PRADEC Interdisciplinary Conference Proceedings

PICP publishes selective studies reported or presented in PRADEC annual international conferences. PICP thematic focuses covers innovation, technology transfer, education and science, health, economics and business, governance and regulation, many other critical issues of development. Detail thematic aspects are described in conference calls.

ISSN 1805-8159 (ONLINE)

OPEN ACCESS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Aims and scope

The PRADEC Interdisciplinary Conference Proceedings is a periodical publication related to research reports in yearly organized conferences by Prague Development Center. The proceedings are open access for the international audience and contain scientific and technical information, data and critical analysis in the areas of innovation, technology transfer, education and science, health and environment, economics, governance, and regulation, etc.

Manuscripts presented in conferences and submitted on at-distance basis are subject to review form conference committee and external experts.

Guide to authors

Guide to submissions for PRADEC interdisciplinary conference proceedings

Conference calls

  • Submissions of papers should be related to the specific Conference call. Authors of abstracts and full-text submissions must carefully read all requirements and conditions, including acceptance criteria, posted by the Program Committee of a conference. 

Format of submissions

  • Submissions of papers should be related to the specific Conference call. Authors of abstracts and full-text submissions must carefully read all requirements and conditions, including acceptance criteria, posted by the Program Committee of a conference.
  • Please read the following guidelines and use the PICP article submission format for submission of your paper since only articles formatted accordingly may be accepted.
  • The volume of paper should be at least 4 pages, but not exceeding 15 pages of А4 format. Articles must be written in English. Papers should be printed in MS Word, Time New Roman font (size 12), with 1.5 interval. Tables and pictures must be handled with MS Word drawing tools and supported by source references. 
  • Literature references should be placed at the end of the paper and represented in the required form. Papers should be provided by the following requisites: Name of paper; List of keywords; Summary in the beginning (a maximum of 150 words); References in required form 
  • At the end of paper author should precisely specify the following: first name and surname; scientific degree; country of citizenship; affiliated with a given author a research or other organization (company); e-mails (main and alternative); phones with codes (office and mobile); the convenient detailed post address, on which author wishes to receive the journal after printing. 
  • Given publications should have research character and must be based on principles of scientific and a professional etiquette. The papers are subject for the peer-review process by editorial and independent experts.

Language

  • Submissions must be written in English.

Title

  • Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations.

Author names and affiliations

  • Full names should be provided. Please indicate affiliations of the author. Indicate the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the Author's name and in front of the appropriate address.

Contacts

  • Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Abstract

  • A concise abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research and the main results. An abstract must be presented in English and separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

Illustrations

  • Graphics should be done in MS Word and must be editable.

Tables

  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets. Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.

Footnotes

  • The use of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

Selection of papers and publication fee

  • First, the selected papers will be recommended to publish by the Conference Program Committee. After this, the papers will undergo the peer-review process. Only passed the peer-review procedure articles will be included in the Conference proceedings publication. Delegates are provided with free publication fee option. In this case, the presenting author must be a paid registrant at the Conference. The Conference does not provide financial support nor registration fee waivers for any presentations.
  • Accepted article ONLINE publication fee for non-delegates is 125 Euro, due to pay only after accepting the paper. 

Paper submission deadline

  • Submit all Abstracts electronically, using the link found at the conference website or related websites. Abstracts and full-text final submissions must be submitted prior to the relevant deadlines. Thes deadlines will be strictly observed.
  • All Abstracts must be submitted via the conference WEB system or other suggested email options. Submissions sent via e-mail, fax, or regular mail will not be processed or acknowledged. Electronic copies of paper can be sent to publications@pradec.eu no later than the fixed deadlines in a conference call.

Important

  • Payments must be done only after the final letter of acceptance of a paper for publication.
Publication ethics
Publication ethics
 
Editors of Business and Economic Horizons (BEH) are committed to the highest standards of ethics in academic research and publishing. Ethical conduct in both writing and editing is necessary in order to provide the readers with accurate, useful and reliable scientific material, as well as to appropriately honor the credits of particular researchers and authors. Therefore, compliance with the following standards of publication ethics is required of all contributors of BEH, including authors, reviewers and editors. Violation of any of these standards by an author is a basis for rejection of his or her paper submitted for publication.
 
I.  Authorship and Co-authorship
 
1. Authorship
 
Authorship credit should be based on meeting the following criteria: 1) substantial contribution to paper concept or design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or reviewing and introducing fundamental changes in it; 3) final approval of the version to be published.
 
All persons designated as authors and co-authors should meet these criteria. As co-authors of a paper there should be identified all persons who have made significant scientific contributions to the work reported, and who therefore share responsibility its content and results. Authors should also appropriately recognize the contributions of technical staff and data professionals. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship (e.g. financial support) should be listed in the section “Acknowledgements” (financial disclosure). Editors retain the right to request information about the contributions of each person in writing the article. 
 
Authors should also be aware that the following phenomena are the examples of scientific misconduct and must be avoided:
 
Ghostwriting -  a substantial contribution to publication has been made, without revealing author’s participation, or without being mentioned in the acknowledgments enclosed to the paper.
 
Guest authorship (honorary authorship) - the author's contribution is insignificant, despite of declaration.
 
A group of co-authors should jointly make the decision about the order in which their names are given. During manuscript submission, the submitting author must provide contact information (full name, email address, institutional affiliation and mailing address) for all of the co-authors. The author who submits the manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of notifying all co-authors of the manuscript being submitted. The corresponding author must fill in and sign the Declaration of Contribution (in case there are two authors or more), which should be submitted together with the manuscript. 
 
All detected cases of scientific misconduct will be documented and the appropriate institutions and entities will be notified.
 
2. Sources of data and ideas
 
Authors are required to faithfully acknowledge and identify contributions of other persons to their reported work as well as clearly identify sources of both data and ideas. Authors should cite all publications that have been important in the development of the submitted study and that will guide the reader to the earlier researchers that are essential for understanding the present analysis.
 
Authors are required to make reasonable and diligent efforts to find, and then accurately cite original sources and publications. Authors should only present as reliable either personally verified or peer-reviewed sources of scientific data and literature.
 
Authors must not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Plagiarism is verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or paraphrasing without due modification, of text, data, or other material containing results of another person’s work, without explicit identification of the source of such material. Similarly, self-plagiarism is replicating of the author’s own previously published text or results without acknowledgment of the source. Exercising care for publishing only original research, editors of BEH are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism and may use special software to screen submitted manuscripts for similarity to a previously published material. The manuscripts may be screened during the whole editorial cycle, including submission process and until the final publication in an online form.
 
3. Duplicate publications
 
It is prohibited for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication.
 
II. Quality of Published Work
 
1. Comprehensiveness of research and publications
 
An author is required organize his or her paper so that it provides a well-rounded description of the examined issue.
Fragmentation of research reports excessively consumes journal space and unduly complicates literature research, therefore authors are expected to avoid it whenever possible.
 
2. Conflicts of interest
 
Conflict of interest is a situation in which the process of research and publication may be corrupted or its results may be biased because of some other interests of its participants. It may concern any one or more of the participants of research and publication process – the author, the reviewer, or the editor. Conflicts of interest may occur for financial (e.g. employment opportunities, fees or other compensation arrangements, beneficial ownership of stock) or other reasons (e.g., personal relationships, pursuit of academic career, intellectual passion, political involvement etc.) that can reasonably be expected to influence motivations or results of actions of participants of the publication process.
 
Conflicts of interest constitute a serious threat to the integrity and objectivity of both scientific research and publishing. Therefore best practice for authors, reviewers and editors alike, is to avoid conflicts of interest situations whenever possible.
 
All participants in publication process who are in the situation of a conflict of interest must disclose this fact. Of special importance is that if the original research study reported in the manuscript or the preparation of the manuscript was supported by one or more grants, the title and number of the grant(s) and the name of the institution(s) that provided the grants or financial support to conduct, analyze or write-up the study, must be specified in the manuscript.
 
Editors of BEH may use information disclosed in conflict-of-interest and financial-support statements as a basis for editorial decisions. The corresponding author must either notify the editor at the time of submission that there is no conflict of interest to declare, or fairly and effectively communicate all conflicts of interest, which will then be acknowledged in the published article.
 
III. Reviewing and Editing
 
1. Reviewing
 
Business and Economic Horizons is a peer-reviewed journal. Submitted papers and short communication are evaluated by independent referees or Editorial Board members specialized in the article field. Paper reviews evaluate submitted material’s scientific significance and novelty, define it’s accordance to general journal profile, scrutinize its content for compliance with the journal’s publication ethics. After the refereeing process is complete, the paper may be rejected, returned to the author for revisions, or accepted for publication. 
 
2. Editing
 
The authors are responsible for the contents of their paper or short communication. Editors may request an author, when considered necessary, to elaborate on the content or technical details of the paper. Scientific editing might change format and correct the writing to render it compliant with editorial policy of the journal. 
Pictures and graphs are special subject to editorial consideration, as their quantity should be optimal and only necessary in the content of papers. Pictures, graphs and textual content alike are subject to ethical standards concerning authorship and integrity. Additionally, whenever images are included in accounts of research process or results, or in data collections, the author must provide an accurate description of how the images originated.
 
3.Retraction or/and withdrawing of reviewed and published articles
 
The peer-reviewed and published articles cannot be retracted or withdrawn. If the article was officially submitted and accepted by editors after screening and reviewing, the withdrawal and retraction are not possible.  Accepted articles assume that our experts and reviewers could not identify problems with merits of a submitted article. After the positive initial screening and double-blind reviewing, every article is assigned with DOI.
 
However, editors do understand satisfaction concerns of an author and usually ask for describing the problem for further reviewer's examination and discussion. So, the one possible option is that it can be possible to make changes within the reasonable shortest time after online publication.  Another option, an author can write another article which should provide the follow-up review of errors/mistakes in a theoretical research or empirical model in the previously published article.
 
For more details please read terms and conditions which you officially accept when you send your articles to the editors' emails. It is a responsibility of an author to read instruction, conditions, and terms before the submission of an article.  These terms make retraction or removal impossible. Only editors and publisher make decisions after receiving the article regarding rejection, further update or publishing.
Information regarding the retraction and withdrawal conditions are available in the following sections of the core official page of the journal:
 
- the section "Publication ethics"
- the section  "Terms and Conditions"
- the section "Guide to Authors"
Terms and conditions

The author and co-authors of the article strictly commit to the policy of editors by accepting these terms and conditions

  • Authors are responsible to read and accept fee (215 euro) payment obligations of the targeted journal. The website has clear information about publication fees and payment terms. When paper accepted and published the author is obliged to fulfill his/ her fee payment obligations in the shortest time after the invoice issued.
  • The primary version of the journal is the online version. Therefore, we do not send a printed copy to the author(s) of the published article. Publisher does not make profits via subscription or sales of print copies. The publisher offers the full content for free access to the public and without restrictions. 
  • All rules and requirements relevant to the chosen type of submission are read and understood. Sending submission means accepted by the author/submitter all responsibility related to editorial and publishing conditions.
  • Submission technical requirements are read and accepted in designing and preparing the research paper
  • Please note that scientific editing might change the format and correct the writing to make it conventional with editorial policy.
  • Responsibility for facts and opinions presented in the contents of journals, electronic and/or printed rests exclusively with the authors, other submitters if there is relevance. Their interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of publisher or editors, affiliated or partnering with journals and with authors institutions.
  • F.A.Q. must be visited if there is an additional reason in clarifying editorial policy. The editors can contact editors via email when it is accepted
  • Neither the publisher nor the editors can be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal.
  • Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the author.
  • The submitted article after evaluation can be published in elaborating/projecting online issues which differ ahead/or back from the submission date up to 3 consequent issues or 6 months interval. 
  • The version of an article which is published online is considered the final and complete version. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very limited circumstances. When an author wishes to update the published paper it can be possible within 4 weeks after publication. 
  • Article after the publication is not subject to removal, except for the sole discretion of the publisher. When editors screen, review and publish the article online or/end in print the article cannot be withdrawn until the decision of editors and publisher. The published articles go immediately to indexing archives and DOI depositories. 
  • Full rights for the removal of the publication of the article remain to the publisher. Retraction or removal of published article can arise in very rear and exceptional circumstances. Usually, it takes a long time to make a deeper analysis, examination of reasons and negotiations.
  • After receiving of the article editors and publisher usually publish immediately online the metadata. After screening and reviewing the full article can be published. The time length between submission and publication of metadata and the full article can be different and make hours, days or months. All this process is usually related to merits, quality of the paper, internal editorial processes, other factors. When necessary, the editors can issue proof of acceptance to the applied author.
  • The author is responsible for avoiding multiple submissions of the same article to other journals. PRADEC editors can charge authors for additional fees when it will be found that similar article was published in parallel. We can contact and inform the relevant journals about multiple practices of the author. When there are signs and suspicions about duplicate submission behaviour of the authors the publisher monitors periodically online during 12 weeks.
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