Submit your paper by email
attachment (MS Word or rich text format) to Frank Baudino at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2016. The Proceedings editors will return any papers that don't align with these six guideline areas to the author(s) for revision. Late papers will not be accepted for publication except for emergencies beyond your control.
1. Copyright: Submit only original work: we do not require exclusive rights
- Minimum of 2,000 words/4,000 maximum
- Word count includes figures and tables but excludes citations
- 1-inch margins, Times New Romans, size 12
- Format the title of your paper following the example in the sample paper. Divide the paper into sections that reflect your content (e.g., introduction, review of literature, findings, conclusions—your sections can be unique)
- Section headings: center and bold
- Section subheadings: center, bold, and italicize
- Left align and single space paragraphs
- One space between sentences
- Double space after each paragraph
Preferred: We appreciate authors who do not use the markup feature in MS Word because of the Proceedings production process.
- Use third person, e.g., "the author" or "the authors" rather than "I" or "we."
- Avoid passive voice, e.g., Sue changed the flat tire (active voice) rather than "The flat tire was changed by Sue." (passive voice)
- Check noun verb agreement; e.g., "My dog always growls at the mail person" (correct) rather than "My dogs growls at the mail person"
- Avoid incomplete and run-on sentences
- Proofread and spell check
- NO color (use gray scale)
- label figures and tables as shown in the sample paper
6. Citation: Follow these MLA style (7th edition) examples, with two exceptions:
- single space the entries
- Add a URL to all open web page (non-subscription) citations as follows (with hanging indent):
Blake, John. "They Left the Corporate Cocoon to Blossom." CNN.com. Cable News Network, 2009. Web. 8 Jan. 2009. <http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/01/08/jumping.ship/>.