Ethical Standards

Please note that any policies, statements and opinions, endorsed or advocated in any presentations, documents, publications, news interview or website postings should be understood to be the position of the individual author or authors, and do not reflect the views of ICoCTA or its organizers, committee members, or participants as a group.

We are committed to creating a welcoming and respectful environment for all participants and foster the exchange of scientific ideas at ICoCTA. We firmly believe that any form of harassment or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age etc. will not be tolerated. If you experience any such behavior during the conference, we encourage you to reach out to the Conference Staff or Chairs for assistance. Additionally, we kindly request that if you witness any such behavior, you consider intervening.


All individuals involved in the editorial process should not reveal any details of a manuscript or communications related to the process prior to its publication. Unpublished materials, documents, ideas and information obtained during the review process must be kept confidential and not used for the work of the editors or reviewers.


Papers submitted to the conference must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the review cycle. Authors should ensure their work submitted to the conference is entirely original. If the work / words from other resources were used, they must be well cited or quoted.

Competing Interest

A competing interest is anything that could be perceived to interfere with the objectivity of the research, presentation, peer review, decision-making and publication. All authors should disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could be viewed as inappropriately undermine the objectivity of their study.

Data Accuracy

Author should ensure all the data in the study should be accurate. Fabrication, falsification and manipulation of data (including images and tables) are intolerable behaviors and will lead to immediate rejection. As the raw data may be asked during the review process, authors are accountable for providing public access to the requested data in connection with their work.

After Publication

If fundamental errors or inaccuracies founded after the publication, authors are obliged to notify the conference for correcting or retracting their work.

Research using animals / human subjects

Any use of animals / human subjects for scientific purposes must comply with local laws, institutional regulations and widely accepted ethical guidelines, obtain appropriate written consents and permissions. Authors must clearly state their compliance with all relevant guidelines and institutional policies in their manuscripts if information of animals / human subjects has been contained in their research.