Author FAQs

General Interest FAQs of FASE

In what language(s) does FASE publish articles?

What are the submission precaution of FASE?

What happens when a new submission is received, and what initial checks are made? 

How are peer reviewers chosen, and who makes the final selection of peer reviewers? 

Who assesses the reviewer reports and makes a decision on the submission, and how is the decision reached? 

Who communicates the decision to the authors? 

How is the revised manuscript assessed? 

Who is responsible for the final decision to accept/reject the article? 

What is the journal’s policy on digital archiving? 

What is the journal’s position on competing interests? 

Who do I contact if I have a complaint?

In what language(s) does FASE publish articles?


Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering (FASE) is an international journal, and the full text of all articles is published in English.


What are the submission precautions of FASE?

◆ Guidelines for authors

Please carefully read Guidelines for Authors from our platform and prepare manuscript according to the guidelines. Authors can also download FASE Templates to write theirs articles directly.

◆ Submission system

Authors are asked to enter our Online Submission Systemto submit the manuscripts. If you are a first time submitter, please register for the system. If not, please log in directly.

◆ Academic misconduct

Data fabrication me that the researcher did not actually perform the study but instead made up data. Data falsification means that the researcher did the experiment,but then changed some of the data. Both of these practices make people distrust scientists. If the public is mistrustful of science,then it will be less willing to provide funding support.


Taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even from one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism—use your own words instead.

Multiple submissions: 

It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Doing this wastes the time of editors and peer reviewers, and can damage the reputation of journals if published in more than one.

Redundant publications (or ‘salami’ publications): 

This means publishing many similar manuscripts based on the same experiment. It can make readers less likely to pay attention to your manuscripts.

 Improper author contribution or attribution: 

All of the listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and have approved all its claims. Do not forget to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians

What happens when a new submission is received, and what initial checks are made?

The Editor-in-Chief screens a new submission when it is received. This is an important step to ensure that (1) the content falls within the scope of the journal, (2) the manuscript follows the editorial policy and procedural guidelines, and (3) that it does not contain an unacceptable level of overlap with any published work.Amanuscript will be rejected without further review if it fails to meet one or more of these conditions, and the author will be notified accordingly. If a manuscript passes this initial check, it is then sent for review to a minimum of two internal or external reviewers selected by the journal.

How are peer reviewers chosen, and who makes the final selection of peer reviewers?

The journal’s Managing Editor handles all aspects of the peer review process. Peer reviewers are drawn from both the journal’s editorial board and the wider academic community. The Associate Editor makes the final selection of peer reviewers.

Who assesses the reviewer reports and makes a decision on the submission, and how is the decision reached?

The Editor-in-Chief assesses the reviewer reports and makes all decisions regarding acceptance, rejection, and revision. Submitted manuscripts are usually reviewed by two or more experts. Peer reviewers will be asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected.They may also alert the editors of any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism and unethical behavior. It is rare for manuscripts to be accepted without the need for revision. Accepted papers usually require subsequent rounds of revision by the authors.Cases where the recommendations of the reviewers differ are obviously more problematic. In these cases, the Editor-in-Chief will undertake a careful reading of the manuscript in an attempt to reconcile competing viewpoints and render a fair decision. All reviewer reports are returned to authors with a decision letter from the Managing Editor. Where there is disagreement among different reviewers the Managing Editor seeks to offer guidance to authors on how to proceed in pursuing a revision.

Who communicates the decision to the authors?

All communication with authors are managed by the journal’s Managing Editor.

How is the revised manuscript assessed?

Revised manuscripts, along with the document detailing the authors’ responses to the reviewer’s comments and related text changes, are normally returned to the original panel of reviewers for reassessment. It is at this editor’s discretion how the revised version is further evaluated, be it editorially or with input from external peer reviewers. It is not unusual for revised manuscripts to be sent back to the original peer reviewers for further input, especially when the original concerns were substantial. In some cases, the opinion of an additional reviewer may be sought. 

The acceptance of a revised manuscript is never guaranteed, but the decision letter will usually provide general guidance intendedto be helpful in achieving that end.

Who is responsible for the final decision to accept/reject the article?

The reviewers and Associate Editors will recommend their decisions to the Editor-in-Chief, who will then be responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript.

What is the journal’s policy on digital archiving?

FASE articles are made freely available on our website ( soon as possible after they are accepted and are also formally archived in China Academic Library & Information System (CALIS). CALIS is one of the three public service systems approved by the State Council of China. The management centre of CALIS is locatedin Peking University.

What is the journal’s position on competing interests?

The submitting author is asked at submission to declare, on behalf of all authors, whether there are any financial, personal or professional interests that could be construed to have influenced the paper. Reviewers are also asked to declare any interests that might interfere with their objective assessment of a manuscript. Any relevant competing interests of authors must be available to editors and reviewers during the review process and will be stated in published articles.

Who do I contact if I have a complaint?

FASE is pleased to hear from authors and readers. If you have any complaints, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Pubdate: 2014-04-09    Viewed: 3197