FOR AUTHORS: (a) Publishing Policy (b) Submission Guidelines (c) Peer Review Process (d) International Award (e) Publishing Agreement


Guidelines for submitting your completed paper to the journal ...

About the Submission Process

Registration in the Global Studies Conference gives participants the opportunity to publish in an academic journal. Presenters have the option to submit their papers to the Global Studies Journal anytime before the conference and up to one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed.The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports.

To submit a paper to the journal at least one author of each paper must be registered to attend the conference (to a maximum of one paper per registered author—which means, for instance, that two registered authors may submit two jointly authored papers). For those unable to attend the conference in person, a virtual registration is available. A virtual registration allows you to join the conference community in the following ways:

All registered participants will be given online access to all papers published in the journal from the time of registration until one year after the end date of the conference.

Papers are published continuously to the journal’s online bookstore, as soon as the publication process is completed for each paper (and that can be any time before the conference, and continues after the conference as papers are refereed).

It is possible to attend and present at the conference without submitting or publishing a formal written paper if you choose not to do so.

Author Guidelines—preparing your paper

Formatting Requirements: Illustration/Electronic Artwork Guidelines: Keyword Guidelines: Resubmission Policy:

Editorial Quality

The refereeing process for publication in the journal is a rigorous measure of the quality of content. Authors are expected to revise to the standards required of the more negative of the referee reports they receive. For instance, if one referee recommends 'resubmit with major revisions' and another 'resubmit with minor revisions', the author is expected to resubmit with major revisions.

Furthermore, some papers may have excellent content, but may be poorly expressed in English—in the case, for instance, of authors whose first language is not English. When we receive a negative response from a referee to Criterion 10, 'Quality of Communication', we may request a complete rewrite regardless of the overall score.

The Submission Process—how and where to submit your paper for publication

Final papers can now be submitted to Common Ground using our online conference and paper management system "CGPublisher". To upload your paper to our system please view the instructions in the CGPublisher Guide at this link.

The Publication Process

The publication process is as follows:

  1. Submit a presentation proposal to the conference (in-person or virtual) before the next deadline.
  2. If your proposal is accepted by the conference advisory team, complete your registration as an in-person or virtual participant. You may submit your paper to the journal anytime between registration and one calendar month after the closing date of the conference.
  3. Once your paper is received, it is verified against template and submission requirements. Your identity and contact details are then removed and the paper is matched to two appropriate referees and sent for review. You can view the status of your paper at any time by logging into your CGPublisher account at
  4. When referee reports are uploaded, you will be notified by email and provided with a link to view the reports (after the referees' identities have been removed).
  5. You will then be asked to accept the Publishing Agreement and submit a revised final copy of your paper.
  6. Your paper will be typeset and the proofs sent to you for final approval before publication.
  7. Papers are published continuously in the online bookstore. Registered conference participants will be given online access to the journal from the time of registration until one year after the conference end date. Individual papers will also be available for purchase from the journal’s bookstore.

Submission Timeline

Please direct all enquiries to: