Focus and Scope
The Journal of Advanced Studies in Topology is a peer-reviewed international journal, which publishes original research papers and survey articles in all aspects of topology and its applications. Topics in detail to be covered are Algebraic Topology, Homotopy Theory, Differential Topology, Low Dimensional Topology, Topology of Manifolds, Geometrical aspects of Mathematical Physics and Relations with Manifold Topology, Fuzzy sets and Fuzzy topology. General, Set-theoretic facets of topology as well as areas of interactions between topology and other mathematical disciplines, e.g. Topological Algebra, Topological Dynamics, Functional Analysis, Category Theory. Since the roles of various aspects of topology continue to change, the papers on non-specific topics are also welcome.
Should report novel data that lead to clear interpretations and are of high relevance. The following form should be used: Abstract (150 : 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and List of references. Original articles should not exceed eight (8) printed pages including Figures, Tables and References. Details are given in the Author guidelines.
Should give a comprehensive overview over recent developments in animal sciences. Authors are free to organize reviews in a way that fits best to their purposes. Nevertheless, we encourage the use of informative subheadings, as well as figures that illustrate the key conclusions. Moreover, authors are invited to include boxes with key questions and take-home message. Review articles should not exceed thirty (30) printed pages including Figures, Tables and References. Although we particularly encourage comprehensive reviews also shorter articles are welcome.
Pree Review Process
Peer Reviewing of articles is an essential part of the publishing process for scholarly work and is employed by all reputable scientific journals. It is an objective process that often provides useful feedback to authors and ensures that their work is presented in the best possible way. The Editorial Board of Journal of Advanced Studies in Topology would like to take this opportunity of publicly thanking our referees, past, present and future, for giving us their valuable time and for their vital contribution to the success of this journal.
Initial Screening: Each manuscript is reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board, who may suggest referees if the paper passes the initial evaluation. Authors of papers rejected at this stage will be informed within about two weeks of submission.
Reviewing Process: The Editor may seek the advice of up to three referees, chosen in consultation with appropriate members of the Editorial Board, from among experts in the field of specialization of the paper. Referees are asked to comment on the originality and scientific correctness of the work and to note deviations from appropriate ethical guidelines, lack of references to the available literature, etc. A referee may recommend acceptance, perhaps following minor corrections; acceptance conditional on the successful completion of a more extensive revision; re-evaluation following a major revision that may involve extensions to the original manuscript; or rejection. The time taken by the reviewing process will vary, depending on such factors as the availability of appropriate referees, the number and nature of any requested revisions, etc., but every effort is made to complete this process as quickly as possible.
Confidentiality: The reviewing process is conducted in strict confidence and the identity of a referee is not disclosed to the authors at any point.
Final Decision: At the completion of the reviewing process the Editor makes the final decision to accept or reject the article. This decision is communicated to the corresponding author, together with any remaining feedback from the referees.
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
Journal of Advanced Studies in Topology holds the ethics of publication as one of its core values and as such, adheres strictly to internationally accepted publication ethics. To ensure compliance, JAST employs the double blinded peer-review process for all articles she reviews. The rationale for JAST single-blinded peer review process is to validate the integrity and novelty of the research work. Peer review process adopted by JAST acts as filter and increases the quality of research submitted for publication. This process also help the authors to remove any errors or gaps in manuscript mistakenly overlooked and assists in making the research more applicable in real time.
Authors must confirm the following; that:
- Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s);
- Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted;
- It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently;
- Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated;
- The sources of data used in the development of the manuscript is acknowledged;
- All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.
- Reviewers are expected to evaluate a manuscript for critical analysis, comparative analysis and most importantly for integrity and novelty of the research work.
Therefore, reviewers must confirm the following; that:
- All manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the article regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s);
- Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor;
- All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential;
- Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.
Editors must confirm the following; that:
- All manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of authors;
- Information pertaining to manuscripts are kept confidential;
- Any observed conflict of interest pertaining to manuscripts must be disclosed;
- Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.
Handling of unethical publishing behaviour:
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
Authors are requested to make a payment (100 USD) toward the cost of disseminating their research results. Waivers may be available for certain authors, for example, from low GDP countries or those who, for other reasons, do not have access to funds to cover the fee. Authors can request be free or a waiver on acceptance of their article. The ability to pay does not influence whether or not a manuscript is accepted for publication.