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All peer-reviewed and accepted Conference papers are planned to be published as a printed publication of conference proceedings with ISBN and presented in a PDF format on a USB memory stick. The publication will be published on-line in Open Access prior to the conference. Every paper will have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and will be searchable and citable without a delay. This will result in the maximum exposure and high worldwide visibility of authors and their papers.

Authors contributing to the 13th Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference “Historical Experience and Geotechnical Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region” agree to publish their papers under the Creative Commons Attribution — Non Commercial 4.0 license, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, on condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is not used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.

Published Conference Proceedings will also be sent to scientific databases for possible indexing (e.g. Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), Scopus and Google Scholar).

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The 13th Baltic Sea Region Geotechnical Conference “Historical Experience and Challenges of Geotechnical Problems in Baltic Sea Region” is peer-reviewed conference proceedings published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press.

The 13th Baltic Sea Region Geotechnical Conference “Historical Experience and Challenges of Geotechnical Problems in Baltic Sea Region” is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Our ethic statements based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

In order to provide our readers with conference proceedings of high quality, The 13th Baltic Sea Region Geotechnical Conference “Historical Experience and Challenges of Geotechnical Problems in Baltic Sea Region” is guided by the following principles:


  • The editor is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic record, for having processes in place to assure the quality of the material they publish and for precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
  • Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • The editor ensures that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions (i.e. individuals who are able to judge the work and are free from disqualifying competing interests).
  • The editor has systems in place to give authors the opportunity to make original research articles freely available.
  • The editor has systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
  • There are at least two reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.


  • The reviewers assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. By formulating suggestions to the authors, the reviewers can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.
  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • The reviewers should comment on the originality of submissions and should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.


  • The authors ensure that they have submitted original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered as an unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

When an author founds error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor and cooperate with him to retract or correct the paper.