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Submissions

Please submit your abstracts and/or full papers via The Migration Conference online paper submission system latest by the set deadlines. Make sure you follow the guidelines and use the templates provided.

Please follow the guidelines for submissions. You can register here to submit your abstract/paper/panel proposal.
You can submit your papers directly to a set conference track or to general papers track.

Important Deadlines for TMC 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

  • 01 September 2017: Submission opens
  • 31 January 2018: Submission Deadline for abstracts/papers
  • 31 January 2018: Author notifications begin
  • 15 April 2018: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 15 May 2018: Final Registration Deadline for presenters to stay on the programme.
  • 26 June 2018: Final Registration Deadline to attend.
  • 26-28 June 2018: TMC 2018 takes place at the University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 28 June - 30 September 2018: Call for Papers for edited volumes and journal issues

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The TMC 2018 is hosted by ISEG and IGOT at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Click here for TMC Full Paper Template (docx).

Submission Guidelines
You may either submit a structured abstract (max 500 words) or a full paper (max. 4500 words).
Please go to paper/abstract submission page and login to your account or if you do not have a conference account, sign up for an account first and complete your author registration. Please tick all the boxes at the end of the form so you can submit as author and reviewer.

All papers, title pages and reference pages must be submitted as Word documents when possible.

Format: There is a 7-page format for complete papers and a 4-page format for developmental/working papers.

Number of papers: Authors may submit no more than 2 single authored papers or 3 co-authored papers in total. At least one of the co-authors must register to attend the conference to stay in the programme. If all co-authors attending, they have to register and pay either full or student delegate rates depending on their status.

Please use the conference full paper template available here.

Abstracts

Structured long abstracts should state clearly the objectives, referring to relevant literature, methods, results and conclusions of the work, and should be no more than 500 words in length.

  • A maximum of 500 words.
  • Microsoft Word documents
  • A4-page formatted
  • 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • Single spaced
  • 12-point Times Roman font (the title, which must be 14-point Times Roman).

Papers

These must be original papers.

  • A maximum of 7 pages including a short abstract (up to 200 words), appendices and references.
  • Microsoft Word documents
  • A4-page formatted
  • 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • Single spaced
  • 12-point Times Roman font (the title, which must be 14-point Times Roman).

Developmental / Working papers

  • These must be original
  • A maximum of 4 pages including a short abstract (up to 200 words), appendices and references.
  • Microsoft Word documents
  • A4-page formatted
  • 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • Single spaced
  • 12-point Times Roman font (the title, which must be 14-point Times Roman).

Posters

  • These must be in PowerPoint format, and have a maximum file size of 10Mb
  • Posters should be A1 format and printed on a single panel
  • The text should be around 25 point, with main headings no smaller than 36 point
  • Please avoid overloading your posters as cluttered posters are difficult to follow and extra space allows to highlight key points.

Special Sessions
Session proposals should be sent to the conference chair via email.
Please try to be brief and identify potential or agreed presenters for your session.

Terms and Conditions
Authors agree to abide by the following terms and conditions associated with submitting an abstract and/or paper for the TMC Conference:
The deadline for submission of abstracts and papers is indicated on the Conference website. All abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the Conference Committee and/or external reviewers when necessary.
All abstracts and papers should be in English as the language of the conference is English.
All abstracts and papers submitted should follow the submission guidelines.
The decision of the TMC Conference Chair in relation to the acceptance of the papers is final.
Authors will be notified of the decision following the review process.
By submitting an abstract/paper to be reviewed, the author(s) are indicating that at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper. Any papers not presented by an author/co-author will not be included in the conference programme and proceedings.

All attendant presenters must register for the TMC Conference latest by the set deadline in key dates section, or their paper will be assumed withdrawn.
Successfully refereed papers may be published in the TMC Conference Proceedings which may be made available online from the Conference website following the Conference.
By submitting your abstract/paper (Contribution) to the Migration Conference:
You warrant that the contribution will be original and not violating any existing copyright of any third party; not containing unethical and unlawful material; are following generally accepted research ethics and practices; and you further warrant that you have full power to enter into this Agreement. If the Contribution does not conform to the warranties set out in this paragraph, you will indemnify the Organiser and the host institution against any claims, loss, injury, damage or costs (including legal costs) that arise as a result of your breach of warranty.
You are responsible at your own expense for obtaining permission for the inclusion of any third party copyright material you have used in your contribution.
Copyright in a possible publication of Conference Proceedings as a whole is with the Organiser. Authors retain the rights to their individual papers included in the proceedings, and by submitting their work for presentation at the Conference, authors grant a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to the Organiser to reproduce the Contribution throughout the world in all forms (present, future and contingent, and including all renewals, extensions, revivals and all accrued rights of action).
The Organisers will have the right, where we consider it necessary, to revise, edit, amend and correct the Contribution in the interests of the relevance, consistency and quality of the style and content of the Proceedings as a whole. The Organisers will have the right to decline to publish the Contribution if, for any reason, it fails to meet with our full satisfaction.
The Conference Organisers, their publisher(s) and staff take no responsibility and accept no liability whatsoever for the accuracy, impact, or consequences of any paper published in the conference proceedings, whether refereed or not.
Papers reflect the authors’ opinions, not those of the Organisers, their publisher(s), or their staff.