Review process and policies

Editors, reviewers, and authors are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and to follow its Core practices and guidelines. A paper's review process and policies consist of an initial check and then a peer review. The paper submitted will be checked for an initial check. The initial check includes paper length, structure, research topics, language, author names, and order according to the conference template. Papers undergo a first plagiarism check using the similarity check system iThenticate. Then, the manuscript can be sent for peer review.

The paper is assigned to blind reviewers from the relevant research areas for peer review. Our reviewer lists are always updated and refreshed every year. These reviewers carefully review the manuscript and provide the review comments to the organizing committee about the manuscript content. The manuscripts submitted to the conference should be written in the academic English language and easy to understand for editors, reviewers, and future readers.

The manuscript is evaluated according to the conference review form and several criteria will be assessed for the importance of the topic to readers & compliance of the presented article with the thematic focus of the conference, the clarity of goals and objectives or research questions, adequacy of the research method and accuracy of data analysis, appropriate of results and accuracy of conclusions; figures, tables, graphs, and references should be properly cited. Reviewers also highlight strengths and weaknesses and suggest improvements for increasing the quality of the research. This will help the editor to make the ultimate acceptance or rejection decision for the manuscript.

During the editorial process, the conference’s publication corresponding author coordinates between the publisher and authors, copy editing work, and other necessary publication support. The ready-to-be-published manuscripts are being published the entire year to collect citations and to increase the conference level at the international level among readers in the section "Current release" of the conference webpage. All articles are published in open access under Creative Commons.

The conference organizing committee often coordinates with the international committee, decides high-level policies, has general oversight of the process, decides on the final number of accepted papers, and provides the final approval for all decisions. The organizing committee continuously monitors the process to ensure timeliness and fairness. They also handle all appeals, complaints, and misconduct allegations. They are also responsible for the final proceedings of the conference materials.