The Communication Institute of Greece proposes two (2) types of publications:
a) Publication of Abstracts, b) Publication of research papers.
a) For the abstract publication, we published then in a conference abstract book, with an ISBN number, which is uploaded immediately after the conference on our association’s website. This type of publication helps participants and non-participants have the main idea of the papers presented at our conferences.
b) For the publication of research papers, there is the possibility to publish in a journal with which we collaborate, the Journal of Education, Innovation or Communication, that the Institute is launching soon, or publish as conference proceedings with ISBN number.
All submissions go through a blind review process, strictly arranged by the Institute’s administration in collaboration with each conference academic and organizing committee. The peer review process starts immediately after the conference. Manuscripts first go through an initial check by the editorial/administration team. Then, they are sent to at least two experts for peer review. Peer reviewers independently make recommendations as to whether the manuscript should be rejected or accepted (with or without revisions). We consider the feedback from peer reviewers and makes a decision to accept or reject the manuscript. In most of the cases, we will ask the author to make the necessary adjustments so that we will be able to publish his/her work. In case that these adjustments/modifications are not made, we reserve the right not to publish this work.
It is important to note that ONLY papers that are actually presented by their authors will be considered for publication. Modifications on the papers might be needed, no matter if the publication will be published in a journal or conference proceedings with ISBN number. For example, we might have a comprehension problem (usually with the English language) or other. Authors should do the changes (sometimes should address their papers to native English speakers or/and professionals to correct them). The objective is to publish papers of excellent quality.
Reviewers’ decisions evaluate in terms of standard academic criteria of scholarly research (significance and clarity of research-research question), theoretical background, methodology, literature review). More specifically, Its research paper is judged on the insightfulness of its ideas and the rigor of its arguments; the validity of its results and the appropriateness of its techniques; its usefulness and its proposed methodology. Where two referees might have conflicting opinions, the editor takes the final decision on whether the paper gets accepted or rejected.
It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure that their paper represents original research. The review process starts after the conference when the author has already provided a formal declaration of consent for the publication.
By submitting an abstract intended for presentation at one of our conferences, the author(s) warrants that the paper is original and it does not infringe any copyright or another proprietary right. Additionally, the author warrants that his/her contribution has not been published elsewhere. The material should not be previously published in any publication in peer review setting or presented at a meeting of any other scientific organization.
The publication can take from four months to a year. It is important to explain that this mainly depends on the authors and how they respect the time deadlines we give. In case that an author doesn’t confront with the deadlines, COMinG reserves the right to exclude his/her paper from publication.
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