Call for Papers Agreement and Disclosure Policy

In October 2014, ECSDEV Board added some required practices for all participants in the ICSD Conference. This Agreement is designed to promote transparency in the development and organization of the International Conference of Sustainable Development. As a result, everyone submitting a presentation, or listed as an author for a presentation for consideration at the ICSD event, is agreeing to the following statement.

I. General Submission Agreement

  • By submitting a proposal to present at the International Conference on Sustainable Development, you explicitly agree:
  • That all authors participating in the presentation (presenting authors) shall register for the Conference.
  • To present in the time slot and format assigned by the Program Committee.
  • If accepted, to adhere to the deadlines as detailed in the acceptance notification regarding additional information, presentation materials, etc.
  • To provide appropriate evidence to support any claims related to efficacy, validity, or reliability of approaches to assessment or treatment.
  • To refrain from overt statements or pointed humor that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any person or group.
  • To refrain from attempting to persuade attendees to purchase or use a specific product, service, piece of equipment, or device.
  • When discussing a specific product or service, to offer information on its theoretical framework, relevant evidence, and operational details; to disclose in advance if your presentation will not address the range of competing products or services; and to refrain from overt selling.
  • That any research in which you participated and may be discussing in this presentation is in compliance with mandated national and institutional policies and procedures pertaining to human and/or animal subjects research.
  • To follow the guidelines for crediting authorship for research presentations as outlined in the Ethical Standards statement published in our website: http://www.ecsdev.org/index.php/publications/ethical-standards.
  • To obtain written permission from copyright holders for the use of any previously published material in your presentation or handouts.

ECSDEV's acceptance of a proposal does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


II. Disclosure Policy

ECSDEV Board defines a conflict of interest as any financial or nonfinancial consideration or relationship relevant to proposal content that compromises or has the potential to compromise professional judgment. Providers of proposals approved for ICSD presentation must identify and disclose to participants any such interest on the part of any speaker or instructor.

Please note that having a disclosable financial or nonfinancial relationship does not prevent you from speaking. Disclosing such relationships is intended to give Conference attendees a more complete context in which to consider the information you provide. 


III. Registration Fees

Registration Fees include:

  • Attendance at all conference sessions and presentations, including plenary addresses and all parallel sessions.
  • Lunches and coffee breaks on the days of the conference.
  • In-person conference session presentation (based on accepted proposal and scheduling into the conference program.
  • Certificate of Apreciation.
  • Publication of the manuscript in the European Journal of Sustainable Development Special Issue on line or Print Edition .
  • Hard copy of the Conference Proceedings (ISBN)

Please note: Accomodation, Transport, "Activities and extras" such as tours or dinners are not included in the registration.


IV. Cancellation/Refund Policies

Conference registrants canceling their registration on or before June 16, 2017 will receive a refund of the conference registration fee, less a 80 Euros administrative fee.

Please note: No refunds will be given after June 16, 2017. 

Written requests for cancellation must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Notes

1. Proposals submitted after the 30th of June 2017 are subject to availability of space. Proposals are reviewed within 1-2 weeks of submission. To meet one of the registration deadlines listed above, please make sure your proposal is submitted in time to receive a response prior to the deadline.

2. Registrations must be completed and fully paid before presentations are scheduled. Payment must be received by the indicated date in order to receive the stated guarantees associated with the specific Registration Phase. If registration payment is received after the late registration deadline, scheduling the presentation is subject to availability of space.

3.Note that proposal submission is mandatory. Meanwhile manuscript submission is optional. Late manuscript submission, if accepted, can be published in the next issue of EJSD.

4. Every Conference registration includes both:

i) Book of Abstracts 5th ICSD 2017 (ISBN) for every accepted proposal

ii) Special Edition (or Normal Edition) of the European Journal of Sustainable Development (ISSN), for every accepted manuscript

or 

ii) Book of Proceedings 5th ICSD 2017 (ISBN), for every accepted manuscript.

5.Print Edition of EJSD, Book Proceedings and Certificates of Participation will be distributed during the days of the conference for Regular Registration Participants. The other participants may receive all materials at their specified addresses. 

6. All Participant authors and co-authors must register separately once the proposal has been accepted. Non Participant co-authors do not need to register. It is sufficient the registration of the primary author.