AiCARR journal
AiCARR

EDITORS IN CHIEF
Francis Allard (France)
Filippo Busato (Italy)

HONORARY EDITOR
Bjarne Olesen (Denmark)

ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Karel Kabele (Czech Republic)
Valentina Serra (Turin - Italy)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ciro Aprea (Italy)
William Bahnfleth (USA)
Marco Beccali (Italy)
Umberto Berardi (Italy)
Anna Bogdan (Poland)
Alberto Cavallini (Italy)
Iolanda Colda (Romania)
Stefano Corgnati (Italy)
Annunziata D'Orazio (Italy)
Filippo de' Rossi (Italy)
Livio de Santoli (Italy)
Marco Dell'Isola (Italy)
Giorgio Ficco (Italy)
Marco Filippi (Italy)
Manuel C. Gameiro da Silva (Portugal)
Cesare M. Joppolo (Italy)
Dimitri Kaliakatsos (Italy)
Essam Khalil (Egypt)
Jarek Kurnitski (Latvia)
Renato M. Lazzarin (Italy)
Catalin Lungu (Romania)
Anna Magrini (Italy)
Zoltán Magyar (Hungary) 
Rita M.A. Mastrullo (Italy)
Livio Mazzarella (Italy)
Arsen Melikov (Denmark)
Gino Moncalda Lo Giudice (Italy)
Boris Palella (Italy)
Federico Pedranzini (Italy)
Fabio Polonara (Italy)
Piercarlo Romagnoni (Italy)
Francesco Ruggiero (Italy)
Luigi Schibuola (Italy)
Giovanni Semprini (Italy)
Jorn Toftum (Denmark)
Timothy Wentz (USA)
Claudio Zilio (Italy)


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Publisher
Marco Zani

Management Board
Filippo Busato
Paolo Cervio
Luca Piterà
Erika Seghetti
Marco Zani

Editorial Board
Carmine Casale
Paolo Cervio
Luigi Gazzi
Pino Miolli
Marco Noro
Luca Alberto Piterà
Gabriele Raffaellini
Valentina Serra 
Luigi Schibuola
Claudio Zilio

Publishing Editor
Erika Seghetti
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Editorial policies


Our journal promotes the principle of editorial independence. We prevent this principle from being compromised by any conflict of interest, business, financial or political influence.
Manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that they do not contain previously published material, have not been published previously and are not currently under review at another journal.
If the manuscript is accepted for publication in AiCARR Journal, the authors guarantee that it will not be published elsewhere in any other language without permission from the copyright holder.
The decision to publish a manuscript is based on a peer-review process, and acceptance of an article will be based on criteria of originality, relevance, and scientific content of the contribution. The authors may be requested to modify the text based on the comments of reviewers. Statements made in the manuscripts are the responsibility of the author and not of the editor. The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and may not reflect the position of the editors.

Editors' responsibilities 
Publication decisions 
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper's importance, originality and clarity, and the study's validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered. 

Review of Manuscripts 
The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated for originality, being subsequently forwarded to peer review. 

Confidentiality
The editor and editorial team must ensure that all information presented in a submitted manuscript is kept confidential to anyone other than the corresponding reviewers and potential reviewers, and editorial board. 
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent. 

Citation manipulation 
The editor is not allowed to manipulate the citations by pressuring authors to cite previous papers from the journal. 

Reviewers' responsibilities 
Contribution to editorial decisions 
The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions. Reviewers should also support the author in improving the manuscript. 

Promptness 
The reviewer must notify the editor whenever she feels unqualified to review properly the research reported in a manuscript or is not available to make the review within the stipulated time, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer for evaluation. 

Confidentiality 
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. 

Standards of objectivity 
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Acknowledgement of sources 
Reviewers must ensure that authors have cited all relevant sources of data used in the research and identify statements that had been previously reported in other sources and are not accompanied by the respective citation. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. 

Disclosure and conflict of interest 
Reviewers should not accept to review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the submitted work. 

Authors' responsibilities 
Reporting standards
Authors of manuscripts should present an accurate description of the performed work accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. The submission guidelines of the journal should be followed (see Author Guidelines). All data, details and references necessary to replicate the work should be provided. Falsified or perceptively inaccurate declarations are considered to be unethical behavior and unacceptable. 

Data access and retention
 Authors should provide all necessary data relevant to support the ideas and conclusions of the research. Authors should be prepared to retain these data during the review process. 

Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources 
Authors will submit only entirely original works and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited. Authors should be careful about self-citation. 
The authors of manuscripts that include illustrations, tables and/or sections of text that have been published previously elsewhere must request permission to reproduce the material from the copyright holder. This permission must be presented in written form during submission of the manuscript. In the absence of such permission, all material received will be regarded as the authors' own work.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. In our Conflicts of interest disclosure form should be specified all economic, personal and professional relationships that could become a conflict of interests, that could be perceived as a possible conflict of interests, or that could influence the work of the author described in the manuscript. The form must be sent with the manuscript and, if the article is accepted for publication, all of the declarations will appear after the Acknowledgements section of the article. The editorial office reserves the right to reject any manuscript that does not conform to the above-described instructions. The authors will be held responsible for any false declarations or noncompliance with the instructions specified above.

Errors in published works 
When authors detect noteworthy errors in their own published work, they must address it to the journal editor and assist the editorial team to correct the inaccuracy in the published paper.