Paper Requirements

Format

Papers for the conference should be word-processed, 1.5 spaced and sized to A4. They should not exceed 7,000 to 8,000 words in length, including footnotes and references.

Circulate your paper with fellow panelists

Paper-givers are asked to circulate their papers to the other people on their panel, including the Chair, ideally by Friday 19 August. This gives your colleages time to be able to read the paper properly and to provide feedback. Paper-givers ought to be pro-active and play a role in discussing the other papers in the panel, in addition to presenting their own paper.

Share your paper online

To share your paper online, you can upload it using the button below. You are encouraged to share your paper before the 19 August or soon after. Papers received after 31 August will be uploaded online after the conference. Apart from being available from this website, the paper can be shared more widely using the social media tools that appear below your abstract.

Upload your Conference Paper

Once a paper has been uploaded, UACES will preface the document with following statement:

Copyright of the papers remains with the author. Conference papers are works-in-progress - they should not be cited without the author's permission. The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author(s).

Uploading your paper to the conference website is encouraged, but not obligatory. Papers can be removed any time after the conference when necessary by sending an email to admin[at]uaces.org.


Paper-giver, Chairs and Discussants: Who does what?

A panel consists of at least three and ideally four paper-givers, one chair and a discussant. In case there is not a separate discussant the chair fulfils this role. The chair and discussant do not present a paper.

Paper-giver
It is expected that paper-givers share their paper with the whole panel in advance of the conference, as well as read other panellists papers. This enables the discussant to provide feedback and stimulate discussion with the audience. Paper-givers have 15 mins to present their paper and should stay within their allocated time.

Chair
The chair should introduce the panellists, field questions from the audience and make sure the panel stays within its 90 minute timeslot. If there is no separate discussant, the chair should also take on this role.

Discussant
The discussant's role is to provide another perspective on the papers presented in the panel. They should have read all the papers - which are shared by the paper-givers well in advance - before the conference and be able to make some observations on each. They should help to facilitate a dialogue with the audience and get the discussion going. Should they wish to, discussants can provide more detailed feedback to paper givers in writing after the panel.

Panel structure and time allocation

Research panels are allotted a 90-minute timeslot. Below are some examples of how differently constituted panels should make the best use of this time.

4 papergivers and a discussant

Each paper should be no longer than 15 minutes. The discussant should speak for 5-10 minutes. The remaining 20-25 minutes is allocated for questions from the audience.

4 papergivers, no discussant

Each paper should be no longer than 15 minutes. The chair should act as discussant and speak for 5-10 minutes. The remaining 20-25 minutes is allocated for questions from the audience.

3 papergivers and a discussant

Each paper should be no longer than 20 minutes. The discussant should speak for 5 minutes. The remaining 20-25 minutes is allocated for questions from the audience.

3 papergivers, no discussant

Each paper should be no longer than 15 minutes. The chair should act as discussant and speak for 5 minutes The remaining 20-25 minutes is allocated for questions from the audience.

2 papergivers (with or without discussant)

We do not accept 2-paper panels. However, there will always be some late cancellations which render them necessary. In a 2-paper panel, the papergivers should still speak for no longer than 20 minutes. If there is a discussant they should speak for 5-10 minutes, with the remaining time open to questions from the audience. If there is no discussant, the chair should take on that role.