Guidelines for final submissions


The portal for final paper submission and author information is now open:

Logging in to the portal
Please create a login with your email address, enter your details, and follow the steps to submit your revised paper.

Checking your details are correct and adding co-authors
Please check the author details are correct, and add the email addresses of the other authors and ensure their names and honorifics (e.g. Dr, Ms etc) are correct. Please then enter your preferred stream, and preferred presentation format. So we can send newsletters to all authors, please also provide your co-authors’ details and email addresses.

Submitting your revised paper and abstract
If you have completed your revisions but not yet sent them to us, please upload them to the portal along with the author response form, and a 150 word abstract with keywords (up to six).

Submitting your final version
If your paper has been accepted without need for revisions, please upload the final version and a 150-word abstract with keywords (up to six). Remember to remove any hard page breaks, page numbers etc., before you submit it.

For help with the portal, please email us at:






Guidelines for first submissions 



Submission information 

  • Two types of submission are invited: working papers (in the form of a 1200 word extended abstract), and full papers of 3000 – 4000 words.

  • Full papers should present completed research projects, whereas working papers may provide an overview of research in progress.

  • Submissions must be original and should not be already published nor under review for publication elsewhere.

  • Individual and multiple authors are welcome to contribute.

  • Authors are welcome to submit two or more papers if they wish.

  • Once the submission is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and present at the conference.

  • Submissions must be made to: 

  • Papers will be presented in either oral (i.e. stand-up presentation) or visual (i.e. poster) form. Authors should state their preference when submitting their work, but the organising team will make the final decisions.

  • Authors will retain full copyright to their work and the conference organisers are making no claim on the copyright.  It is for this reason that we are not placing the papers and abstracts on the internet.


Formatting and publication

  • Please use the attached title page and templates (files) located below.

  • Submissions must be in English. Poorly written submissions will not be reviewed.

  • Papers that do not meet the stipulated formatting requirements, or are not adequately revised, will not necessarily be published in the conference proceedings.

  • Submissions should be typed in Times New Roman 12 point (or 10 point for tables), single-spaced, and justified to the left margin. One-inch margins should be used.

  • Headings should be in bold. Main headings should include an introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and references. Main headings should be centred on the page and subheadings placed at the left margin in italics.

  • Six keywords should be provided to reflect the subject matter.

  • References should be in APA 6th.

  • Submissions should be accompanied by a title page with the title, keywords, author names and affiliations.

  • Submissions must be in Word and identifying information removed for blind review (go to File, then Properties, and remove the author and company names).

  • Camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be distributed to delegates on CD-ROM (with ISBN) or USB drive.

Best Paper Awards

  • Best paper awards will recognise outstanding papers presented at the conference. Only full papers are eligible for consideration; watch this space for further details.










150 Abstract


APacCHRIE author response form A2

Extended Abstract


Title Page


Full Papers