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Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Authors who submitted paper proposals that have been accepted by the IATUL Program Committee are requested to follow these guidelines when submitting your full paper. Your paper will be reviewed before being published on the IATUL website. Authors are responsible for the grammar of their papers.


1. Deadlines for submission

A Conference Program Guide with speaker information and abstracts will be published and distributed to all delegates of the Conference. To ensure that we can publish this on time, please submit a biographical note on the speaker and final abstract to us on or before April 2, 2017.

Due to limitation of space in the guide, please keep the length of your biographical note to 500 characters incl. spaces and the abstract to 2,000 characters incl. spaces.

  • Deadline for proposals/abstracts: February 28, 2017
  • Notifying of speakers’ acceptance: March 24, 2017
  • Submission of final abstract and biographical note ready for publication on the website: April 2, 2017
  • Submission of Power Point presentation: April 30, 2017
  • Submission of full-text paper for conference proceedings: June 18, 2017

2. Paper format
  • Paper must be submitted in MS-Word-compatible format.
  • Paper must be written in English.
  • The paper length should not exceed 4,000 words incl. spaces (approx. 10 A4 pages).
  • Paper is to be typed single spaced using Arial font size 10 points.
  • Pages are to have 25 mm margins (top and bottom) and 30 mm (left and right).
  • Do not number the pages.
  • Do not use headers or footers.


3. Paper title

The title of the paper is to be typed in Uppercase Letters (boldface 16 pt) and centered on the page. The author’s name in bold letters and centered on the page. Directly under the author’s name and also centered is the author’s affiliation institution and country, plus email address in Arial font size 10 points.

4. Abstract

Underneath the paper title section, please type the heading “Abstract” and insert the text of the abstract which summarizes the material contained in the paper. Keywords are to be placed after the abstract.

5. Figures and tables

Figures and tables are to be inserted at the appropriate place in the text, centered, numbered consecutively throughout the text, and each should have a caption underneath. Care should be taken that the lettering is not too small. The use of colour in figures and tables is permitted and encouraged.

6. Acronyms

All acronyms are to be defined the first time they appear.

7. Acknowledgements

The acknowledgement for funding organizations etc., are to be placed in a separate section at the end of the text.

8. References

Authors are requested to use the APA referencing style. Details are available at The list of references must be ordered alphabetically according to the first author surname. All references are to be cited in the text, and using square brackets.

9. Posters

Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons for the academic and research library community. Your topic can be described using text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, etc. Please follow these instructions:

  • Posters must be written in English.
  • The best configuration of your poster is A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm).
  • Authors of accepted posters must attend the conference for the poster to be displayed and presented.
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.
  • A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Conference program and on the IATUL conference website.

10. Naming of your files

Please name your files as listed below:

  • Abstract: Authors name_Short title_abstract
  • Full-text paper: Authors name_Short title_paper
  • Presentation: Authors name_Short title_presentation
  • Poster: Authors name_Short title_poster

Please mark the final version of your files with the suffix FINAL.


11. IATUL’s copyright policy

IATUL, in line with open access principles, does not claim shared copyright with the author, only a non-exclusive right to publish. IATUL may publish both the abstract and the full-text of the paper online. IATUL may also disseminate or license the content of the paper to appropriate third parties. With the online submission of your abstract, you agree to the copyright terms stated on the conference website.


12. PowerPoint presentations

All presentations must be brought to the Conference on USB flash drive and emailed prior to the conference opening to:

The IATUL Conference cannot guarantee connection for individual laptop computers. A technician will be on duty to assist you. Please submit your Power Point presentation to us on or before April 30, 2017.

13.  Electronic submission

All submissions should be submitted via the conference website:

Please create an account for your submission and follow the instructions on the website. The online submission will open on January 16, 2017.


Thank you for your cooperation in complying with these instructions.


Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:

IATUL Copyright Policy

IATUL, in line with open access principles, does not claim shared copyright with the author, only a non-exclusive right to publish. IATUL may publish all submitted Work (the abstract, the presentation, the full-text of the paper, the poster and the biografical note, hereinafter referred to as "Work") on the IATUL Website. IATUL may also disseminate or license the content of the paper to appropriate third parties.

Author Agreement

I represent and warrant to IATUL that all submitted Work is my original Work and does not, to the best of my knowledge, infringe or violate any rights of others nor does it violate any applicable laws. I further represent and warrant that I have the authority and/or have obtained all necessary rights to permit IATUL to use, duplicate and distribute the Work and that any third-party owned content is clearly identified and acknowledged within the Work.

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. If you register for the conference you will be asked for your permission to add your name to a list of attendees published on this site.