Abstracts will be evaluated by the Conference's editorial board. The authors of accepted abstracts will then be asked to submit papers (4000–7000) words before 30 September 2007

In Brief

i. Full papers submitted by 30 July 2007, 12:00pm GMT.
ii. Papers reviewed by Editorial Board and marked as: ‘accepted’; ‘accepted subject to revision’; ‘not accepted’.
iii. Authors individually notified of the Editorial Board’s decision and, where appropriate, of any advice or comments attached to their papers.
iv. All papers accepted (without or after revision) will be presented at the Conference. Registered participants will be supplied with a bound copy of all accepted papers before they attend. Also, it is expected that authors will attend and read out their papers in person.
v. All papers presented at the Conference will be reviewed again by the Editorial Board for inclusion in a volume of Conference proceedings to be published subsequently. Authors who do not wish their work to be published, or who have already committed it for publication elsewhere, are requested to notify the Conference Coordinator in good time.

Evaluation of papers by the Editorial Board
Upon submission, each paper will be sent to the members of the Editorial Board to evaluate anonymously. Papers may be accepted as submitted, or accepted subject to addition or revision by a further deadline as specified by the member of the Editorial Board, or they may be refused. The Conference Co-ordinator will notify authors of the Board’s decision as soon as practicable. The Board’s decision is final and the Co-ordinator is not permitted to enter into any discussion of it.

Circulation of accepted papers
The Co-ordinator will circulate the accepted papers to registered attendees in advance of the Conference. Doing so greatly facilitates discussion and improves its quality. Authors are accordingly urged to be prompt in delivering papers so that they can be collected and put together for advance circulation.

Publication of papers
All papers presented at the Conference will be reviewed again by the Editorial Board and as many as possible published in a volume of Conference proceedings. (It is worth reiterating that authors who do not wish their work to be published, or who have already committed it for publication elsewhere, should notify the Conference Co-ordinator in good time.)


Paper Format
Contributors should bear in mind that they are addressing an international audience. Papers will be reviewed by the Conference Editorial Board and those that do not conform to the requirements listed below will not be accepted.

i. Full papers to be received no later than 30 July 2007 (Only in exceptional circumstances will this deadline be extended for a particular author.)
ii. Papers should be between 4000 and 7,000 words (excluding bibliography).
iii. The papers must be of a high academic standard, and meet the normal criteria of readability – i.e. they must have been copy-edited and proofed.
iv. Papers should be double spaced, with ample margins, and bear the title of the paper.
v. The name(s) of the author(s) and their institutes should be printed only on the first page of the paper.
vi. To assist the Coordinator in maintaining the confidentiality of the review process, please avoid (so far as possible) giving any information that will identify the author of the paper. In particular, please check footnotes to ensure that instructions like “See my…” are corrected to “See A. N. Author…”
vii. Contributions should be in English but where short phrases or quotations are given in the original language they should be accompanied by a Roman transliteration.
viii. Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract of strictly 500 words.
ix. A short (300 words) note of biographical details should be submitted by 30/06/07.
x. All pages should be numbered and referenced and have a formal bibliography.

i. References should be indicated in the typescript by giving the author's name, with the year of publication and page number(s) in parentheses. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication.
ii. The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form.
a. For books: Scott, P. (1984) The Crisis of the University (London, Croom Helm).
b. For articles: Cremin, L.A. (1983) The problematics of education in the 1980s: some reflections on the Oxford Workshop. Oxford Review of Education, 9, 33-40.
c. For chapters within books: Willis, P. (1983) Cultural production and theories of reproduction, in: L. Barton & S. Walker (Eds) Race, Class and Education (London, Croom Helm). 44-60.
iii. Titles of journals should not be abbreviated.

A formal bibliography of 300 words should be attached to the end of the paper and is not included in the paper word count.

It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in the Gulen Conference Organising Committee. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from us, provided that acknowledgement is given and we are notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorised. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.