Proceedings Policy

Instructions for Conference Organization

Host University, Conference Chair and Committee Roles ASP primary goal is to support foreign universities for conference and symposium events. The host university organizers are responsible to sponsor logistically to make sure the events can be held successfully. The conference chair is responsible to coordinate with the conference committee members and ASP publish staff to define aims and scope, delegate and monitor conferences -related work and to implement and advertise all programs and activities. Also, the chair will act as the primary contact person to answer publisher request, questions issues that concerns the conference or symposiums.

The programs, activities and responsibilities of the ASP designated staff and Conference Committee include the following:

  • Monitoring the status the supported conferences and or symposium
  • Monitoring the implementation of editorial policies and defined aims and scope
  • Initiating workshops or mini-colloquia for new tread or areas of related subject
  • Initiating workshops or mini-colloquia for new tread or areas of related subject
  • Assisting to determine the data to be displayed and respective format of the Meetings-related information on the meeting website
  • Designed ASP staff will attending Committee meeting, Email correspondence or use social media involvement in communication and event promotion

Instructions for Reviewers

ASP relies on peer review to uphold the quality and validity of published articles. There are different types of peer review. We mainly practice single-blind peer review for proceedings articles. For the conference papers, reviewers review the full paper (not an extended abstract) before accepting the paper. A second round of comments are exchanged with the author after the paper is presented in the conference. Double-blind peer review is used for Journal articles. Articles can go through multiple rounds of reviews before getting accepted for publication.

For both journal articles and conference proceedings, the reviewers should always maintain a focus on the following aspects:

  • The construct validity of the research or concept presented
  • Content relevance with respect to the topic of conference or the subject matter of the journal
  • Discloser of sponsorship
  • Relevance of citations

Reviewers should treat any manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. Reviewers should also review that submissions are formatted accurately according to the APA style required for the proceedings and that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Reviewers should conduct an objective review and provide feedback with supporting arguments that can help authors improve the quality of their papers. Prior to taking an assignment, or as early in the process as possible, reviewers should let the editors know if they cannot review the article and cannot meet the time requirements to complete the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Instructions for Proceeding Editorial Board

Proceedings editorial board and editor is responsible for evaluating manuscripts and make publication decision based on the academic merit of the submission, and on the recommendation of the conference or symposium reviewers. The evaluation will be based solely on the intellectual content of submissions and with a total disregard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, and political philosophy of the authors. The editors will strive to continuously improve the quality of publication to meet academic needs of the readers and authors. The editors will also maintain the integrity of academic development and will take required measures to respond to any complaints that maybe presented regarding the publication.

Proceeding editors will proofread and edit each selected articles and formatted in ASP proceeding format. For both journal articles and conference proceedings, editors should always maintain a focus on the following aspects:

  • The construct validity of the research or concept presented
  • Content relevance with respect to the topic of conference or the subject matter of the journal
  • Relevance of citations
  • Discloser of sponsorship
  • Adhere to the scholarly standards of authorship

Instructions for Authors

The paper submitted for proceedings publication presented in a conference or symposiums presentation. Authors should be sure to appropriately acknowledge the work and/or words of others if being referenced in the manuscript. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections pointed out by ASP editors. All the authors listed as author in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. Authors are responsible for the authenticity of research data, for avoidance of conflict of interest, and for reporting to the editor any errors that they may discover in the published paper.

Conference proceedings can be incomplete works that report on an idea, technique, or important results, thus providing readers with a brief overview of recent work or specific projects of significant interest.

The structure is similar to that a standard research article and it should include sections such as an introduction, methods, results, conclusions, etc. It is recommended that the length should be from six to eight pages.