Research Papers Guidelines

  • The submitted paper must be the result of a study that has been applied and completed (a literature review study is not accepted).
  • The paper submitted must be original (not published or sent to another publisher), prepared to a high scholarly standard and fully adhering the ethical guidelines and local approvals.
  • Papers must be in UK English only. If English is not your first language, please have your paper edited and proof-read by an English-speaking person.
  • Abstracts should include: background, aims, methods, results/findings, summary. All accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website.
  • Papers must not exceed 5000 words in length (including abstract, figures, references and appendices).
  • Papers must be submitted as Microsoft Word using Calibri font 14 pt for the main text (single spaced and fully justified), bold 16 pt for headings and bold 14 pt for sub-headings.
  • Do not use more than three levels of heading and use the numbering convention:
    1. Heading1
    1.1. Heading2
    1.1.1 Heading3
  • The page size is A4 with margins of 2.54cm all around. Please do not insert headers, footers or page numbers. Do not refer to page numbers in the main text. And do not use multiple columns.
  • Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced from within the text. Avoid colour diagrams as the proceedings will be printed in black and white. Images must be inserted as picture files (.gif, .jpg, png). You may be asked to supply the pictures as separate files.
  • Paper must follow the APA (7th edition) reference style.
  • Paper could follow the below structure: Title (must not exceed 15 words). Abstract (must not exceed 300 words). Introduction. Study Objective/s. Methodology. Results/findings. Discussion. Conclusion/recommendations. Acknowledgments. References.