Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors, as defined above, and no inappropriate co-authors are included in list of papers, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All co-authors must be clearly indicated in the proposal at the time of submission. Requests to add co-authors after a paper has been accepted will require approval of the editor.

All authors should disclose in their paper any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for projects should be disclosed.

In general, an author should not publish papers describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editor or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate correction statement or erratum.


All papers are reviewed by distinguished members of the GABER Committee. Upon acceptance, full papers are scheduled to be included in conference proceedings issued by the Library of Congress under ISSN #1940-5391. During the conference, registered attendees receive certificates acknowledging their participation and each presenter obtains a certificate of presentation. All presented papers are included in conference proceedings distributed to conference delegates. After an initial round of revisions recommended by the editorial board, selected papers are deemed publishable in a participating journal by the review and advisory boards before final revisions. In past conferences, roughly one in five papers accepted for presentation were published in journals.

On the basis of originality, rigor, relevance to emerging issues, and overall contribution to the current body of knowledge, quality papers receive best paper awards from among their respective tracks, increasing the chances of publication in a journal as well as on three affiliated books published biannually.

Authors should send abstracts to with “NY Paper” in the subject line. Submitted abstracts must be for original papers which include all appropriate citations and acknowledgements and are currently unpublished. Each submission must either be a word document (.docx or .doc file) or portable document format (.pdf file) with a title page indicating the name(s) of the author(s) with corresponding e-mail address(es), institutional affiliation(s), general track area, and optionally a preferred publication outlet from the list of refereed international journals on the GABER website under Journals. Requirements for full papers are disclosed once an abstract is approved for presentation.
Please note that abstracts submitted without the proper subject line and appropriate formatting as highlighted above will not be acknowledged.

The authors should ensure that they have written original works and, if the authors have used the work or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be provided. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authors must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. Each paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.


It is recommended for presenters to report to their respective session chairs prior to presenting and go over how their time will be split. For regular sessions, presenters can have up to 15 minutes for presentation, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. While each presentation room is set up with a computer and A/V equipment, as a precaution, you could bring a personal computer, tablet, or flash drive containing the files for their presentation. Presenters are also advised to bring at least 10 copies of major findings of your research (methodologies, tables, charts, etc.) for distribution at their sessions. Workshop presenters are given the full 90-minute session.

After registration, if you are unable to attend the conference for any reason, you can still participate and present your paper through a Skype session from your location. We will schedule you to a normal conference session through a live feed where you can present your work on slides or video and engage in a Q&A.

A session chair is responsible for conducting the session. Before presentations, session chairs introduce the presenters and the title of their paper. After 10-20 minutes of presentation, they can allow questions from the floor and discussion relevant to the presentation (~5 minutes). Further comments or suggestions are typically discussed with author after the session is over. After all sessions are over, session chairs distribute certificates of presentation. Conference attendees who would like to moderate a session can indicate their interest on registration forms. The program committee will reach out to potential chairpersons and discussants before the conference schedule is posted.