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Submission Process

Abstracts, papers & exhibit proposals

Information about the process of submitting work for the 'New Craft - Future Voices' conference can be found here, including guidelines for presenting your paper at the conference in July.

Submitting work

In order to submit an abstract, exhibit proposal or full paper please go to the 'My Account' page and follow the instructions found there.
 

Reviewing process

A web-based procedure of "visible reviewing" will be adopted:

Reviewing guidelines

Contributors are asked to ensure that their submissions contain, as a minimum, three components:

Implicit in the "call for abstracts and exhibit proposals" is a requirement that the content be relevant to the conference theme as outlined in the subsection 'Themes'.

The abstract and exhibit proposal's ultimate assessment criteria should be in its contribution to advancing the practice and or understanding of craft.

The primary task is to determine if the author should be invited to submit a full paper or exhibit proposal. Each abstract and exhibit proposal will require the assignment of a score out of 10. The sliding scale operates as follows:

Reviewers are asked to provide the authors with constructive comments irrespective of the score. The reviewers' details will be kept from the public.

The full papers and full exhibit proposals reviewing process will be treated similarly.


Submission requirements

Full papers and extended exhibit proposals will be submitted by 01 February 2007 as a Word document. In order to submit an abstract or extended exhibit proposal you need to register on the site to allow access to the submission system. Please go to the 'My Account' page and follow the instructions found there.

To enable the administration of submissions, please do not mail papers and exhibit proposals direct to the conference convenors.

Paper Submissions

This should be no more than 6,000 words in length and should include the original abstract and additional 50-word summary. All contributions should be written in English. Submissions must be double spaced throughout. Single quotes should be used with double quotes for quotes within quotes. References should be submitted in the Harvard system.

Author(s) names and contact details should not be included in the 01 February 2007 submission. Only once a 'confirmation of acceptance' email has been received from the Conference Organisers (estimated to be March/April 2007), should acknowledgements plus brief authors' biographical details be added. 

 

Formal requests for full papers

Please use only MS Word for submissions.


Extended Exhibit Submissions

Proposals should be no more than 2,000 words in length and should include the intellectual framework for the work, a description of the form of craft practice, a description of the type of exhibit (for example, installation, digital presentation, object) and the space required, including preliminary visual diagrams indicating installations. The proposal should also include an additional 50-word summary. All contributions should be written in English. Submissions must be double spaced throughout. Please note that all images submitted for the New Craft Future Voices exhibition are subject to use within the pre and post-exhibition marketing material. Full acknowledgement will be given and copyright of the images remains with the practitioner.

Author(s) names and contact details should not be included in the 01 February 2007 submission. Only once a 'confirmation of acceptance' email has been received from the Conference Organisers (estimated to be March/April 2007), should acknowledgements plus brief authors' biographical details be added.

Formal requests for Extended Exhibit Proposals

Please use only MS Word for submissions.

Presenting your paper.

All papers and proposals will be subject to blind refereeing.  Papers may be approved without revision, approved subject to revision or rejected on the grounds of content or length.

Referees comments will be forwarded to contributors by March 2007, allowing time for any revisions to be made prior to final submission. Authors of papers approved for the conference will be allowed a maximum of 20 minutes for their presentation.

Abstracts of accepted papers and exhibit proposals will be available on the conference website prior to the conference itself. Participants will also receive a published copy of the abstracts and exhibit proposals at the conference. Full papers and an exhibition overview will be provided at the conference to all registered participants. A selection of papers will also be considered for publication (with confirmation of details given in due course).