CELA 2015 Conference, March 24-28, 2015

Preparing Papers

Submission Procedures

  1. Submit one electronic copy of the title page separate from one electronic copy of the manuscript and figures to the OpenConference system by December 22, 2014.
  2. The title page must include the paper’s title, author’s name and a three – or four-sentence biographical sketch of your education, professional positions, current affiliations and research interests. The bio must not exceed 100 words.
  3. The manuscript must include a title, your revised abstract, key words, the text, references and, where applicable, endnotes, tables, figures and/or captions. Papers must not exceed 8,000 words, all-inclusive. Your abstract and manuscript should be informed and modified by the comments reviewers gave on your abstract.
  4. To allow for blind review, do not print your name on the pages of text and place your name only on the title page, which is to be submitted as a separate file. In general, please do not use running text headers or footers.

Formatting Requirements

  1. Double-space throughout the entire manuscript, including the abstract, biography, block quotations, endnotes, references, figure captions, tables and the like.
  2. The first page of the manuscript must include the title of the paper and an abstract of approximately 300 words.
  3. Number every page consecutively with the first page of the manuscript as page 1.
  4. The margins must be at least 1” and the font must be 12 point Times New Roman. Heads and subheads must be Arial font.
  5. For heads and subheads see the formatting example at the end of this document.
  6. Notes (endnotes) should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. The notes must appear on a separate page at the end of the text, before the references. The endnotes are for providing supplementary information, not for citing references, unless they are part of the supplementary material.
  7. Each table must be numbered consecutively and cited in the text.
  8. Each figure must be numbered consecutively and cited in the text.


Please ensure accuracy, completeness and consistency of all references. All manuscripts must follow American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines. In general:

  1. Every in – text citation, endnote, and where appropriate, caption, must have a corresponding entry in the “References” at the end of the paper. When quoting directly from a work, include the appropriate page number.
  2. Every entry in the “References,” endnotes, or captions must have a corresponding citation in the text.
  3. Double-space all references. Carefully check the spelling of author’s names and the year of publication. Make sure that each reference contains all of the necessary information.

Paper Formatting Example