You will already know that publication of your research is a key part of the EUBCE conference. Over recent years publication has become an even greater part of the wider conference community and for this reason the organisers have directed considerable effort to providing different publication opportunities, all of which can be easily searched using commonly available online tools. It is probably even more important during the coronavirus pandemic that we all consider even more carefully the vital role of scientific publication in the very diverse but interconnected world of biomass, bioenergy, bioeconomy and climate change mitigation.

Two journals release special issues with full length papers after each conference.

Biomass and Bioenergy publishes a number papers following the full refereeing process of the journal. Authors can ask for papers to be published in the Biomass and Bioenergy special issue (CiteScore = 6.6; Impact Factor = 3.551), and at the abstract approval stage recommendations for selected papers to be submitted.

The journal Energies (CiteScore = 3.18; Impact Factor = 2.702) produces a special issue comprising papers either recommended by the editors or offered by authors who have made a presentation at the annual EUBCE conference. Papers are fully refereed, and with the journal prioritising online publication, open access is usually achieved typically within 50 days of first submission.

The official Conference Proceedings nowadays contain most of the contributions submitted to the conference, 463 in 2020. All accepted papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations are published on-line with a full open access policy on the EUBCE Proceedings website. The full papers included in the proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS and coded by a digital identifier (DOI code). This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability.

So, when preparing to submit your abstract for the 2021 EUBCE, please have a close look at the range of publication possibilities the EUBCE conference has to offer.

David Baxter

Former European Commission Joint Research Centre