Second International Conference on Engineering Science – 2nd ICES University of Kerbala- Engineering College Publishing Ethics - Guidelines and Policies GUIDELINES Authors must prepare their papers using Microsoft Word according to the IOP guidelines summarized as follows: 1.
Paper size is European A4.
Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
The word file is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures).
Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
The word file is editable and not password protected.
All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
Reference lists are checked for accuracy.
Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.
Post-publication changes are not permitted, so authors must ensure that their papers have been checked for errors before final submission.
POLICY 1. The author warrants that the paper he/she is submitting is his/her original work, has not been published previously (other than in a research thesis or dissertation which fact has been notified to the conference organizer in writing).
2. All named authors participated sufficiently in the conception and writing of the paper, have received a final version of the paper, agree to its submission and take responsibility for it, and the submission has been approved as necessary by the authorities at the establishment where the research was carried out. 3. The author warrants that he/she acts on behalf of, and with the knowledge of, all authors of the paper, that the paper does not infringe any third-party rights, it contains nothing libelous, all factual statements are, to the best of the authors’ knowledge and belief, true or based on valid research conducted according to accepted norms, and all required permissions have been obtained. 4. All papers submitted to the conference will be examined using Turnitin in order to check for the similarity and plagiarism. If Turnitin report indicates more than 15 percent similarity and/or plagiarism the papers will be rejected. 5. The publication process will be divided into two phases: ▪
Phase-I: All papers will be subjected to a thorough scientific evaluation process conducted by the organizer (ICES). After completing evaluation process, the papers will be also subjected to proofreading process. This process involves checking for grammatical and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc. The accepted papers after completing the scientific evaluation and proof reading processes will be submitted to the publisher (IOP).
Phase-II: The publisher (IOP) will have the final decision on accepting or rejecting any paper selected in Phase-I. The papers accepted by the IOP will be published in the conference proceeding indexed in Scopus and Web of Science database.
The papers accepted in Phase-I, and rejected in Phase-II will be published in a special issue in the Journal of University of Kerbala. 6. Authors shall pay the organizer (ICES) 250000 IQD registration and publication fee after receiving a final acceptance letter from the organizer. This fee (250000 IQD) must be paid whether your paper is accepted in IOP or Journal of University of Kerbala.