The following guidelines apply to final papers for the 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research. The deadline for final submissions of the full paper and the abstract was July 15, 2018.

When your paper proposal has been accepted, you are expected to prepare and upload a full paper and an abstract. All submissions must be made electronically. All papers and abstracts must be in English. The full paper should include an abstract and references, it may also include figures and tables. The full paper should be submitted in PDF-format.

Formatting instructions

Maximum length

An abstract should not contain more than 150 words.

A paper must be limited to 8000 words (edited in accordance with these guidelines), including an abstract (150 words), figures, tables and references.


All text, including titles, names, and citations must be in Times New Roman, 11pt.

Footnotes and endnotes should be Times New Roman, 10pt.

Order of full paper elements

The general order of the paper should be as follows:

  1. Title of paper
  2. Author(s)
  3. Institutional affiliation(s) of author(s)
  4. Contact details (including email and full postal address) of corresponding author
  5. Biography of the author(s)
  6. Abstract of no more than 150 words
  7. Keywords (3-6)
  8. Word count of paper
  9. The chapters or sections of the main body of the text, tables and figures. Tables and figures should be incorporated in the text following reference to them.
  10. Conclusion
  11. Acknowledgements, if any
  12. References
  13. Appendices, if required

Page layout

Page size should be A4 paper. The North American “letter” format (8.5″ X 11″) is also acceptable.

All margins (left, right, top, bottom) should be 2.54 cm (or 1.0″).

All pages should be numbered.


Please ensure that the spelling of names, terms, and abbreviations is consistent, including when they are used in tables, figures, and legends.

Tables and figures

Insert tables and figures in the body of the text, following the paragraph in which they are first mentioned. Each table and figure should have a title and be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals.


Authors are asked to follow the Harvard system of referencing.

  • Do not insert references in footnotes or endnotes.
  • List of references should be single-spaced.
  • List works by a single author chronologically.

References should respect the following format:


Colbert, F. 1995. Marketing Culture and the Arts. New York: Wiley.


Roodhouse, S. 1998. “The Development of Museum Training in the United Kingdom.” International Journal of Arts Management, Vol. 1, no 1, 1998, p. 45–56.

Three or more authors:

Zukerman, V., L. Berry and A. Paterson. 1998. “The Nature and Determinants of Customer Experience of Service.” Journal of the Academy of Marketing, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 1–12.

Article in a book edited by another author:

Fiest, A. 1995. “Consumption in the Arts and Cultural Industries: Recent Trends in the UK”. In: M. Fitzgibbon and A. Kelly, eds. From Maestro to Manager – Critical Issues in Arts & Culture Management. Dublin: Oak Tree Press, p. 245–267.

Short reminder: How to format an excellent conference paper?

  • Insert an abstract (max. 150 words) after the title and author information.
  • Insert a single line after the abstract, followed by a list of up to 6 keywords and a word count of the paper.
  • Separate the start of the main body of the paper from the keyword list and the word count.
  • Start all text at the left-hand margin.
  • Format all text single-spaced.
  • Separate paragraphs from each other by one blank line.

Publication of Papers

To enable the publication of conference papers as articles in scholarly journals after the conference, conference papers are password protected and accessible to conference participants only.

The International Conference on Cultural Policy Research is arranged in association with The International Journal of Cultural Policy, but an accepted paper at the conference does not guarantee publication of a subsequent article in The International Journal of Cultural Policy. After the conference, the members of the Scientific Committee are invited to recommend a selection of conference papers that might be developed for publication in the journal. If the authors of these papers accept this invitation, they will undergo the same review as any other submitted article. Conference participants are, of course, also free to submit their papers to this or any other journal, as they see fit.