Manuscript submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, reviews, abstracts, or research proposals within the broad scope of the symposium.

The manuscript should be written in English and should be submitted to the designated emails in the symposium call. Abstracts and papers should be sent both in .doc/.docx and .pdf format.


The abstract is a self-contained summary of the most important elements of the paper. It intends to capture the interest of a potential reader of your paper. An abstract should address the following:

  • Purpose of the research
  • Design/methodology
  • Results/findings
  • Practical implications and Conclusions

Body of the manuscript

The rest of the manuscript should be organized and the main body of the paper can be divided into sections and sub-sections. Sections and sub-sections should be numbered and should be typed in BOLD. On the first page of the paper should be written: title of the paper; name of the author, including academic degree; the author’s email and name and address of the institution or organization where the author is employed or affiliated. These information are followed by the abstract, which should contain between 150 and 300 words. At the end of the abstract should be given key words (3-5), to provide easier indexing and classification of the paper. The length of the full paper should be between 5000-8000 words. The full manuscript should be organized as follows:

1)      Introduction
2)      Literature review
3)      Research methodology
4)      Findings/results
5)      Discussions and conclusions
6)      Limitations and direction for future research
7)      References
8)      Appendices


  • Page format should be A4.
  • Font size: Main Body – 12 pt. Times New Roman; Footnotes – 10 pt. Times New Roman
  • All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 3.8 cm, including your tables and figures.
  • Use 1.5 line spacing for the main text, 1 for footnotes. Use a single column layout, right justified. Paragraph spacing: 6-after; 0-before.
  • Headings (e.g., start of sections) use the following hierarchy: (1) centered and bolded; (2) left justified, bolded; (3) in-line paragraph, italicized.
  • For references, use the Harvard reference style. Use footnotes only for commenting or supplementing the text. The list of references (bibliography of used literature) will be listed at the end of the paper and should provide full details for each source mentioned in the paper. Excessively long footnotes are probably better handled in an appendix.