ETHICS

ISCMEE 2021 ETHICS

ORIGINALITY

When an author submits a researcher paper to the ISCMEE 2021, this manuscript must be an original work.

Authors of a research paper should ensure that the article is an original work of listed authors, it was not previously published, nor was it sent to any other publication or conference.

PERSONALITY

If you are collaborating with other authors to publish an article, everyone should agree which author will be appointed as corresponding author. A corresponding author is the point of contact between authors and the publication where the article is sent. In addition to all the authorship criteria described, the corresponding author is also responsible for:

Include, as co-authors, all appropriate people and none inappropriate.

Obtain, from all co-authors, their consent to be appointed as corresponding author, as well as their approval for final version of the article, as is was accepted for publication.

Keep all approved co-authors informed about current status of an article submitted for publication. This includes to provide all co-authors with copies of the reviewers’ comments, and a copy of the published version, if necessary.

Select the corresponding author of your article before sending it to a publication. Co-authors remain responsible for the submitted paper since is reviewed and published under their names.

CITATIONS, REFERENCES, BIBLIOGRAPHY.

You should always cite any source used in your work. As references are required in several cases, following guidelines could be useful:

PLAGIARISM

All papers are reviewed by a native speaker. All papers are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. Acceptable minimum of originality is 90%.

SELF-REFERENCING

While some self-citation may be desirable, authors should avoid overly citing their previous work to inflate their citation count. Authors should also avoid a self-citation that could violate the double-blind review process.

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

Authors should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. A conflict of interest is any event known to a participant in the publication process such that, if it is revealed later, it would make a reader feel reasonably deceived, (or an author, reviewer or editor feels defensive). If there are doubts about whether a circumstance represents a conflict, the authors should contact the Scientific Committee, so that it can assess its importance.

DOUBLE-BLIND REVIEWING

ISCMEE 2021 follows a double-blind review process, by which the Authors do not know the reviewers and vice versa. Authors should respect the confidentiality of the review process and should not be disclosed to reviewers, and vice versa. For example, the manuscript should not include any information through which any Author identity can be inferred to a Reviewer. Authors should not publish the work they have submitted to websites where they can be easily discovered by potential reviewers, including working documents and previous drafts.