Paper Submission Guidelines

Steps for submitting papers
  • Cick 'login' from the Conference website.
  • Login to your account using the username and password you have created (and used for submitting abstracts)
  • On the user home page, click: Author: Submit Abstract.
  • On the dash board that now appears, you will see the status of paper of your selected submission now as 'Click here to upload paper' (Poster presenters may use the same tab to upload copies of their posters)
  • Clicking upon that tab will guide you through a series of steps for uploading your paper. The steps also include provisions for adding supplementary files.
  • The Paper cannot be edited after submission and will listed under 'Archive'

Submit electronically : In Word or rich text format, with an abstract, and up to six key words; submit as one document.
Length : Not to exceed 30 pages, including all tables, figures, notes, appendices, and references.
Margins : 1" (2.54 centimetres) on all dimensions.
Title : Arial pt. 14, Bold, align centre
First Author and
: Font Arial pt. 12, Bold, align centre. Initials and surname in that order. Multiple authors must be separated by a comma. Include affiliation of author(s) in a footnote (Arial, pt 10, align left).
Abstract : Include an abstract in the main text, maximum length
300 words (Arial 12 pt, align left)
Key words : Include key words immediately after the abstract (Arial 12 pt, Italic, align left)
Body of the text : Arial, 12 pt, align left


Single-space all material (text, quotations, figure legends, tables, references, etc). Separate paragraphs with a space.

Page numbering

Number all pages; place the number in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

All submissions must include the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), the title of the paper, an abstract and keywords.


Footnotes should be used when appropriate and placed on the relevant page of your manuscript. Do not use endnotes.


Use leading zeroes with all numbers less than 1, including probability values (e.g., P < 0.001). Whenever possible, indicate the year and version number of the statistical software used.

Web (HTML) links

Authors may include links to other Internet resources in their article [(e.g., the International Association for the Study of Commons:]. This is especially encouraged in the reference section. When inserting a reference to a webpage, please include the http:// portion of the address.

Headings and subheadings

Main headings

The body text should be subdivided into different sections with appropriate headings. The standard headings must appear on a single line by themselves, left justified, and be UPPER CASE

Subsection headings

Lower order headings must appear on a line by themselves and should be left-justified, italicized, and lowercase except for the initial letter of the first word which should be uppercase.

Literature cited

The list of Literature Cited should be included after the final section of the main article body. A blank line should be inserted between single-spaced entries in the list.

Software to handle references

If reference software is used, we ask that the correct in-text citation methods be used in the text itself (e.g. in Procite this would be Author Date / ft : page number) and that the files be submitted that are necessary to compile the database with all -and only- the references that are necessary to compile the bibliography. In the case of Procite, both the .pdx and .pdt file should be sent. Please also submit your literature list in full (see more below in the advice on Literature cited).

In ENDNOTE the correct output style is called "Chicago 15th B".

If reference software is not used, be sure to do the following before submitting the manuscript:
  • Check each citation in the text against the Literature Cited to ensure that they match exactly
  • Delete citations from the list if they are not actually cited in the text of the article
  • Make sure the list conforms in sequencing and punctuation to that found in Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide for science and social science.
  • Spell out all journal titles completely
  • In the titles of articles, capitalization of the common names of organisms and the spellings of all words should agree exactly with that used in the original publication.
  If more guidance is required on formatting of papers please refer to the guidelines for the International Journal of the Commons or contact the Conference Secretariat ( These guidelines are based on the submission requirements for papers submitted to the International Journal of the Commons.

All submissions must include the author's full name, affiliation and contact details, the title of the paper, and an abstract.

We advise you to upload a copy of your full paper by November 30, 2010. This would enable us to include your paper in the USB memory stick that will be available to all Conference delegates as part of their registration pack. When submitting your full paper, we also request you to provide us with the permission to post your paper on Indiana University’s “Digital Library of the Commons“ (see for further details).
Paper submission deadline extended to Nov 30, 2010.
Considering a fair number of requests for an extension in the deadline for submission of completed papers/posters/videos, we announce that the deadline has been extended till 30th November 2010. We advise the authors to ensure that the papers are submitted by this date, as only then shall we be able to include the paper in the USB memory stick that will be available to all Conference delegates as part of their registration pack. Regrettably, papers received after 30th November  2010 shall not be included in the said memory stick. When submitting the full paper, we also request the authors to provide us with the permission to post the paper on Indiana University’s “Digital Library of the Commons“ (see http// for further details).

Poster presenters are requested to upload a copy of their poster by accessing the link ‘Click here to upload paper’ upon logging into their user accounts.

Video presenters are requested to send in hard copies of their films to the below mentioned address:

Foundation for Ecological Security
IASC 2011
A-1 Madhuram Park
Near Srinathji Society
Ganesh Crossing, Anand-388001
Gujarat, INDIA

The films need to reach us before the 30th November 2010.

Abstract/s selected as panel proposals do not need to be followed up by a complete paper ubmission. However, the constituent members of the panel/s are required to submit their completed papers individually.

Kindly note that the submission of completed papers/posters/videos is invited from those authors whose abstracts have been submitted to IASC 2011 and subsequently selected by the Academic Review process.