Authors are invited to submit full papers for consideration to be included in the program of HEAd’24. Only original papers describing previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, can be submitted.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 scientific 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 Scopus and Clarivate Web of Science.
Papers must be written in English and follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format. To enable a double-blind review process, please avoid any elements in the manuscript that could reveal the author’s identity.
Papers should have a length between 4 and 8 pages, and formatted in 170 by 240 mm paper size. This page count includes the title page, which contains the title, abstract, and keywords, and also the main text, references, figures, and tables. Only manuscripts adhering strictly to these specifications will undergo peer review by the scientific committee.
The submission of the full papers is required by 2 February 2024. Submissions including only the abstract will be rejected.
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’24 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 provides the author with a submission platform to register the paper and submit the manuscript.
Kindly review the guidelines carefully for handling your submission. If you have any inquiries regarding the submission procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’24 OCS with your already existing credentials.)
Follow this link to create an account: http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAd24/user/account
Complete the profile data and be sure to select the Reader and Author roles. If you would like to participate in the peer-reviewing process, you are welcome to select also the reviewer role.
Then click on “Create”.
As previously indicated, if you already have an account in UPV OCS, you should insert your credentials in this screen:
Step 1. Registering the paper
When you log into OCS with your credentials, you will see the following screen:
Under the name of the conference, Ninth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’24), 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/HEAd24/author
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/HEAd24/author/submit
Select a track for your paper, complete the submission checklist, 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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).