscript in confidence. Editors will periodically monitor the processes and advise reviewers with respect to ensuring compliance to academic integrity, ethical conduct and in enforcing academic rigour


Open Access Policy

Journal Policies

GSTF is committed to keeping articles published in its journals in full compliance with Open Access principles and practices through GSTF Digital Library (http://dl6.globalstf.org) as well as Springer’s Open Access Platform Global Science Journal (www.springer.com/globalsciencejournals), for everyone. By default, GSTF publishes these articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 3.0) licence that allows reuse subject only to the use being non-commercial and to the article being fully attributed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) to GSTF. Articles funded by certain organisations that mandate publication with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) licence, which may require reuse for commercial purposes are allowed, subject to the article being fully attributed to GSTF.

Access & Archiving

The manuscripts are archived in GSTF Digital Library (dl6.globalstf.org) and Springer’s Open Access publishing platform for independent journals - Global Science Journals (GSJ) and accessible by anyone at anytime.

Copyright for Authors

GSTF requires the author(s) to grant exclusive world-wide license in perpetuity, in all forms, format and media to a) publish b) distribute c) display d) store e) reprint f) translate into other languages and reproduce the paper g) the inclusion of electronic links of the paper to third party material where-ever it may be hosted h) and/or license to any third party to do any or all of the above.

The author(s) may use their own papers for non-commercial purposes by acknowledging first publication in GSTF Journal and giving full reference and/or web link as appropriate.


All journal articles submitted via EDAS will be scrutinized for any plagiarism and/or academic misconduct. In the event of complaints received against an author the board will investigate and may request the author to clarify and/or reject the submission for review.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.


Authors can appeal against the editorial decisions about their submissions. Please contact appeals@globalstf.org. GSTF will respond to appeals from authors within 2-3 weeks.

GSTF extends free access to individuals and University libraries and fully embraces Open Access policies.

Revenue sources

From inception, GSTF receives revenue from a range of sources which includes rights, royalties, training programs, professional certifications programs, consulting, government and/or private funding and/or grants, sponsorships, conferences, sale of reprints, and open access publication fees. Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales teams.

GSTF Journals do not generate any income via subscription fees or from pay per view. The publication fees of the journal will subsidize costs involved in provision and maintenance of publication infrastructure, operational and administrative costs including print and shipping, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, hosting services of the on-line libraries amongst others. The author may be able to defray the processing fees by securing funds from their institutions and/or research funding.

Permission for Authors:

Author(s) of GSTF Journals may use their own articles for non-commercial purposes without written approval from GSTF but must acknowledge first publication in GSTF journal and must include a full reference ad/or web-link else will be in violation of the license. 

Permission to reuse for Third Parties:

Anyone else other the author(s) of the original research paper who intends to reproduce a GSTF Journal article must seek permission from GSTF by writing to republication@globalstf.org

GSTF Journals do not generate any income via subscription fees or from pay per view. The publication fees of the journal will subsidize costs involved in provision and maintenance of publication infrastructure, operational and administrative costs including print and shipping, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, hosting services of the on-line libraries amongs others. The author may be able to defray the processing fees by securing funds from their institutions and/or research fundings.