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3rd World Forum Principles of Scientific Publications

Malaga, Spain
Olga Guerrero, Chair (Universidad de Málaga), Gregory Patience, Co-Chair (Polytechnique Montreal), Yanet Villasana, Co-Chair (Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam), Renan Moritz VR Almeida, Co-Chair ( Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Paula Rivera, Secretary (Polytechnique Montreal)


The 1st forum hosted by Polytechnique Montreal welcomed delegates remotely and in person from 32 countries and 30 scientific disciplines. We addressed the mechanics and ethics of publishing research, authorship, reporting data, journal metrics, and writing.


The second edition of this event held in Galapagos Ecuador addressed concerns related to indigenous languages, equity diversity and inclusion, publication ethics. More than 50 contributions were received from delegates from 18 countries and 4 continents, including Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Israel, Brazil, United States, Spain, Austria, Germany, Zimbabwe, Russia, South Africa. We also had the participation of three plenary speakers Dr. Olga Guerrero Deputy Vice Rector of Institutional Projects of the University of Malaga (Spain), Dr. Vered Slonim-Nevo Department of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) and Dr. Renan Moritz Varnier De Almeida Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).


Now, for the 3rd Edition of the Forum we aim to discuss the NOVEL CHALLENGES FOR PUBLICATION ETHICS, specifically Open Science, Artificial Intelligence, Predatory Journals, Fake publications, Retractions, Authorship attribution and Non-native English speakers.


  • Publishing process
    • Open Science
    • Open access and publication costs
    • Arbitrary and deficient reviews
    • Publication retractions
  • Ethics
    • Fake publications
    • Predatory journals
    • Orphan contributions, author attribution and negotiation
    • AI-assisted publications and peer-review
    • Non-native English speakers
    • Guest authorship


  • Communication
    • Scientific communication and education
    • Passive aggressive reception of the active voice
    • Challenges and issues developing nations face publishing
    • Country affiliation influence on citations


Call for Abstracts: November 1, 2023.

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Extended: March 31, 2024.


Malaga, Spain, May 22-24, 2024

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