Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting your work through EASY CHAIR.

Great News!

Dear members of the BALAS academic community: 

There are many traditions and tales about BALAS that make it unique. BALAS members come to learn and share their research, and to have fun. Discussions are constructive with BALAS members also benefiting from networking. The social and cultural components are always so formidable, that participants return to their destinations with many happy memories. Authors enjoy the camaraderie so much that most keep on coming year after year.  

We want to nurture that BALAS spirit embodied by our academic community!  

Because BALAS is aware of the reality of lower revenues for schools that has forced many schools to slash budgets, we have taken the decision to help out in our own way. Paper submission fees will be waived for this BALAS 2023 Academic Conference and conference registration fees will be kept at the same cost as in previous conferences! Please spread the news so that our authors feel inspired to continue enjoying the BALAS tradition and to continue making BALAS conferences their preferred venue for the discussion of their intellectual creations!


Competitive Papers

These papers ought to be complete works that will be presented orally at the conference. Depending on the quality of the work, it may be proposed for publication in the associated journals and/or awards. Additional submission guidelines are provided below.

Working Papers

Shorter works in progress or completed works that would benefit from casual comments from others. These cannot be submitted for consideration for any awards or published. Additional submission guidelines are provided below.

Doctoral Coloquium Papers

Proposals need to be written in English, 3,000 words in length + appendices (figures, tables), letter type Arial, size 12. In order to allow for blind review, the document should NOT include the author’s nameYou will get a “desk reject” if you cannot summarize within 3,000 words or comply with these instructions).

Submission Guidelines

  • All elements, including appendices and references, presented in a Competitive Paper shall be no more than 10000 words long. Any papers that go over the count will be returned to the author(s).
  • All elements included in a working paper shouldn’t exceed 6 thousand words. Any documents that go over the count will be returned to the authors(s).
  • There should be no indication of who wrote a particular paper anywhere in it, not even on the title page. The paper’s identifying information should be scrubbed from the File Properties before submission.
  • Abstracts, extended abstracts, and research ideas alone will not be considered.
  • The conference requires a Latin American focus for all proposals.
  • Submissions are limited to the English language.
  • On the top of the first page of the submission, specify which Track and what kind of document it is (Competitive Paper, Working Paper, Doctoral Coloquium Paper).
  • An abstract of no more than 200 words should be included with each submission; longer abstracts will not be considered. If your proposal is accepted for presentation at the conference, this abstract will be published in the conference’s proceedings.
  • Conference participation will be considered only for those submissions made using the Easy Chair system.
  • Word and PDF documents are the only file types that will be accepted.

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