The Journal of "Production Engineering Archives" has been published by the Publishing Office of Quality and Production Managers Association since 2013 as a quarterly. It is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal published four times per year only in the English language. It is published both in printed and electronic versions.
The works papers which are published in the PEA Journal are devoted to production engineering, quality of materials and technology. The PEA journal accepts review articles, original scientific articles, short communications, case studies. All articles published in Production Engineering Archives are permanently free for everyone to read and download. The journal is on the list of scientific journals of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Presently (since 2013) each paper is awarded with 5 points (the list B, pos. 2039).
The Journal "Production Engineering Archives" is the international platform of the scientific exchange within the theory of the production engineering systems organizing, management and functioning theory. The area of interest focuses on the following systems: production, quality, total productive maintenance, materials engineering, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, human resources management including elements of innovation and continuous improvement. Published works include technical, economic and social issues. The articles are published in English. Each manuscript submitted for publication in the PEA journal is reviewed (double blind peer-review). All works published in PEA are available on the Journal's website. The members of the Scientific Committee are eminent specialists in the field of production engineering, materials engineering, quality and safety management, human resources, who are working in Poland and abroad.
Scope Subject areas, suitable for publication, include the following fields:
Quality and production management
Improvement of production processes
Quality and improvement in materials engineering
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
Intellectual potential management in production engineering
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Papers which are submitted for a review should be in accordance with the journal’s template provided in section "For Authors" (pea-journal.eu/for-authors.html).
Only original materials, unpublished so far, not submitted for publication in another publishing house, without infringing any copyrights, legal and material interests of others within the meaning of the Polish Act of 4.02. 1994 on copyright and related rights (Dz. U. Nr 24, poz. 83), are accepted for publishing.
During the publication process, the publishing house respects publication ethic.
After reading the manuscript, the Editorial Board makes a decision regarding the further publication procedure (compliance of the manuscript with the journal's profile, its aims and scope).
Manuscript published by the publishing house must be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (see review procedure).
Author(s) must refer to the review and take into account the reviewers' comments in their manuscript. In some cases, it is possible to convince reviewers to own idea.
The material in its final form is sent to the authors(s), in order to make the last author's correction (acceptance).
Before printing the publication, author(s) is required to sign the author's copyrights.
Procedure of reviewing the manuscript
The reviewing procedure is in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland.
After the publisher accepts the submitted material as compatible with the journal's profile, its aims and scope, one of the members of the Editorial Board selects two reviewers following the themes presented in the paper (in accordance with the double-blind review principle).
Selected Reviewers guarantee: independence of opinions, confidentiality of the substantive content of the materials as well as opinions about them, according to Policy of the publishing house. The Reviewer is independent and there is no conflict of interest.
The reviewer may prepare a review free of charge or for a fee (contract for specific work).
A review has writing form and ends with an explicit request for admission the paper to publish or the reject.
Publication reviews should contain at least the assessment of: adequacy of the publication title, clarity and correctness of the work structure, correctness of language, quality and usability of figures and tables, correctness and originality of the publication, correctness of the selection of quoted sources.
Personal details of the Reviewers are not public, and their declassification occurs only in special cases at the Author's request and with the consent of the Reviewer.
In the case of a review not requiring corrections, or only minor editorial changes are needed, the publication may be prepared for publication by one of the members of the Editorial Board. The author(s) receives information about a positive review.
In case when Reviewer finds the necessity of introducing significant changes, the publication is sent to the Author(s) together with the comments of the Reviewer (results of the review) in order to make corrections. Author(s) is asked to prepare a response to the review
If the Author (s) disagrees with the Reviewer's position, he also prepares a response to the review.
The final decision on the publication of the manuscript is made by the Editorial Board based on a careful analysis of the comments contained in the reviews.
In the event of a negative review of the publication, the Editorial Board decides to send the manuscript to another reviewer or about its disqualification.
Non-scientific texts do not require a review and the Editorial Board decides about their qualification for printing.
Manuscript’s qualification / rejection criteria
A review form (online, login required) is available on the website of the journal. The review must end with an unambiguous conclusion of the Reviewer regarding the approval of the article for publication or its rejection. The reviewer can specify in the review form whether the article should be:
published without revision,
published with minor revision,
published with major revision,
re-reviewed again after revision,
If there is a need of revision, the author(s) is obliged to correct the text, introduce additions and changes required by the Reviewers. After the revision, the Editors decide about the manuscript’s publication.
If the Reviewer in the review form indicated that the manuscript after the revision should be re-review, the manuscript after authors’ correction is again subjected to the review process by the same Reviewers.
In the case of one negative review, the Editors choose a third Reviewer. In the case of two negative reviews, the manuscript is rejected
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Robert Ulewicz Czestochowa University of Technology Armii Krajowej 19B, 42-218 Czestochowa, POLAND firstname.lastname@example.org
TECHNICAL EDITORS ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITOR Marlin Dyason (UK), University of Portsmouth Business School Agnieszka Pyziak (PL), Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa
STATISTICAL EDITORS Jacek Pietraszek (PL), Cracov University of Technology
TECHNICAL EDITORS Marek Kryke (PL), Czestochowa University of Technology Krzysztof Knop (PL), Czestochowa University of Technology
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Adam Torok assoc prof., Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary Ahmet AK Professor Dr. Guazi Universites, Turky Antonio José Balloni Centro De Tecnologia Da Informacao Renato Archer, Brasil Antonio Márquez Prieto Profesor Titular de Universidad, Universidad de Malaga, Espania Atul B. Borade Professor Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering & Technology, India Borut Jereb Assist. prof., University of Maribor, Slovenia Denis Jelacic Professor dr. sc PhD, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry, Croatia Darko Motik Professor dr.sc., University of Zagreb, Croatia Dorota Jelonek dr hab. inż. Prof. PCz, Politechnika Częstochowska, Poland František Holešovský Professor Dr. Ing., Usti nad Labem, Czech Republik Iuliana Cenar Profesor, Universitatea 1 Decembrie 1918 din Alba Iulia, Romania Irene Krebs Professor, Brandenburg Univ Technol Cottbus Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany Jacek Pietraszek dr hab. inż. Prof. PK, Politechnika Krakowska, Poland Jacek Selejdak dr hab. inż. Prof. PCz, Politechnika Częstochowska, Poland János Takács Professor, Budapest University of Technology And Economics, Hungary Jiri Kliber Professor Ing, CSc., VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic Juhani Anttila PhD, International Academy for Quality, Finland Kanchana Sethanan Professor, Khon Kaen University Thailand Maj Kappagomtula Professor, VIT University India Montalee Sasananan Professor, Thammasat University Thailand Marlin Dyason PhD. University of Portsmouth Business School, United Kingdom Milena Filipova Professor, Southwest University, Management and Marketing Department, Bulgaria Miroslav Drlijaca Ph.D. Croatian Quality Managers Society Zagreb, Croatia Maria Popa Professor, PhD, 1 Decembrie 1918 Univ Alba Iulia, Romania Mario Guagliano Professor, Politechnico di Milano, Italy Marcin Nabiałek associate professor, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland Michael Wenz associate professor of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University, USA Mohamed Eldessouki Assoc prof. Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic Mansoura University, Egipt Park, Kyu Yeol Ph.D, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Universityof Ulsan, South Korea Peter V. Kurenkov Prof. PhD, Moscow State Transport University (MIIT), Russia Pisut Koomsap Assoc. Prof., Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand Radosław Wolniak dr hab inż. Prof. PŚl, Politechnika Śląska, Poland Otakar Bokuvka Professor Ing. PhD., University of Žilina, Slovakia Richard Vlosky Professor, Louisiana State University, USA Renata Stasiak-Betlejewska dr inż. Politechnika Częstochowska, Poland Robert Ulewicz dr hab. inż. Prof. PCz, Politechnika Częstochowska, Poland Rui M. Lima University of Minho, Portugal Ruzica Nikolić Professor, Research Center, University of Žilina, Slovakia and Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Serbia Tatiana Čorejová Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. PhD, University of Žilina, Slovakia Tatjana Volkova Professor at BA School of Business and Finance, Riga, Latvia Witold Biały dr hab inż. Prof. PŚl, Politechnika Śląska, Poland Wensheng LI Lanzhou University of Technology, China
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