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Full Refereed Paper

Full Refereed Paper Template

Full Refereed Paper
Full refereed papers should describe completed studies based on qualitative, quantitative or other analytical methods. These papers do not require original empirical investigation, but must demonstrate a thorough understanding and rigorous analysis of current issues in higher education, leading to well argued conclusions.

Submission
Papers should be no more than 5000 words (inclusive of abstract, referencing and appendices) in length.  Please ensure that you use the Full Refereed Paper template and follow the Formatting Guidelines.  Submissions which do not follow the guidelines will be returned to authors and may not be reviewed.

Full refereed papers should contain the following*:

1. Title
2. Author(s)
3. Background including reference to appropriate literature
4. The research and/or issue under consideration
5. Methodology (theoretical positioning of the research) and method(s) of data collection and analysis
6. Discussion
7. Reference list

Nb: authors will be required to nominate which of the conference theme(s) the paper is addressing.

*Where papers are conceptual/analytical rather than empirical, it is recognised that not all the above sections will apply.

Review
Full papers will be double blind reviewed.  The papers will be refereed by at least two reviewers selected by the Conference Organising Committee.  Proposals for full refereed papers will be reviewed against the criteria of originality, quality, relevance and standard of writing/presentation.

The outcome of the review process will be that each paper is:

Where revisions are required, authors will need to complete these within the time allocated.

Presentation
It is anticipated that full refereed papers will be allocated 25 minutes for presentation which will include 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Publication
All papers accepted in the refereed paper category will be published online and placed on the HERDSA website.  Submissions which do not follow the formatting guidelines will be returned to authors and may not be reviewed.