8th International Conference on Appropriate Technology Paper Preparation Instructions

Authors should submit soft copies of their paper as an MS Word attachment to the EasyChair site Papers can be a maximum of 10,000 words (including all figures and tables) and the file size must be less than 2MB.

The manuscript should be prepared in English using font 12 Times New Roman except for the title which should be font 14 bold Times New Roman. The paper set-up should be A4 (210mm x 297 mm) with a 35 mm margin on the left-hand side and all other margins 25 mm.

The abstract submission should contain:
• Author’s name (full first name and surname),
• Authors’ affiliation should be concise and include full mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and email address if available. Use superscript 1 ,2 ,3 ,when including more than one author. The name and full postal address of the correspondence author should be clearly indicated. The authors’ affiliation should be centered.
However the paper should not include author information because we are conducting a double blind peer review

The paper should contain (in the listed order):
• Paper title (not exceeding 120 characters),
• Key words (4 – 8 key words should express the precise content of the article),
• Paper category (select from: Green Economy and Innovation; Energy; Water and Sanitation; Health; Construction and Infrastructure; Environment and Agriculture; Knowledge and Technology Transfer; or Policy, Standards and Ethics). These are the paper categories listed in the Call for Papers.
• An abstract not exceed 300 words should be at the beginning of the paper and should be complete in itself, giving objectives, content and conclusions of the paper.
• Main text (with headings, eventually subheadings etc., e.g Introduction, Theoretical, Experimental, Materials, Results, Discussion, Conclusions)
• References should be indicated in the text by author and year.
• Tables and figures should be inserted in the text at the appropriate points. Attention should be given not to leave too much free place. All tables and figures should be numbered (with Arabic numerals) consecutively and separately throughout the paper, and referred to by numbers in text. Photographs should be numbered as figures.
• Equations should be written in the Microsoft Equation editor included in Microsoft Office.

Standard of English

Submissions should be written in clear, concise English. Although the publishers will offer copyediting, the submission should not require language editing or rewrites.

Artwork and Graphics

Any artwork, figure or table from another source must be properly acknowledged and, where applicable, relevant permission sought. Artwork should be submitted in PDF, TIFF or EPS formats. Photographic images should be 300dpi, line graphs 600/900 dpi. Colour may be used for online publication, but please note that the figure or table must be able to convert to black and white for print reproduction. Information on artwork and permissions can be found on the Author Services website


Please note that all papers accepted for this conference are subject to originality checking. To avoid potential problems, please ensure that all citations are fully disclosed at the point of submission. View guide to correct citations.

In text reference: please display the author[s], followed by a comma, year, followed by a colon, page number, eg: (Baskaran and Muchie, 2003: 49)
Where three or more authors are listed, please use et al.

Reference samples:

Allen, D. and Levine, V. 1986. Nurturing Advanced Technology Enterprises: Emerging Issues in State and Local Economic Development Policy , New York: Prager Publishers.

Baskaran, A. and Muchie, M. 2003. ‘Towards African National System of Innovation: Sharing with the Experiences of Indian National System of Innovation’, in Muchie, M., Gammeltoft, P. and Lundvall, B.-Å. (eds.), Putting Africa First: The Making of African Innovation Systems, Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University Press.

Kirby, D. and Ying, F. 1995. ‘Chinese Cultural Values and Entrepreneurship: A Preliminary Consideration’, in Journal of Enterprising Culture , 3(3): 245-260.

Online documents
CSES. 2002. ‘Benchmarking of Business Incubators. Available at:’.

Gupta, P. 2010. ‘The Rise of Incubation in India – India Chief Mentor’, Wall Street Journal , 07 April. Available at:

Conference proceedings
Allen, D. 1985. ‘An Entrepreneurial Marriage: Business Incubators and Start-ups’, in Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference , Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Unpublished thesis
Mian, S. 1991. ‘An Assessment of University-sponsored Business Incubators in Supporting the Development of New Technology-Based Firms’, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation , School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Government publications
Ministry of Finance (Government of India). 2008. Economic Survey 2007-2008 , New Delhi: Government of India.

Notes on style

Quotations should appear in single quotes (double within)
Quotes exceeding 40 words should appear in a block quote

The author's spelling preference will be upheld but where there is inconsistency, the editors will apply the most used spelling style.

No full points in acronyms, eg USA

One to nine in words, 10 + in figures
10 %, except at the start of a sentence

6 July 1979
in the twenty-first century
in the 1990s
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