Computer Engineering will always adhere to the acknowledged publishing ethics. The authors, reviewers and journal editors of Computer Engineering should abide by the following guidelines, as well as other rules and requirements of this journal.

Ethical guidelines for authors

1. Authors should present accurate description of its original work and objective statement of the importance of this work. The submitted manuscripts should contain sufficient arguments and references, so that other researchers can refer to. The submitted manuscripts must follow the requirements listed in the “Instructions to Authors” of Computer Engineering

2. The submitted manuscripts must be original works, whose content has never been published before. Citations of the work of others must be appropriate.

3. Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously, nor should they publish works of similar contents to more than one journal. 

4. All authors should be those who have made great contribution to the conceiving, designing, execution and explanation of this work. Corresponding author should make sure all the co-authors have been listed in the work, and all of them acknowledge the final version of the submitted manuscript.

5. Funds information should be indicated in the manuscript.

6. When an author discovers a significant error in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the paper.

Ethical guidelines for reviewers

1. Peer reviewers help editors decide the acceptance or rejection of submissions, and help authors improve the quality of their works.

2. Reviewers should identify the sources of data in the submissions. Should plagiarism or duplicate submissions and publications be found, it is the reviewer’s obligation to notify the editors.

3. Reviewers must give unbiased appraisements to each submitted manuscript, and the appraisements should be based on sufficient arguments.

4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

5. Any manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others without the authorization of editors and authors.

6. The information acquired during the review process must be kept confidential, and unauthorized use of the information is not allowed. Reviewer must not reject a submission for interest conflicts reasons such as competition and collaboration. 

7. If review cannot be completed on time, it is the reviewer’s obligation to inform editors, so that the manuscript can be reassigned to other reviewers.

Ethical guidelines for editors

1. Editors can receive, reject or require modification of a manuscript according to the review comments of reviewers and the review reports of editorial board.

2. Editors should evaluate a manuscript in the light of their importance, originality, clarity and relevancy to the journal, without regard to race, gender, religion or nationality.

3. Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone outside of the peer review process.

4. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own work without the written permission of the author.
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