Publications

Publications

Publications: ATINER produces a number of publications related to the conference presentations. First, it publishes an abstract book for each conference, with an ISBN number, which is uploaded immediately after the conference on our association’s website. It also publishes a conference paper proceedings series, with an ISSN (ISBN) number, including only papers presented at ATINER’s conferences. Secondly, the presented papers are considered for publication in ATINER’s Conference Paper Series, identified by an ISSN number. The publication decision depends on the outcome of the standard blind-peer review process, in the context of which the manuscripts are evaluated in terms of standard academic criteria of scholarly research. After the successful completion of the review process, an online version of the selected papers is published a few months after the conference, on http://www.atiner.gr/papers.htm (the average waiting time is six months). Thirdly, the presented papers are also peer-reviewed in order to be included in one of ATINER’s books. Each of the books is assigned an ISBN number, with this process normally taking up to 2-3 years (refer to http://www.atiner.gr/Publications.htm, for a complete list of all the published books). Finally, a few selected papers (currently the acceptance rate is below 25%) are considered for publication in one of ATINER’s English Only Academic Online Journals (see http://www.athensjournals.gr). A journal publication might take from a minimum of three months up to one year to appear. We would appreciate it if authors did not put time demands on ATINER’s administration, as the whole process of publishing does not depend exclusively on them, but also on editors and reviewers who are themselves, like yourself, busy academics and researchers. It is also important to note that the editors of the books and the journals might set their own, additional, guidelines and timetables which must be respected by all contributors. These will be given to the authors by the authors themselves. Please, be advised that ATINER uses software to determine the percentage of original content in each paper. Only original papers are processed through the blind review process. It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure that their paper has been submitted for publication to ATINER only and that it represents original research. There is no formal deadline for submitting a paper; however, we encourage submission one month before the conference.  The review process starts as soon as the final paper is submitted, and only after the author has provided formal declaration of consent for the publication. Currently, ATINER has a list of volunteers to review papers, which includes more than 6000 academics from 150 different countries. An attempt is made to homogenize the review process. Reviewers’ decisions are based on: (a) Research Design & Methodology, (b) Theoretical Background, (c) Review of the Relevant Literature, (d) Significance of Themes, (e) Relevance of Themes, (f) Clarity and Communication of Arguments Presented, (g) Clarity of Conclusions, and (h) Overall Quality of Analysis. In instances where two referees might have conflicting opinions, the editor takes the final decision on whether the paper gets accepted or rejected.