Abstract Guidelines & Submission






Abstracts should be BOTH in English AND in French. Papers should be in English OR in French. Authors should submit an abstract and a paper on line, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, in English or in French, addressing one or several of the conference topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its practical and scientific contributions, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the abstract and the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgements section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity. Authors are kindly requested to submit (upload) a picture that illustrates their abstract. All (short and regular) papers must include bibliographic references.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read Cem15 ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All (short and regular) papers must be submitted through the online submission platform of Cem15 and should follow the instructions and templates provided in the documents provided for download, which are also the templates for the camera-ready submission. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

The Conference Proceedings will be published under an ISBN number and include final versions of all accepted papers, adjusted to satisfy reviewers’ recommendations. They will be obtainable on paper and digital support, and made available for online consultation at cemcongress.org. Online publication is exclusive to papers which have been both published and presented at the event.


All the papers included in the proceedings will be indexed with SCITEPRESS www.scitepress.org with a DOI index. The proceedings will be also submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus for indexation.

Publishing opportunities

Cem15 have 3 publishing opportunities:

(1) It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers in a chapter format with Springer in an edited book (final approval pending)

(2) It is also planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented English written papers in a chapter format with Psychology Press (a preliminary agreement is reached) in an edited book (final approval pending). The chapter is based on the initial paper and on feedback, cross collaboration and additional thought. It may have a different title and a different content from the initial paper, as this chapter must be based on a more deep theoretical framework and various examples of empirical investigations, including the one cited in the paper. The French written papers will be submitted to Deboeck (a preliminary agreement is reached) in an edited book (final approval pending).

(3) It is finally planned to submit selected regular papers to "Current Directions in Psychological Science" Journal, and/or to “Frontiers in Psychology, Emotion Science” online journal in a special issue format or research topics format.

Cem15 ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism

Cem15 (represented by its scientific and organizational committees, and its chairs and co-chairs) enforces a strict non-plagiarism policy. Although it is possible to argue that plagiarism is quite different from self-plagiarism, it is hereby clarified that Cem15 does not accept self-plagiarized texts as well, due to the notion that academic research work is supposed to be original and thus should be published only once.

Below we clarify the notions of plagiarism and self-plagiarism that are adopted by Cem15, and add a couple of tolerated exceptions to the latter.

Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work" as quoted in (Stepchyshyn and Nelson, 2007). Plagiarism is not copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they are different transgressions. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of a copyright holder, when material protected by copyright is used without consent. On the other hand, plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author's reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship.

Duplicate publication or self-plagiarism is a mild form of plagiarism that refers to publishing the same intellectual material more than once, by the author or publisher, i.e. the reuse of significant, identical, or nearly identical portions of one’s own work without acknowledging that one is doing so or without citing the original work. The issue can be either legal, in the case where copyright of the prior work has been transferred to another entity, or merely ethical. Typically, self-plagiarism is only considered to be a serious ethical issue in settings where a publication is asserted to consist of new material, such as in academic publishing. It does not apply (except in the legal sense) to public-interest texts,

such as social, professional, and cultural opinions usually published in newspapers, magazines or even on the web (such as this text).

Cem15 explicitly asks the authors to avoid this. It is indicated in their submission guidelines that "Authors should submit an original paper in English or French, ..." and further specifies that "Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected ...".

Tolerated exceptions:

Cem15 allows limited reuse of the authors’ own texts as long as the parts of the text that are reused are a small percentage of the whole text, and as long as these are clearly identified by referring to the original work and by emphasizing the reused text in italics or using a different font than for regular text.

Cem15 also allows reuse of the authors’ own material as long as the material was published earlier as a technical report in a non-archival publication (i.e. not widely available, without ISBN) or not in English (for a French written paper) or not in French (for an English written paper).


Stepchyshyn, Vera; Robert S. Nelson (2007). Library plagiarism policies. Association of College & Research Libraries. p. 65. ISBN 0838984169.

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