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Author Guidelines

Call for Papers Submission deadline: September 15, 2022.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the Conference website, along with applicant’s name, professional affiliation, title of paper or position, a short curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages), home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Sessions will be composed by three to five papers, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. Each paper should be limited to a 20-minute presentation. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.

The Organizing Committee has the prerogative to recommend changes to the abstract. The selected speakers must return edited abstracts no later November 15, 2022.

Speakers of accepted paper proposals must submit the complete text of their papers (for a 20 minute presentation) by December 15, 2022.

The Scientific Committee may suggest editorial revisions to the paper in order to satisfy the conference guidelines and will return it with comments to the speaker by January 10, 2023.

For online publication (optional), the papers will be peer reviewed in order to satisfy the publication purposes, and the scientific committee will return them with comments to the authors by March 21, 2023. Before the publication, the papers will have proofreading, and the deadline for the proofreading will be on April 25, 2023.

Speakers must complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper to the scientific committee by May 10, 2023.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author has refused to comply with these guidelines. It is the responsibility of the Scientific Committee to inform speakers of these guidelines.

Each speaker is expected to fund his or her own registration, travel and expenses to Erbil City and to Koya both in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. International speakers and the scientific committee will enjoy free accommodation inside Koya during the conference.

For further information, please check the Overview



Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  7. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

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