Call for Papers

Scope

ICOMTA’23 – International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies 2023, invites the entire scientific, academic and professional community to present their contributions, which can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All papers (full paper) will be submitted to a «double-blind review» by at least two members of the Scientific Committee, based on relevance, originality, importance and clarity. The papers presented must be related to one of the main topics proposed for the Conference:

Topics

  • Digital communication and processe
  • Software, big data, data mining and intelligent systems
  • Communication, Health, Politics and Technologies. The other pandemic: misinformation in times of coronavirus. Automation, bots and algorithms
  • Fact-checking experiences in Europe and Latin America at the service of journalism: comparative perspective
  • Persuasion and emotion: analysis of language, content and artificial intelligence.
  • Freedom of expression, ethics and transparency in the digital society
  • Digital social networks
  • Innovation, university teaching and technology
  • Miscellaneous (journalism, communication, advertising and public relations, political science and other aspects of Social and Human Sciences from information and communication technologies)

Presentation and decision

Papers can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

ENGLISH. Papers submitted in English may be submitted to one of these two collections:

  • First, to Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, indexed in Scopus (see Instructions for Authors on the Springer website). You can also download this template. These papers must be included in the collection topics (see here), focused on information systems and technologies, as well as their influence on communication and/or social sciences. The maximum is 10 pages and extra pages will not be allowed. They will be sent to the Atlantis Press collections after 10 pages. Important: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies follows the MathPhysSci (page 13, see here) style guidelines, with a numbered citation in the text. Paper in English, once approved for publication in the SIST series, must be accompanied by a publication consent.
  • Second, to Atlantis Press, Atlantis Highlights in Social Sciences, Education and Humanities series, indexed in CPCI (part of Clarivate’s Web of Science). You can download the template here. The maximum is 12 pages. The papers for this collection will be those empirical studies oriented to Communication, Political Science, Sociology or the set of Social Sciences from a more traditional vision or where technology is understood as a conjunctural factor.

The organization of the event will decide where the papers will be published in English based on the topics covered.

SPANISH OR PORTUGUESE. Articles submitted in Spanish or Portuguese will have an extension of 4,500 to 5,500 words. They will be sent to the Tirant Lo Blanch publishing house (number 1 of the SPI). All images or graphics included in the articles must necessarily include a source. Preferably, the IMRyD model (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion + Conclusions <optional section>) will be followed. The references will be cited from the standard of the APA Standards 7th edition. All style instructions can be downloaded in this template.

In the three cases, papers must not have been previously published, must not be under review for any other conference or publication and must not include any information that leads to the identification of the authors. Therefore, the names of the authors, affiliations and e-mails should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the final version of the accepted papers, saved in Word. These files must be uploaded to the conference management system in a ZIP file.

Based on the evaluation of the Scientific Committee, papers can be rejected or accepted; in the latter case, without modifications or with minor modifications, which the author must carry out to send the final version.

The authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.

Publication and indexing

To make sure accepted papers are published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered before June 20th, 2023. Moreover, the papers must comply with the suggested layout and page limit (depending on the format). Also, all recommended alterations must be implemented by the authors before submitting the final version.

No more than one paper per entry will be published. A supplemental fee must be paid for the publication of an extra paper, with a maximum of one per additional registration. Each registration only allows for one author to participate in the conference.

Papers written in English and submitted to the SIST series, accepted and registered, will be published in Proceedings by Springer (4th largest publisher in the world, according to the SPI index) in a Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book, and will be submitted for their indexing to ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available on SpringerLink. Papers written in English and submitted to the Atlantis Highlights in Social Sciences, Education and Humanities series (from Atlantis Press) will be submitted to CPCI (part of Clarivate’s Web of Science), CNKI, Wanfang Data, and Google Scholar.

Papers written in Spanish or Portuguese will be published by Tirant lo Blanch (1st Spanish publisher in Scholar Publisher Indicators).

EXTENDED VERSIONS. The extended versions of the best papers will be sent to Societies journal (Scopus, Q2, CiteScore 2.0 in 2021, General Social Sciences Category; in SJR, Q2 with impact index 0.36).

Important Dates

Presentation of the paper: April 28, 2023.
Notification of acceptance: June 2, 2023.
Registration payment, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper: June 20, 2023.
Final paper submission date: June 20, 2023.
Conference: September 6, 7 and 8, 2023.

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