Peer Review and Conflicts of interest
Independent expert gives advice and suggestion to the editors or committee members of conference, and is an essential component of the peer review.
EBIMCS is international in authorship and in readership and reviewers are carefully selected from the worldwide research community.
Unbiased consideration is given to all manuscripts offered for publication regardless of the race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, sexual orientation, age or reputation of the authors.
Information and ideas obtained as a reviewer must be kept confidential and not used for competitive advantage. Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest. Reviewers should inform the journal if they are unable to review a paper or can do so only with some delay. They should not delay the peer review process unnecessarily, either deliberately or inadvertently.
Reviewers should judge objectively the quality of the research reported, give fair, frank and constructive criticism and refrain from personal criticism of the authors. Comments made by reviewers may be seen by the authors. Therefore referees' judgments should be explained and supported so that authors can understand the basis of the comments and judgments.
Reviewers are expected to point out relevant work that has not been cited, and use citations to explain where elements of the work have been previously reported. They should also note any substantial similarity between the manuscript and any paper published in or submitted to another journal/conference.
We request that reviewers do not contact authors directly. In most cases two reviewers will be consulted but the opinion of these reviewers may not reflect the editors' final decision on an article. Receiving partial advice from one referee can give authors a misleading impression of the peer review process.
EBIMCS reserves the right not to work with authors who are abusive to committee members, reviewers or editors.
Conflicts Of Interest
Referees should contact the editorial office to declare any potential conflicts of interest in advance of refereeing an article (e.g. being a co-worker or collaborator with one of the authors, or being in a position which precludes giving an objective opinion of the work).
Articles should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate.
All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed in the article.
All authors and co-authors are required to disclose any potential conflict of interest when submitting their article (e.g. employment, consulting fees, research contracts, stock ownership, patent licenses, honoraria, advisory affiliations, etc). If the article is subsequently accepted for publication, this information should be included in an acknowledgments section.
It is difficult to specify the threshold at which a financial or other interest becomes significant. Two practical guidelines are:
1. to declare any competing interests that could embarrass you were they to become publicly known after your work was published;
2. to declare any information which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived.