About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Annually held International Cross-industry Conference where participants need to report and review innovative ideas with up-to-date progress and developments, discuss novel approaches to the application in their research areas (as following) and discuss challenges of doing science and education while accepting yet non-published original articles in the following research areas: Natural sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Nanotechnologies, Electronics, Information, and Communication technologies. Articles published in this proceedings book were accepted for the Natural Resouces and ICT section of the conference. Please read about the conference details including fees at www.cbuic.cz. You may find links to past issues on that website as well.
Peer Review Process
The practice of peer review is to ensure that good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is standard practice at all reputable scientific journals. Our referees, therefore, play a vital role in maintaining the standards of all manuscripts, including those that appear in Special Issues, which are peer-reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. All articles are checked for plagiarism using the CrossCheck service (iThenticate services provided by Turnitin).
Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. The Editor then informs the author in a general way about the main areas that need improvement. The author may send the updated version to the Editor.
Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review; these may include members of the Editorial Board. No referee can be employed by the same institution as the author. Considering the article under review, no author may be in a conflict of interests in any way. Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage are usually informed within several weeks of receipt. We do archive all reviews.
Type of peer review
This journal employs double-blind reviewing, where the referees remain anonymous to authors throughout the process. Authors remain anonymous to reviewers too.
How referees are selected
Referees are matched to papers according to their expertise and recent reviewing history. Our database is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for referees from the author(s) through these recommendations may or may not be used.
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
- is methodologically sound
- follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- has results that are clearly presented and support the conclusions
- correctly references previous relevant work
Referees are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process. if you need an English language proof-reading service for your article, please contact us. We do offer such a service for a fee.
How long does the review process take? Manuscripts are typically reviewed in 1-2 months. Should the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unduly delayed, a further expert opinion is often sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees upon receipt. Referees may and frequently do request more than one revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript is sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees and usually included verbatim comments by the referees.
Editor's decision is final
Referees advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
Becoming a referee
If you are not currently a referee for this journal we publish but would like to be added to the list, please contact us at email@example.com. The benefits of refereeing include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage. You may also be able to cite your work for the journal as part of your professional service contributions.
Journal (a proceedings book) is published once a year.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
By open access we mean that anybody can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
Copyright and Distribution License
The author is the copyright holder. Distribution license: CC Attribution 4.0.