General Information

CIMIE 2021 will take place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of July in Barcelona.

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

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

Every author willing to submit a paper, as well as reviewers or session chairs (by areas/topics) must access to an Open Online System.

Any query about topics related to the different groups (by topics 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:

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: AMIE Ethical Principles


Once the registration and payment of the congress has been completed, certificates may be downloaded from the Conftool platform where submissions are uploaded. They will be accessible with the username and password chosen to enter the platform. Those who want to get their certificates sealed by the organization will have to attend the appropriate table during the conference. We will only seal the certificate that belongs to this person, not those belonging to other persons. It will be necessary to bring a printed copy of the certificate in order to get it sealed.

Languages 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.

Review Criteria

Proposal for contributions will be evaluated according to the following established 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. For a communication to be definitively accepted, all the signatories must register and pay within the term determined by the congress, the submission of the work is the commitment to do so; if finally not all the authors are registered, the communication cannot be presented and no certificate will be delivered.

(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) Those contributions in which none of the authors has been registered at the congress will be removed from the program.

(2) Authors must upload a final version of their paper 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

From July 24th, 2020 to January 29th, 2021. Sending communications.

April 22, 2021. Deadline for notification of acceptance or rejection via email (by those responsible for the area or topic) of the submitted communication.

From July 24th, 2020 to June 10th, 2021. Dates to formalize the registration and payment of the congress.

* The hours indicated correspond to the Madrid time zone [UTC + 01: 00]

Sending of proposals (From July 24th 2020, to January 29th 2021)

(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 paper. Keywords will be used for organizing the contribution index.

6. Research Method. Name the research method that better describe the one used in your paper (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 complete proposal (Template 2021) so that the system loads it in the database. The proposal should not contain any reference to the author, nor any other information that may identify him/her. The communication should not exceed 2,000 words (excluding references, tables, graphs and images).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:

Theoretical Framework
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 papers of those who have stated their agreement in the web application.

Once papers are accepted, the responsibles of each area/topic 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.

Sending communications