IISES International Academic Conference, Lisbon

Instructions for authors

The paper must be uploaded in doc or docx format.

Please note that the same article cannot be published both in the Conference Proceedings and in a journal.

These instructions refer to the IISES Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement available here.

The editors reserve the right to edit articles to conform to the style of the journal.
All submitted articles are refereed by academic specialists in the journal’s field of coverage.

Please use this template for your paper:

Template of paper

Format sample of paper


All articles must be written in English. If English is not your first language, please ask an English-speaking colleague to proofread your article.

Structure of the Article

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Body of the article, including: tables, figures, etc. should be rightly
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendices (if applicable)


Title, author details, abstract, and keywords are vital part of an article, since it is these metadata which are freely available to all users and from which online searches can find the article.

Title Page

The title of the article should contain no abbreviations or acronyms. The title should be followed by the author’s name, affiliation and e-mail contact.


The use of acronyms should be avoided in the title and keywords unless they are widely recognized and understood.


A 100 to 400 word-description of the article, labelled ‘Abstract’, should be double-spaced and submittedon a separate page.


Approximately 5–10 JEL classification keywords (words or phrases) suitable for indexing and on-line search purposes should be supplied. The field for the keywords should contain all the essential words or phrases of the title and the abstract. Do not use brackets in the keywords field.

Body (for body of paper use template given above)

Format text and paragraph of body:

  • Font: 11-point – ARIAL
  • Spacing 1.15 (MS OFFICE 97-2003) or 14 point (MS OFFICE 2010–2013 or MS OFFICE 365)
  • For mathematical symbols, Greek letters, and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font. 
  • Margins must be 2.4 cm on all sides.
  • All pages must be in portrait only; no landscape.

The pages should be numbered serially. Papers should usually be 2,000–3,000 words in length.

Body of the article usually includes: review of literature, methodology and data propositions, analysis, and findings.

Tables and Figures

Use the Microsoft Word table function to create tables. Tables and figures should be located in the text and numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals, i.e., Table 1 or Figure 1. Please prepare all figures, especially line diagrams, to the highest possible standards. Bear in mind that lettering may be reduced in size by a factor of 2 or 3, and that fine lines may disappear.  


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes at the bottom of the pages are preferred endnotes atthe end of the article. They should be indicated by numerals indicated in the text. Footnotes are for explanation and comments, as distinct from references; they may themselves contain references to the bibliography.

Format text and paragraph of footnotes:

  • FONT: 9point – Arial
  • spacing 1.15 (MS OFFICE 97–2003) or 14 point (MS OFFICE 2010–2013 or MS OFFICE 365).


References should be cited in the text according to the Harvard reference system, that is, use the last name of the author(s), the date of publication and, following quoted material, the page references. The reference list should include every work cited in the text. Please ensure that dates, spelling and title used in the text are consistent with those listed in the Referencesection. References should be arranged alphabetically.

Format text and paragraph of references:

  • FONT: 10-point – Arial
  • spacing 1.15 (MS OFFICE 97–2003) or 14 point (MS OFFICE 2010–2013 or MS OFFICE 365)
  • Indentation first line 1.00 cmbefore other lines.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that where copyright materials are included within an article and the permission of the copyright holder has been obtained.

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