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Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

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What is the Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences?
The Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences is an open access product focusing entirely on publishing full sets of conference proceedings, enabling fast, world-wide dissemination so that conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on SciVerse ScienceDirect.

The Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences will publish papers from conferences with an emphasis in any area of the Social and Behavioral Sciences or Arts and Humanities. Conferences should be relevant to an international audience and cover timely topics.

How are conferences evaluated for inclusion in the Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences?
Conference proceedings are accepted for publication in the Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences based on suitability of scope and are required to meet certain quality and ethical criteria, including the assurance that all papers are original work by the authors, will be subject to peer review and that the same paper will not be published elsewhere. Elsevier will evaluate all proposals on the bases of key information related to the conference provided by the organizers, including, but not limited to, the conference website, programme, supporting organization and contact details of the committee and keynote speakers. Elsevier may make contact with members of the committee and keynote speakers to obtain further information about the conference during the evaluation process.

What does the Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences offer authors and conference organizers?
The Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a high quality, well respected, global platform for conference papers to be hosted and accessed by an audience of millions of researchers. All proceedings appear online, on SciVerse ScienceDirect, within 6 weeks of submission to the Publisher of the final manuscripts from the conference organizer and are integrated into the regular search functions of SciVerse ScienceDirect and are freely available to all readers. The Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences offers authors and conference organizers a fast and cost effective way to provide maximum exposure for their proceedings papers.

Templates (both LateX and Word) are provided to assist in the publication and the final online papers contain linked references, XML versions and DOI numbers.The Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences does not have, and is not eligible for, an Impact Factor as it does not publish primary research, full length, peer reviewed articles.

Why should conference organizers choose Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences for their proceedings papers?
There is no limit to the amount of papers a Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences issue can contain and pricing is affordable, clear and transparent. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences offers immediate access for all, with papers online within 6 weeks of submission to the Publisher, and open access for end users providing maximum exposure for individual papers and the related conference. Organizers are credited on the actual issue and are fully responsible for quality control and the review process.

What are the costs associated with the Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences?
There is an agreed fee, payable by the conference organizer, based on the number of papers included in the proceedings. This fee is kept to a minimum and is charged to cover the costs of preparing and publishing the volume, hosting it online, ensuring future accessibility on SciVerse ScienceDirect and providing free access to all readers. A quote for costs will be provided upon receipt of a completed proposal form and based on the information provided - see below.

In addition to the online version there is the possibility, for an additional fee, to request paper copies, CD-ROMs and USB sticks. Moreover, interactive media possibilities such as webcasts and web seminars can be acquired for extra exposure both before and after the conference.

Can Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences be sponsored?
We are open to discussing sponsoring possibilities at all times. Sponsors can include funding bodies, government agencies and/or industry. Benefits to sponsors include visibility amongst a scientific audience and the opportunity to communicate messages via a peer-reviewed platform. Benefits to authors and conference organizers are extra exposure of the conference and reduced costs to the overall conference budget.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2013-11-03
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