Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education invites international mathematicians and mathematics educators to disseminate their theoretical and practical research in the field of applied mathematics and mathematics education. The journal welcomes articles in the following topics:

-          Applied Mathematics

The topics of applied mathematics are including mathematical modeling, control theory and automation, optimization, operational research, neural network, data science, machine learning, etc.

 

-          Mathematics Education

The topics of mathematics education are including mathematical abilities (mathematics literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking, etc.), mathematics teaching and learning, school mathematics, manipulatives, and mathematics curriculum.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated whether it is:

  • in line with the journal's focus and scope
  • free from plagiarism issues (checked using Ithenticate), 
  • written in proper English, and
  • written according to the journal's author guideline (using the given template).

If the manuscript fulfils the above criteria, then it will be sent to at least two anonymous referees for a double-blind peer review. The reviewers will check its contribution, originality, methodology, and presentation. The comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses. The editor shall inform the author of the review results as soon as possible, normally in 4 to 6 weeks.

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author. 

 

Publication Frequency

Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education, e-ISSN 2776-1029 and p-ISSN 2776-1002, is published twice in a year, in April and October.

 

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.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. The Editorial Board is responsible for, among others, preventing publication malpractice. Unethical behavior is unacceptable, and the Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors who submitted articles: affirm that manuscript contents are original. Furthermore, the authors’ submission also implies that the manuscript has not been published previously in any language, either wholly or partly, and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Editors, authors, and reviewers, within the Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education, are to be fully committed to good publication practice and accept the responsibility for fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities, as set by the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. As part of the Core Practices, COPE has written guidelines on the http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines.

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review processes are double-blind peer review.
  3. The factors taken into account in the review are contribution, originality, soundness of methodology, and presentation (readability and language).
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. 

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer-review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the editors. 

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of research’s funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions on the papers’ contribution and relevance to the journal’s scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.

 

Abstracting and Indexing

Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education, e-ISSN 2776-1029 and p-ISSN 2776-1002, is indexed and abstracted in:

 

Retraction

The papers published in the Bulletin of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education will be considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing and permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication).
  3. It constitutes plagiarism.
  4. It reports unethical research.

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org.