What is Aquatic Procedia?
Aquatic Procedia is an open access product focusing entirely on publishing conference proceedings, enabling fast dissemination so that conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on ScienceDirect.
Aquatic Procedia will publish papers from conferences and relevant research programs with an emphasis in the most relevant disciplines within aquatic sciences, such as water resources research and management, oceanography, marine and freshwater ecology and biological resources. Conferences should be relevant to an international audience, with a focused theme and cover timely topics.
How are conferences and research programs evaluated for inclusion in Aquatic Procedia?
Conference and research proceedings are accepted for publication in Aquatic Procedia based on suitability of scope and are required to meet certain criteria, including the assurance that all papers are original, will be subject to peer review and will not be published elsewhere. Elsevier will evaluate all proposals on the basis of key information related to the conference provided by the organizers, for example, 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 is the process for submitting conference proceedings to Aquatic Procedia?
Proposals should be prepared using the template here and sent to:
What does Aquatic Procedia offer authors and conferences organizers?
Aquatic Procedia offers a single, highly recognized platform where conference papers can be hosted and accessed by millions of researchers. Authors then know where to go to keep abreast of the latest developments in their field. All proceedings appear online, on ScienceDirect, within 6 weeks of acceptance of the final manuscripts via the conference organizer and are freely available to all users. Aquatic Procedia offers authors and conference organizers a fast and cost effective way to provide maximum exposure for their 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.
Why should conference organizers choose Aquatic Procedia?
There is no limit to the amount of papers a Aquatic Procedia issue can contain and pricing is affordable, clear and transparent. Aquatic Procedia offers immediate access for all, with papers online within 6 weeks of acceptance, and open access providing maximum exposure for individual papers and the related conference. Organizers are being credited on the actual issue and are fully responsible for quality control, the review process and the content of individual conference papers.
What are the costs associated with Aquatic Procedia?
There is an agreed fee, based on the size of the proceedings, which includes online publication on ScienceDirect and free access after acceptance. In addition to the online version there is the possibility to purchase 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 Aquatic Procedia 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.