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About Proceedings

Proceedings is a journal that publishes articles, abstracts and reports resulting from conferences, including those hosted at Sciforum. Published items are approved by the conference committee and original research content is peer reviewed. Conferences may be in any field. Those wishing to run a conference or have the proceedings covered by the journal are welcome to contact the editorial office.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Proceedings is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Articles published in Proceedings will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Authors are free to re-use the published materials if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given. For more details, refer to http://www.mdpi.com/about/openaccess. Authors are also free to submit the extended version of their proceedings paper to another journal, however to avoid problems we recommend you check the policy of the journal in advance and inform them of the proceedings paper at submission.


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