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Author Guidelines

All paper submissions must as per the following guidelines.

  1. It is required that all authors have their draft article reviewed for language proficiency before submitting. Sometimes excellent submissions have to be drastically amended or even rejected because of linguistic ineptitude.
  2. The editors reserve the right to make minor editorial adjustments without consulting the author.
  3. The use of abbreviations should be avoided as far as possible.
  4. Manuscripts of no longer than 15 pages (5 000 - 6 000 words) must be submitted in MS Word format.
  5. Authors are required to conform to the instructions and format below.
  6. A Word template for use by authors is available for downloading:- ZIP or DOTX (The DOTX does not always open correctly, depending on the browser, so if it does not download, rather download the ZIP version and unzip.)
  7. The Trebuchet font at 9 point size, single spacing and a page margin of 20 mm along the sides and 20 mm at the top and 25 along the bottom, gutter 10 mm, gutter position left, with full justification, should be used on B5 paper size. Header and footer layout 15 mm.
  8. Figures and tables should fit within the prescribed margins and should form an integral part of the article and be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Labelling and lettering of figures and tables should be Trebuchet at 8 point size.
  9. References in the text should be by author with the reference number in square brackets e.g. Li[1]. The required reference format is illustrated below.
  10. The Title Page should conform to the following centred format. The text of the article should only start on the next page.
  11. Photographs must be supplied in TIFF or JPEG format at least 300 dpi for good quality reproduction.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  7. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement


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