Submissions

Authors are invited to submit full papers for consideration to be included in the program of HEAd’18. Only original papers describing previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, can be submitted.

All papers will be peer reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by UPV Press, and will be provided with a DOI number and submitted to be indexed in major international bibliographic databases. Previous editions are indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Web of Science Core Collection (former ISI Proceedings).

Papers must be written in English and must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format. To facilitate double-blind review, please ensure that your manuscript does not reveal your identity.

The program committee will only review full papers, not abstracts. This means that the submission of the full papers is required by 9 February. Submissions including only the abstract will be rejected.

Paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages (A4 size), incorporating the title page (title, abstract and keywords), all text, references, figures and tables. That is, the maximum paper length accepted is 8 pages (1 title page + 7 pages with the body text, figures, tables and references). These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines (by being more than 8 pages, altering margins or not following the template) will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.  Accepted papers must be presented in-person (virtual or remote presentations are not allowed) and in English (which is the only official language of the conference).

HEAd’18 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes.

Please, read carefully the following instructions to manage your submission. In case of questions related to the submission process please contact us at head18@upv.es.

How to use OCS to submit your paper

Step 0. Creating an account in OCS

(You can skip this step if you already have an account on UPV’s OCS. If this is the case, click on this link and then on “Click here if you already have an account with this or another conference in this site”. Then, you will be redirected to a screen for entering HEAd’18 OCS with your already existing credentials.)

Follow this link to create an account: http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD18/user/account

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Then click on “Create”.

As previously indicated, if you already have an account in UPV OCS, you should insert your credentials in this screen:

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Step 1. Registering the paper

When you log into OCS with your credentials, you will see the following screen:

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Under the name of the conference, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’18), click on “Author” to access the screen with a list of your active submissions. Alternatively, you can follow this link: http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD18/author

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Once you reach the list of active submissions, you can start a new paper submission. To do so, click on “Step one of the submission process”. Alternatively, you can use this direct link: http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD18/author/submit

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Read and accept the copyright notice and save all changes.

Step 2. Submitting the manuscript

The second step consists of uploading the paper (only PDF files are accepted). Ensure that the paper follows the instructions in the template file and remember to click on “Upload” after selecting the file before saving the progress. To facilitate double-blind review, please ensure that your manuscript does not reveal your identity.

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Step 3. Entering paper details

The third step consists of entering detailed information about the authors and the paper. Please, remember to include the details for all the authors of the paper (click on “Add Author” after each author’s details are completed).

Please, ignore the last two sections about DOI and pagination (see image below). You should not write any information there.

Step 4: Confirming the Submission

Please, check that you uploaded the right file (in PDF format) and that details on all authors are included before submitting the paper for review. It will not be possible to modify the submission details after this step.

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After the submission, an acknowledgement email is sent automatically to the author. If you do not receive this email within few hours, please, contact us at head18@upv.es to ensure that your paper has been properly uploaded.

You can also check the status of the paper in the “Active Submission” list (see step 1).