Call for Papers

I. Principle Rules

Paper Submission

Submission of a paper implies: that the work described has not been published before.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts in English from our submission system (login is required, click here to register). Length should be between 150 and 250 words. Immediately after the abstract, please provide at least 4 to 6 keywords. The abstracts should be uploaded by 30 September 2016. Abstracts will be pre-screened for their perceived quality and relevance to the Conference. Authors will be notified of their acceptance.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

II. Formatting issues

Length of papers

The number of words must be more than 2,000 including tables, figures and references.

File format

Papers must be submitted in MS Word (Version 2007 or later) file format.

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)

  • A concise and informative title

  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.

  • Use italics for emphasis.

  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.

  • Do not use field functions.

  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.

  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.

  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.

  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

III. Referencing issues


Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).

  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).

  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).

Reference list

Journal article

  • Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8

  • Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:

  • Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329

Article by DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

  • Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086


  • South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Book chapter

  • Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

Online document

  • Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007


  • Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

IV. Tables and Figures

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals with a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.

  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.

  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

  • For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided.

  • Title your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1. The number of women in the organisation.

  • To add figure lettering, it is best to use Helvetica or Arial (sans serif fonts) and keep it consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt).

  • All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and if there are figure parts, they should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).

  • Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.

  • Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.

  • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.

V. Copyright Transfer

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to our Publisher (or grant our Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.