International Journal of Arts & Sciences

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10-13 June 2014



     
The Knights of Malta's gated premises in Prague
The International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) is hosting its annual conference in Prague, at the joint premises of the Knights of Malta and the Anglo-American University.

This refereed four-day conference is staged inside a palace steeped in history, amidst the baroque architecture of Prague's historical Mala Strana quarter, meters away from
Charles Bridge (Karlův most), the city's most familiar monument. 

The conference brings together international academics, including professors and graduate students, to present research in their respective fields. It also introduces them to the Czech Republic as an affordable and
unique location for study abroad programs.

Our editorial board invites abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Teaching and Education, and
  • Technology and Science. 

The accepted submissions will be clustered around their common topics and areas of interest. As is typical of multidisciplinary conferences, the final program - released about three weeks before the conference - will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.

It is up to each delegate how much to submit or publish. Some authors may publish only an abstract in the proceedings. Others may prefer to publish a full-length manuscript in the journal.

Delegates may also attend a conference without submitting or publishing any research.

Authors may deliver their work during the conference either as (i) a 15-minute oral presentation, (ii) a poster session, (iii) a panel, or (iv) a workshop.


 
 
 
Students flock to Prague whose buildings escaped the bombs of WWII.
The IJAS Conference Series takes place annually in several cities across Europe and North America. The series has three primary aims.

The first aim is to provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research both through the conference podium and IJAS' double-blind refereed publications. All IJAS conferences are inter- and multi-disciplinary.

The second aim of the Conference Series is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions, and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions. The tours are the main way of "breaking the ice" away from the formalities of the conference hall, providing an informal setting for discussing different points of view. Even in an increasingly networked world of internet and satellite conferences, there is no substitute for personal interaction—what Edward R. Murrow calls "the last three feet of communication."  It is individuals, not data streams, who must ultimately build the connections that in turn create lasting international research partnerships.

The third aim of the Conference Series is to introduce academics to educational premises in locations that are suitable for study abroad programs and which may meet their students’ educational needs. IJAS draws its inspiration from the Fulbright Program, an integral part of the United States' foreign educational relations, where face-to-face exchanges have proven to be the single most effective means of engaging international publics while broadening dialogue between academics and institutions.


 
 
 
 
 
First Complimentary Day Trip:
The Konopiště Armory and Karlštejn Castle
Wednesday, 11 June 2014, at 8:00 am from Vitezna (Click here for directions)

The Republic's most popular destination.
Our first stop will be Konopiště, a 17th-century castle-turned-hunting-lodge built by the Habsburgs who transformed it into the Club Med of its time. Here the nobility relaxed amid the well-stocked hunting grounds surrounding the castle. A bear still roams in the moat of the castle as a reminder of the prolific hunting that went on until the day that the castle's most famous hunter, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in 1914, setting off World War I. Yet, the manor remained the same, decked with armory and antiques and the vestiges of nobility as if waiting for the Archduke's return.

Our next stop, just over one hour away, will be the Republic's most popular destination, Karlštejn Castle. Charles IV built it in the 14th-century to safeguard the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. Renovators removed the additions that came later and today it is restored to its original medieval state. The Disney-like appearance of the castle gives way to a less imposing interior in line with its founding years. For a virtual tour of the castle, click
here.
 
 
 
 
 
Second Complimentary Day Trip
Kutná Hora: A UNESCO Heritage Site
Thursday, 12 June 2014, at 9:00 am from Vitezna (Click here for directions)

Kutná Hora is a medieval town that saw its fortune rise with the discovery of the silver deposits underneath it, making it at one point the second most important city in Bohemia. The town's ancient heart no longer glitters with silver. Yet it also escaped the clutches of Communist-era buildings that blight many of the Czech Republic's small towns. Its famous St. Barbara's Cathedral which took 200 years to complete and its historic center captured the attention of UNESCO. So did its most talked about building, the macabre Bone Church full of decorations made of human bones dug from the mass graves of the 14th-century plague and the 15th-century Hussite wars.

The town is full of surprises and is small enough to be seen in a single day at a brisk pace.


 
Bridges span across the Vltava River.
 
 
 
Why the Bus Tours Matter
There is more than meets the eye behind these bus tours.

To find out why these tours are conducive to study abroad programs and joint research, please click
here.
 
   
 
 
Submit Your Research

 
To submit your abstract for presentation at this conference, click here.

The most important dates to remember are as follows:

    • Pay your registration fee by 15 April 2014.
    • The conference will be held during 10-13 June 2014.
    • Email your formatted manuscript (see template) to ManuscriptSubmission@gmail.com after your online submission is accepted and before 31 July 2014.
    • The proceedings and journals will be published in late December 2014.

Within a few days of receiving your online abstract submission, we will notify you of the reviewers' acceptance or rejection, for the conference.

If we inform you that it is an acceptance and you would like to publish your research, follow the model format
here and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word. You may do so up to a few weeks after the conference.

Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114).

Full length manuscripts may be published in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences(ISSN 1944-6934) or any of the refereed journals electronically available through our publishing consortium. The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals. The selection of a journal, if any, for a particular manuscript is entirely at the discretion of the editorial board members following the reviewers' suggestions.

All the journals and proceedings are in electronic format since this makes it easier to disseminate the articles (click here for a sample article
) to international scholars.
 
Authors will receive complimentary access to the online issue in which their work appears. One's research may not simultaneously appear in both our proceedings and journals.

Authors who prefer a hard copy may download an entire issue on their own computer and publish and order a hard copy of it from Lulu.com or any other online publishing service for their own personal use.
 
IJAS's articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich's serials directory, (iii) Cabell's directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, (v) Pol-On, the Polish scholarly bibliography operated by the University of Warsaw, (vi) Genamics, (vii) the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) list compiled by the Australian Research Council, and (viii) Google Scholar - click here.
 
There is no page limit on articles. We welcome both short and lengthy submissions. We don't impose a financial penalty on lengthy manuscripts.

Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conference.
 
Powerpoint Presentations
At the conference, the presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, a digital projector and a projector screen. The laptop will be set up for Powerpoint presentations. Linux and Mac users are asked to save their presentations in a compatible format.
 
 

 
 
 
 
Conference Location and Lodging 
 
 

Our conference location, the Knights' palace and home to Anglo-American University, is at Lázeňská 4, Prague 1, Czech Republic. "Prague 1" represents central Prague and the conference location is in the Mala Strana neighborhood.

The most scenic and direct way of reaching the conference is through a stroll on the Charles Bridge (click
here for visual directions to our location).

For those who prefer public transport, Prague is extremely well-connected through its tram and subway systems which connect to our
conference location as follows:

Tram - no. 12, 22 - stop "Malostranske namesti".


Subway
- station "Malostranska" of A (green) line, and then one stop later by tram no. 12 or 22 (stop "Malostranske namesti"). Or Station "Narodni trida" of B (yellow) line, and then by tram no. 22 to stop "Malostranske namesti".

For hotels (marked in red) in the Mala Strana neighborhood and in the vicinity of the conference location (marked with a green arrow), click
here. For the best available rates on hotels near the Charles Bridge, click here. To search for all hotels in central Prague, click here.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Conference Registration Payment
Registration is open to everyone, not just to research presenters.
For all alternative ways of paying the registration fee, click here.
The adjacent button allows you to pay the $200 registration fee separately for your guest, if you so wish.
The registration fee does not include food and lodging.
Children under six years are not allowed on the tours.
 
 
 
 

$365 - Prague (June 2014) Conference Registration: 
Valid for all 4 days.

Valid for one person for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.


 

$265 - Prague (June 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for 1 day only.

Valid for one person, for one day only, on conference premises. Does not include any tours.


$565 - Prague (June 2014) Conference Registration for 2 persons:
Valid for all 4 days
 
Joint registration for yourself and a co-author, child or guest, valid for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.
This option is not available for two authors with two or more research presentations. 



$105 - How to Organize a Study Abroad Program
A one-credit hour graduate level course with the University of San Diego.
For information and separate registration click
here.

 
     
   
 
 
 
 

Video: Students from Southern California visit Prague, capturing the city's leisurely pace for their communications project.

 
 
 

In case of questions about...

the conference or submissions:


events sponsorship:
lodging:
International Journal of Arts & Sciences
Attn: Mark Bridge
Conferences Department
55 Farm Drive
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864-3565
USA
E-mail: info@universityconferences.org


Anglo-American University
Lázeňská 4,
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

See detailed information above about lodging.

If you apply for a travel visa, the Czech Embassy will likely ask you for evidence of your hotel booking arrangements for the whole duration of your stay.