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The Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association (Abstracts of the ICA) are the conference series that publishes abstracts accepted for conferences and workshops organized by the ICA. The abstracts undergo an abstract-based review by the programme committee. The Abstracts of the ICA are open-access publications; they are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License and the authors retain the copyright.
Abstracts are intended to present very early or practical work. They provide a platform for artwork, demonstrations, or work of practitioners – work that would otherwise not be very well suited for a description in an extended scientific paper. Still, the publication of the abstract is very valuable both for the authors and for the participants of the meeting. Abstracts are reviewed based on quality and innovativeness, as well as on the practical relevance.
Copernicus Publications makes sure that the online, open-access publications are indexed and archived worldwide in electronic archives, search engines, and databases, in order to guarantee their maximum dissemination and impact. Abstracts of the ICA are archived and indexed ineArchives Indexing and abstracting services
Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Cengage (Gale), EBSCO, Georef, ProQuest, J-Gate, World Public Library.
To show our support for Ukraine, all fees for papers from authors (first or corresponding authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception will be if the corresponding author or first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.
In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.