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Publication Malpractice


The ICEE2019 - 4th International Conference on Energy & Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics, proceedings is a serial biennial publication, which serves as a permanent record of papers presented at the ICEE conference. 

The ICEE proceedings are published by University of Minho. As publisher, University of Minho recognizes the ethical responsibilities and takes its duties extremely seriously.

Submission and Revision Process

Papers are submitted to the ICEE conference following the rules included in the call for papers. The papers must be presented in English. The papers included in the proceedings were subjected to single-blind peer review, according to the rules of the conference and expressed in these pages. 


Originality and plagiarism 

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted. Such quotations and citations must be listed in the References at the end of the paper.



Multiple publications

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. As such, any paper included in ICEE proceedings must not contain the same essential technical content as other papers previously submitted to any other conference or journal.



Data access and retention 

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper submitted for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should be in any case prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.



Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study, and should be listed as coauthors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.



Acknowledgement of funding sources

Sources of funding for the research reported in the paper should be duly acknowledged at the end of it.



Corresponding author 

Corresponding author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper. All co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.



Disclosure and conflicts of interests

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.



Peer review assists the chief editor and the editorial board of ICEE proceedings in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Reviewers are selected according to their expertise on the paper topic. Reviews should be conducted objectively always presenting supporting arguments.

Reviewers should decline to review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors.

Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with others except as authorized by the chief editor.


Final decision

The chief editor of ICEE proceedings is responsible for deciding which of the papers should be published. The chief editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

The chief editor of the ICEE proceedings should ensure that manuscripts are evaluated solely on their intellectual merit.

The chief editor of ICEE proceedings should ensure that manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. The chief editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers and other editorial advisers.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript while handling it in his or her own research. 

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