Trivent Publishing peer reviews the material it receives. Trivent works with two types of reviewing processes:
Conference publications. All papers submitted for the conference are reviewed by its International Program Committee assigned by the conference scientific organizers. Based on this initial review, the papers are then sent for publication where they are transferred to their relevant series. At this point, the series editor assigns them independent reviewers, whose evaluations will determine the status of each submitted article. Because the conference’s initial reviewing committee had previously decided which article should be accepted or rejected, the independent reviewers assigned by Trivent editors do not reject papers. However, they may suggest ample modifications of the article to which the authors must comply.
In case of non-conference publications (edited volumes, journals), manuscripts go through a different reviewing process. Once a submission is received, it is initially evaluated by the series editor/editor-in-chief to whom it belongs. The editor will give his/her answer for acceptance or rejection within one month (if the submission is rejected however, we will do our best to send it to the author(s) earlier). In order to make the decision, the series editor may send the manuscript for parallel approval to an external reviewer specialized in the subject of manuscript. When the submission is accepted and the first version of the manuscript is received, it is sent to the assigned reviewers. Reviewers are asked to sign their reports and declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send them. Reviewers then advise their editor, who makes the final decision on the form of the publication.
Standards and Ethics
In order to assure high-standard publications, publishing revenue has no influence on editorial decisions. The selection process is based on scientific value which is why the peer review process stands at the chore of the publishing process.
The duties of the reviewers include the contribution to the editorial decision, objectivity, confidentiality, promptness, attention to and checking for plagiarism, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.
The duties of the editors include the final decision on publication, fair play, confidentiality, involvement and cooperation in investigations, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.
Author duties include meeting academic standards, seeking originality, acknowledgement of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, multiple or redundant publication, attention to errors in published works.
In order for Trivent Publishing to be able to publish and disseminate the author’s work, Trivent needs a publishing agreement with the author. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to Trivent while authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. In case of open access distribution, authors will have the right to:
* Share their article for personal and scholarly purposes (including scholarly rights to create certain derivative works), as long as they give proper attribution and credit to the published work
* Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data).
* Proper attribution and credit for the published work.
All articles published in open access are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence which allows users to copy and share the article, provided original work is properly cited and that this is not done for commercial purposes. Users may not remix, transform, or build upon the material and may not distribute the modified material. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). All open access articles are identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement which appears on the first page of the article.
Trivent publishes open access, which typically involves the payment of an article publishing charge (APC). We have two types of APCs:
* For publications resulting from conferences (either proceedings or collective volumes of extended articles), the publication charge is included in the conference participation fee and it varies depending on the conference and the number of articles to be included in the volume.
* For publications independent of conferences, there is an agreed fee similar to that of proceedings but paid independently.
Publication charges are kept to a minimum and cover the following costs: the editorial and technical process, online hosting, ensuring accessibility and free access to all readers, competitive considerations, market conditions. Adjustments in APCs are under regular review and are subject to change. Below are the current APC prices:
APC for the Philosophy, Communication, Media Sciences Series: € 60
APC for the History and Arts Series: € 60
APC for the Engineering and Industry Series: € 65
APC for the Medicine, Biology, Ethics and Bioethics Series: € 65
A precise quote for book publication costs will be provided upon receiving all relevant information on the type of publication desired. However, please see below the approximate prices for various types of publications:
Volume publication, up to 250 pages: € 1200 + VAT
Volume publication, between 250 and 500 pages: € 1500 + VAT