Submitting a Proposal for Article Submission

Step-by-Step Guide

If you are interested in submitting your article for potential publication in the Journal, you must first submit a proposal for article submission. This step by step guide will lead you through the process...

Getting Started

From the Research Network Website homepage, select Journals, then select Call for Articles - once this page has loaded, scroll down to the bottom and select "Start an Article Proposal." You will be directed to CGPublisher, and a submission form will appear. Your screen should look like this:

Step One: Details
  • If you are an existing user of CGPublisher (if you have previously submitted a proposal, registered for a conference or membership, or ordered an article from our bookstore) please use Option 1 with your existing username and password.
  • If you are a new user, CGPublisher will create a username and password for you when you submit your proposal. Please use Option 2 to fill out your details.
  • If you have a coauthor, you will be able to add their details later.

Step Two: Describe your Proposal
  • Please fill out the details of your proposal as outlined in the Describe Your Proposal portion of the form.
  • Select "Article Submission" from the "Presentation Type" drop-down.
  • Once you have completed the form, click the “next” button.

Step Three: Proposal Co-Author (This is You)

This page will have your details at the top:

*The Design Community is used as an example in this screenshot

Go ahead and add your location and country, plus any biographical details within the provided boxes, then click "next".

Step Four: Confirm Your Proposal Details

This page should contain two boxes, your Proposal Information as well as your personal information:

  • If you do not have a co-author, review your submission at this stage. If you are ready to submit your proposal select the “Submit Presentation Proposal to Conference” button and proceed to the next step.
  • If you do have a co-author, select the “Add a Co-Author or Co-Presenter” button.
    • On the form that appears, enter in your co-authors relevant information and select “accept Changes”.
    • If you have any more co-authors, you may continue to select the “add a co-author or co-presenter” button, submit their information, and select “accept changes” until you have added all of them.
    • Once you have added all of your co-authors or co presenters and are ready to submit your proposal, click the “Submit Presentation Proposal to Conference” button.

Step Five: Confirmation Screen (Skip this step if you did not have to create a CGPublisher account)

If you have created a new CGPublisher account, you will receive a confirmation screen:

To confirm your account, wait for your confirmation email and follow the link provided.

Step Six: Proposal Complete

If you already have a CGPublisher account, then you will be directed to your proposal screen, and you will receive a confirmation email.

Proposal review can take up to five weeks. You will receive an email once your proposal has been reviewed. To check the status of your proposal at any time, you can follow the instructions here (link to checking status step-by-step).


What do I need to submit at the proposal stage?

The online submission form requests information on the author, a brief abstract of the presentation (for subsequent inclusion in the conference program), and a succinct summary of the work, which includes the information specified in the Proposal Guidelines. For more information, see the section on Submitting Your Work: Journal Articles.

What does an article submission proposal entail?

If you are unable to attend the conference in person but still wish to submit an article for potential publication, you may submit a proposal for article submission. If your proposal is accepted, you may submit an article for potential publication at any time. Before your article can be published, you will need to become a member of the research network. Individuals who attend the conference automatically receive network membership until one year after the conference, but you can also register and become a research network member without attending a conference.

Can I change my proposal from in-person presentation to a proposal for article submission or vice versa?

Yes. You can change your proposal type at any time prior to the conference. To do so, please email our support team.

Can I make changes to my proposal after it has been submitted?

No. Once your proposal has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Is there a limit on the number of proposals I can submit per year?

We ask that each author submit only one proposal per network per year for article submission.

How long will it take me to find out whether my proposal has been accepted?

Proposals are generally reviewed and responded to within 3-5 Weeks. If you would like to make sure you have a response regarding acceptance in time to take advantage of the registration deadlines, be sure to submit your proposal at least 5 weeks prior to the registration deadline.