INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS FOR 3nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES OF WORKING WITH AT-RISK YOUTH”
|Abstract submission date: 24 April 2023|
|Notice of the adequacy of the paper or possible amendments: 12 May 2023|
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The abstract should present modern concepts in the field of work with at-risk youth, especially young people with emotional and/or behavioural problems. The text of the paper must be written in English. On the whole, the content should not exceed one A4 page or 1,500 characters without spaces.
The theme should correspond to one of themes being presented at the conference:
- New forms of youth (sub)cultures and social environment of youth
- The path towards mental health
- Innovative sports and arts methods in education
Please use the table below as template.
|TITLE OF PAPER|
|NAME AND SURNAME OF AUTHOR|
|ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL TITLE|
|ORGANISATION (Name and address or web page)|
The title should indicate the essential elements of the paper content in a brief and concise manner. It should contain a maximum of 80 characters. The title should be followed by name and surname of the author (or several authors), the exact academic and professional title of the author(s) and full address of the institution where the author(s) are employed (or where they can be reached), alongside their e-mail address.
The abstracts should include a concise presentation of the paper. The length of the abstract should be one paragraph and it should not exceed 500 – 600 characters or 150 words. Indicate the purpose of the paper, the basic characteristics of the research/contribution, the main findings and important conclusions. Provide 3-5 keywords.
Structure the text in a content-based manner. Divide it into suitably long and content-complete paragraphs. Do not include any content that does not contribute to the answer to the selected problem. Avoid excessive enumeration (e.g. entire pages of bullet points).
Support your claims by citing sources or by listing your own findings. Cite the sources for data, claims, and findings that are not a direct result of your work. The sources must be listed in the bibliography. Use APA standards when citing and summarizing.
Design each table so that it is understandable and clear. Explain what the table shows in its title; you can also include additional explanations so that the table’s contents are understandable without the rest of the text.
In the conclusion concisely state the essential findings, the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the proposed solutions or findings, the problems that remain unresolved and suggestions for future professional and research work.
List all cited and summarized sources in the bibliography and vice versa – all sources listed in the bibliography must also be cited in the text. Cite sources in APA citation format (https://www.bibme.org/apa). Please include at least 3 sources.
PAPER LENGTH AND FORM
- The paper should be formed on an A4 vertical sheet, left, right and top margin 2.5 cm, bottom margin 3 cm. The pages should be numbered at the bottom of the page.
- The text (including the abstract) should be written in Calibri font (size 12), aligned on both sides and written in single line spacing. Please do not use any text editing (no italic, no bold. no title arrangements).
- The text must contain meaningful and clear unnumbered (just unnumbered, please do not use headline editing) major headings and subheadings of the chapters, written in Calibri font (size 18, 16, 14 according to the level of the headings).
- The text of the paper (including the abstract) should be around 1500 characters without spaces long.
ABOUT THE REVIEWING PROCESS
Your abstract will undergo a peer review by our committee in two to three weeks after due date. When reviewing papers, we consider the following criteria: choice of topic that corresponds with themes of the conference, method of presentation, structure and organization, professionalism and text comprehensibility.
The organizer reserves the right to reject papers that do not fully comply with the requirements: paper is not following the formatting requirements strictly; paper is out of the scope of the conference topic. Papers will not be further proofread. The author is fully responsible for the content, proofreading and form of the paper.