Publishing Policies & Ethics
Ethical Publication Practices
Web of Conferences is committed to the highest standards of publishing integrity and academic honesty. Editors, reviewers and authors are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and to follow its Code of conduct and guidelines.
Serious misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism) is taken seriously and will be investigated further. If misconduct is proven, sanctions will be applied.
Before publication, Web of Conferences will randomly review papers from each scientific conference using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.
- Authors are expected to pursue objectiveness and rigour in all aspects of their work.
- Authors are obligated to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- The list of authors should accurately reflect those involved in the work.
- Web of Conferences only considers work that has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Editors, authors and peer reviewers must disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively.
Editors of the proceedings (who are members of the organizing committee of each event) are responsible for the editorial decisions and editorial processes. The procedures may vary from event to event.
- The editors of the proceedings are committed to ensuring the quality of the publication and to ensuring that the reported information is ethical, accurate and relevant to the journal.
- They have full independence and are not dictated to or influenced by any factors (political, commercial, etc.). Their decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based only on the merits of the work and the relevance to the journal.
- If errors are found, the editors should encourage publication of corrections or retraction.
All published articles are peer reviewed.
- Web of Conferences' policy encourages the use of blind peer review and, when possible, multiple reviewers.
- Reviews must be conducted by expert referees who have been requested to provide unbiased and constructive comments aimed at improving the work.
- Proceedings editors must take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the materials they publish. Web of Conferences recommands to use this referee evaluation form to help with the article review.