Conference Proceedings

General information

ICMB-XI is cooperating with the International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Species (INVASIVESNET- on publication of conference proceedings. Currently INVASIVESNET has three open access, peer-reviewed international journals:

  • Aquatic Invasions (est. 2006; 2020 Impact Factor: 2.170),
  • BioInvasions Records (est. 2011; 2020 IF: 1.608), and
  • Management of Biological Invasions (est. 2010; 2020 IF: 2.663).

In 2019, Management of Biological Invasions and Aquatic Invasions served as publication platforms for the ICMB-X proceedings.

For ICMB-XI, we will publish two special issues of INVASIVESNET journals to highlight research presented at the conference:

  • One in Aquatic Invasions focusing on academic research of bioinvasions - Editors TBA
  • One in Management of Biological Invasions focusing on applied research of invasive species - Editors TBA

Responsible thematic Deputy Editor-in-Chief for both special issues – Dr. Amy Fowler (USA).

We encourage all ICMB-XI participants to submit their research manuscripts for publication in the conference proceedings.

Submission Deadline and Review Process

The deadline for manuscript submission will be determined once new conference dates are released, and authors should use our online submission system for each journal Aquatic Invasions or Management of Biological invasions. Within the cover letter, please state that this submission should be considered for inclusion in the ICMB-XI special issue of either Aquatic Invasions or Management of Biological Invasions. Please see Author guidelines before submitting your manuscript - Aquatic Invasions Submission Guidelines or Management of Biological Invasions Submission Guidelines. Accepted papers will be published online 2-3 weeks after the publication decision (although time to completion may vary due to delays in reviewing times, revisions of manuscripts, and the need for several rounds of reviews).

All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the usual Aquatic Invasions and Management of Biological Invasions review processes and cannot be assured of acceptance until they have met the standards for peer review. The guest editors will manage the special issue, although the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for ICMB proceedings retains the final decision on the acceptance of papers and will work closely with the guest editors during the editorial process. If a submitted paper is authored or co-authored by a guest editor, that submission will be handled by a different guest editor.

Article Processing Charges

We will offer a regular 20% discount for article processing charges for all ICMB-XI participants. Register and join the Association for additional discounts for INVASIVESNET members. If you have financial constraints, please contact the managing editor of INVASIVESNET journals, Dr. Vadim Panov, directly.

Contact Information

Any questions or inquiries can be directed towards: