Call of Papers

Call of Papers

Socio-Economic Sustainability, Regional Development and Spatial Planning: European and International Dimensions & Perspectives


July 4th – 7th, 2014, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

Conference jointly organized by:

·         Τhe Laboratory of Economic Geography, Regional Development and Territorial Planning, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean,

·         "Ergaxia", Sociology of Labor Academic Laboratory, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean,

·         International Sociological Association (ISA), Research Committee on Sociotechnics /Sociological Practice (RC26),,


The conference summarizes the debate for the future and prospects of socio-economic and territorial development of the European Union. The agenda of conference includes the fields of European, Economic-Geography, Sociology, Regional Development and Spatial Planning studies. Also issues as empowerment and citizens’ participation will be presented and debated. A limited number of Ph.D. student sessions will also be available.



Important deadlines

Full paper submission (up to 3,300 words):   May 31st, 2014

Notification of acceptance / referee’s amendments:June 16th, 2014

Preliminary program: June 1st, 2014

Full papers & Final program (electronically and hard-copies): June 28th, 2014

Conference: July 4th – 7th, 2014

Paper Submission   Guidelines

In order for a paper to be considered for conference presentation and publication, the following should be taken into consideration:

1.      All papers must be in English.

2.      Papers for publication should be submitted in electronic format.

3.      The Conference chairmen take for granted that:

·        the submitted paper contains original, unpublished work that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;

·       authors have secured any kind of permission necessary for the publication from all potential co-authors, along with having agreed the order of names for publication;

·     authors hold the copyright, have secured permission for the potential reproduction of original or derived material and are ready to transfer copyright of the submitted paper to the publisher, upon acceptance for publication.

4.      The cover page should include the name of the author and co-authors, their affiliations, and the JEL category under which the paper primarily belongs. The cover page is the only page of the manuscript on which the names and affiliations of the authors and coauthors should be listed.

5.      Submission of manuscripts in electronic form: Authors must submit electronic manuscripts. The submission should only contain the file(s) of the papers submitted for publication, in MS Word and MS Excel for charts. If more than one file, a compressed file (.zip) should be submitted instead.

6.      Formatting requirements: Everything should be double-spaced (main text, footnotes, bibliography, etc.)

7.      Footnotes should be as few and as short as possible (preferably devoid of tables or formulae), marked in the manuscript by superscripts in Arabic figures.

8.      Formulae should be numbered by consecutive, Arabic figures (such as (1), (2), etc.), placed on the right-hand side of the page.

9.      Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic figures and have a heading and a title.

10.  References are citations of literature referred to in the text and should not appear as footnotes. Abbreviations are only accepted in the authors' first names. Place all references, alphabetized by author's last name (with last name first), on separate pages in a section titled "References" at the end of the paper. Indent the second and subsequent lines of each reference.


Include all authors, article title, full title of journal, volume number, issue number, month, year, and full page numbers. Example:

Michael Mahmood. "A Multilevel Government Model of Deficits and Inflation," Economic Journal, 24, 2, June 2010, pp. 18-30.


Include name of author, full title of book, edition, city and state (or country) of publisher, name of publisher, and year of publication. Example:

Shapiro, John. Macroeconomics, 4th ed., New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2009.

Use the following style when an author's work appears in a publication edited by another:

George Summers, "Public Policy Implications of Declining Old-Age Mortality," in Gary ed., Health and Income, Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1987, pp. 19-58.

Public Documents

Include the department or agency responsible for the document, title, any further description such as number in a series, city and state (or country) of publication, publisher, and date of publication. Example:

World Bank. Educational Attainment of Workers, Special Labor Force Report 186, Washington, 2010.