The submissions must be max two page long extended abstracts or short papers, prepared using the ICMB21 extended abstract template. Further information about the expected content and the required formatting can be found within the template. All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s submission system.
It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all co-authors agree on contributing the ICMB21 and the content of the submission. The system will ask you to tag your paper by one key area that ICMB21 is set to cover to ensure each paper is presented to the right audience and it receives efficient and rigorous expert feedback. Submissions will be handled by the area co-chairsfor a preliminary assessment for suitability and will sent out for peer-review by committee members, who will make the final decision to accept or reject contributions, and if accepted, for oral or poster presentation.
All extended abstracts will be electronically printed at ScienceOpen Preprint as the ICMB21 proceedings collection, and assigned a Crosref DOI and a CC BY 4.0 attribution license. This will allow researchers to continue to collect feedback from the relevant research community on their work, while retaining the right to publish formally in a journal of their choice at a later date.
We are pleased to announce that authors of outstanding extended abstracts/presentations will be awarded the prize to publish their full paper for open access publication at the Special Issue on Moisture in Buildings at UCL Open: Environment, a new broad scope and multidisciplinary open science journal dedicated to environment-related inter/cross-disciplinary research published by UCL Press. The awarding process will be made by the Scientific Committee and journal editorial board, based on the merits of the paper in terms of its significance, relevance, and quality. Please note that prize winner papers will be subjected to the journals open peer-review process.
All other participants are encouraged to develop full papers to submit to the special issue. Details regarding submission to, and peer review and publication at UCL Open: Environment can be seen here.