Editorial Process

 

ICMAC Editorial Process

Peer Review Process
All manuscripts are reviewed first by the Editor and Associate Editors, who will decide if the paper:

  1. Follows the Aim and Scope of ICMAC. Manuscripts which do not follow the Aim and Scope of ICMAC will be rejected.
  2. Meets the requirements of the Paper Submission guidelines. Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements will be returned to the corresponding authors for revisions.

Manuscripts that fulfil these two conditions will be sent anonymously to two external reviewers of the Conference Proceedings for review. All manuscripts received will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review system.

 

Review Process

  • Manuscripts as assessed for originality, topicality, quality, academic rigour and relevance.
    Manuscripts may be rejected, accepted with revisions or accepted without revisions:
  1. Minor Revisions Manuscripts will be accepted with no further revisions as soon as revisions are completed.
  2. Major Revisions Manuscripts will be re-evaluated by one of the first reviewers within 30 days of the revised submission.
  3. Rejection Manuscripts that are rejected for plagiarism (containing 20% or more text copied verbatim) will not be re-considered. Manuscripts that are rejected for other reasons will be re-considered at editorial discretion.

Average Review Time will be 30-45 days from the date of submission. Articles that are accepted will be scheduled for publication in the next annual issue of the Conference Proceedings.

 

Publication Ethics ICMAC Conference Proceedings takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall ICMAC Conference Proceedings and/or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal's publisher or ICMAC Conference Proceedings editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in our journal, ICMAC Conference Proceedings shall follow COPE's guidelines in dealing with allegations.

ICMAC Conference Proceedings submits all its articles to plagiarism detection and prevention software.