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Notes on Editorial Process, Peer-Review, and Copyright Model

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Note on Copyright model

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher (free of charge). We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Notes on Editorial and Peer-review Model

Before to submit your work be aware that the editorial publication model of this workshop is similar to a PREPRINT service. It means that works presented here have to be considered only as preliminary communications and not as final post-print versions of journal papers.

In this sense, even when all the works published are revised by at least one member of the committee and/or external reviewer this level of revision checks only apparent scientific soundness and general scientific interest.

In a second level, collective post-publication review, the works published may receive comments (published in the form of posts) from all the participants registered in the conference. The authors are prompted to use all these opinions  to write the full versions of their works and submit them to publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journals according to SciForum copyright rules.

Some workshops will use specialized services to checked for possible similarity. For instance, MODEC is using the official account of their organizing university for URKUND web server.

In any case, the authors are the only one responsible for the veracity of the contents, checking similarity to other works, and proper citing or under-citing of previous works, etc.