Submission guidelines

  1. Please submit an extended abstract of the paper in not more than 2000 words (excluding tables, figures and references).
  2. Your extended abstract should cover the following aspects: (a) the study hypotheses (if applicable), (b) brief literature review, (c) methodology adopted, (d) empirical or theoretical results and (e) implications for theory and practice. Incomplete submissions will not be sent out for review.
  3. Formatting of extended abstract:
    1. The entire extended abstract submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:
      Portable Document Format (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
    2. Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references, and appendices should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide.
    3. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5” × 11” page setting. References maybe single spaced.
    4. To facilitate the blind review process, remove ALL author-identifying information, including acknowledgments, from the uploaded document. Self-references that give away the authors’ identity should also be avoided. If self-referencing is essential then it should be in third person.

NOTE: Extended abstract that do not follow the above instructions will NOT be reviewed

 

Important Submission Notes and Code of Ethics

  • If an extended abstract is accepted, at least one of the authors must register to attend the conference.
  • At the time of submission, submitted extended abstract must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation at any other conference.
  • Submitted extended abstract must not have been published or accepted for publication. If a extended abstract is under review, it must NOT appear in print before the conference.
  • It is the duty of authors conducting research to design, implement, analyse, report, and present their findings rigorously. Research rigor includes careful design, execution, analysis, interpretation of results, and retention of data. Presentation of research should include treatment of the data that is honest and that reveals both strengths and weaknesses of findings.
  • Authorship and credit should be shared in correct proportion to the various parties’ contributions. Whether published or not, ideas or concepts derived from others should be acknowledged, as should advice and assistance received. Authors should also guard against plagiarizing the work of others.