Paper Guidelines

Full Paper Submission
Due date: February 22, 2013

Please email Word Document or RTF paper submissions as an attachment with correct formatting and name(s) of author(s) to

Formatting Guidelines:
– 6-8 pages
– 12 point font, Times New Roman, single-spaced, 1-inch margins, justify allignment
– Headings, Figures, and Tables Bolded
– Tables and Figures embedded into text
Please click for example: Example Paper Submission

Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning
Amherst, MA
April 12-14, 2013

Dear Authors,
We are quite excited about the range of abstract submissions that we received for the Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. More specifically, we received 110 abstracts from 26 countries and 5 continents. It is a truly unbelievable and unexpected result. We are absolutely elated and now we want to make sure that the full paper submissions continue this momentum and reflect the best professional and scholarly work. Thus, we offer the following guidelines for your consideration as you prepare your full paper:

1. Title: Your paper should have a descriptive title that succinctly describes the contents and geographical location of your work. In some cases, authors received suggestions for title revisions to their abstracts.

2. Introduction: The introduction should describe the research and/or planning issue and problems that this study addressed. The goals and objectives for the study should be either described here or later in the methods section.

3. Background and Literature Review: This section should review the pertinent research and/ or professional practice context for this study. Please introduce the larger context of research, practice, and theory that informs your study. If the paper is primarily about a particular planning project, describe relevant planning case study or approaches that influenced the approach of your study. This section should summarize the gaps in research to date that your study will address.
As much as possible, focus your review on articles from peer-reviewed journals or published, case studies and case study reports.

4. Goals and objectives: Please include a clear set of study goals and objectives.

5. Methods: Outline your study methods using references for the type or research and!or planning procedures that were followed to conduct your study.

6. Results: The body of your paper should focus on your research results or in the case of a planning project, a clear description of the planning outcomes/ recommendations.

7. Discussion and conclusion: This section should answer the question, so what was learned by this study/ research? Put your results and plan in the larger context of research and practice that was described in your literature review. What can other planners, researchers, and designers learn from your project? What was the unique contribution of your study?

8. References: Papers should have approximately 7-15 references located at the end of the manuscript and cited in the text (see style guidelines contained in abstract submission).

9. Figures: Final maps and figures should be legible in black and white (see guidelines contained in abstract submission).

Remember that full papers are due on February 22, 2013. We look forward to receiving your full paper at that time.






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