Publications and Proceedings

All papers presented at the Conference and subsequently submitted in accordance with the publishing guidelines below will be included in the official Conference Proceedings published in digital form with an ISBN. All registrants of the Conference will be sent these Proceedings in recognition of their attendance.

Papers should be emailed to by 1st October 2015

In addition to the Proceedings, selected papers will be considered for publication in edited volumes with a major publisher. Discussions are on-going but until we are able to review the full papers and see the depth of coverage offered by particular themes we cannot be more specific. To be eligible for consideration for any publication in book form or journal special issue, we must initially receive your paper for the Proceedings. Outside of the official conference proceedings we, in consultation with publishers of our choice, reserve the right not to publish papers which lie outside of identified themes or that does not meet quality standards as identified through review/referee procedures.

Please note that this does not preclude publication of your paper elsewhere.

Instructions and Publishing Style Guide for Conference Proceedings

All papers must accord with the following publishing style guide. The Conference organisers reserve the right NOT to publish any paper submitted which does not adopt the style guide.

General Requirements

  • All papers should be submitted in English
  • A4 portrait Word document
  • Times New Roman font, 12pt size
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • ‘Normal’ left- and right-hand margins
  • No paragraph numbering or indentations
  • No page numbering
  • No headers or footers
  • Maximum 5000 words
  • Maximum file size 1.5MB

A cover page should contain only the title, author(s) name, institutional affiliation and country. No personal information should be contained within the submitted paper (email address, telephone etc.).

Contact information should be contained within your accompanying email and unless notified, all correspondence will be directed to the first named author of the paper.


Papers should normally be no more than 5000 words in length, excluding references, tables and graphics. Tables, diagrams, maps and photographs should be inserted in the paper. Please avoid too heavy picture files. Footnotes should be avoided. Essential notes should be numbered in the text and grouped together at the end of each chapter.


Bear in mind that there are over 30 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.


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.


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


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 for extracts of over 400 words, as well as for figures, tables, maps and photographs. Even short extracts of poetry may need copyright clearance. For the avoidance of doubt the author is responsive for clearing ALL copyright regarding their paper submission and the conference organisers will not be held responsible for any aspect of copyright.


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 shown 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 extremely helpful if references are presented as far as possible in accordance with our house style. 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 Erlbaum.


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