Author Guidelines

Manuscript publications

The Volume 7 of the RAD Conference Proceedings is being prepared.

The manuscripts for Volume 8 of RAD Conference Proceedings can be sent from 1 August to 31 October 2024, on email address: office@rad-proceedings.org, containing a maximum length of 6 pages (the template will be available in the due time).

RAD Conference Proceedings is indexed in Scopus (Elsevier) and each paper has its own DOI number.

AUTHORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Originality and Primary Publication

Authors must guarantee that the article is their original work, that it has not been previously published in any form (printed or electronic) and that the article is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal/proceedings constitutes misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from consideration by RAD Conference Proceedings.

Also, authors must guarantee that RAD Centre will be the first publisher of the article and that they will not submit the article for publication to any other journal/proceedings following the acceptance of publication in RAD Conference Proceedings.

An article is not acceptable for the submission to the RAD Conference Proceedings if it, or its substance, has been made publicly available in the following:

· a serial, periodical, or book;
· a conference report or symposium proceedings;
· a technical bulletin or company white paper;
· a public website; or
· any other retrievable source.

The following does not preclude the submission to, or publication by, RAD Conference Proceedings:

· posting of a method/protocol on a public website;
· posting of a limited amount of original data on a personal/university/corporate website or websites of small collaborative groups working on a problem;
· deposit of unpublished sequence data in a public database;
· preliminary disclosures of research findings as meeting posters, webcast as meeting presentations, or published in abstract form as adjuncts to a meeting, e.g., part of a program;
· posting of theses and dissertations on a personal/university-hosted website.

In case a submitted manuscript is a result of a research project, or its previous version has been presented at a conference (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the project, the conference, etc. shall be provided in a footnote or Acknowledgments. A paper that has already been published in another journal/proceedings cannot be reprinted in RAD Conference Proceedings.

It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that manuscripts submitted to RAD Conference Proceedings are written with ethical standards in mind (for example, see the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)). Authors affirm that the manuscript contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The Publisher shall not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Reporting standards

A submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit reviewers and, subsequently, readers to verify the claims presented in it. The deliberate presentation of false claims is a violation of ethical standards.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the content of their submissions and must make sure that they have the permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables or other materials that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s). Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Ethics

Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with institutional (e.g. Institutional Animal Care and Use Guidelines), national (e.g. Law for animal welfare protection) and international guidelines (e.g. Directive 2010/63/EU in Europe). It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain approval of appropriate regulatory group and report this approval in their manuscript in the first paragraph of the section Materials and Methods including the name of the regulatory group, reference number and date of the approval.

For experiments involving human subjects, authors must identify the committee approving the experiments and include with their submission a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects. This must be declared in the manuscript in the first paragraph of the Materials and Methods section.

Authorship

Authors must make sure that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in a footnote or the Acknowledgments section.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. They are expected to correctly reference each quote and idea from someone else’s work and to list all references. Information received in a private conversation or correspondence with third parties, in reviewing project applications, manuscripts and similar materials must not be used without the express written consent of the information source.

Plagiarism

A misuse of another person’s intellectual property is plagiarism. Authors must follow the highest ethical standards when writing their articles. Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words, or other creative expression as one’s own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of the copyright law, punishable by legal action.

Plagiarism includes the following:

● Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
● Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Authors should also avoid self-plagiarism, that is, recycling their previously-published works without properly citing all such parts.

Therefore, authors should warrant that no part of the Article is copied from any other work, that they have obtained all the required permissions and that they have exercised reasonable care to ensure that the article is accurate and does not contain anything which is libellous, or obscene, or infringes on anyone’s copyright, right of privacy, or other rights.

Please note that all submissions to RAD Conference Proceedings are thoroughly checked for plagiarism by the CrossCheck Powered by iThenticate service.

Any manuscript that shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and authors will be excluded from future publication in RAD Conference Proceedings.

In case plagiarism is discovered in a paper that has already been published by the Proceedings, it will be retracted in accordance with the procedure described below under Retraction policy, and authors will be excluded from future publication in RAD Conference Proceedings.

Conflict of interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Proceedings’ Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree to abide by the RAD Conference Proceedings’ Editorial Policies.

PEER REVIEW

The submitted manuscripts are subject to a peer review process. The purpose of peer review is to assists the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communication with the author. It may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.

RAD Conference Proceedings uses Single-blind Peer Review.

Every submitted manuscript is considered by at least two reviewers.

The preferable duration of a peer review procedure is twelve weeks. The reviewers do not receive honoraria for their work.

The choice of reviewers is at the Editorial Board discretion. The reviewers must be knowledgeable about the subject area of the manuscript; they must not be from the authors’ own institution and they should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors.

All of the reviewers of a manuscript act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the reviewers are in discrepancies, the Editor-in-Chief may assign additional reviewers or the final decision may be done by the Editorial Board.

During the review process, the Editor may require authors to provide additional information (including raw data) if they are necessary for the evaluation of the scholarly merit of the manuscript. These materials shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

The Editorial Team shall ensure reasonable quality control for the reviews. With respect to reviewers whose reviews are convincingly questioned by authors, special attention will be paid to ensure that the reviews are objective and high in academic standard. When there is any doubt with regard to the objectivity of the reviews or quality of the review, additional reviewers will be assigned.