Presentations and Papers

Presenting at the conference

During the conference, delegates will be allocated a 30 minute slot within a themed session. This will include 20 minutes to present their paper, and 10 minutes for questions.

 Full Papers

We do not require full papers in advance of the conference. These will be requested from conference delegates after the event. All papers presented at the conference and subsequently submitted and in accordance with publishing guidelines, will be included in the official Conference Proceedings. These will be published as an ISBN listed CD ROM and registered with the British Library. All delegates attending the conference will be sent a copy of the Proceedings free of charge. The deadline to submit full papers is 20 October 2017 (now extended to 9th November 2017)

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Discussions are ongoing with publishers regarding journal and edited book publication opportunities. Decisions will be contingent on assessment of the papers after submission and of the possibilities to theme them based upon having a critical mass.

Delegates submitting papers for the conference proceedings and possible further publications are not precluded from submitting their papers to journals / other publishing outlets of choice, independently.  

We cannot guarantee publication of any paper beyond the Conference Proceedings but of course will work with publishers and Journal editors to produce appropriate edited volumes / themed issues based upon quality submissions.  

Further details will be announced on this page. 

General Requirements

The deadline for submitting full papers after the conference is 20 October 2017.

Papers should normally be no more than 5000 words in length, excluding references, tables and graphics. Papers should be typewritten, using Times New Roman, 12 point size. Tables, diagrams, maps and photographs should be inserted in the paper. Please avoid too heavy picture files (your paper should not be larger than 1.5 MB). Footnotes should be avoided. Essential notes should be numbered in the text and grouped together at the end of each chapter.

Please send electronic manuscripts in Word format, single-spaced, A4 portrait, with ample left- and right-hand margins, and every page should be numbered consecutively. A cover page should contain only the title, author’s name, email and address. Unless notified, all correspondence will be directed to the first named author of the paper. Please put the name and the institutional affiliation and country of the author(s) under the title line.

Style Guide


Bear in mind that there are over 60 countries represented at the Conference and the Proceedings will have a readership in excess of these. Please use “accessible” language and do not hesitate to re-explain complex theories or concepts that are common sense in your discipline but might be ignored by others.

Introduction and Headings

Use your Introduction to briefly explain what your paper is about, on which facts/contexts/problems/theoretical ideas it is based on and ways you will address these through the cases/examples/analysis you will provide.

Heading style

Keep to a maximum of two levels of sub-heading. Please use bold uppercase 12 point font for thesection heading style and regular italic 12 point font for the sub-heading style. Please avoid level three sub-headings. Avoid the use of bullets and numbering.


References should be set out in alphabetical order of the author’s name in a list at the end of the book. They should be given in standard form, as in Appendix 1 below.

References in the text of an article should be by the author’s name and year of publication, as in these examples: Jones (1997) in a paper on … [commonest version]; Jones and Evans (1997c: 22) state that … [where page number is required]; Evidence is given by Smith et al. (1994) … [for three or more authors]. Further exploration of this aspect may be found in many sources (e.g. Brown & Green, 1992; Jackson, 1993; White, 1991a) [note alphabetical order, use of & and semi-colons].

A large majority of proof-corrections are caused by errors in references. Authors are therefore requested to check the following points particularly carefully when submitting their papers:

  • Are all the references in the reference list cited in the text?
  • Do all the citations in the text appear in the reference list?
  • Do the dates in the text and the reference list correspond?
  • Do the spellings of authors’ names in text and reference list correspond, and do all authors have the correct initials?
  • Are journal references complete with volume and pages numbers?
  • Are references to books complete with place of publication and the name of the publisher?


It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission from the author and/or publisher of any material that has been previously published. As a general guideline, permission needs to be cleared to extracts of over 400 words, as well as for figures, tables, maps and photographs. Even short extracts of poetry may need copyright clearance. If in doubt, please contact us for further advice.

Appendix 1

It is extremely helpful if references are presented as far as possible in accordance with our house style. A few more typical examples are shown below. Note, especially, use of upper & lower case in paper titles, use of capital letters and italic (underlining can be used as an alternative if italic is not available) in book and journal titles, punctuation (or lack of it) after dates, journal titles, and book titles. The inclusion of issue numbers of journals, or page numbers in books, is optional but if included should be as per the examples below.

Department of Education and Science (DES) (1985) Education for All (The Swann Report). London: HMSO.

Evans, N.J. and Ilbery, B.W. (1989) A conceptual framework for investigating farm-based accommodation and tourism in Britain. Journal of Rural Studies 5 (3), 257–26.

Evans, N.J. and Ilbery, B.W. (1992) Advertising and farm-based accommodation: A British case-study.Tourism Management 13 (4), 415–422.

Laufer, B. (2000) Vocabulary acquisition in a second language: The hypothesis of ‘synforms’. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh.

Mackey, W.F. (1998) The ecology of language shift. In P.H. Nelde (ed.) Languages in Contact and in Conflict (pp. 35–41). Wiesbaden: Steiner.

Marien, C. and Pizam, A. (1997) Implementing sustainable tourism development through citizen participation in the planning process. In S. Wahab and J. Pigram (eds) Tourism, Development and Growth (pp. 164–78). London: Routledge.

Morrison, D. (1999) Small group discussion project questionnaire. University of Hong Kong Language Centre (mimeo).

US Census Bureau (1998) State profile: California – Online document: – accessed 10th October 1998

Zahn, C.J. and Hopper, R. (2000) The speech evaluation instrument: A user’s manual (version 1.0a). Unpublished manuscript, Cleveland State University.

Zigler, E. and Balla, D. (eds) (1998) Mental Retardation: The Developmental-Difference Controversy.Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbau