Papers presented at the Symposium may be subsequently submitted for publication. Publication may take the form of edited books, and/or journal articles, hardcopy or online.

Publication is assured for papers that are refereed with positive results through the Symposium peer review process.


The deadline for the submission of final manuscripts for publication is 30 days after the closing date of the Symposium. Email completed paper to We will acknowledge receipt.

Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original, not having been previously presented at another conference nor submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors of papers will be required to sign a consent to publish form. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically and must be submitted by email as a Microsoft Word file. A title page with authors’ names, etc., must be submitted as a separate file. Manuscripts are required to conform to the Chicago Manual of Style,16th edition, and must be fronted by an abstract, introduction and ended with a conclusion. All manuscripts must have references, but no bibliography.


Manuscripts submitted are processed as follows: The manuscript is initially reviewed by the staff. If the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Symposium or is not formatted according to CMS, 16th ed., it will be returned to the author.

If a manuscript is in accord with the guidelines, an email acknowledgment is sent to the author. All references to the author’s name and affiliation are to be removed and the manuscript is required to be submitted for blind review by academics with knowledge of the educational field within which the manuscript is categorized. With the advice of the reviewers, the Symposium Editor will make one of four decisions: accept, accept contingent upon revision, revise and resubmit, or reject. Manuscripts which have been rejected will not be returned to the author.

Technical Requirements

Copy should be double-spaced with margins of 1" at top, bottom, and on both sides. The manuscript must contain an abstract, introduction, conclusion and a complete list of references. See CMS, 16th ed. for guidelines.There should be no hyphenated words on line endings; no printed borders; and no numbered line indicators on the left margin. Clearly indicate heading levels throughout the manuscript. Tables and graphs should be kept to a maximum of five.

The author information page should contain the following: title of the paper; the author's (s') full name; institutional affiliation and position, telephone number, and e-mail address; statement of place and date of previous oral presentation of the paper; and a disclaimer statement, if applicable.

The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. The name of the author(s) should appear only a separate author information page and not on any subsequent pages.

The manuscript document must be a Word file and include a title page, a two paragraph abstract, the article, a reference list and any relevant tables or images. Do not send hard copies in the mail. Our guideline for length is 30 double-spaced pages.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, all graphs and illustrative materials must be provided in camera-ready form by the author. Specifications will be sent to the author upon acceptance.

Footnotes and references must be as follows:

  1. 1.     Footnotes detail issues that require further explanation. Footnotes should always be used for legal references, such as citing a court case or legal finding.
  2. 2.     All manuscripts should include a reference list (not a bibliography).
  3. 3.     The Chicago Manual of Style is the standard for style, formatting, and any other presentation of text, drawing, chart, graph, etc.

Publication may constitute a chapter in a book and/or a journal article, either in hardcopy or online.

The symposium has working arrangements for publication for both book companies and academic journals. The academic journals are indexed, abstracted and recorded in: Academic OneFile, ArticleFirst, Australian Education Index, Biography Index, Book Review Digest Plus, Contents Pages in Education, Current Abstracts, Current Law Index, EBSCO, EconLit, Education Abstracts, Education Full Text, Education Index Retrospective, Education Research Complete, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Educator’s Reference Complete, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, Gale Cengage, General OneFile, Higher Education Abstracts, InfoTrac Custom, Journal of Economic Literature, LegalTrac, Scopus, Sociology of Education Abstracts, TOC Premier, Vocational Education & Training Abstracts, Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition, and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select.