Conference Ethics and Quality Control

Policy on Multiple Submissions

ICMEP will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review, is accepted for publication, or has already been published in another conference or a journal. Authors are also expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the ICMEP 2019 reviewing period.

ICMEP is utterly intolerant of plagiarism. Submitted papers are expected to contain original work executed by the authors with adequate, proper and scholarly citations to the work of others. It is the job of the authors to clearly identify both their own contribution(s) and also published results / techniques on which they depend or build. Reviewers are charged to ensure these standards are met.

If the author is found to commit an act of plagiarism, the following acts of sanction will be taken:
1. Reject the article submitted or delete the article from the final publications.
2. Report the authors violation to his/her supervisor(s) and affiliated institution(s)
3. Report the authors violation to the appropriate overseeing office of academic ethics and research funding agency.
4. Reserve the right to publish the authors name(s), the title of the article, the name(s) of the affiliated institution and the details of misconduct, etc. of the plagiarist”

Summary of conference ethics and quality control

1. A conference is a place where researchers with similar interest present and discuss their latest findings.
2. A conference needs to have a clear "call for papers".
3. Conference organizers cannot promise any index services on their website.
4. Conference organizers need to obey international spam ethics.
5. All papers have to be presented by at least one of the authors at the conference.
6. Papers can only be submitted to one conference and must describe current original research of international interest.
7. Papers need to be submitted by corresponding authors via online tool.
8. Papers need to pass a proper peer review via online tool.
9. Papers need to be related to the main topic of the conference, i.e. to the specific "call for papers" of the conference.
10. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
11. All papers are subject to a final internal review and can be rejected without further information.