All submissions received must undergo all stages of the review process in order to be approved for publication in the proceedings and included in the technical program.
Stage 1: Abstract Selection
All abstracts will be reviewed and commented on by the Technical Committee. Approval of an abstract at this stage does not automatically guarantee that the final version will be accepted and included in the program. Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit a full-length paper, and continue onto stage two.
Stage 2: Article Selection
Articles must be written in accordance with the Editorial Guidelines. Articles which fully comply with the requirements will be peer-reviewed.
Once articles are reviewed, comments will be sent to authors and a final version of the work will be requested. The final article should consider and include the comments and suggestions made by the Committee.
Stage 3: Final Article Approval
Final article submissions will be reviewed to ensure that the comments have been incorporated. At this stage, articles will be confirmed for oral or poster presentation. Authors for approved papers will be included in the Technical Program of presentations.
Approved papers will be included in the proceedings. Authors must sign the Publication Copyright Agreement Form giving USTB right to publish the work.