Specific Guidelines for Research Papers

Specific Guidelines for Research Papers

Guidelines research papers

Research papers can be conceptual or empirical. A conceptual paper can raise an interesting question, and through dealing with this question, arrive at a richer and possibly transformed challenge, which helps us perceive the question in a new way. An empirical paper addresses new research ideas and raises questions that have been explored empirically. 
Abstracts should not exceed the maximum limit of 700 words. The abstract includes the author(s) name and affiliation.  

Abstracts should be structured under the following headings: 

  1. Objectives 
  2. Approach 
  3. Results 
  4. Implications 
  5. Value/Originality 

If a research paper abstract is deemed more appropriate for the Practitioner Development Workshops by reviewers, authors will be asked if they want to move their contribution to the PDW. If affirmative, they will then be required to follow the PDW format in submitting a more developed version of the proposal, and preparing a workshop session for the conference. 

If the research paper proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit a short paper version by the 15th of May. The short paper should be 3-4000 words, have the same structure as the abstract but must also include a short literature review. Feedback on this paper will be given during the conference. 

The short paper should be A4 size, 12pt font, 1.5 line spacing, font type – Times New Roman, language – English (UK). The maximum supported file size is 20 MB. Upload an updated version of the abstract (Word format) and your short paper (PDF-format) by the 15th of May.  

Submission portal

Important dates RSB

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline:
1 February 2022 8 February 2022 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance:
15 March 2022
Preliminary program ready:
15 April 2022
Early Bird registration deadline:
1 May 2022
Short-paper submission deadline:
15 May 2022
Registration deadline:
2 June 2022
16-17 June 2022

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