Deadline for extended abstract submission: November 30, 2018*

Deadline for full paper submission (competing for publication in the Journals associated to GIKA) and poster presentation (for poster presentation to Journal Editors): February 1, 2019

*Although submission of an extended abstract is not mandatory, it is highly recommended so that authors can receive feedback.

Each participant may submit only one paper to the Conference (individually or in collaboration with other co-authors).

Selected reviewers will review all submissions. These reviewers will make the final decisions regarding which papers are accepted for presentation at the GIKA Conference.

Authors must pay the Conference registration fee before presenting the paper.

The best papers presented at the Conference will receive a recommendation for publication in the special issues. GIKA has special issues in ISI-ranked journals and other prestigious journals participating in the Conference.

Format for Extended Abstract

Papers should follow the Conference style. English is the language of the Conference and all related publications.

Extended abstract between 250 to 750 words.


  • Purpose–Reasons/aims of paper
  • Research–Methodology
  • Findings–Conclussions
  • Discussion
  • Research limitations
  • Practical implications-Applications to practice
  • If applicable, Social implications–Impact on society and/or policy
  • In sum: Originality–What is new about it?

To see the example of extended abstract, click here.

Format for Conference Papers

Papers should follow the Conference style. English is the language of the Conference and all related publications.

Journal requirements for submitted papers:
Before submitting your paper to a specific journal, you MUST ensure that you have fulfilled all of that journal’s style requirements. Consider hiring a professional copyeditor to assist with your revision if necessary.

Copyediting is mandatory for acceptance for publication in elite international journals. The ISI-ranked journal editor-in-chief and/or publisher will reject any paper that does not meet the journal’s style requirements.

Format for Poster Submission

English is the language of the Conference and all related submissions.

For the first time in this GIKA conference there will also be a poster session dedicated to high potential working papers. Poster session participants will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas in-depth also with the Editors of the prestigious Journals associated with the Conference. A separate area in the university will be reserved for the poster session where researchers accompany a paper poster, illustrating their research methods and preliminary outcomes. Presentations consist of affixing the research poster to a portable wall with the researcher in attendance answering questions posed by Editors, and also other colleagues in order to develop the ideas in a journal paper.

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