IFE Conference Author Center
IFE Conference Author Center
This space serves to support the scientific community of IFE Conference as a guidance environment for best practices and ethics in the scientific communication process.
IFE Conference has the following guidelines that authors must adhere to for their contributions to be accepted in the conference and publication. These guidelines are based on the standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
An individual is considered an author of a contribution if they meet the following requirements:
In the case of personnel who do not meet the aforementioned requirements but have provided criteria or support in the development of the presented scientific contribution, they should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgements section. If any author fails to meet these requirements or if an author who does meet the requirements is omitted from the contribution, it will be considered an ethical violation and the responsibility lies with the authors.
IFE Conference provides the CRediT classifications CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) for authors to identify the roles involved in conducting research and producing a scientific contribution for publication.
|Conceptualization||Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.|
|Data curation||Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later re-use.|
|Formal analysis||Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data.|
|Funding acquisition||Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.|
|Investigation||Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection.|
|Methodology||Development or design of methodology; creation of models.|
|Project administration||Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.|
|Resources||Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.|
|Software||Algorithm development, software, platform, activities directly related to programming.|
|Supervision||Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.|
|Validation||Participation in verifying the activities implicit in the research, with the aim of determining the reproducibility of the results and experiments.|
|Visualization||Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.|
|Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation).|
|Writing – review & editing||Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.|
In the event of receiving a request to include or exclude any author from the contribution, a LETTER REQUEST FOR MODIFICATION OF CO-AUTHORSHIP must be submitted, stating the reasons and signed by all co-authors of the contribution. This process will be evaluated by the Editorial Team, and a response will be provided within a period of up to 72 business hours. The request should be made prior to the completion of the peer review process. No modification of co-authorship will be accepted after the peer review process has concluded, nor without the consent of all authors.
IFE Conference accepts and supports authors who have changed their name, in accordance with it. In this case, the author must notify it via email and authorize the publication editor to update the author’s profile within the system. The email should be addressed to the primary contact of the publication. The author must provide their full name, email, current affiliation, and ORCID. The name change request will be handled with strict confidentiality between the author and the editor responsible for this activity.
Scientific fraud is considered the manipulation, falsification, or fabrication of data, images, or results to obtain false deductions, while plagiarism refers to the lack of acknowledgment of authorship over someone else’s data and work. In both cases, the IFE Conference team does not tolerate and takes a zero-tolerance stance against such actions.
In this regard, the authors are committed to fulfilling the following requirements:
Plagiarism is the undeserved and improper appropriation of another person’s work and intellectual property. It constitutes plagiarism when:
On the other hand, scientific fraud is the invention, modification, or manipulation of scientific results without the scientific method as the underlying process. It constitutes scientific fraud when:
The trust and recognition that the scientific community, as well as society, place in researchers to bring about improvements for humanity, should not be undermined by scientific fraud and plagiarism. It is the duty of researchers to present each scientific result with rigor and academic integrity. At the IFE Conference, we do not tolerate plagiarism or scientific fraud.
In the case of research involving medical experiments with human subjects, IFE Conference adopts the ethical principles of the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association.
Contributions submitted to IFE Conference cannot be simultaneously submitted to other publication systems or conferences. Similarly, the contribution cannot redundantly present data or results that are already published elsewhere. Authors must wait for the rejection resolution of the contribution, resulting from an editorial or academic evaluation, before submitting it to another publication system.
Abstract: The abstract is a synthesis that provides a summary of the most relevant aspects of the scientific contribution. In this regard, and in coherence with the structure that scientific communication should follow, it is suggested to:
Tip: The abstract, like the title and keywords, serves to label and connect our research findings with the field of knowledge. It is the text that represents our research and is processed on the web. Whenever in doubt about its quality, consider whether it can be easily found and if it highlights the main results.
Methodology: This section describes how the research was conducted, including variables used, software employed, scale, processes, techniques, statistical sampling, location of the study, among others. Some requirements for writing an appropriate methodology section are:
Tip: Avoid presenting methods, processes, or techniques indirectly related to the research. Also, avoid presenting statistical data without specifying the population size, confidence interval, and probability value. On the other hand, do not overuse statistics, especially to show significant differences.
Results: This section presents the obtained results without interpretation, focusing on what was achieved. This is the space to present data, figures, diagrams, and graphs. Some requirements for writing the results section are:
Tip: The results section is of primary importance, as it verifies whether the objectives were achieved and how (methodology). Avoid duplicating data in graphs and tables. Each graph and table should be accompanied by a descriptive title and header, respectively.
Discussion: This section represents the interpretative value of the research, discussing the significance of the results and their impact on the field of knowledge. It should be supported by a comparison with the existing scientific literature. Some requirements for writing the discussion section are:
Tip: The discussion section is one of the most challenging to write, as it requires contextualizing the results in the disciplinary field. It demonstrates the researcher’s scientific maturity and should convey that the research is current, novel, and necessary.
Introduction: This section demonstrates a deep understanding of the research problem, as well as recent published research and background information. It is important for the introduction to reflect why the research is conducted, what it resolves, how it contributes, and why it is important. It should also state the research objective. Some requirements for writing the introduction section are:
Tip: The introduction section, like the title and abstract, serves as metadata processed by web search engines. If poorly written, the contribution may not be found or read.
Title: The title should be left for the end, as it represents the label for our research. Some requirements for writing an appropriate title are:
Tip: The title, along with the keywords and abstract, are metadata processed by web search engines. If poorly written, the contribution may not be discovered or read.
Keywords: Keywords can consist of single words or phrases. They can be based on the title or proposed as synonyms for the terms used in the title.
Tip: When writing keywords, consider how someone would search for your contribution on the internet. Think about the words they would enter in the search box.
Persistent identifiers allow us to locate and consolidate our scientific productivity and attribute our intellectual property unambiguously. For researchers, it is necessary to use ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) as a unique alphanumeric code. ORCID connects with other established IDs, such as Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID (Web of Science). Generating an ORCID is a free process that can be done by accessing: https://orcid.org/signin