The ICARD 2018 proceedings (ISBN 978-0-620-80650-3) will be produced electronically and in paper copies (additional costs for the delegate). Each delegate will get the option to choose between a printed or electronic copy on registration. All papers will be published on-line on the conference web page and in the event, it is also an IMWA Annual Conference, on the IMWA web page. In addition, IMWA’s proceedings partner Curran Associates Inc. will provide printed copies (print-on-demand) after the conference.

The ISC will review the abstracts and the full papers. This will be a two-step process: review of the 400 word abstracts (oral/poster/reject) by two reviewers and the final, 4–6-page-papers by other colleagues. The abstract reviewers shall be provided the opportunity to indicate whether they want to review the full paper as well. To ensure a high quality of papers, both the authors and the reviewers will be given clear instructions for writing and reviewing. A copy editor will be employed who edits all papers submitted. Support will be provided for authors who require assistance with their English writing skills.

IMWA offers to publish the 10 best presentations as full papers in a special issue of “Mine Water and the Environment”.

After the conference, the proceedings will be sent to ISI Thomson for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science.