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Self-Plagiarism

Even if a piece of work is authored by you, you may not necessarily be granted to reuse your work, either in full or in excerpts; otherwise you may have committed self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism can infringe upon a publisher's copyright. If you are not sure what is self-plagiarism, you may refer to the following white paper (by ithenticate):

In iConcept Press, self-plagiarism is strictly prohibited. We will not publish any work that has committed self-plagiarism. If the idea of your work is the same as a published work (even the wordings are rephrased), we may considered it as self-plagiarism. Unless you have obtained written approval from the publisher whom published your work, we will not publish a work which is suspicious of self-plagiarism.

A common question we always received: how different is different? We usually said: if the idea (not the wordings) of two works has at least 30% different, then plagiarism usually does not apply, because one work could be regarded as an extension/expansion of the other work. The meaning of new idea is not simply the addition of proofs, tables or figures, but is the addition of some solid content materials. A good reference is from ACM TODS:

Note that iConcept Press does not have any relationship with ithenticate and ACM TODS.

Save Our Planet. Protect Our Environment.

As a social enterprise which aims at maximizing the improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing the profits for external shareholders, starting from September 2013, iConcept Press tries to minimize the adverse impact of papers on our planet by using sustainable paper whenever possible. All our hardcover books use FSC™ - CoC certified papers. Our papers are:

  • FSC™ Mix
  • Mill Broke
  • Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) / Totally Chlorine Free (TCF)
  • Acid Free
  • ISO14001
  • ISO9706
  • BgW
  • EN71-3
  • EN71-9
  • RoHS
  • EMAS
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iConcept Press Helps the Poor Go to School

We want to improve the lives of impoverished children around the globe by providing them access to educational facilities and institutions. Hence, iConcept Press donates fund to different charities annually.

iConcept Press constantly donates funds to Child Welfare Scheme and Children's Hope Fund Hong Kong. These charities were chosen because of their transparency and highly efficient fundraising. Click HERE to read more. Part of our profits will be used to help change the lives of dozens of children in ways that will profoundly affect their future and well-being

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Author Distribution

We have authors from different countries around the world. For more information, please click HERE

North America: 18%
- Canada: 10%
- USA: 87%
South America: 11%
- Brazil: 48%
- Mexico: 33%
Europe: 32%
- France: 7%
- Germany: 9%
- Italy: 19%
- Spain: 17%
Middle East: 3%
- Saudi Arabia: 9%
Africa: 5%
- Algeria: 14%
- Egypt: 17%
- South Africa: 6%
Africa: 5%
Asia: 28%
- China: 20%
- India: 20%
- Japan: 35%
- Korea: 1%
- Russia: 6%
Oceania: 4%
- Australia: 98%
- New Zealand: 2%
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Beware of Predatory Publishers

An inspiring article entitled "Predatory publishers are corrupting open access" written by Jeffrey Beall is featured in Nature. Beall defines predatory publishers as:

......broadly soliciting article submissions for the clear purpose of gaining additional income. Operating essentially as vanity presses, these publishers typically have a low article acceptance threshold, with a false-front or non-existent peer review process. Unlike professional publishing operations, whether subscription-based or ethically-sound open access, these predatory publishers add little value to scholarship, pay little attention to digital preservation, and operate using fly-by-night, unsustainable business models......

According to the article "Predatory Open Access Publishers – the Natural Extreme of an Author-Pays Model", some of the problems associated with predatory publishers are:

  • Articles published without author approval
  • Articles published before payment terms were either understood or completed
  • Articles published before the payment terms are completed. Upon publishing, the terms are then renegotiated, forcing authors into an uncomfortable position
  • An editorial process that creates more problems than it solves, with errors introduced during proof-reading, and authors "tearing their hair out" because of it
  • Papers published without peer review

To see the list of predatory publishers (disclaimer: the list is maintained by Jeffrey Beall and may not reflect the position of iConcept Press), please click HERE.

Open access and author-pay models do not equate to poor quality. Many well-known and highly prestigious open access publishers (e.g. PLOS, BMC Bioinformatics) also make use of the author-pay model. As Beall noted,

The open-access movement started with good will and good intentions. Unfortunately, it has now been co-opted by a bunch of corrupt schemers who threaten to destroy the foundation of scholarly communication......

iConcept Press utilizes both open access and author-pay models. At iConcept Press, quality is our top priority. We invest our time, energy, and money in maintaining and improving the quality of our publications. We focus on the quality rather than the quantity. For more information, please click HERE

Our Missions

iConcept Press is a multidisciplinary publishing company established in January 2010. We operate under four major principles: (1) financial fairness, (2) wide distribution channel, (3) high quality, and (4) internationalism and open access.

Financial Fairness

We believe that everyone should have the right to access knowledge, regardless of monetary status. Unfortunately, many scientists in poor countries cannot afford modern books. This is why we charge authors from high-income countries a publishing fee... [more]

Wide Distribution Channel

All our books and lecture notes are distributed through a number of online bookstores such as Amazon.com and Kindle. We also try our best to list our books in libraries and academic institutions... [more]

High Quality

Our policy is that all articles should undergo peer review. We strive to set the highest standard for excellence in everything we do: in content and style, in editorial performance at every level, in transparency and accessibility to the scientific community and the public, and in educational value... [more]

Internationalism and Open Access

Our publications are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License that allows unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and credited... [more]

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