Editorial policy and publication in the context of the
Regional Human Rights Systems (I CIL)

Publication models:

The first Congress of International Law – Regional Human Rights Systems (I CIL), with the   CEDIS – Centro de I&D Sobre Direito e Sociedade da NOVA School of Law, cooperation, has the aim to publish the approved and effectively presented papers twofold: First, a Proceedings Book with all the approved and effectively presented abstracts and second, a thematic Monographs with the approved final articles. Indeed, each research pillar will have a specific E-book.

The new digital environment and the growing importance of the open access scientific production are among the I CIL targets. Therefore, I CIL is very committed to it during all the event’s performance and will also apply it to the digital edition complying with its acceptable practices.

Hence, the investment in virtual publishing allows easy access to all the I CIL outcomes, which, in turn, leads to better and faster dissemination of scientific knowledge. All the new technologies applied in the I CIL have been directed towards Congress’s environmental sustainability.

The I CIL publications will be subject to double-blind peer review. Also, an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) apposition to the publication and is duly officially registered both will happen with the aim to grant the scientific validity

The I CIL will make its best effort, until the end of the Congress, to present a list of scientific journals and journals with an impact factor of no less than Qualis A and try to establish a fast track which allows access to the continuous flow of journals and/or journals under more advantageous conditions.

If possible, the I CIL will organize Special issues in scientific journal`s with a relevant impact factor, which will then be open to submission by any Participant duly registered for papers in the I CIL.

Each Participant is responsible for its choice regarding the publication model(s) of the I CIL.

The paper’s content may be evaluated internally by the Scientific Committee of the I CIL, or externally if the publication model is the fast track and/or the Special issues one. In the last case, the task will be performed by the  Journal.

The fast-track model is a very dynamic one; therefore, the journal’s list linked to the I CIL depends on the partnership agreed during the Congress. Only after the certainty of this partnerships, the I CIL will disclose it to the Participants.

Deadlines and submission guidelines will be available in due course on this webpage.