Proposal/abstract submissions should be no more than 1500 words. Include the following information for EACH author: name, institute affiliation, brief biography (100-word maximum), mailing address, email address. Click to view a sample abstract that meets our guidelines.
Complete manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word-compatible file. The manuscript should be left-justified, formatted for 8.5 x 11-inch paper with one-inch margins, single-spaced and 12-point font. American Psychological Association (APA) sixth edition guidelines should be followed. Include the following information when submitting a complete paper:
• Name and institution affiliation for EACH author
• Paper title
• Body of the paper
• Brief biography (100-word maximum)
• Tables, figures, etc. properly position in the paper (if applicable)
Click to view our Manuscript Guide for full details if you are submitting a complete paper.
The conference registration fee includes publication of your abstract in the online proceedings.
Submit the prospectus/abstract or complete manuscript via file upload during registration.
To be eligible for a Best Paper Award, presenters must submit a completed paper to the Center for Scholastic Inquiry for review by March 1, 2014.
Please indicate the specific conference track (education, business or behavioral sciences) for which the paper is being submitted.
All materials to be included in the online proceedings must be received by March 15, 2014. For submissions after March 15, 2014, please contact the Center for Scholastic Inquiry directly to make arrangements for inclusion in the online proceedings. We will do our best to include later submissions in the online proceedings whenever possible.
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry will email a notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals/abstracts or complete papers within one week of receipt. If accepted, additional conference and registration-specific details will be included. Proposals/abstracts/complete manuscripts that are declined, may be revised and resubmitted for consideration.
All accepted abstracts are reviewed and will be published in our online conference proceedings (unless otherwise requested).
Whether presenting or not, EACH person attending the conference, must register for our 2014 San Francisco International Academic Research Conference. REGISTER NOW.
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry suggests that non-U.S. conference attendees obtain a travel visa PRIOR to registering for the conference and paying registration fees.
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry conference fees for San Francisco are as follows:
• EARLY REGISTRATION: $360.00 (US$) per individual to attend the conference.
Payments must be received on or before October 31, 2013.
• STANDARD REGISTRATION: $385.00 (US$) per individual to attend the
• STUDENT REGISTRATION: $275 (US$) per student to attend the conference. To
secure this rate, students must upload a copy of their current university/college photo
ID during registration.
• ADDITIONAL PAPER/PRESENTATION: $95.00 (US$) per individual per additional
paper/presentation if presenting more than once at the conference. Please note that this
courtesy rate is one of the most affordable in the industry.
• GRADUATE CREDIT: $150 (US$) per credit for conference attendees, plus a $25
(US$) administrative fee. This variable credit course (1, 2 or 3 credits) is offered with
Conference registration fees include the following:
• Admission to each day of the conference (general session and all presentation sessions)
• A time slot to present one paper/presentation during the conference
• Opportunity to serve as a presentation room facilitator
• Opportunity to win Best Presentation Award (as determined by session attendee voting)
• Inclusion in the online conference proceedings
• A printed copy of the conference program
• Standard review of your complete paper for publication consideration in a CSI
peer-reviewed journal for up to 12 months from the date of presentation
• Opportunity to win Best Paper Award (as determined by executive board voting)
• Admission to the conference eve welcome reception
• Access to the virtual office from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm each conference day
• Daily am snack
• Daily afternoon snack
ALL attendees and presenters must pay the registration fee, and at least one author per paper must attend the conference.
A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be given for cancellations received on or before January 10, 2014.
As determined on a case-by-case basis, a one-year credit for one future conference may be extended for cancellations received between January 10 and February 10, 2014.
Transfers and Substitutions:
Upon request and at our discretion, a complimentary transfer may be extended from one Center for Scholastic Inquiry conference to another CSI conference offered within one year.
As scheduling permits, a complimentary substitution will be extended so that a designated colleague can attend and/or present in the event that the original registrant cannot.
Hotel & Travel Information:
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry is excited to hold our conference in San Francisco, California at the luxurious Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf. For additional information about Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, please read our conference overview or visit the hotel's website.
To welcome our attendees to San Francisco, Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf is extending special nightly rates of $159.00 (plus tax). Be sure to mention you are with the Center for Scholastic Inquiry (CSI).
Room availability at this special conference rate is limited, so booking early is recommended. This conference rate will be available until March 7, 2014, or until sold out.
Reservations can be made online, by phone (888) 627-7024 (Reservations Line). In order to secure the special nightly rate, when making reservations , please be sure to confirm that you are with the Center for Scholastic Inquiry.
Presentation and Equipment:
Please bring your PC-compatible presentation on a USB flash drive.
Each presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector and projection screen. If other technology is needed for your presentation, it is your responsibility to bring it to the conference. In mid-March, we will notify you of your presentation day/time, and post CSI's Presenter Checklist. You may also want to review CSI's Research Presentation Guidelines. Additionally, we have prepared a complimentary e-book to assist with your presentation preparation. The e-book, Probe, Present, & Prescribe, can be viewed by clicking on the link.
Conference Schedule & Proceedings:
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry will make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, preferred presentation dates and times. Presenters will receive email notification of scheduled presentation dates and times.
Conference Proceedings for the Center for Scholastic Inquiry’s 2014 international academic research conference in San Francisco will be published on our website.