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Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines:

  • All papers are to be upload in a de-identifying word.doc(x) file format.
  • All images and tables in papers are to be uploaded in optimised quality for print.  Authors may be asked to re-upload better images: see image guidelines below.
  • All papers are to show an attempt to cite prior DATTArc papers in the archives of this website to strengthen their paper argument.
  • All papers are to include APA 7th citation style.
  • Plagiarism is strictly unacceptable and may lead to being exposed by the Chair of the Review Board for DATTArc, and not permitted to present.
All full scholarly papers will have:
  • Authors using the DATTArc template (recommended)
  • 4000-5000 words exclusing Reference List and Abstract.
  • A title (less than 10 words)
  • Abstract: 150-300 words
  • Keywords up to 6
  • Body Text introducing the research or critical discourse using sub-headings
  • Conclusion
  • Reference list
  • Word.doc(x) file format only, unlocked, de-identified
  • Font = Times Roman; Size = 12 points
  • Line spacing = single;
  • Double-line spacing between paragraphs
  • Text alignments = justified (left and right)
  • Abstract: <300 words, justified, single column, followed by Keywrds, and section break same page.
  • Column width (2 Columns), each =7.38 cm wide

Guide to table and image sizes for update edits

  • Image file type = *.png or *.jpeg
  • WITHIN a single column the maximum width is 7.38 cm wide (128 to 300dpi).
  • ACROSS the two columns the maximum width is 16.01 cm wide (128 to 300dpi)
  • DOWN the page depth cannot exceed 23cm to allow space for the image/table caption under it.



Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. All Images used are BOTH embedded in the file, and seperated each uploaded into the submission at a quality resolution.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  7. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.
  8. Talent Release.  You give consent to allow the Conference Organisers to take photos of the event and record webinar presenations, that may include you in them, for communicating the conference to peers and colleagues world-wide.  You will email the conference organisers if you have any concerns via

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:

a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.

b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.

c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

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