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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another publication for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I, as an author, consent in my own name, and that of my co-author(s) from which I have obtained the consent for submitting the present article for publication, for LUMEN Association and its associated companies to process my personal data in the purpose of evaluating this work, and in the case of acceptance, publishing the article which contains my (and co-author(s)) name, e-mail address, personal affiliation, photo and biodata. The data is processed in accordance with the European Legislation GPDR.
  • I, as corresponding author for this article, consent to receive e-mails regarding the evaluation and publication process. I also declare on my own responsibility that my co-author(s) have been informed of the present article submission, and agree to receive e-mail notifications on the status of the publication process.
  • I express my consent to receive future e-mails containing information about the activity of LUMEN Association, in newsletters or direct e-mail.

Author Guidelines

Conference Chair/ Editor in charge with the full paper coordination will be invited to submit all papers (selected in the peer review process organized under the responsibility of the conference organizers) to the publisher. The papers will be submitted respecting the publisher requirements as agreed in the publishing contract between the Conference organizers and the Publisher.

No paper will be individually submitted by the author/s.
The OJS submission platform offers all the information needed related to the editorial and ethical guidelines to be followed in order to finalize the submission process successfully.  
If you are an author and you are reading the content of this page in order to inform yourself about the submission process to our proceedings, please go further and contact us - the publisher, or the editor in charge of the conference proceedings for the conference you attended and presented your results in.
The OJS Platform hosts each proceedings volume as an individual issue.
For each proceedings volume a new issue will be created entitled in accordance with the conference title, so the editor will be guided to submit each paper in the assigned issue.

How should authors prepare their manuscript |

If you are an editor in charge with the conference proceedings papers, you should provide all these information to the authors whose papers you coordinate in order to be published. Each author should be informed and guided to send you the proceeding papers in accordance with the publisher requirements. 

When formatting your references, please ensure you check the reference style followed by your chosen journal. Use APA rules for citations and references (tutorial for APA Manual 7th edition); Any paper that does not comply with the aforementioned requirements will be returned to the authors.

Equations should to be submitted using Office Math ML and Math type.

 Click and consult the LUMEN Proceedings Series Manuscript Submission Manual 

Microsoft Word guidelines

There is no need to follow a specific template when submitting your manuscript in Word. However, please ensure your heading levels are clear, and the sections clearly defined.

Artwork guidelines

Illustrations, pictures and graphs, should be supplied in the highest quality and in an electronic format that helps us to publish your article in the best way possible. Please follow the guidelines below to enable us to prepare your artwork for the printed issue as well as the online version.

Format: PNG, JPEG: Common format for pictures (containing no text or graphs).

Placement: Figures/charts and tables created in MS Word should be included in the main text rather than at the end of the document.

Resolution: Rasterized based files (e.g. with .jpeg extension) require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi.

Color: Please note that images supplied in color will be published in color online and black and white in print (unless otherwise arranged). Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well (e.g. by using color with a distinctive pattern or dotted lines). The captions should reflect this by not using words indicating color.

Dimension: Check that the artworks supplied match or exceed the dimensions of the publication. Images cannot be scaled up after origination

Fonts: The lettering used in the artwork should not vary too much in size and type (usually Garamond font as a default).

The Integrity of Images

All figures should be minimally processed and should reflect the integrity of the original data in the image. Adjustments to images in brightness, contrast, or color balance should be applied equally to the entire image, provided they do not distort any data in the figure, including the background. Images should not be layered or combined into a single image unless it is stated that the figure is a product of time-averaged data.

All adjustments to image date should be clearly disclosed in the figure legend. Images may be additionally screened to confirm faithfulness to the original data. Authors should be able to supply raw image data upon request. Authors should also list tools and software used to collect image data and should document settings and manipulations in the Methods section of the article.

Length of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be of 5 pages minimum to 10 pages maximum (Garamond 12, 1.00 spacing). 

Manuscript Structure



the author(s) should mention the institution of affiliation, city, country and the contact details (at least e-mail address) of all authors of the paper (if more than 1);

a short biodata and a photo of the author(s) should be provided at the beginning of the document, before the Title (not mandatory).


1) should be clear and concise, provide the reader with an idea of the article s main topic; 2) should not exceed 15 words; 3) no subtitles, mottos or any other introductory words allowed;

should have between 200-250 words, and should briefly present the main ideas expressed in the article, such as the context of the paper, objectives, hypotheses or thesis (if any), methodology (only mentioned), results (only the main or most relevant results), conclusions (optional);


between 5-7 keywords, separated by semicolons;



1) the introduction provides the reader with a brief idea of the content of the article; 2) should contain information about the scientific context of the research or theoretical article; 3) scopes and objectives of the paper, hypotheses (if any);


1) should present the relevant literature on the topics of the paper and should be structured upon specific analysis criteria; 2) the scientific literature should be critically approached by the author(s); 3) should mention the identified gaps that led to the current research (these gaps are what underlies the original contribution of the article); 4) should argue the need for the research in the universe of the existing scientific literature and the conjunction point between it and the current paper; 5) all sources used for inspiration in this chapter must be correctly quoted, according to the APA Style Manual.

METHODOLOGY (mandatory chapter for research articles)

Some theoretical articles could have methodology, some don’t. 1) this chapter describes the methods and techniques used for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data;

2) in the field-research papers, the author(s) should provide information on the sample, data collection, compliance with the ethical guidelines (this information could also be mentioned in Acknowledgments); 3) other details regarding the data collection process;

4) precise and comprehensive description of the analyzed methods, particularly when they are new or poorly-known in the literature;

RESULTS (mandatory chapter for research articles)

the results are presented in large, using tables, figures, graphics or any other type of visual representation destined to help the reader better understand the ideas resulted;

the statistical data should be accompanied by explanations on its significance;

the data that could contradict the hypotheses must be presented and analyzed;

the author(s) should present the way in which the collected data leads to the fulfilment of the research objective;

THEORETICAL SUB-CHAPTERS (especially used in theoretical articles)

For theoretical articles, the chapters of Methodology and Results could be replaced by subchapters of theoretical analysis. We recommend using the analytical framework of the theoretical papers which consist in Arguments to support the thesis and Arguments to argue the thesis;


1) this subchapter presents the validity of the research and its limits; 2) the author(s) should consider and present the geographical, epistemological, methodological limitations of the research; 3) the author(s) should present how the results can be extrapolated and generalized to the literature on the topic; 4) the author(s) should clearly state the original elements of the paper that could be of interest for worldwide readers;


1) the conclusions should be correlated with the objectives and the data analyzed; 2) the author(s) should mention here whether the hypotheses (if any) were validated or not (in case of evidence-based research).


Acknowledgments usually include the recognition of the contribution of third parties to the research, that led to creating the article, or the actual writing of the article, but whose contribution is not so significant as to be considered authors. Also, the acknowledgments include information on the source of research funding, the research organization in which the authors carried out the research activity or research project in which the data was obtained.


1) this chapter must be formatted according to the guidelines of the APA Manual. It is very important to make sure that there is a full compliance between the sources mentioned in the text and in References. 

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