The publication of a book or a special issue of an international journal on the chosen topic is required by the OECD and mandatory for the invited OECD participants, with draft chapters or papers prepared by the attendees prior to the conference and used as a basis of discussion at the congress. A final version must be submitted shortly after the congress. One of the organizers is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pest Management Science (Impact Factor = 3.75). He has obtained approval from the Editorial Board to publish contributions (subject to peer review) to the conference as a special issue of the journal. All participants will have the opportunity to submit articles related to their presentations.
The meeting will be relatively small and relaxed, so that the participants will have the time and inclination for considerable conversation and brainstorming to formulate new approaches for improving the quality and acceptance of microbial bioherbicides.