A. Types of Participation
To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose one of the following conference themes upon registration.
- Peace-Sustainability Nexus
1. Research presentations (presentation only)
Presentation only proposals must have a title, an extended abstract of up to 500 words, and at least three keywords.
2. Research/review papers (presentation with full papers)
Presentation with full paper proposals must use the template (see below to download the template) for manuscript submission and choose one of the following:
- Agree to be published in conference proceedings
- Agree to be considered for online publication by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals and for a Special Issue of an international journal such as World Development and World Development Perspectives (subject to peer review)
The Scientific Committee will select the best papers for the following categories. Awardees will be invited to submit their papers for potential publication in a special issue of an international journal. Each of them will also receive a certificate and a set of free NERPS merchandise.
- Best Paper Award (student category)
- Best Paper Award (early career researcher category)
- Best Paper Award (senior researcher category)
A session proposal must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, at least 3 keywords, 1 chair, 1 discussant, and at least 4 presenters. The chair and discussant should share responsibilities if they are also included in the session as individual presenters. In addition to one session abstract, each presenter must submit his/her own abstract of up to 300 words, which must have a title, its author’s name, and at least 3 keywords. Each session participant must register separately to be able to attend the conference.
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Roundtables/Panels are moderated discussions among researchers, students, policymakers, and practitioners. A roundtable/panel proposal must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, at least 3 keywords, 1 moderator, and at least 4 speakers/panelists. In addition to one roundtable/panel abstract, each speaker/panelist may wish to submit his/her own abstract of up to 300 words, which must have a title, its author’s name, and at least 3 keywords; it’s optional. At any rate, each roundtable/panel participant must register separately to be able to attend the conference.
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Workshops are sessions for skills-building, networking, project scoping, early-career opportunities, writing, and publishing. A workshop proposal must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, at least 3 keywords, at least 1 chair, and at least 2 speakers. Each workshop participant must register separately to be able to attend the conference.
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Poster proposals must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, and at least three keywords.
The Scientific Committee will select the best poster for Best Poster Award. The awardee will receive a certificate and a set of free NERPS merchandise.
7. Non-presenting participant
B. Authors’ Instructions
Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:
Step 1: Abstract Submission Process
- The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (up to 300 words unless otherwise instructed) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
- The abstract should clearly state what the presentation/full paper/session/roundtable/workshop/poster is about.
- The author should select the most relevant topic from the corresponding conference topics.
- The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.
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Step 2: Abstract Review
- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of the scientific committee.
- A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work
- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
- Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare for a presentation or a session/roundtable/workshop/poster, or prepare and submit their full papers.
- Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.
All those whose abstracts have been accepted will be invited to register and complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees. They will also have the option to submit their full papers to be considered for publication by Springer and for journal special issues. Steps 3 – 6 below are applicable only to those who take this option.
Step 3: Paper Submission (Optional) & Preliminary Review
- The Full paper submission is 8 – 12+ pages in length.
- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.
- A full paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals, and will be considered for a Special Issue of an international journal.
- The author should submit the full paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.
- The full paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.
Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection
IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:
- Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
- Max. % from one source: 3-5%
- Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
- Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
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Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation
Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.
In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.
- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:
- A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
- Receipt of Payment
- Visa Invitation Letter
Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process (Full-length papers only)
Only after payment is confirmed,
- and the full paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).
- Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:
- Accepted without comments
- Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
- Final Rejection
- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.
- A back-and-forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.