PICP guide to authors

Guide to submissions for PRADEC interdisciplinary conference proceedings

Conference calls

  • Submissions of papers should be related to the specific Conference call. Authors of abstracts and full-text submissions must carefully read all requirements and conditions, including acceptance criteria, posted by the Program Committee of a conference. 

Format of submissions

  • Submissions of papers should be related to the specific Conference call. Authors of abstracts and full-text submissions must carefully read all requirements and conditions, including acceptance criteria, posted by the Program Committee of a conference.
  • Please read the following guidelines and use the PICP article submission format for submission of your paper since only articles formatted accordingly may be accepted.
  • The volume of paper should be at least 4 pages, but not exceeding 15 pages of А4 format. Articles must be written in English. Papers should be printed in MS Word, Time New Roman font (size 12), with 1.5 interval. Tables and pictures must be handled with MS Word drawing tools and supported by source references. 
  • Literature references should be placed at the end of the paper and represented in the required form. Papers should be provided by the following requisites: Name of paper; List of keywords; Summary in the beginning (a maximum of 150 words); References in required form 
  • At the end of paper author should precisely specify the following: first name and surname; scientific degree; country of citizenship; affiliated with a given author a research or other organization (company); e-mails (main and alternative); phones with codes (office and mobile); the convenient detailed post address, on which author wishes to receive the journal after printing. 
  • Given publications should have research character and must be based on principles of scientific and a professional etiquette. The papers are subject for the peer-review process by editorial and independent experts.


  • Submissions must be written in English.


  • Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations.

Author names and affiliations

  • Full names should be provided. Please indicate affiliations of the author. Indicate the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the Author's name and in front of the appropriate address.


  • Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.


  • A concise abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research and the main results. An abstract must be presented in English and separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.


  • Graphics should be done in MS Word and must be editable.


  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets. Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.


  • The use of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

Selection of papers and publication fee

  • First, the selected papers will be recommended to publish by the Conference Program Committee. After this, the papers will undergo the peer-review process. Only passed the peer-review procedure articles will be included in the Conference proceedings publication. Delegates are provided with free publication fee option. In this case, the presenting author must be a paid registrant at the Conference. The Conference does not provide financial support nor registration fee waivers for any presentations.
  • Accepted article ONLINE publication fee for non-delegates is 125 Euro, due to pay only after accepting the paper. 

Paper submission deadline

  • Submit all Abstracts electronically, using the link found at the conference website or related websites. Abstracts and full-text final submissions must be submitted prior to the relevant deadlines. Thes deadlines will be strictly observed.
  • All Abstracts must be submitted via the conference WEB system or other suggested email options. Submissions sent via e-mail, fax, or regular mail will not be processed or acknowledged. Electronic copies of paper can be sent to publications@pradec.eu no later than the fixed deadlines in a conference call.


  • Payments must be done only after the final letter of acceptance of a paper for publication.

PICP paper submission

PICP (Conference Proceedings) online submission form

Submission terms and conditions

The author and co-authors of the article strictly commit to the policy of editors by accepting these terms and conditions

  • Authors are responsible to read and accept fee (215 euro) payment obligations of the targeted journal. The website has clear information about publication fees and payment terms. When paper accepted and published the author is obliged to fulfill his/ her fee payment obligations in the shortest time after the invoice issued.
  • The primary version of the journal is the online version. Therefore, we do not send a printed copy to the author(s) of the published article. Publisher does not make profits via subscription or sales of print copies. The publisher offers the full content for free access to the public and without restrictions. 
  • All rules and requirements relevant to the chosen type of submission are read and understood. Sending submission means accepted by the author/submitter all responsibility related to editorial and publishing conditions.
  • Submission technical requirements are read and accepted in designing and preparing the research paper
  • Please note that scientific editing might change the format and correct the writing to make it conventional with editorial policy.
  • Responsibility for facts and opinions presented in the contents of journals, electronic and/or printed rests exclusively with the authors, other submitters if there is relevance. Their interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of publisher or editors, affiliated or partnering with journals and with authors institutions.
  • F.A.Q. must be visited if there is an additional reason in clarifying editorial policy. The editors can contact editors via email when it is accepted
  • Neither the publisher nor the editors can be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal.
  • Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the author.
  • The submitted article after evaluation can be published in elaborating/projecting online issues which differ ahead/or back from the submission date up to 3 consequent issues or 6 months interval. 
  • The version of an article which is published online is considered the final and complete version. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very limited circumstances. When an author wishes to update the published paper it can be possible within 4 weeks after publication. 
  • Article after the publication is not subject to removal, except for the sole discretion of the publisher. When editors screen, review and publish the article online or/end in print the article cannot be withdrawn until the decision of editors and publisher. The published articles go immediately to indexing archives and DOI depositories. 
  • Full rights for the removal of the publication of the article remain to the publisher. Retraction or removal of published article can arise in very rear and exceptional circumstances. Usually, it takes a long time to make a deeper analysis, examination of reasons and negotiations.
  • After receiving of the article editors and publisher usually publish immediately online the metadata. After screening and reviewing the full article can be published. The time length between submission and publication of metadata and the full article can be different and make hours, days or months. All this process is usually related to merits, quality of the paper, internal editorial processes, other factors. When necessary, the editors can issue proof of acceptance to the applied author.
  • The author is responsible for avoiding multiple submissions of the same article to other journals. PRADEC editors can charge authors for additional fees when it will be found that similar article was published in parallel. We can contact and inform the relevant journals about multiple practice of the author. When there are signs and suspicions about duplicate submission behaviour of the authors the publisher monitors periodically online during 12 weeks.
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PICP call for papers


OPEN CALL FOR PUBLICATIONS, CONFERENCE "4th Cross Industry Technology Transfer and Innovation Conference and Networking 2018 (TTI - 2018)".

Deadline for full papers – July 23, 2018

Aim of the TTI Conference 

The aim of the conference is to discuss theoretical issues and practical experience in technology transfer and innovation through various industry clusters.
The conference brings together the administrators, managers, researchers, and professionals from high schools, research think tanks, business companies, governmental structures and nongovernmental institutions to provide a comprehensive platform to share ideas and experiences. 

Thematic areas of TTI Conference 

The Conference covers various areas as Mechanical engineering and new materials; Transportation technologies; Biotechnology and medical technology; Nanotechnology; Ecology and environment; Information technology; Food industry; Textiles; Energy and renewable energy resources.
The following thematic sections form the focus areas of research and practical insights:
• Technology and innovation policy framework
• Academic and industry innovation case studies
• Design and models of technology transfer. Stakeholders
• Academic-based technology transfer
• Technology transfer  and regional economy
• SME and  technology  transfer  potential
Other thematic areas and topics relevant to the field of the conference are welcome.

Electronic copies of paper must be sent to publications@pradec.eu

ARTICLE TEMPLATE: You can PICP article submission format.

ONLINE SUBMISSION TOOL: You can also submit online here

OTHER: Further detailed instruction on submission rules to PICP Conference proceedings you can read here