Conference Proceedings: with ISSN / ISBN :
A conference proceeding is the published record of an academic meeting such as a conference, Seminar, congress, symposium, or other professional meeting hosted by an academic or research organization. Usually, proceedings include full-length papers presented at an academic meeting or conference. The papers presented at an academic meeting go by a variety of names, like papers, abstracts, extended abstracts, poster abstracts, manuscripts, presentations, etc. The collection, which includes only abstract or extended abstract of papers presented by the participants known as Abstract book. If the publications are filled with full-length papers, they are considered proceedings, or conference proceedings. Conference proceedings show the leading edge of research by revealing emerging trends and new ideas before they appear in journals. Conferences and other professional meetings have their own impact by allowing other researchers to be involved and influence the direction of research at the early stages.
Conference proceedings typically contain the contributions made by researchers at the conference or other professional meetings. They are the written record of the work that is presented by fellow researchers which are usually distributed in electronic or/and printed volumes, either before the conference opens or after it has closed. Since the collection of papers comes from individual researchers, the character of proceedings is distinctly different from an educational textbook. Mostly there is no general argument connecting one contribution to the next paper. Each paper typically is quite isolated from the other papers in the proceedings. Most of the papers presented at conferences are working papers to present new concepts and techniques in a field that is not fully developed. Hence, conference proceedings enable other researchers to be involved and influence the direction of research at the early stages.
Conference proceedings are a way to engage with leading-edge research prior to scholarly journal publication. They may include findings, innovations, best practices, or new methodology. Young researchers may find conference proceedings very helpful in connecting with research trends, researchers, and institutions doing research on a particular topic of interest. Proceedings allow researchers to disseminate new concepts and techniques in a field that is not fully developed in a less formal setting than peer-reviewed journals.
In most cases, the proceedings get published before the meeting, and hence the proceedings are accessible to participants at the time of the event. In this way, the participants can look at the papers they are interested in and find out better insight during the presentation of that particular paper. However, in some cases, the proceedings get published after the conference and hence the authors utilize the opportunity to improve the paper based on the received feedback during the meeting. To have proceedings of the academic meetings are generally considered as good and always preferred, either before or after the event.
Publishing the selected articles in a journal is different, as the inclusion of an article to the journal’s special issue cannot be known in advance. Journal always need to ensure that the submitted papers meet certain quality criteria that might not be necessary for a conference article. Regardless of the organizer’s standard and peer-review process implemented by the organizing committee, the journal should always be considered and conduct independent reviewing.
Edited Volume Processing Charges:
|Print Book Publication charge : ISBN (Print)
||Rs.400 to 2000 INR / $ 20 to 250 USD
(Per Book – As per number of pages and copies)
|Online Book Publication charge : ISBN (O)||Rs.5000 to 50000 INR / $ 200 to 1000 USD
(As per total number of pages).
|Online Publication with ISSN & DOIs||Rs.5000 to 50000 INR / $ 200 to 1000 USD
(As per total number of pages).
|Published as an edited volume; either individually or through a dedicated proceedings series. A single conference can have multiple volumes of the proceedings.||Published in a scholarly journal as a separate Issue. Articles from the same conference may be grouped into many issues to publish in different journals (based on the scope of the journal).|
|Includes all full-length peer-reviewed articles that were presented in a particular academic meeting.||Includes only selected full-length peer-reviewed articles on the basis of its quality.|
|Peer-reviewing gets done by the reviewing committee set by the organizer.||Initially, peer-reviewing gets done by the committee set by the organizer; the journal’s editor also conducts its own peer-reviewing to ensure the quality.|
|Usually takes 4 weeks for final publication.||Usually takes 1 month (or maybe longer if more papers/articles to be process for final publication).|
|Identifiers are ISBN, ISSN, & DOIs||Identifiers are ISSN & DOIs .|
|Responsible individuals from the organizing committee to manage the reviewing process, communicating to authors, and publishers are included as Volume Editor of the Proceedings.||Responsible individuals from the organizing committee to manage the reviewing process, communicating to authors & publishers, etc. are included as Guest Editor of the Issue.|
|Considered as a conference article/paper.||Considered as a journal article/paper.|
|The author can further submit the extended version to a peer-reviewed journal. Most of the journals accept an extended version of a conference paper with the addition of up to 30% additional work. The author shall clearly mention in the cover letter that its extended paper which has been published in the proceedings, also cite the conference paper in the extended version.||The author can not submit the extended version to another journal because it already appeared as a journal article which is considered as prior publication.|
|It is preferred to publish proceedings of an academic meeting by including all accepted articles.||It is preferred to select few high-quality articles from the meeting to publish as a special issue.|
|Normally, get published prior to the event and order hard copies for distribution to the participants. Proceedings also can be published after the event and hard copies may not be required for the distribution.||Always get published after the event and the hard copies depend if the journal is publishing with online-only or both online as well as the print version.|
|Proceedings publication fees are low and hence economical. (considering open access which will be freely available for the readers)||Special Issue publication fees are high, depends on the selected journal. (considering open access which will be freely available for the readers)|