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FTIS 2012

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Information for Contributors

When can I submit a paper for presentation?

Submission will be accepted from the announcement calling for papers, until midnight on the last day of December. No late submissions will be accepted.

Do presentations have to be based on original empirical research?

The aim of the FTIS series is to provide a forum for the presentation and critical discussion of the latest, high quality empirical research. As such, papers which report original empirical findings will be strongly welcomed as a priority.

However, contributors who find important issues to be raised from a review and analysis of existing knowledge would also be welcomed at the event.

Will refereeing be 'double blind'?

Yes. The organising committee have devised a method of administering the reviewing process so that referees will not be aware of the author's name, and nor will authors be aware of who has provided a review of their proposed presentation.

However, this process requires that authors follow the usual conventions in avoiding references to 'author's research' etc in their abstracts. All previously published material that is cited in submissions should be referenced in the text as, for example, 'Author 2010a' and also anonymously in the bibliography - where full bibliographic details are replaced by 'Author 2010a'.

How will presentations be made at the conference?

In order to present at the FTIS 2012, contributors are asked to submit an extended abstract which summarises the paper that they would present at the symposium. All presentations that are accepted will be delivered as a 20 minute oral presentation (accompanied by audio/visual support if required) and followed by a Q&A session.

However, as the best papers presented at the event will be invited for written publication in one of a number of academic journal special editions, contributors might want to think about developing a written paper in parallel with their symposium presentation.

The event will also include round-table discussions to which all participants can contribute freely.