1. Peer Review Policy

Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) are double-blinded peer-reviewed publications. All submissions are subject to peer review at abstract and full paper submission stages. Upon abstract submission, manuscripts are assessed by the paper selection committee for suitability for the conference. For those that are deemed suitable, a minimum of two expert reviewers in the area of study will be selected to assess the scientific basis and significance of the manuscript. Reviewers are invited to decline to review a paper that they deem to be outside of their scope of expertise. Following peer review, the paper selection committee will determine if the paper should be accepted, requires revision, or is unacceptable for publication.

Confidentiality in Peer Review

Editors and reviewers must maintain strict confidentiality of manuscripts during the peer-review process. Sharing a manuscript in whole or in part, outside the scope of what is necessary for assessment, is impermissible prior to an accepted manuscript’s official publication date.

Sharing of Materials during Peer Review

Authors must honour any reasonable request for materials, methods, or data necessary to reproduce or validate the research findings during peer review unless it violates the privacy or confidentiality of human research subjects.

Avoidance of Potential Conflicts of Interest

The paper selection committee will avoid any abstract or paper to be reviewed by any of the co-authors of the submission, or authors from the same institution. Reviewers are required to declare any potential conflict of interest upon abstract assignment and the submission will be reassigned to other reviewers in such cases.

Plagiarism Detection

All authors are required to perform a self-evaluation of their work with a plagiarism checking service before submission, to identify potential problems and correct them. The paper selection committee may run automatic checks using anti-plagiarism software. Papers that are highlighted to have issues are recorded and the issues are communicated to the authors, asking them to make corrections before submission of the camera-ready paper. Depending on the severity of the issues, papers may be rejected by the paper selection committee. Papers found to contain plagiarism at the camera-ready stage will be removed from publication.

2. Ethics Statement

Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) are published following the standards, guidelines, and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; publicationethics.org).

3. Academic Misconduct

Responding to Allegations of Possible Misconduct

The CAADRIA EXCO is committed to helping protect the integrity of the public scientific record. In the case of alleged serious academic misconduct, this may include sharing reasonable concerns with authorities who are in the position to conduct an appropriate investigation into an allegation, such as academic institutions and funding bodies. In the first instance, all allegations of misconduct will be referred to the president of CAADRIA who in turn will review the circumstances, in consultation with the paper selection committee or the Executive Committee. Initial fact-finding will usually include a request to all the involved parties to state their case and explain the circumstances in writing. In questions of research misconduct centring on methods or technical issues, the president may confidentially consult experts who are blinded to the identity of the individuals, or if the allegation is against a member of CAADRIA committee, an outside expert. The president will arrive at a conclusion as to whether there is enough reasonable evidence that the possibility of misconduct occurred.

When allegations concern authors, the peer review and publication process for the manuscript in question will remain on hold while the process described herein is investigated. The investigation will be taken to completion even if the authors withdraw their paper. In the case of allegations against reviewers or committee members, they will be replaced in the review process while the matter is investigated. Committee members or reviewers who are found to have engaged in scientific misconduct may be removed from CAADRIA committees, and, depending on the severity of misconduct, further measures may be decided by the CAADRIA Executive Committee.

If an inquiry concludes that there is a reasonable possibility of misconduct, the president will retract the paper from the proceedings and the scientific record. If the paper is still under peer review, the president will withdraw the paper from consideration to the conference. All allegations will be kept confidential.