Please refer to the relevant sections below for details on the peer review process and ethical standards in place for Athena Transactions in Biology and Life Sciences. If you have any questions about the peer review or publishing ethics policies for this series, please contact our publishing team.
Athena International Publishing relies on peer review for all its publications to uphold the quality and validity of published work. All proposals for proceedings to be published in this series are first evaluated by the Series Editor(s) and by our Content Selection and Advisory Committee (CSAC) consisting of senior researchers in the relevant field. If a proposal is accepted, the peer review process for the individual articles within each proceedings is the responsibility of the conference organizers and the Volume Editor(s) of the proceedings, who are required by Athena to conduct the peer review process in line with international scientific standards.
As such, the peer review type (single-blind, double-blind, triple-blind, open) can be different from one proceedings to another. Please refer to the individual proceedings page and/or the conference website for details on this. Note that once the accepted papers have been submitted to the publisher, the Athena Editorial Office conducts various additional checks (technical, scope, plagiarism, etc.) and the Series Editor(s) perform(s) a final check on the scientific quality of the articles before approving them for production. For more information about peer review in general, please refer to our Peer Review policy.
Athena Transactions in Biology and Life Sciences adheres to the ethical standards as outlined in the policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), including the COPE Core Practices and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. All ethical and misconduct cases for this series are handled according to these guidelines and it is expected of Authors, Editors, Reviewers and Conference Organizers that they follow the COPE standards on ethical behavior contained in them.
For proceedings specifically, Athena International Publishing also adheres to the IEEE Conference Standards for conference ethics and quality control. More details on these standards can be found in the section below. Note that the editorial team of Athena Transactions in Biology and Life Sciences verifies the originality of submitted manuscripts using plagiarism detection software. For more information on publishing ethics and misconduct, please refer to our Publishing Ethics & Misconduct policy.
Athena International Publishing endorses the IEEE Conference Standards for conference ethics and quality control. The main points of these standards can be summarized as follows:
For more detailed guidelines on conference ethics and content quality control in proceedings publications, please refer to the jointly prepared white paper by ASCE, Elsevier, IEEE and the IET, entitled Recommended Practices to Ensure Technical Conference Content Quality, which has been endorsed by Athena International Publishing.