Publishing ethics in the Conference Proceedings
Our team is dedicated to promoting the highest ethical publication practices across all our conferences and journals.
Authors’/ Researchers’ Responsibilities
- Ensure that all researched work submitted is unique, planned to a high scholarly standard and entirely referenced operating the prescribed referencing system.
- All researchers are represented precisely and other suitable acknowledgements are visibly stated including sources of funding if any.
- Open and full release of the source of all information and how it was obtained.
- Confirm that all the information has been acquired in maintaining with well-known ethical research practices.
- Read cautiously, agree to and sign a licence to publish form.
- Communicate and comply with the editor and publisher in any requests for source data, proof of authorship or originality in a timely way.
- Collaborate with any consequent surveys if any concerns are raised by reviewers, editors or the publisher.
- Deliver correct information for errata if such an incident happens.
- Stay in good relationship with the editor(s), publisher and any co-authors if the need ascends.
- Acknowledge that the Editorial Board has the final decision to publish.
- Verify only review papers that are related to their own knowledge.
- Read the papers with proper care and consideration.
- Regard the work being reviewed as confidential and will not debate it with others and will maintain their own identity from authors.
- Review submitted work in a timely way.
- Report any suspected ethical misbehaviour which exits in the work.
- Avoid any aggressive language in their reviews of the papers.
- Agree to review future forms of the work and deliver follow up advice.
- Seek advice from the editor if something is uncertain at any time during the review process or if there is any potential conflict of interest.
- Collaborate with both the publisher and editor in a timely way.
- Treat all papers reviewed honestly without any favour of prejudice.
- Only authorise for publication content of the highest quality.
- Ensure that a careful, impartial and blind peer review is lead for original article submissions.
- Obviously identify articles which will not be double-blind peer reviewed (i.e. non-academic papers).
- Be transparent with regards to the review and publication method with suitable care that persons will not be identified when it is unsuitable to do so.
- Offer advice to the authors thru the submission process when needed.
- Offer the right to appeal any editorial decision.
- Be attentive to the possibility of third party material being included in papers for which there may not be sufficient permission.
- Be prepared to publish errata when necessary.
- Communicate with both the publisher and the author(s)in a timely manner.
- Treat all submissions fairly without any favour of prejudice.
- Record all submissions received in a timely way.
- Recognize receipt of submission to the lead author.
- Check the title of the paper and the abstract for significance to the conference and where it is not applicable notify the writer.
- If the submission form is half-finished, notify the author and hold the abstract until a complete form is acknowledged.
- Check the paper for structuring, referencing, word count and page length. Return to the author if any of these require adjustment.
- Forward the paper to a member of the conference commission for review and retell the reviewer of the due date for the review.
- Notice the reviews to the authors and stay as a conduit between the authors and the reviewers until the paper has been accepted.
- Treat all authors and reviewers impartially without favor or prejudice.
Our processes when an ethical issue is raised
If an ethical issue is raised by a reviewer, an editor or a reader of the proceedings, then the person raising the problem will be requested to submit the concern in writing to the publisher. On reception of this, the publisher will present the written report to the Ethics Review Board, which will give the material its close thoughtfulness. Any report of possible ethics impropriety will be seen as a major matter and will be considered appropriately.
If misbehavior has been committed the article will be withdrawn, an excuse will be entitled for and if not the author/s may be disqualified from having any future paper reflected for publication in a conference proceedings.
Author Submission Requirement Form