CASAE-ACÉÉA

Guidelines for preparing submissions for the Conference Proceedings

 2008

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Guidelines for preparing submissions for the Conference Proceedings

 

Submission deadline and format

Deadline for all submissions of papers, roundtables, and symposia for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings is APRIL 1, 2008.

We are accepting only electronic submissions.

Send your paper in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format as an attachment to

Dr. Janet Groen [jgroen@ucalgary.ca] and copied to Dr. Shibao Guo [guos@ucalgary.ca]

 

Font

Submissions must be written in either English or French, typed, single-spaced.

Use Times New Roman 12-point font throughout the entire paper, including quotations and references. Do not condense your font.

 

Margins

8 1/2 x 11inch paper format (our preferred format) – Use one inch margins on all sides.

A4 paper format - Set the left and right margins to 2.25cm and the top and bottom margins to 3.25cm. The text on each page should fit within a 6 1/2 x 9 inch rectangle.

Do not squeeze the margins or condense your character spacing.

 

Word limit (including references)

Papers – maximum is 3500 words using single-spaced pages in 12-point font

Round tables – maximum is 1000 words using single-spaced pages in 12-point font

Symposia – maximum is 4000 words using single-spaced pages in 12-point font.

Any submission that exceeds its word limit will be returned to authors and may not appear in the published Proceedings.

             

Figures and diagrams

If your submission contains graphic material, please note its placement in the text and include an electronic version in a commonly used format (preferably .gif or .jpeg).

 

Format and style

Follow the APA general style (5th edition). Italic should be used rather than underlining. Following are examples of heading styles that should be used. Do not number your pages.

 

Title should be Centred, Bold, 14 point Type with Important Words Capitalized

 

Author’s name centred, 12 point font

Author’s institution centred, 12 point font

 

Abstract: included in the word limit outlined above, provide an abstract of 100 words that presents the essence or purpose of your paper. This abstract should be indented 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) from both left and right margins.

 

Main Headings should be Centred, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase

[leave one blank line above the main headings and begin the text immediately below the heading]

 

Second Level Headings should be Flush Left, Italic, Uppercase and Lowercase

[leave one blank line above the second level heading and begin the text immediately below the heading]

 

Third level headings should be indented, italic, lowercase, and end with a period. The text of the section should then begin immediately after the period.

 

APA style

When citing references from the text, APA style is generally in the form (Gouthro, 2000; Mojab, 2003). If specific page numbers are cited, the reference would be (Mirchandani, 1997, p. 34). Multiple author citations are generally in the form (Butterwick, Fenwick, & Mojab, 2003). If the author’s name is used in the sentence, the form would be: “Thomas (1996) studied adult learners in….”

 

Proofreading & sending

It is the author’s responsibility to carefully proofread the submission. The Proceedings’

Editor reserves the right to correct obvious errors and to make other changes related to the consistency and quality of the proceedings. Any submission that has not been carefully proofread or that deviates substantially from these guidelines will be returned to the author for correction and may not appear in the published Proceedings.

 

All submissions must be sent by electronic attachment by April 1, 2008 to

      Dr. Janet Groen [jgroen@ucalgary.ca] and copied to

Dr. Shibao Guo [guos@ucalgary.ca]

 

In the body of the email state the following information:

      Title, Names of all authors, Type of presentation (roundtable, regular paper, symposium)

      Full contact information of principal author –email, address, phone number

 

Program concerns

The proceedings editor is not the program organizer. For program information, visit the CASAE website at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2008/cnf2008.html

 

Registering for the conference

All those presenting at the conference will be expected to register in advance. It is also expected that those with proposals accepted will attend this national conference and be able to present as you are scheduled during the main conference.

 

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