Publication Ethics

The ICECOS Conference follows the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible procedures against any publication misconduct. This Conference does not accept any type of plagiarism, which means that any author replicating a significant part of another’s work without acknowledging him/her or passing another’s work off as his/her own are not tolerated and not published. ICECOS reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times.

All authors submitting their works to the ICECOS Conference for publication as original works confirm that the submitted papers are their own contributions and have not been copied in whole or in part from other works.

Each submission is anonymously reviewed by an average of three independent reviewers, to ensure the final high standard and quality of each accepted submission.

Reviewers should identify significant published work that has not been acknowledged by the authors. The ICECOS Conference guarantees that the entire peer review and publication process is meticulous and objective. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider 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.

All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the proceedings if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication.