Submissions – General Guidelines
Asia, of course, presents a rich array of diverse cultures and religions. Submitters should feel free to choose to focus on any particular part, region, culture or religion in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Oceania or on Asia in general.
We also welcome academics from various fields with an interest in Asian perspectives on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship e.g. leadership, management, education, science and technology, business and economics, social sciences, philosophy, development and sustainable development studies, organizational learning, learning technologies, psychology, sociology, political science, etc.
Papers are welcome on examples of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from formal as well as informal settings, and adult learning as well as school education. The submissions should not be limited to examining learning in formal/institutional settings only; we look at learning (including e learning and distance learning), educating, leading, creativity and innovating contexts more broadly so as to include the informal settings, the community or extra-institutional spaces as well.
Any alternative kind of academic work is welcome, such as reflective studies, autobiographical studies, case studies, other empirical work, literature reviews, conceptual papers, etcetera. However, in the contributions, we look for original work that has not been published already or submitted elsewhere for any such consideration.
Additionally, thematic debates, poster presentations symposia and workshops are also part of the Conference programme, guidelines for which will be provided soon.
Publication Possibilities and Plan
It is our firm belief (based on reading of the abstracts) that the quality of the papers to be submitted by November 10, 2012 will generally be high and that, therefore, there will be a good opportunity to publish many of the conference papers, or at least that we can advise where the papers may be submitted.
At the moment, we do not intend to publish any conference proceedings from the ELLTA Conference 2011 for the reason is that such a publication may be a constraint when trying to publish the conference paper in other publications, such as journal special issues and edited books.
Details on the publications planned follows:
Special Journal Issues
We have an agreement with the listed journals (http://ellta.org/ellta-2012-publication/, and more to be added to the list soon) that they will publish special issues containing sets of papers presented at the conference (if there are sufficient number of quality papers). This is our main commitment, when it comes to publications, and the best and most relevant conference papers will be considered for these journals, first. We believe, though, that there will be many more good papers, in addition to those published in these special issues, and that there, thus, will be reason for us to contact other publications. Thus, there will be lots of publication possibilities. We will share more on this after we have received all the full papers.
Those of you who are interested in getting your full papers considered for the journal special issues, must submit a separate letter to the conference organizers (see further information below), and those of you who want your papers to be considered for any other publications that we possibly will contact, have to send us an additional letter (see below for further information).
Please note that the abstracts of all papers presented at the conference will be printed as an appendix to the conference program (and possibly on the website as well), and that all delegates who have submitted full papers to the conference will get access to all other submitted full papers. Please, see below for details on writing the new (and shorter) abstract.
Abstract Submission: Specific Guidelines for Revised Versions
• Submit revised Abstract wherever necessary/ required (of maximum 150-200 words), describing purpose, method, theoretical contributions, and implications (in case of targeting Special Issue, follow the journal’s guidelines for authors)
• Use Times New Roman, 12p
• Provide five keywords
• Revised abstract may be submitted while submitting full paper (except where ‘major’ changes are required)
• In case of ‘major revisions’, we would appreciate if you could submit by October 25, 2012.
Full Papers Submission: Broader Guidelines and Specific Procedural Details
Please, note that the Full Papers need to be submitted by November 10, 2012 at the latest!
For Journal Special Issues
In case you want your paper to be considered for any of the international, refereed, academic journals that will publish Special Issues with sets of papers from the conference
(Leadership-Sage, Asia Pacific Journal of Education-Taylor & Francis, International J. of Learning and Change-Inderscience, Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction-UUM Press), please submit a signed separate letter in which you state that you give Roshni Kumari and Muhammad Babur the mandate to consider your paper(s) for any of these Special Issues, that your paper has not been published elsewhere, that it is your original work, and that it is not and will not be submitted elsewhere as long as the paper is being considered (inclusive of the reviewing and editing process) for these Special Issues, that you will let your paper be published in any of these Special Issues if your paper is accepted, and that you are committed to follow the whole process of required (if, any) revisions and resubmissions by the identified deadlines. This letter must be signed by all authors and submitted along with your full papers.
For Other Special Issues or Edited Books
In case you want your paper to be considered for any other Special Issue of other journals or edited books (e.g. Yayasan Ilmuyan see potential list of publishers: http://ellta.org/ellta-2012-publication/), which the conference organizers will contact, please submit a signed separate letter in which you state that you give Roshni Kumari and Muhammad Babur the mandate to consider your paper for any other publication, that your paper has not been published elsewhere, that it is your original work, that it is not and will not be submitted elsewhere as long as the paper is being considered (inclusive of the reviewing and editing process) by the conference organizers, and that you are committed to follow the whole process of required (if, any) revisions and resubmissions by the identified deadlines. This letter must be signed by all authors.
You are supposed to submit two files (as described below).
Additionally, please, note that if you are interested in/ submitting your full paper to be considered for any of the special issue journal (associated with the conference), you need to
a) indicate in the header which of the journals your paper has been prepared for
b) prepare your manuscript in accordance with the style guide of the specific special issue journal that you have submitted your paper to/want your paper to be considered for.
1. One file with your title page (paginated as page 1) in a separate file, with
• Title (Times New Roman, all capitals, 14p, bold, centred)
• Author/s, their affiliations, brief biographical notes about authors, their email contacts, corresponding author, and any acknowledgements due
• Abstract (of maximum 150-200 words, describing purpose, method, theoretical contributions, and implications; Times New Roman, 12p)
• Five keywords.
2. Second file with the manuscript (normally 5,000 – 7,000 words – excluding figures and references, stating the word count on the manuscript), prepared either in accordance with the style guide of the specific special issue journal (associated with the conference) that you have submitted your paper to/want your paper to be considered for (if so, please indicate in the header which of the five journals your paper has been prepared for), or according to the following:
Manuscript Related Guidelines
• Remove names and any other text that may identify the author/s
• First page (p. 2, i.e. “2”) should contain paper’s title (Times New Roman, all capitals, 14p, bold, centred), abstract (the same as on title page)
• Main text starts on next page (paginated as “3”)
• Double-spaced throughout
• Wide margins
• Font: Times New Roman, 12p (main text)
- First-order headings: Times New Roman, all capitals, 12p, bold, centred)
- Second-order headings: Times New Roman, 12p, bold, first letter in main words capitalized, left
- Third-order headings: Times New Roman, 12p, italics, left
• Paginate throughout (centred footer, Arabic figures, starting on page 2, i.e. “2”)
• Avoid footnotes; avoid endnotes
• In-text references according to APA style guide
• References, starting on a separate page after the main text (first-order heading: REFERENCES), in alphabetic order, according to APA style guide
Tables & Figures
• Tables and figures (in this order) follow after the references, on paginated separate pages for each individual table/figure. Indicate preferred place in text by, for instance:
Take in Table 1 here
• For all queries, please consult APA style guide (possibly 6th Manual), which, for instance, can be found at:
- In-text references: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocAPACitations.html
- Reference list: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocAPAReferences.html
Some Helpful Suggestions
In your full papers, please remember to:
• Present a review of the previous literature in your field.
• Describe explicitly and clearly the theoretical contributions of your paper.
• Describe implications for practice and/or research.
• In case your paper takes up a general phenomenon in a special context (such as ‘Educational innovation in Malaysia’ or ‘Democratic Leadership in Kuwait’), then, please consider the following:
(a) review the literature on the general phenomenon as such or in other contexts;
(b) describe why you study the certain phenomenon in this specific context;
(c) describe what it is, in the specific context, that plausibly might lead to novel conclusions; and
(d) how the described context has affected the results of your study; connect explicitly the findings of your study to the specific context so as to bring out the Asian perspectives, theories and models.
Timelines for publications of SIs & Edited Books
Please, note that for several of the Journal Special Issues, we are planning to get them published during fall 2012 or early 2013, which means that those who would like to get their papers published in these have to be prepared for some hard and intensive revision work during 2013 (starting in January-February, 2013).
We wish this to be a scholarly enriching and rewarding experience for all.
With Very Warm Regards!
On behalf of
Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories Association