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Author Guidelines


The author has to login into the Electronic Submission System, available at the URL If the author is using the system for the first time, she/he has to Register.

If the author has already used the system in previous editions of the BFX Conference, she/he can use her/his previous authentication information. At the end of the authentication phase the author's home page will be shown, with a summary of the abstracts and papers submitted by the author.


Abstract Submission

Bournemouth University adheres to the Harvard Referencing system. The abstracts can include supplementary files which may be uploaded at the submission stage. The BFX Conference does not require the use of templates but advises authors to ensure they include submissions in the appropriate file formats.


Submission Types



The proposed papers will be allocated to a themed panel. 
Each panel will include four or five presentations within various tracks. Each presentation should take between 15 - 20 minutes allowing for 5 minutes for questions and answers. Word count up to 300 words.



The Artist Round Table will be organised across themes.

Each round table will include four or five artists presenting their work in the context of the conference theme. Each presentation should take not more than 15 minutes to allow for a 30 minute concluding discussion to take place. Word count up to 300 words.



Panel organisers are asked to submit panel proposals including a panel title, a short description (up to 100 words) of the panel and information on all the papers as per individual submissions. Word count for each abstract up to 300 words.



Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  2. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  6. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement


The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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