Boston 2015 International Conference for Academic Disciplines


This 5-day conference organized by IJAS on the Harvard campus once again brings together researchers from various disciplines. Spanning over 3 adjacent states, it showcases multidisciplinary research and the splendors of New England in the Summer. 

Organized by: International Journal of Arts and Sciences 

 Online abstract submissions

 accepted until 26 March 2015

Once again, the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' (IJAS) conference, which will be held on the Harvard University campus* in Boston, Massachusetts, introduces New England as a potential study abroad destination. The conference location in the greater Boston area is the intellectual heart and soul of New England where delegates will have access to complimentary programs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Boston is the historic bastion of American democracy and has not ceased to surprise since its first impromptu tea party. This is also a region rich in academic advancement. On a per capita basis, no other capital city in the United States has as many university graduates residing within it. Boston is a celebration for the open mind. Our hope is that this experience will spark an interest in our delegates to join us in exchanging research and promoting this region as an excellent venue for international education. IJAS is committed to tear down the silos of academia and integrate education within the larger sphere that encapsulates us all.

*Please note that although this conference will be held at Harvard University campus, in no way should the availability of Harvard's premises be construed as if this was a conference organized by Harvard.  As an academic organization, the International Journal of Arts and Sciences  hosts research and study abroad events on several campuses in North America and Europe. Only IJAS is responsible and accountable for its own conferences and cultural programs.


Conference Objectives and Call for Research

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.
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
  • Science and Technology.

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 postersession, (iii) a panel, or (iv) a workshop.

Room setups at the conference shall be amenable to different types of presentations.

Submit Your Research

To submit your abstract, paper or other proposal for presentation at this conference, click here

The most important dates to remember are as follows: 

    • Submission deadline is March 26, 2015.
    • Registration deadline is April 7, 2015.
    • The conference will be held during May 26-30, 2015.
    • Email your manuscript formatted in line with this template to afteryour online submission is accepted and before July 31, 2015.
    • The proceedings and journals will be published in late December 2015.
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 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 ofEducational 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) theExcellence 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.


J.B. Martin Conf. Ctr. at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115


6:30am to 6:30pm

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