About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Welcome to Frontiers in Science and Engineering, an International Journal edited by Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology.
Frontiers in Science and Engineering uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication.
The objective of this electronic journal is to provide a platform of exchange of high quality research papers in science and engineering. Though it is rather of wide and broad spectrum, it is organized in a transparent and simple interactive manner so that readers can focus on their direct interest.
All papers are submitted to the normal peer-review process. Publication criteria are based on :

i) Novelty of the problem or methodology and problem solving,
ii) Salience of the approach and solution technique,
iii) Technical correctness and outputs,
iv) Clarity and organization.

Papers are first reviewed by the Executive Board Director who receives the paper and, if relevant in terms of the overall requirements, it is then proposed to one of the most appropriate associate editor on the field who will select 2 to 3 expert reviewers. We are right now in the process of completing our international Editorial Board. Electronic printing will allow considerable time savings for submission delays which will be reduced drastically to less than three to six months. Prospective authors are therefore invited to submit their contribution for assessment while subjected to similar quality criteria review used in paper journals. Authors are notified of acceptance, need for revision or rejection of the paper. It may be noted that papers once rejected cannot be resubmitted. All the details concerning the submission process are described in another section.
This electronic journal is intended to provide:

• the announcement of significant new results,
• the state of the art or review articles for the development of science and technology,
• the publication of proceedings of the Academy or scientific events sponsored by the Academy,
• the publication of special thematic issues.
So that the scientific community can:
• promptly report their work to the scientific community,
• contribute to knowledge sharing and dissemination of new results.

The journal covers the established disciplines, interdisciplinary and emerging ones. Articles should be a contribution to fundamental and applied aspects, or original notes indicating a significant discovery or a significant result.
The topics of this multidisciplinary journal covers amongst others:
Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer sciences, Energy, Earth Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medical Science, Agriculture, Geosciences, Environment, Water, Engineering and Complex Systems, Science education, Strategic and economic studies, and all related modeling, simulation and optimization issues, etc. ...
Once, a certain number of papers in a specific thematic, is reached, the Academy might edit a special paper issue in parallel to the electronic version.

Contractual issues

1 Full Disclosure

During the manuscript submission process, all authors will be required to confirm that the manuscript has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration by another journal.

2 Conflicts of Interest

Authors must declare all conflicts of interest (or their absence) in their cover letter upon submission of a manuscript. This conflict declaration includes conflicts or potential conflicts of all listed authors. If any conflicts are declared, FSE publish them with the paper. In cases of doubt, the circumstance should be disclosed so that the editors may assess its significance.
Conflicts may be financial, academic, commercial, political or personal. Financial interests may include employment, research funding (received or pending), stock or share ownership, patents, payment for lectures or travel, consultancies, nonfinancial support, or any fiduciary interest in a company.

3 Copyright Transfer

The Copyright Revision Act requires that Authors transfer their copyrights to the Publisher, HIIAST, in order to provide for the widest possible dissemination of professional and scientific literature. A signed Transfer of Copyright form must be submitted online with the manuscript. The Transfer of Copyright form for an accepted manuscript must be on file with the HIIAST Editorial Office prior to production for publication. Corresponding Authors may print and sign the form on behalf of all authors The Transfer of Copyright form can be found at fsecopyright.pdf.

4 Use of Copyrighted Tables and Figures

A copy of the granted permission to use copyrighted figures and tables must be included with the submitted manuscript.