Segovia, 3 y 4 de julio 2014. Organizado por AMIE.
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PAPERS

General Information

CIMIE 2014 will take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of July in Segovia (Castilla y León, Spain)

The first day will focus on several areas of educational knowledge. During the second day, specific key educational topics will be presented. AMIE contributes with CIMIE conferences to promote a research culture based on the scientific and human excellence.

Papers selection process will be carried out through blind peer review. It will be organized by session chairs of each topic and area.  Additionally, speakers will be invited to the round tables.

Every author willing to submit a paper, as well as reviewers or session chairs (by issues/areas) must access to an Open Online System available in AMIE’s Portal.

Any query about issues related to the different groups (by issues or areas) will be sent to session chairs. General Queries about the conference organization will be sent out to the local committee though this electronic address: amie.contacto@gmail.com

Guidelines for sending papers are stated below. For further information, please, contact with session chairs.

Accepted Papers must follow the ethical code of AMIE, available at: Ethics AMIE


Papers certification

CIMIE is an international conference with the highest scientific and ethical level. Papers constitute the way to present knowledge to colleagues of the scientific conference for its discussion and feedback.

The first step for allowing the presentation of works in the congress is the acceptance of the proposals, although it only acquires the category of paper after being presented by its authors. In this sense, papers will be only certified for those present authors in the moment of its exhibition during the conference.


Langagues for papers presentation

Papers can be presented in any language, although it is necessary notify in which language will they be presented in order to publish this information in the programme and let people know it..

We will try to gather presentations which will be presented in the same language as far as possible. If there is a chance, papers which will be exposed in a different language in the same session, will be placed at first, so that people that would prefer not to attend to this presentation could arrive later if they want.


General Procedures and Regulations

Proposed papers must follow the following criteria (proposals which do not satisfy any of the eligibility criteria will be refused).

(a) Originality. Every contribution must be an original work not presented or published in any formats before.

(b) Sending. Every contribution must be written in a narrative style, whether it is a work in progress or a final version. Schema, outlines, sketches, PowerPoint presentations or any non-narrative style paper will be refused. Papers cannot be sent to more than one work group.  Otherwise, the paper will be automatically rejected.

(c) Proposals must be sent before deadline. Received Proposals beyond the deadline will be refused.

(d) Words limit.  Papers that exceed word limit will be rejected.

(e) Conference Attendance. The corresponding author is assumed to take part in the conference. Sending a paper involves the attendance. For the final acceptance of the paper, every author must be registered to the conference before the registration deadline. After this date, if any of the authors is not subscribed, the paper will be refused. If any co-author cannot attend to the conference due to an emergency or similar circumstance, please contact the CIMIE Coordination in order to determine a proper decision.

(f) Authors cannot be in more than one accepted proposal. It will be taken into account the research in group; in this sense, an evaluation criterion of presented papers will be the work of groups, without a limited number of authors.

(f) Authors cannot be in more than one accepted proposal. The work will be evaluated as a team work. Working in teams is an evaluation criterion of presented papers. There is no limit of authors in a paper.

 (g) Review Process. Every received proposal will pass a peer review process, anonymous (double blind). Therefore, proposals may not contain auto-references or obvious references.

If a work is accepted and included in the program, the following rules must be applied:

(1)    Every author must be registered to the conference.

(2)    Authors must upload a final version of their communication in the conference on-line system before the deadline.

(3)    Authors of accepted proposals must present them during the conference. In case of any inconvenience or emergency that affects the attendance to the conference, authors must immediately notify it to the conference coordination,


Important Dates

Hours and dates showed corresponds to Madrid’s hour zone. [Madrid's Hour Zone]

From October 1st, 2013 to February 24th, 2014. Call for papers.

24th, February 2014 Online application will be closed at 00:00h.

31th of March, 2014. Paper Acceptance or Rejection notifications will be sent by e-mail (by coordinator of issues/areas)

From March, 1st, 2014 to May, 1st, 2014. Dates to formalize the registration and payment of the conference.


Sending of proposals (From October 1st, to February 24th 2014).

(a) Papers will be sent through online application Register and Update Papers

(b) System will ask you the following information:

1. Area or topic where you want to send your paper

2. Title. Papers Titles Have To Be Written With Capital Letters In Every Word Of It. (Title Style)

3. Abstract. You have to attach an Abstract up to 120 words.

4. Permission for recording your presentation. We will request your consent for recording your presentation or the presentation of your colleagues.

5. Keywords. Introduce keywords about your communication. Keywords will be used for organizing the contribution index.

6. Research Method. Name the research method that better describe the one used in your communication (conceptual/theory/mix method/ quantitative or qualitative)

7. Requirements: Let us know if you would need any special medium or infrastructure (projector, Power Point, Speakers, Slides, etc.).

(c) Indicate your name, surname, institution membership and e-mail of the authors (if applicable)

(d) Attach the file with the completed proposal. Paper should have up to 2.000 words (no more), excluding references, tables, graphics and pictures. You will be able to upload just a single file to the system. In this sense, bibliographic references have to be added at the end of the document. You have to follow APA 6th Edition Style as citation style. We recommend following this structure on the papers:

Objectives

Theoretical Framework

Methodology

Discussion of Data, Evidence and Objects or Materials

Results and/or conclusions

Contributions and Scientific importance of this work

(e) Every paper must follow these regulation norms. Otherwise, it will be rejected. Once the submission process is done in the online system, and the paper is attached, the system indicates that the process has been successfully concluded. If this message is not shown, please, check all the fields of the submission are filled.

People interested in the publication of their papers in the CIMIE website must indicate it in the on-line paper application form.


Digital Proceedings

There are authors of accepted papers who want their papers to be published on the Web for including them on their CV; other authors prefer to keep them unpublished in order to avoid difficulties for subsequent publication in indexed journals. For this reason, authors of accepted papers must select the option that appears in the conference application questionnaire, where they have uploaded their papers and they have to agree about if they want their papers:

a) to be published before the Conference in a web space.
b) to be published after the Congress in digital proceedings in the CIMIE site.

There will be only published communications of those who have stated their agreement in the web application.

Once papers are accepted, the responsibles of each area/issue will ask the authors of their sessions if they want their papers to be published later or not in a digital proceedings book which will be published in the CIMIE site. For publishing papers in CIMIE web before the congress, they will have to express their agreement for doing that under Creative Commons.

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