Guidelines


GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS, FINAL PAPERS and ORAL PRESENTATIONS

All types of academic papers are welcomed – quantitative, qualitative, case studies, literature reviews, etc.

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS:

If you submit an abstract for a paper to be presented at the conference, you should only point out what the paper is about; how the paper is related to previous research on the matter; the method you use to answer the main question underlying the paper, what the contents of your paper contribute to the working group subject, and why the contents of your paper are relevant. The abstract should not exceed 500 words.

Abstracts can be structured as follows:

  • This paper [describes/explores/explains/tests/argues] …..
  • Existing [research/theory] pointed to….
  • Based on [a case-study/interviews with…/document analysis/survey/reassessment of …] this paper tries to answer the following question …..
  • The outcomes point to….
  • This is relevant because ….

GUIDELINES FOR FINAL PAPERS:

General: manuscript pages should be numbered. This includes not only the text but also the notes, references, displayed quotations, tables and all other material. A maximum length of 6,000 words is recommended.

The cover sheet should include: names of all authors, address, institution, position in the institution, country and e-mail address.

Title page should include:

1. full title

2. subtitle

3. abstract (100-150 words): background; aim; method; results; conclusion

Manuscripts should include:

1. Table of content with links

2. Main text

3. Footnotes: typed

4. References: typed, at the end of the manuscript

5. Tables: each table should have an explanatory caption and be presented on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. Please check that each table is cited in the text.

EXPECTED ORAL PRESENTATION:

The oral presentation should focus on research questions and findings and their limits, the length of presentation is expected to be app. 10-15 minutes max.