Abstract Submission Format

Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. LaTex files can be used if an accompanying PDF document is provided. PDF as a sole file type is not accepted, a PDF must be accompanied by the source file.

Title: A title of not more than eight words should be provided.

Author Details: All contributing authors’ names should be added with the abstract. Correct email addresses should be supplied for each author. The full name of each author must be present in the abstract, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required. The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct. The affiliation listed should be where they were based at the time that the research for the paper was conducted. 

Abstract: Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, set out under 4-7 sub-headings:

Purpose (mandatory)

Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)

Findings (mandatory)

Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

Practical implications (if applicable)

Social implications (if applicable)

Originality/value (mandatory)

The word limit is 250 words in total (including the keywords).

Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g. "this paper investigates..." is correct, "I investigate..." is incorrect).

Keywords: Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 12. All keywords are subject to approval by the editorial team and may be replaced by a matching term to ensure consistency.

Abstract Submission Example:


Abstract must be submitted here.

Abstract format can be downloaded here.

Full Paper Submission 

Full paper must be submitted here.

Full paper format can be downloaded here.

Sample of full paper can be downloaded here.

Important Dates

Last Submission of Abstract 
Last Call 1 June 2019

Notification of Acceptance
15 June 2019

Early Bird Registration & Payment
22 May 2019

Last Submission of Full Paper
15 July 2019

Closing Date of Registration & Payment
30 June 2019

Conference Date 
30-31 July 2019