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Instructions for Papers

All accepted and presented abstracts for oral presentation, poster, and/or workshop are equally elective for the FCIC24 Abstract Proceedings and the FCIC24 Papers Proceedings.

Full manuscripts are requested to be submitted to the peer-reviewed conference proceedings through the email, till the 22nd April 2024Documents must be submitted through e-mail, with an identifiable subject: "FCIC24_Paper_"last author name", in a zipped file (word, images, etc)

A selected number of papers will be invited to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (Emerald), as such we kindly ask to follow their Manuscript Requirements, further summarized:

  • Format - Microsoft Word. Acceptable figure file types are listed further below;

  • Article length / word count - 4000 - 8000 words in length (incl. all text, e.g., the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices). Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

  • Author details - Please list them in the order in which you’d like them to be published, considering the following details:

    • Author email address (institutional preferred).

    • Author name. (We will reproduce it exactly, so any middle names and/or initials they want featured must be included.)

    • Author affiliation. This should be where they were based when the research for the paper was conducted.

Multi-authored papers, it’s important that ALL authors that have made a significant contribution to the paper are listed. Those who have provided support but have not contributed to the research should be featured in an acknowledgements section. You should never include people who have not contributed to the paper or who don’t want to be associated with the research. Read about our research ethics for authorship.

  • Biographies and acknowledgements (not mandatory) - Limited to 100 words for each author. Save this items in a separate Microsoft Word document and add the file with your submission. 

  • Research funding - Your article must reference all sources of external research funding in the acknowledgements section. You should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

  • Headings - must be concise, with a clear indication of the required hierarchy. The preferred format is for first level headings to be in bold, and subsequent sub-headings to be in medium italics.

  • Notes/endnotes - Notes or endnotes should only be used if absolutely necessary. They should be identified in the text by consecutive numbers enclosed in square brackets. These numbers should then be listed, and explained, at the end of the article.

  • Figures - All figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, webpages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted electronically. Both colour and black and white files are accepted.All figures should be supplied at the highest resolution/quality possible with numbers and text clearly legible. Acceptable formats are .ai, .eps, .jpeg, .bmp, and .tif. Electronic figures created in other applications should be supplied in their original formats and should also be either copied and pasted into a blank MS Word document, or submitted as a PDF file. All figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and have clear captions. All photographs should be numbered as Plate 1, 2, 3, etc. and have clear captions. All figure/table captions should include the necessary credit line, acknowledgement, or attribution if you have been given permission to use the figure/table; if the figure/table is the property of the author(s), this should be acknowledged in the caption.

  • Tables - Tables should be typed and submitted in a separate file to the main body of the article. The position of each table should be clearly labelled in the main body of the article with corresponding labels clearly shown in the table file. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Roman numerals (e.g. I, II, etc.). Give each table a brief title. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

  • Supplementary files - Where tables, figures, appendices, and other additional content are supplementary to the article but not critical to the reader’s understanding of it, you can choose to host these supplementary files alongside your article on an institutional or personal repository. All supplementary material must be submitted prior to acceptance. Files should be clearly labelled in such a way that makes it clear they are supplementary; All supplementary material must be mentioned at the appropriate moment in the main text of the article, there is no need to include the content of the file but only the file name.

  • References - All references in your manuscript must be formatted using one of the recognised Harvard styles.

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