Paper Submission Guidelines

The abstract submission process has now closed and all submitting authors have been notified.

Only papers with an accepted abstract are invited to upload a full paper for presentation at the conference.  Please ensure you have read the full paper formatting requirements and that you have your *ABSTRACT SUBMISSION number ready as you will need it to complete the upload of your full paper.

*This abstract submission number is on the ABSTRACT acceptance letter that was sent to the email address of the contact person who uploaded the abstract.  You will not be able to continue with uploading your Full Paper on the submission form until the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION number is entered.

Full papers submitted by 1st November 2018 will qualify for reviewing, awards and may be nominated for inclusion in the Paper Development Sessions (PDS)

Alternatively your full paper can be uploaded by 30 November for inclusion in the regular academic paper program but it will not qualify for reviewing, awards or the PDS program.

Peer Reviews, Program Inclusion and Conference Proceedings

All full papers received by the deadline of Wednesday 1 November will be sent for reviewing.

Only submissions where there is a registered & paid presenting author (or delegate) as at 14 December 2018 will be included in the Program.

Acknowledgement of receipt of your paper will be emailed to you. This will give you the opportunity to check the details of your submission, including the title, abstract, author details etc. These details will then be included in the Conference Handbook and Program.   If you do identify an error please do not resubmit as this will create a double up in the system, rather please email who can assist you in correcting your submission details.

ACERE no longer produces a Conference Proceedings, however submitting authors will be provided with a statement at the conclusion of the conference that will include the following applicable information where a full paper was received, double blind peer reviewed and presented at the conference. Papers included in both the academic paper program and the PDS will be stated as being presented.

Full Paper Formatting Requirements

  • You must ensure that the author/s name and contact information does not appear anywhere in your document, including the file name.
  • Please use Microsoft Word ONLY
  • Submissions must be in English
  • Font: Times New Roman, Size 12
  • Paragraph: Single spacing, justified
  • Page format A4
  • Page Margins (top: 2.5cm, bottom: 2.5cm, left: 2.5cm, right: 2.5cm)
  • Maximum number of pages is 15 inclusive of figures, tables and references (If paper is longer than 15 pages, it will be returned to you for editing, the edited version must be submitted by the deadline)
  • Your abstract (maximum 200 words) must be entered into the field provided on the submission.
  • Commence your document with title, followed by introduction
  • Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page and should be kept to a minimum.
  • Appendices should immediately follow the body of the paper. The word Appendix should be a first level heading. If there is more than one appendix, number each consecutively.
  • All acceptances are contingent on receipt of a full paper that essentially matches what was outlined in the Abstract (minor deviations are, of course, acceptable; however major change in topic or not providing data/empirical results where such were ‘promised’ are not acceptable).

For further information please email 

Please ensure you have read the full paper formatting requirements and that you have your ABSTRACT SUBMISSION number ready as you will need it to complete the upload of your full paper.


Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: 20 November

Educational Forum/Industry Forum Submission Deadline: 10 December

Application for Doctoral Consortium: 10 December

PDWs Submission Deadline: 10 December

Registration Early-Bird Price: 21 December


ACERE 2024 Program Schedule

Doctoral Consortium (Monday 5th February all day)

Paper Development Workshops (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Educators/Industry Forum (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Main Conference (Tuesday 6th (from 3:30 pm), Wednesday 7th (all day), Thursday 8th (all day) – Conference begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6th)

Social events

Welcome Drinks at The Old Clare Hotel, Tuesday 6th February, 5:30-7:00 PM

Gala Event and Awards at MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Wednesday, 7th February, 6:30-10:30 PM

 Closing drinks at Aerial Conference Centre Thursday 8th February 5-6 PM


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE