Guidelines for submission of papers
Submission deadline: extended to 31st May 2008
||In Word or rich text format, with an abstract, and up to
six key words; submit as one document.
||Not to exceed 30 pages, including all tables, figures,
notes, appendices, and references.
||1" (2.54 centimetres) on all dimensions.
||Arial pt. 14, Bold, align centre
|First Author and
|Font Arial pt. 12, Bold, align centre. Initials and surname
in that order. Multiple authors must be separated by a
comma. Include affiliation of author(s) in a footnote
(Arial, pt 10, align left).
||Include an abstract in the main text, maximum length
300 words (Arial 12 pt, align left)
||Include key words immediately after the abstract
(Arial 12 pt, Italic, align left)
|Body of the text:
|| Arial, 12 pt, align left
Single-space all material (text, quotations, figure legends, tables,
references, etc). Separate paragraphs with a space.
Number all pages; place the number in the bottom right hand corner of the
All submissions must include the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), the title
of the paper, an abstract and keywords.
Footnotes should be used when appropriate and placed on the relevant page of
your manuscript. Do not use endnotes.
Use leading zeroes with all numbers less than 1, including probability
(e.g., P < 0.001). Whenever possible, indicate the year and version number
of the statistical software used.
Web (HTML) links
Authors may include links to other Internet resources in their article
[(e.g., the International Association for the Study of Commons:
http://www.iascp.org/]. This is especially encouraged in the reference
section. When inserting a reference to a webpage, please include the http://
portion of the address.
Headings and subheadings
The body text should be subdivided into different sections with appropriate
headings. The standard headings must appear on a single line by themselves,
left justified, and be UPPER CASE
Lower order headings must appear on a line by themselves and should be
left-justified, italicized, and lowercase except for the initial letter of
the first word which should be uppercase.
The list of Literature Cited should be included after the final section of
the main article body. A blank line should be inserted between single-spaced
entries in the list.
Software to handle references
If reference software is used, we ask that the correct in-text citation
methods be used in the text itself (e.g. in Procite this would be Author
Date / ft : page number) and that the files be submitted that are necessary
to compile the database with all -and only- the references that are
necessary to compile the bibliography. In the case of Procite, both the .pdx
and .pdt file should be sent. Please also submit your literature list in
full (see more below in the advice on Literature cited).
In ENDNOTE the correct output style is called "Chicago 15th B".
If reference software is not used, be sure to do the following before
submitting the manuscript:
• Check each citation in the text against the Literature Cited to ensure
that they match exactly
• Delete citations from the list if they are not actually cited in the text
of the article
• Make sure the list conforms in sequencing and punctuation to that found in
Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide for science and social science.
• Spell out all journal titles completely
• In the titles of articles, capitalization of the common names of organisms
and the spellings of all words should agree exactly with that used in the
If more guidance is required on formatting of papers please contact
the Conference Secretariat in Cheltenham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These guidelines are based on the submission requirements for papers
submitted to the International Journal of the Commons.
All submissions must include the author’s full name, affiliation and contact
details, the title of the paper, and an abstract.
All papers should be e-mailed to email@example.com in word or text format
by 31st May 2008.
The submission deadline is non-negotiable. Any paper that is not received by
this date will not appear in the conference programme.
Awards for best papers
Paper that does the most to improve understanding of linkages
between local and global commons
“Bylaws and their critical role in natural resource management: Insights
from African experience”
Helen Markelova and Brent Swallow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Paper that provides the best case study analysis
“Multi-Stakeholder Governance in Land and Forestry in Uganda: Conflict
Mitigation, Scale, Knowledge and Collective Action”
Joseph Bahati, Abwoli Banana, William Gombya-Ssembajjwe
Makerere University, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Uganda
Paper that does the most to improve understanding of governance
“Towards an Eclectic Theory of the Internet Commons”
Justyna Hofmokl, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of
Awards for best presentations
The following persons won prizes for quality of presentations:
Standard Panel sessions
Lamin Jammeh Department of Forestry, Gambia
Doris Marinez-Melgar Environmental Studies Centre, Guatemala
‘aqua vitae’ session
Hemant Gupta Forest Survey of India, India
Dhrupad Choudhury International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development,
In addition to the prize winners, the following persons gave exceptionally
high quality presentations: