Archive Access Policy

The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made OPEN ACCESS and are freely available for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:

a) manuscripts submitted to ICESBA should not be currently published or being considered for publication at another scientific conference, journal or similar outlet. Likewise, does not accept multiple submissions of essentially the same work. That is, every submitted article should be substantially original in content, relative to other works currently published or under review. Manuscripts that violate these requirements will be automatically rejected, and the author of the respective manuscript may be excluded from future submissions to ICESBA. Moreover, a manuscript may be rejected at any time, upon discovery that it does not comply with the policy stipulated herein, even if the author had previously been notified of the manuscript s acceptance;
b) authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and its initial presentation at this conference;
c) authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference;
d) in addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Blind Peer Review

All manuscripts received by ICESBA, through Open conference system undergo the following review process. Upon receipt, each manuscript is assigned a content track editor who is responsible to send the paper for evaluation to one member of our International Scientific Commeettee or to a external reviewer that have proficiency in the field.

Here you may see the list of reviewers.

The evaluation proceeds with the following major steps:

Step 1. The content editor examines the manuscript and decides whether to proceed with a blind peer review. The manuscript may be rejected without a peer review if the content editor establishes that it does not conform to the basic requirements of ICESBA editorial policy, including authenticity, originality, formatting, submission guidelines, etc. Likewise, a content editor may reject the manuscript if he/she believes that the content of the manuscript is not appropriate for the topics and interests of ICESBA, or if it is established that the manuscript clearly lacks in scientific quality to the extent that the probability of it being accepted through the blind peer review would be too low to justify the waiting time for the author.

Step 2. If the manuscript is rejected at the initial review, the content editor notifies the author of this decision. Otherwise, the content editor forwards the manuscript (with the authors name removed) to two peer reviews for evaluation and notifies the author that the manuscript has been accepted for a blind peer review.

Step 3. Each peer reviewer evaluates the manuscript and submits to the content editor a referee report along with one of the following recommendations:
a. Accept submission – publishable without revisions
b. Revisions required – conditionally publishable with minor revisions
c. Resubmit for review- potentially publishable with major revisions (revise and resubmit)
d. Decline submision – not publishable
e. Resubmit elsewhere – not publishable
f. See comments

Step 4. The content editor weighs the recommendations of the two peer reviewers and takes a decision on whether to accept the manuscript for publication as-is, reject the manuscript without further review, or proceed with soliciting the revisions recommended by the referees. The content editor communicates the decision along with the referee reports (with the reviewers name removed), and if applicable conditions for revisions, to the author.

Step 5. If it is decided that the manuscript requires revision, the author makes such revisions in accordance with the conditions/recommendations of the content editor and referees, and upon completion, resubmits the manuscript directly the content editor. Upon receipt of the revised manuscript, the content editor may decide to approve it for publication automatically or resubmit it the peer reviewers for reevaluation. In addition to the two original peer reviewers, the content editor may also solicit the opinion of an additional (third) reviewer.

Step 6. Once the manuscript is deemed publishable in its current form, the author is notified of the decision and is provided with a copy of the manuscript in its final publishable form, for approval. Aside from the final approval, the author is required to transfer the copyright to the manuscript to ICESBA, before the manuscript can be published.

We provide a Single Blind Review.

Screening for plagiarism

The manuscripts are screened for plagiarism with Safe Assign module of Blackboard platform. All the plagiated papers are rejected.


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