Note about GitHub research. If your research includes scraped GitHub data, the GitHub Terms of Service require that "publications resulting from that research are open access". ICSME supports and encourages Green Open Access (see below).
Note about open access. ICSME supports and encourages Green Open Access also called self-archiving (see Open Science Practices), that is, you as an author archive a version of the paper yourself at your personal home page, at an institutional repository of your employer, or at an e-print server such as arXiv (preferred). Open access increases the availability of your work and increases citation impact for higher quality research. To learn more about open access, please read the Green Open Access FAQ by Arie van Deursen.