Paper Style and Format

As noted, Conference Proceedings will be published by CRC Press.  An extended abstract/paper are optional and will be reviewed for adequacy of publication in the proceedings. 

AUTHORS GUIDELINES

General Requirements

  • All manuscript should be written in English language.
  • We only accept text files or files in .doc format (such as from Microsoft Word). We will not accept PDF submissions.
  • Articles should be approximately 2,000-5,000 words in length and not exceed 10 pages.
  • They should be written as continuous expository narrative in a chapter or article style—not as lists of points or a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Article submissions must contain no more than 30% of textual material published in other places by the same author or authors, and these other places must be acknowledged and cited; in other words, the remaining 70% of the article must be unique and original to your current submission.
  • Authors must ensure the accuracy of citations, quotations, diagrams, tables and maps.
  • Articles must have a minimum of five scholarly references.
  • Spelling can vary according to national usage but should be internally consistent.
  • Articles should be thoroughly checked and proofread before submission, both by the author and a critical editorial friend. After you have submitted your article you are unable to make any changes to it during the refereeing process, although if accepted, you will have a chance to make minor revisions after refereeing and before the final submission of your article.

Paper Format

  1. Title of Proposal
  2. Presentation Type: (paper, poster,)
  3. Detailed Description (Abstract):  A description of the purpose, methods, and implications of your scholarly work.  This will be used to evaluate and place your work in the appropriate session.   If your paper is subsequently published as an article in the Proceedings, this will serve as the Abstract (may be revised prior to publication).  Recommended length 150-200 words.
  4. Keyword set: Keywords are used to organize presentations into appropriate sessions, so please choose words that clearly describe the main idea of your work. List only 3-8 keywords.
  5. Knowledge Focus: Choose if your work has a Practice, Research, or Theory focus. .
  6. Topic Selection: Select the topic that best categorizes your work. Please see the Conference Topics.  Topic selections will be used to begin the process of organizing presentations into sessions.  Papers related to topics other than these may also be considered. 
  7. Scheduling Note: optional note to organizers regarding session scheduling requests or restrictions.  Note that these requests can only be honored for registrations received by certain dates (see Registration Deadlines).
  8. Biographical Information: organization or institution, position or title within the organization/institution, short statement of interests.

Use the following fonts, font sizes and figure and table caption format.

  • Title: 14 pts. Centered, Garamond or Times New Roman
  • Abstract: 10 pts. Italic, Garamond or Times New Roman
  • Paragraphs: 12 pts. Numbered, alignment left. Garamond or Times New Roman
  • Text: 12 pts, single line, Justified, Garamond or Times New Roman
  • References: Use APA style for references
  • Tables and figures: Included in the text, centered and numbered