submitted papers are subject to
peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the
particular paper. As a result of the review process possible decisions include acceptance,
acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
that are taken into account
reviewers are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
are encouraged to revise and
resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
Author wishes to abandon the
process or remove his/her article before publication, the article must be formally withdrawn
articles will not be
can be included in more than
accordance with academic and
protocols, the article cannot be accepted if it is not the author's original work or if it has
been published before, or if it is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
must not contain any libelous
unlawful statements or in any way infringe the rights of others
Authors are expected to adhere to the following
ethical guidelines; infractions
may result in the application of
sanctions , including but not limited to the suspension or revocation of publishing
Authors must certify that their
manuscripts are their original work.
be the owners of the
copyright and be entitled to sign the Author Copyright form.
Authors must certify that the
has not previously been published elsewhere.
Authors must certify that the
is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
participate in the peer
obliged to provide
retractions or corrections of mistakes.
mentioned in the paper must
have significantly contributed to the research. The co-authors of a paper should be all those
persons who have made significant scientific contributions to the work reported and who share
responsibility and accountability for the results. Authors should appropriately recognize the
contributions of technical staff and data professionals. Other contributions should be indicated
in a footnote or an “Acknowledgments” section. The author who submits a manuscript for
publication accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons appropriate
and none inappropriate.
must declare they have read
and agreed to the content of the submitted manuscript.
state that all data in the
paper are real and authentic.
in any form is not allowed
(please refer to the section below for details).
notify the Editors/
International Program Committee (here in after IPC) of any conflicts of interest. The authors
must reveal to the Editors/ IPC members/IPC members any potential and/or relevant competing
financial or other interest (of all authors) that might be affected by publication of the
results contained in the authors’ manuscript. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding of
the research reported must be clearly stated at the time of manuscript submission and will be
included in the published article.
should be free from misleading
identify all sources used in
the creation of their manuscript.
identify the source of all
information quoted or offered, except that which is common knowledge. Information obtained
privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be
used or reported in the author’s work without explicit permission from the investigator the
information originated with. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such
as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, should be treated similarly.
cite those publications that
have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work and that will guide the
reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present
submitting a manuscript for
publication, an author should inform the Editor/IPC members of related manuscripts that the
author has under editorial consideration or in press. Copies of those manuscripts should be
supplied and the relationships of such manuscripts to the one submitted should be indicated.
improper for an author to submit
manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one conference/journal, unless
it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication. It is generally
permissible to submit a manuscript for a full paper expanding on a previously published brief
preliminary account of the same work. However, the preliminary communication should be cited in
report any errors they
discover in their published paper to the Editors/ IPC members.
should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged
should be objective, with no personal criticism of the author.
should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
should also call to the Editors/ IPC members’ attention any substantial similarity or overlap
between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have
should not 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 papers.
can re-referee and/or reject a submitted paper if the paper does not meet the criteria outlined
in the review form or if the paper is in some other way deemed possibly unsuitable.
who feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript must notify the Editors/
Editors’ / IPC members' responsibilities
members have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
members are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
members should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to
improve the publication.
members should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
members should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
members should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and
relevance to publication's scope.
members should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous Editors/ IPC
members without serious reason.
members should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
members should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally
accepted ethical guidelines.
members should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
members should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and
make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
IPC members should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
members should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board
IPC members should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.
Publishing ethics issues
is recognized that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distorted report has been
published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence.
If, after an
appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted. The
retraction should be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems. Our retraction policy
is compliant with the
"retraction guidelines" issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics
in any form constitutes a serious violation of the most basic principles of scholarship and
cannot be tolerated. Typical examples of plagiarism are reported in the section “Plagiarism” .
members are always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when
members seek to avoid that business needs could compromise intellectual standards.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Word-for-word copying of portions of
another's writing without enclosing the copied passage in quotation marks and acknowledging the
source in the appropriate scholarly convention.
The use of a particularly unique term
or concept that one has come across in reading without acknowledging the author or source.
The paraphrasing or abbreviated
restatement of someone else's ideas without acknowledging that another person's text has been
the basis for the paraphrasing.
False citation: material should not be
attributed to a source from which it has not been obtained.
False data: data that has been
fabricated or altered in a laboratory or experiment; although not literally plagiarism, this is
clearly a form of academic fraud.
Unacknowledged multiple submission of
a paper for several purposes without prior approval from the parties involved.
Unacknowledged multiple authors or
collaboration: the contributions of each author or collaborator should be made clear.
Self-plagiarism/double submission: the
submission of the same or a very similar paper to two or more publications at the same time.
with any of the above conditions may result in sanctions.