The International Journal of Conservation Science (IJCS) is a high quality peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of original research papers in the broad field of materials science and engineering.
IJCS is an OPEN ACCESS journal.
The journal DOES NOT HAVE a submission or retraction fee.
Article Publication Charge (APC) is waived for 2023.
Starting with 2024 APC will be 500 EUR. Invited scholars and the ones from lower income countries are eligible for discounts. The APC is paid only after evaluation and acceptance of the article.
The Authors are encouraged to support the journal’s development with any amount, this doesn’t influence the acceptance for publication of an article.
IJCS publishes original research papers, review articles, survey articles and book and project reviews in all areas dedicated to materials research.
IJCS is edited by Romanian Inventors Forum. See Editorial Board [ here ].
Publishers and editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. Plagiarism software is used for primary check-up of manuscripts. We do not encourage any misconduct or fraud.
In the event that a published article doesn’t respect the ethics, will be retracted and the information will be displayed on the webpage of the journal, respectively all databases will be informed. The authors involved in non-ethical issues will be banned from publication for a specific amount of time.
Corrections or clarifications are possible on articles, based on letter to editor, if issues are identified. If is the case the authors will offer apologies.
It is unethical for authors to submit multiple similar manuscripts for publication at a time. It is also unethical for authors to submit a manuscript that has already been published or is in the process of review elsewhere.
The publication which exhibits substantial overlapping from two or more previous publications without appropriate cross-referencing or justification for the overlap, i.e. redundant publications, are accepted only if: (i) it is felt that editorially this will strengthen the academic discourse and (ii) citation to the original source is included.
Reproducibility, Plagiarism and Falsification
Authors must report their work accurately and precisely in order to be reproduced by other researchers independently. Plagiarism and falsification in any parts of the submitted paper are serious offences to the scientific community and must strictly be avoided.
Data and Supporting Evidence
We support transparency and openness around data, code, and other materials associated with research. We expect authors to maintain accurate records of supporting evidence necessary to allow others to understand, verify, and replicate new findings, and to supply or provide access to this supporting evidence, on reasonable request.
All articles published in the IJCS are subjected to peer-review. Single blind Peer-review is used, involving minimum 2 top experts in the field for each article (Reviewers aware of the name of authors, but authors do not know the name of reviewers). All reviewers involved in the journal’s work should not have any conflict of interest.
The co-authors should be limited to those who have sufficiently contributed to the content of the work in responsible and accountable manners. The corresponding author must confirm that submission of the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. Please make sure that financial support is presented, if any.
Conflict of Interest
Authors must disclose conflicts of interest and state all funding sources that have supported the work.
Research with Humans or Animals
Research involving humans or animals should be approved by relevant ethics committee(s) and should conform to international ethical and legal standards for research. We also expect authors to respect human participants’ right to privacy, and to gain any necessary consent to publish before submitting to IJCS.
Copyright – CC BY-NC
IJCS is an OPEN ACCESS journal. All content is freely available without charge to any user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. It is compulsory to insert reference/to cite the article source.
Concerning the permission for copyrighted images used in your manuscript, this is entirely the responsibility of authors (whether they’ll be screenshots – e.g. of a scene from a video, photos, figures, tables, maps, graphics, etc.), and the author must have the copyright agreement for the images/data used from non open access journals.
As an author, you retain rights for large number of authors uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Editor. These include:
- the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to full texts of the article;
- the right to present the journal article at a meeting or a conference;
- the right to include the journal article, in full or in part, in a thesis or dissertation;
- patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the journal article;
- the right to use the journal article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of works of the author,
- the right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
Publication Fee: 500 EUR – waived until December 2023.
The IJCS publishes 4 regular issues/year (March/June/September/December).
Digital Archiving Policy
LOCKSS – multiple copies – saved on different servers and backups.