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Frequently Asked Questions

International Congress

Proposal Submission

The submission of proposals is done through an online form that will ask for the following information about the author and the proposal:

Title of proposal
Summary (300 words maximum)
Section/Theme of the congress (view the themes available)
Session format (view the sessions formats available)

Author’s name
Author’s Surnames
Email for contact
Website (optional)
Resume (optional)

If the proposal has co-authors, the author should provide the same information about them.

For more information, visit the section: Proposals Submission.

No. You can send as many proposals as you want. However, in order to give opportunity to the largest number of people to participate within the limitations of the programming, only one presentation per author and registration will be allowed. This means that three registered authors will be able to submit three articles jointly (ie as co-authors).

Papers must be sent to  using the template available for download.

Please see our tutorial on how to fill out the proposal submission form. However, if you still have difficulty with the system, please send an email to .

1. Access your author account at the congress platform.

2. Find the proposal you want to modify and click on its title. If the proposal is still under review, it will appear in the ACTIVE section. If the proposal has already been accepted it will appear in the section ARCHIVE.

3. Once inside the proposal, click on the option SUMMARY. Then look for the EDIT METADATA option.

4. In this new screen you can modify the data of the authors (name, surnames, university/organization to which you are affiliated, email, country and resume), proposal (title, summary, keywords and language) and add or eliminate co-authors.

5. When finished do not forget to click on the green button “SAVE METADATA” at the bottom of the page.

Remember that once the proposal is accepted, major changes to your title or abstract are not allowed. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to remove proposals that have undergone significant alterations after their acceptance.

The Scientific Committee will review your proposal within 2 weeks and send you a notification by email. This notification may end up in your spam folder. Please, in this case check the spam/junk folder and mark the message as desired mail so that to ensure the correct reception of subsequent notifications.

Yes, we will try to satisfy all requests. Once you have paid for your registration, you can propose us the day that best suits you to carry out your presentation. However, we only offer this option to registrations completed 1 month before the congress.

The first draft of the program will be available approximately two months before the start of the congress. If your proposal has been accepted, and you have registered and paid the fee, your presentation will be programmed in that draft. We accept proposals and registrations until the closing of the call, that is to say, approximately six weeks before the beginning of the congress. Remember that you can consult the list of accepted proposals any time.

Yes, the chairperson of your session will deliver the certificates of attendance and presentation to the participants at the end of each session. If you are going to participate only as a listener, you can request your certificate of attendance at the congress accreditation table.

We recommend that you check your certificate carefully to confirm that all the data are correct, otherwise you can request a rectification and we will print a new one during the congress days.

Copies of the attendance and/or presentation certificates will be sent by certified mail only upon request. The cost of this service must be paid in advance via Paypal or bank transfer according to the destination address:

Spain (peninsula): 20 USD
Rest of the World (and Spain’s islands): 30 USD


Registration to the congress includes:

  • Attendance at all sessions and presentations of the congress.
  • Coffee in the morning and in the afternoon during all the days of the congress.
  • Presentation of 1 paper in a parallel session.
  • Printed program and congress bag.
  • Certificate of attendance and/or presentation.
  • Discounts on flights and accommodation.
  • The option to send a paper (3,000-8,000 words) for publication in the associated journal.
  • Discount of 50 USD in the registration fee for future congresses.

Registration does not include: flights, accommodation, lunches, dinners and tours.

At the moment payments are accepted only through PayPal or bank transfer. You can create an account with PayPal and link it to your credit card or bank account.

At the moment payments with credit card are accepted only through PayPal. Paypal is an online payment platform that allows you to shop quickly and securely in stores all over the world.

Why use PayPal?

1. Paypal accepts 26 currencies from 203 countries and markets.

2. With PayPal you can make payments quickly with just an email address and a password or mobile/cell phone number and PIN. PayPal stores and protects your confidential financial information and does not share it with sellers.

3. Paypal allows you to link various credit cards and bank accounts to your Paypal account and choose the form of payment you want to use at any time.

4. Buying with PayPal is free. Only a small fee applies when there is currency conversion.

Learn more about Paypal in your country here.

Yes. Please use the bank account information below to make the payment of your registration, and then send an email to stating: date of transfer, amount, name of the Congress and name of the participant. Payment may take 10 to 15 business days to become effective. We will send you a confirmation email upon receipt of your payment.

Account name: Global Knowledge Academics S.L.
Name of the bank: ING Direct
Account number (IBAN): ES04 1465 0200 2819 0067 6282
ABA number: ES04 1465 0200 2819 0067 6282
Bank address: Calle de Costa Rica, 27 (28016 Madrid – Spain)


Any bank transfer made from outside Spain must include an additional USD 20 to the total amount transferred. (This additional expense covers the commission applied by the intermediary banks.) In case the participant does not pay these bank fees, the registration will be incomplete.

The European Union citizens interested in paying in Euros can make the transfer in this currency using the EUR-USD exchange rate in effect on the day of the transaction.

Yes, you must send a request to indicating your name, type of registration and date of payment.

Yes. We offer letters of invitation to obtain visas for those participants who have paid the registration fee. Please send your request to . Please note that if you cancel your registration, we will contact the embassy to revoke the invitation letter.

Specific visa questions should be addressed to your local government, the embassy, ​​or the immigration office. Immigration regulation policies vary by country, and often vary from year to year. Therefore, we are not in a position to advise you on this matter.

If you can not attend the congress and you can not or do not want to transfer your registration to another person, you can request a refund of the payment. To do this, you must send us a written request to . The amount to be returned will depend on the date on which we receive your request:

If you submit your return request up to 60 days before the first day of the Congress, you will be reimbursed 80% of your registration fee.

If you submit your return request between 60 and 30 days before the first day of the Congress, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.

If you submit your return request less than 30 days before the first day of the Congress, you will not receive a refund.

It will take 2 to 4 weeks to process your refund.

Substitutions are allowed between attendees, but you have to communicate this in advance through the email .

Yes. The special enrollment fee is available to groups of five (5) or more participants from the same institution or organization enrolling at the same time. This discount can not be combined with other discount offers.

Yes. Former participants are entitled a special 50 USD discount on the current Full Congress registration fee. To request the discount please send an email to  and attach your certificate of attendance or invoice from a previous congress.

Yes. A limited number of free registration scholarships will be awarded for Young Investigators in order to facilitate attendance to Congress. In return, they will be asked to chair and moderate parallel sessions during the days of the Congress (except for the session in which they make their own presentation). In order to qualify for these scholarships, applicants must have an accepted proposal. Guidelines are provided on how to chair sessions, including the protocol for introducing sessions and speakers, time management, the dynamics of questions and answers, etc. They will also be awarded an accrediting diploma, at the closing session of the congress.

Please remember that the scholarship does not cover airfare, accommodation, transportation and meals.

To apply for a scholarship or to get more information, visit the page Scholarships for Young Researchers.

Visit the Contact section and fill out the subscription form. In addition, all previous attendees will be informed of future congresses via email.

Collaborators and Sponsors

We are continually looking for places for future congresses and collaboration agreements. If you wish to host this congress in the future, please consult the information on the Partners and Sponsors page and contact us at .

We offer several sponsorship opportunities for organizations or groups interested in our congresses. We ask that interested organizations be linked to the issues of the Congress and be willing to interact with the Congress community. To consult the possibilities of sponsorship, please take a look at the information in the section Partners and Sponsors and contact us at .

Journal Collection

Yes. The associated scholarly journal accepts paper submission throughout the year with no need to attend the congress. You can find more information about the publishing processes in the Journals section.

We recommend using the standard template available for authors and to consult our section of Guidelines.

The time lapse may vary. Once the article is received, and after verifying that formal submission rules are met, the article is sent to two referees for review, which may last several weeks. As soon as the referees reports are received, they will be made available to you. Then, you will be asked to send the final version of your article within two weeks for final publication. Articles are published continuously, so your final article will be published immediately once the publishing process has been completed.

In the typesetting phase only minor changes will be accepted. All major content changes must have been made in the previous phase, so focus should be on spelling errors (italics, capitalization, headers, etc.). We will send you a test/proofreading. If there are excerpts highlighted in yellow, then you must send us this information in order to continue the process.

Your article will be published on the website of the journal, in the section “Current”. Visit the Journal Collection section to access the websites of the scholarly journal.

No. You will only receive an electronic copy of your article.

Yes, you can assign a Creative Commons open license for your article, which will allow you to reuse the published version of your article wherever you want (personal web page, institutional repository, etc.). And it will be open access in our platform immediately. The price of immediate full open access is USD 85.00.

We follow a delayed open access policy, that is, the content of the articles will not be open access until two years after publication. In the meantime, you can access the content of our journals by various means: university subscription, purchase of a complete number or purchase of individual articles.

There are two types of subscriptions depending on whether the contractor is an individual or an institution. The duration of subscriptions is one year, but it may be renewed.

To contract an individual subscription you must be registered in the journal. When you have registered, you will need to go to your main user page. Then just click on the “Manage my subscriptions” link.

However, if you want to hire a subscription on behalf of an institution, you do not need to log on to the platform. The user’s domain or IP address will be used to give access to subscription content.

To purchase an entire issue you must be registered in the journal. Once registered, you only have to access the complete number through the summary (within the tabs “Current” or “Archives” of each journal). If you click on the link of the PDF file, the platform will give you the option to purchase the issue through your Paypal account.

To purchase an article you must be registered in the journal. Once registered, you have to access the article you want to purchase through the table of contents (within the tabs “Current” or “Archives” of each journal). If you click on the link of the PDF file, the platform will give you the option to purchase the item through your Paypal account.

If you are interested in refereeing articles, please send us an email to .

Yes. If you wish to receive a certificate, please send us an email to specifying the journal for which you have collaborated, and we will deliver it as soon as possible.

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