Editorial and Publishing Policies

1. JHED Scope

Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design (JHED) publishes outstanding articles in the fields of:

a). Hygienic Engineering and Design,

b). Food Quality and Safety and

c). Food Production and Processing.

Our policy is that all submitted papers receive the fairest possible treatment, and our editors may consult other journals editors on relevant manuscripts. As a result, authors who have submitted their manuscript to JHED may be encouraged to submit their paper to other journal and vice versa. However, papers will never be transferred between the journals without an author's consent.

Authors may request or editors may suggest that papers or pre-submission enquiries (with reviews, if relevant) which are rejected from JHED to be forwarded to an appropriate other Journal, for further consideration. Editorial staff at JHED will help with transferring papers.

2. Publication Charges  

To provide open access, JHED use a business model in which our expenses - including those of journal production, and online hosting and archiving, etc - are recovered in part by charging a Publication Fee and Sponsors. For further information, see our Publication Fee, and Sponsors.


3. Formatting

All manuscripts have to be formatted according to the Publisher’s requirements (see Abstract submission and Full paper submission). Each manuscript has to be minimum 5 and maximum 20 typeset pages long. Shorter or longer length of the manuscripts has to be discussed with the Publisher. No more than two manuscripts by one author can be published in one volume.


4. Copyright and License Policies  

Upon submission of an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an open - access license. The license permits any user to download, print out, extract, archive, and distribute the article, as long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and source of the work. The license ensures that your article will be as widely available and that your article can be included in any scientific archive.


5. Disclaimer  

The Publisher assumes no responsibility whatsoever, direct or implied, for the contents of the papers as well as for the consequences arising from misinterpretation or unawareness of the requirements for publication.


The Publisher assumes no responsibility whatsoever, direct or implied, for any damages suffered by co-authors from actions or inactions of their corresponding author.


6. Submission of Related Manuscripts  

When submitting a full paper, all authors should fill in and send back to the Publisher (contact@key.com.mk) a Cover letter, indicating that they have not submitted a similar manuscript for publication elsewhere. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, then a copy must be included with the article submitted to JHED. Editors will be asked to comment on the overlap between related submissions.

7. Revision

When advised by the Editorial Board members or language editor, the Publisher has the right to send back manuscripts to their authors for correction. The Publisher may also reject manuscripts for publication if the suggested corrections are not implemented.


8. Competing Interests

Authors are asked at submission to declare whether they have any financial, personal, or professional interests that could be construed to have influenced their paper. Any relevant competing interests of authors must be available to editors during the review process and will be stated in published articles.


9. Confidentiality

Editors are treating all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence.


10. Scientific and Editorial Misconduct

Scientific misconduct is defined by the Office of Research Integrity as "fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research." In cases where there is a suspicion or allegation of scientific misconduct or fraudulent research in manuscripts submitted for review, JHED reserves the right to pass along these manuscripts to the sponsoring or funding institution or other appropriate authority for investigation. Although JHED recognizes its responsibility to ensure that the suspicion of misconduct has been addressed, we do not ourselves make such determinations. JHED is also respects the rules of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and will abide by its principles and rulings.