AHRO Reviews Conference Proceedings
International Multidisciplinary Conference Proceedings is a journal that publishes articles, abstracts and reports from multiple conferences, including those hosted by Africa Health Research Organization-Scotland. Published items are approved by the conference committee and original research content has been peer-reviewed. Conferences may be in any field. Those wishing to run a conference or have their proceedings covered by the journal should contact the editorial office
Organizers of conferences are welcome to propose research outputs from their conferences to be published in International Multidisciplinary Conference Proceedings.
Conferences must fulfil the following criteria:
International Multidisciplinary Conference Proceedings is an open-access journal, published by the leading academic open access publisher, AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd. It is dedicated to publishing all kinds of outputs from academic conferences. Each conference proceeding can be individually indexed, is citable via a digital object identifier (DOI) and is freely available under an open-access license.
If you choose to publish your conference proceedings with IMCP, benefits include:
In order to ensure the published proceedings include high-quality scientific work that is of long-term interest and benefit to the scientific community, the journal requires conference organizers to commit to undertaking an appropriate peer review process before paper acceptance and provide proof of the peer review process. Otherwise, AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd also operates a conference platform and we would use our peer review process to evaluate submitted items.
In addition, all organizers/editors will be required to complete a Peer Review Statement describing how the papers were peer reviewed. This information will be published as part of the proceedings.
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IMCP just like all AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd journals follow ‘double blind’ process of peer review. Below is a description of the process:
Below are some of the prospective questions editors ask reviewers
Submissions from the Editor-in-Chief will undergo independent peer-review and will be submitted to another Editor for his decision on acceptance.
Copyediting and Proofs
Articles and eBook chapters must be written in good English in a clear and correct style in order to maintain uniformity throughout the text. Articles/chapters submitted are copyedited before they are published.
High-quality, bound/unbound, print/e-prints can be purchased for all published articles and book chapters.
Articles must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The principal/corresponding author will be required to submit a Submission Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.
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Author Self-Archiving Policy
As journals published by AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd are an Open Access journals, authors are entitled to make their article publicly available according to the terms of the CC BY licence:
Re-use guidelines for open access content
When posting, distributing or reusing Open Access articles, the journals should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication and correct citation details should be given. Authors should also deposit the URL/DOI of their published article in any repository, in addition to the Version of Record.
When making their article available according to the terms of their Open Access licence, we strongly encourage authors to deposit the Version of Record. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from such repositories and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.
As there are many ways you can share the different versions of your article as it moves through the stages towards publication a summary is provided as follows.
Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)
This author’s original manuscript before you submitted it to a journal for peer review.
Authors can share your AOM as much as you like, including via social media, on a scholarly collaboration network, your own personal website, or on a preprint server intended for non-commercial use (for example arXiv, bioRxiv, SocArXiv, etc.). Posting on a preprint server is not considered to be duplicate publication. If you do decide to post your AOM anywhere, we ask that, upon acceptance, you acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
This article has been accepted for publication in Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health’.
Accepted manuscript (AM)
This is your article is accepted for publication it becomes the Accepted Manuscript. This version has been through the peer review process and been accepted by a journal editor. When you receive the acceptance email from the Editorial Office, keep a copy of your AM for any future posting.
Authors can post your Accepted Manuscript (AM) at any point after acceptance (this includes posting to Facebook, Google groups, and LinkedIn, plus linking from Twitter). To encourage citation of your work, we recommend that you insert a link from your posted AM to the published article with the following text, including the DOI:
“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in AHRO Review of Food Sciences & Nutrition on [date of publication], [Article DOI].”
Version of Record (VOR)
This is the final, definitive, citable version of your paper, which has been copyedited, typeset, had metadata applied, and has been allocated a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This is the published version.
You can share your article as follows: On publication you can link to the VOR using the DOI or you can post the article PDF on any non-commercial websites and repositories.
Connecting the different versions of your article
By the time your article is published, you may have already shared your AOM and AM in various places. It is a good idea to link these to the VOR after publication, by adding some text such as:
“This is an [Accepted Manuscript / Author’s Original Manuscript] of an article published in AHRO Review of Food Sciences & Nutrion on [date of publication], available at [Article DOI].”
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Appeals and Complaints
Generally, the editorial decisions are not reverted. However, authors who think that their manuscript was rejected due to a misunderstanding or mistake may seek an explanation for the decision. Appeals must give sound reasoning and compelling evidence against the criticism raised in the rejection letter. A difference of opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the manuscript for the journal will not be considered as an appeal. The EIC and other relevant editors will consider the appeal and the decision thereafter taken by the journal will be deemed final. Acceptance of the manuscript is not guaranteed even if the journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, and the reconsideration process may involve previous or new reviewers or editors and substantive revision.
Authors who wish to make a complaint should refer them to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal concerned. Complaints to the Publisher may be emailed to email@example.com
Conflict of Interest
Financial contributions to the work being reported should be clearly acknowledged, as should any potential conflict of interest.
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd uses the Turnitin software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Turnitin software checks content against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage of overlap between the uploaded article and the published material. Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies. AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd allows an overall similarity of 15% for a manuscript to be considered for publication.
Copyright and License
Accepted articles can be published online for free open access. Open access publishing provides maximum dissemination of the article to the largest audience.
Ahead of Print
In order to provide our readers timely access to new content, articles accepted by ATMPH are posted online ahead of print publication. Articles that have been accepted for publications are peer-reviewed and copy edited but do not incorporate all correction or means it is the final version that will appear in the journal. Final, corrected articles will be published online concurrently with the release of the print issue.
HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
All clinical investigations should be conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles. For all manuscripts reporting data from studies involving human participants, formal review and approval by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee are required.
For research involving animals, the authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the standards set forth in the eighth edition of “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals_prepub.pdf published by the National Academy of Sciences, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.).
Research Involving Animals
Research work on animals should be carried out in accordance with the NC3Rs ARRIVE Guidelines. For In Vivo Experime
nts, please visit https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/arrive-guidelines
Authors should clearly state the name of the approval committee, highlighting that legal and ethical approvals were obtained prior to initiation of the research work carried out on animals, and that the experiments were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations stated below.
Research Involving Plants
All experimental research on plants (either cultivated or wild), should comply with international guidelines. The manuscript should include a declaration of compliance of field studies with relevant guidelines and/or relevant permissions or licenses obtained by the IUCN Policy Statement on Research Involving Species at Risk of Extinction and the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Compliance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors www.icmje.org) is recommended, in accordance with the patient’s consent for research or participation in a study as per the applicable laws and regulations regarding the privacy and/or security of personal information, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and other U.S. federal and state laws relating to confidentiality and security of personally distinguishable evidence, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and member state implementing legislation, Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, India's Information Technology Act and related Privacy Rules, (together "Data Protection and Privacy Laws").
It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that:
The Editor In Chief may request that authors provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfil the above-mentioned requirements.
Anonymous images, that do not identify the individual directly or indirectly, such as through any identifying marks or text, do not require formal consent, for example, X-rays, ultrasound images, pathology slides or laparoscopic images.
In case consent is not obtained, concealing the identity through eye bars or blurring the face would not be acceptable.
Errata and Corrections in Published Articles
Authors and readers are encouraged to notify the Editor-in-Chief if they find errors in published content, authors’ names and affiliations or if they have reasons for concern over the legitimacy of a publication. In such cases the journal will publish an ERRATUM in consultation with Editor-in-Chief and authors of the article, and/or replace or retract the article.
Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication or published as E-pub Ahead of Schedule but which have not been formally published with volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are determined to violate the publishing ethics guidelines such as multiple submission, fake claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like, may be “Withdrawn” from the journal. Withdrawal means that the article files are removed and replaced with a PDF stating that the article has been withdrawn from the journal in accordance with AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd Editorial Policies.
If any manuscripts are published, having certain assigned information of volume / issue / page number, and it is found that there are infringements of professional ethical codes in their content, such as plagiarism, excess similarity with some other article, fraudulent use of data, etc., then such manuscripts are retracted.
Concurrent Publication/Simultaneous Submission
It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered.
Abstracts and posters of conferences, results presented at meetings (for example, to inform investigators or participants about findings), results databases (data without interpretation, discussion, context or conclusions in the form of tables and text to describe data/information where this is not easily presented in tabular form) are not considered prior publication.
Authors who wish to publish translations of the articles that have been published elsewhere should ensure that they have appropriate permission(s), indicate clearly that the material has been translated and re-published, and indicate clearly the original source of the material. The Editor-in-Chief may request copies of related publications if he/she is concerned about overlap and possible redundancy. Some authors engage in sending their articles to different journals which contravene our policy of submitting articles that have not been submitted to another journal. After the publication, authors revert asking for the journal to withdraw their article. If any author should engage in this unethical behaviour, the journal should charge the author $1000 before such withdrawal.
PERMISSION FOR REPRODUCTION:
Responsibility for the content published by AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd in any of its journals, including any opinions expressed therein, rests exclusively with the author(s) of such content. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd (on its own behalf, and on behalf of its staff and members of its editorial board) disclaims responsibility for any and all injury and/or damage (whether financial or otherwise) to persons or property, resulting directly or indirectly from any ideas, methods, instructions or products (including errors in the same) referred to in the content of any of AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd’s journals. Any dispute arising, including any claim shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Scotland.
Fabricating and Stating False Information
To ensure the scholarly integrity of every article, AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd will publish post-publication notices. The authors of the published articles, or those who have submitted the manuscripts with false information, or fabricated the supporting data or images, will be liable for sanctions, and their papers will be retracted.
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd will issue a correction notice in case of any correction or omission causing a change in interpretation of the article. This applies to the cases, including mislabelled figures, missing integral funding and/or other information, and authors' competing interests.
There can be major or minor errors/ corrections. Major inaccuracies or omissions may be any changes, which affects the clarity and integrity of an article. Minor errors do not affect the overall meaning of the text.
A separate correction notice will accompany the major errors/ corrections. The correction notice will provide precise details of the mistakes and the revisions/alterations that have been incorporated in the final version.
To rectify the significant error or omission, we will: Amend the online version of the article, issue a separate correction notice that will be connected to the revised version of the article and add a footnote to the article, which will be hyperlinked to the correction notice.
There will be no separate correction notice for minor errors/ corrections. Again, a footnote will be added to the article stating that it has been modified to update the readers. Any decision to issue retraction notice for an article will be taken in accordance with COPE guidelines available at: https://publicationethics.org/files/Fabricated%20data%20B.pdf
Correction Notice for Articles in Press
Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication or published as E-pub Ahead of Schedule but which have not been formally published with volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are determined to violate the publishing ethics guidelines such as multiple submission, fake claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like, may be “Withdrawn” from the journal. Withdrawal means that the article files are removed and replaced with a PDF stating that the article has been withdrawn from the journal in accordance with our Editorial Policies.
Copied Submission and Redundant Publication
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd journals ensure that the research work is original and unpublished electronically or in print. Only research that represents original work or a thesis available on a preprint server, and is not published anywhere else is considered.
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd journals only cater to those articles which are not submitted elsewhere for publication at the same. Those authors who have made simultaneous submissions may be liable to penalty. The authors must cite the previous research work and specify how their submitted manuscript varies from their previous articles. The authors will be asked to provide a reference for their earlier research work, published or under review in order to meet the criteria of manuscript submission. In case of the author uses his own text from the previous publication other than the Methods section, then it should be mentioned in the text. Consent from the copyright holder must be required in cases where the authors reuse figures or a considerable number of words.
For the projects presented at conferences, AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd will consider the extended versions of the manuscripts provided this is declared in the cover letter. Furthermore, the article should have the previous version cited and mentioned, and there is unpublished and original content, and any necessary permission has been obtained.
The redundant publication refers to the publication of the same data more than once, resulting in rejection or a request to merge the submitted manuscripts and the rectification of published manuscripts. Seriously flawed or misleading content (plagiarised publication) may cause retraction of the article, and the authors may be penalized.
Manipulation of Citations
Authors with the aim just to increase the number of citations to a given author’s research work or the manuscripts previously published in a particular journal may result in sanctions for the author. Similarly, the editors and reviewers should not encourage authors to add references just to increase citations to their own or an associate’s work, to the journal, or to another journal they are associated with.
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd ONLY accepts articles written in good English. A scientifically sound and grammatically correct article leaves a greater impact on the reader. Our copyeditors ensure the usage of correct grammar and spelling, consistent terminology and accurate punctuation.
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES
The costs associated with high-quality open access publishing in AHRO Scientific Publishing journals are covered by article publication charges (APCs), which can be paid by institutions, funders or researchers. In some cases, the cost of APCs is sponsored in full or in part by AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd partners. APC prices are listed on each journal website and included in the full price list below. Where APCs apply, they are only charged once an article has been accepted for publication. There is no charge if an article is rejected (before or after peer review), and there are no submission fees.
For further information about paying APCs, including available discounts and waivers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd strives to uphold the highest publishing standards, and we endeavour to minimise the time required of the research community in the setting-up and running of journals, enabling scientists to spend maximum time on their own research.
Some of the main costs we incur in publishing high-quality journals include:
Whilst all AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd journals apply the same high standards of peer review and publication, they may have different APC prices. Differences can be determined by a number of factors, including:
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd endeavours to publish every open access article on the terms agreed with the authors and without delay. If you or your institution is unhappy with any aspect of the open access publishing service, you should contact the journal. Every effort will be made to respond to any deficiencies in service without delay. Where service fails to meet our high standards, you may be offered, on request and at the publisher’s discretion, a refund of part of the APC or a credit towards future publications.
AHRO International Multidisciplinary Conference Proceedings uses author-prepared PDFs for all published content and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. It is therefore very important that all manuscript are submitted in their final form and that all fonts are embedded. Well-prepared manuscripts enable rapid publication. Authors who require English Language editing can contact the editorial team at email@example.com for further discussions. When preparing your manuscript for IMCP, please abide by the following guidelines:
What to send to your conference Organizer
AHRO Scientific Publishing Ltd recognizes the importance of enhance visibility and discoverability of published research by including published articles in abstracting and indexing databases that researchers use. We support the work of these indexes by providing researchers with access to all our published proceedings volume upon publication. However, we do not have influence on the timeframe for indexing on the databases. It is up to the provider to decide how quickly to index any volume. IMCP are indexed in a number of databases.
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