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 International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 Oxford, U.K. Conference Location Memorial Hall   University of Oxford, Queen’s College, Oxford U.K. August 14 - 15, 2018   International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada. and   Institute for Sustainability  Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TQ, United Kingdom Call for Papers
Important Dates Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - July 14, 2018 Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - July 19, 2018 Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - July 25, 2018   Conference dates: August 14 - August 15, 2018   Note:  Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until July 10, 2018. Please submit your Abstract/Paper early as possible Major Themes The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 UK consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality  Special Note about Plagiarism  Plagiarism is a very real problem in the scholarly research community. Internet plagiarism is an epidemic since it is readily available and can be found in every corner. If you submit plagiarized content even without your intention, you not only  commit an injustice against the original researchers, but you can severely damage your reputation and be subject to legal ramifications. Now, with the click of a button, OIDA can upload a submission for comparison with content from more than 21,000 journals to ensure articles you send are original work. ScholarOne’s plagiarism checking feature makes it easy to protect the OIDA journal from publishing plagiarized content. OIDA submits your paper (s) to ScholarOne and  ScholarOne’s plagiarism protection service to avoid publishing plagiarized contents.   OIDA is working with ScholarOne and ScholarOne’s plagiarism protection service lets us quickly and easily submit a  manuscript to iThenticate directly from our ScholarOne Manuscripts site. Customized to our workflow, OIDA can set role- by-role submission rights and access the iThenticate link anywhere in the review process. OIDA can also pre-define  similarity index thresholds, automatically triggering an email when this meets or exceeds our set value. This notification can be configured to be delivered to anyone. OIDA is also working with CrossRef. CrossRef is an industry-leading non- profit association providing comparison services to help journals ensure only original content is published. When your  manuscript is uploaded to the CrossCheck database for verification, it is compared to all other articles in their database using iThenticate technology. In less than a minute, OIDA get a full report of the manuscript’s similarity to all others in the system. This Overall Similarity Index Percentage lets us quickly and easily see how unique the content of the submission is. OIDA can make decisions based on this score or drill down further to see the exact phrases and language matches, allowing us to determine if similarities are because of commonly used phrases within the field or if the author likely  borrowed another author’s work.   ScholarOne, a Thomson Reuters Business, provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly  journals, books, and conferences. Its Web-based application enables publishers to manage the submission, peer review, production, and publication processes more efficiently, increasing their profile among authors, decreasing time-to-market for critical scientific data, and lowering infrastructure costs. ScholarOne offers workflow solutions for the submission and review of manuscripts, abstracts, proceedings and production. Supporting over 365 societies and publishers, over 3,400 books and journals, and 13 million users, ScholarOne is the industry leader. ScholarOne cannot be wrong. OIDA will not publish any plagiarized contents with any paper until it meets the journal standards and/or it may be subjected to  complete rejection and/or a publishing embargo may be enforced for up to 20 years on the journal.   Paper Acceptance You will receive the admission decision or paper/abstract acceptance within 5 days (in most cases), after your application or abstract/paper has been received.   Extended Abstract writing guide  To be considered for review, an extended abstract must include: (a) A working title that clearly identifies the conference objectives being addressed (b) A statement of the empirical or theoretical concern (c) A short summary locating the concern within a wider literature (d) A concise account of the empirical or theoretical methodological approach (e) The main arguments of the paper and an indication of the supporting evidence (f) A statement of the main conclusions and their relevance to an international audience   The extended abstract should be approximately 600 words in length, but no less than 400 or more than 800 words.  Abstracts are not meeting these requirements,  will not be accepted.   Manuscript Format and Style (Writing Guide)  To be considered for review, an extended abstract must include: (a) A working title that clearly identifies the conference objectives being addressed (b) A statement of the empirical or theoretical concern (c) A short summary locating the concern within a wider literature (d) A concise account of the empirical or theoretical methodological approach (e) The main arguments of the paper and an indication of the supporting evidence (f) A statement of the main conclusions and their relevance to an international audience   The extended abstract should be approximately 600 words in length, but no less than 400 or more than 800 words.  Abstracts are not meeting these requirements,  will not be accepted.   Manuscript Format and Style (Writing Guide)    Title and Authorship Information  The following information should be included * Paper title * Author and all co-authour(s) names * Full institutional mailing addresses * e-mail addresses of author and all co-authors   When submitting manuscripts for potential publication in the conference proceedings, please submit an original editable file in one of the (.doc, .docx,) style files. All figures, images, tables, etc., should be embedded into the original file. All  submitted full text articles should report original, previously unpublished research results and must not be under  consideration for publication elsewhere.   Detailed instructions on preparing papers for submission can be found in the     Paper submission instructions. Abstract:   The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free.   Keywords:   Add about four key words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.   Introduction:   This section should be succinct, with no subheadings. Acknowledgments:   All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the manuscript before the  references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.   References:   Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All  references must be numbered consecutively and citations of in text references should be identified using numbers in  square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [9]”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. All references should follow  APA format. Submission Topics  The OIDA International Conference on Sustainable Development will bring together leading researchers and practitioner with interest in sustainable social and human development around the world. Brief guide to   submission topics, can be found here.(pdf)     Submission procedure   Authors are invited to submit papers  with   submission form.  The abstracts or extended abstract must submit in editable format (.doc and .docx)  and shuould send via e-mail to   oida@ontariointernational.org   .   Please    download submission form here. Publishing of your work  The authors who submitted papers for the conference do not need to re-submit same for the journal. All conference  papers will  automatically be considered for publication in the   OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development   (ISSN 1923 - 6654 (print) , 1023 - 6662 (online) .   OIDA IJSD Journal also can access here. All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. The full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program. The accepted abstracts of full papers will be published in the  refereed conference proceedings. Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers  including results, tables, figures and references. The References should follow   APA format .   All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration. The selection will be carried out during the review process as well as at the conference presentation stage if the paper is accepted for the conference proceedings. Submitted  papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision will be made based on peer review reports. Please note, If you do not wish to attend the conference and seeking only publication of your work, it is not necessary to submit a paper for the conference.  You may directly submitted the paper to the Journal. A  submission  procedure to the journal can be found here .     If you required more information, please contact our office Conference Secretariat Ontario International Development Agency 364 Moffatt Pond Court Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0C7 Canada. Tel: + 1 613 612 7615 e-mail: oida@ontariointernational.org website: www.ontariointernational.org