Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to submit a proposal?2021-02-15T15:30:06+01:00

Proposals are sent using an online form that will request the following information:

Proposal data:

-Select an event (e.g., GKA EDU 2021: 10th International Conference on Education & Learning
– Select a language
– Select a presentation type
– Title of the proposal (maximum 150 characters)
– Presentation summary (maximum 300 words)
– Video URL is required if you choose Video – Prerecorded Presentation
– Long summary of your presentation (minimum 500 words); It is required to be included in the Conference Proceedings
– Keywords

Authors data

– Author’s name and surname
– University / Organization
– Country
– Email

If the proposal has been co-authored, the author must indicate the details of each of them (name, university, country, and email).

Is there a limit of proposals that I can submit to the conference?2021-02-11T21:57:12+01:00

No. You can send as many proposals as you wish. However, in order to give a fair chance to the greatest number of people to present, within the limitations of the programming, only one presentation per author and registration will be allowed. This means that three registered authors may submit three presentations and three articles jointly (that is, as co-authors).

Can I make changes and/or add a co-author to my proposal?2021-02-15T15:40:38+01:00

Making changes to approved proposals is not permitted. While the proposal is under review or re-submission, you can make corrections.

How long might it take before I know if my proposal has been accepted?2021-02-11T21:57:50+01:00

The scientific committee will review your proposal within 2-3 weeks and send you an email notification. This notification may arrive in your spam folder (spam). If that occurs, please look in spam and mark the message as the desired email to ensure the correct reception of subsequent notifications.

Where can I check to see whether my proposal has been accepted?2022-04-04T10:45:39+02:00

You can see if your proposal has been accepted and its details in the “My proposals” area of your user panel.

Will the papers presented, be included in a publication?2021-10-19T12:32:42+02:00

Yes. At the end of the conference, the digital Book of Proceedings (with ISBN) is published with the long summaries (abstract) of the papers presented.

Authors may also submit the final paper for FREE publication in a Global Knowledge Academics indexed journal.

Can I choose the day/time of my session before a conference?2021-02-15T17:28:20+01:00

Yes, we try to satisfy all requests. When paying for your registration, in the “Client Notes” area, you can propose the day that suits you best to deliver your presentation. However, we only offer this option to registrations made up to 1 month before a conference.

When will the Conference programme be available?2021-02-15T17:29:17+01:00

The first draft of the programme will be available approximately 1 month before the start of the conference. If your proposal has been accepted, and you have registered and paid for it, your presentation will be scheduled in that draft. We accept proposals and registrations up until the application closing date.

Will I receive an attendance certificate?2022-03-30T13:04:37+02:00

Registration as a speaker includes the issuance of 1 certificate of presentation and attendance in the name of the person who registered the proposal and paid the registration fee.

If you are attending the conference as a listener, you can request a certificate of attendance in your name for a fee of 30 EUR.  To do so, please use our customer service form.

Certificates will be sent by email after the conference is over. The participant’s data will appear as entered in the computer platform when submitting the proposal and registration.

Will my co-authors also receive a certificate?2022-03-30T13:07:20+02:00

Registration includes the issuance of only 1 certificate for presentation & attendance in the name of the person who registered the proposal and paid the registration fee.

If the author of the proposal indicates the existence of co-authors at the time of submission, they will be recognized as such at the bottom of the certificate.

If a participant wishes a certificate in the name of a co-author who has collaborated in the work but who has not attended the conference, a ‘Co-author Certificate’ can be obtained for an additional fee of 20 EUR.

I am co-author of a proposal submitted by another participant in the conference. Can I get a certificate in my name?2022-03-30T12:49:47+02:00

If you are attending the conference and are a co-author of a proposal presented by another participant at the conference, you may request an extra certificate in your name.

If you are not attending the conference but have co-authored a paper presented by another participant, you can request a “co-author certificate” in your name.

The certificate has a supplement of 20 EUR and will be sent by email when the conference is over. The participant’s data will appear as he/she has entered them into the software platform when submitting the proposal.

Those interested should request it through our customer service form.

I have identified an error in my certificate. What should I do?2021-02-15T15:25:25+01:00

If you identify an error in the certificate, you can request a new one from the organizers during the conference or through our customer service form.

What are the available forms of payment?2021-04-29T13:41:37+02:00

Payments are accepted via credit/debit card, PayPal, and bank transfer.


To facilitate how you can make the payment, you must use our customer service form.

Bank transfer

Use the data below to pay for your registration by bank transfer and then send an email to payments@gkacademics.com informing us of: order number, transfer date, amount, name of the conference, and name of the participant. Payment may take 7-10 business days to clear. We will send you a confirmation email upon receipt of your payment.

Account name: Global Knowledge Academics
Bank name: Caixa Bank
Account number: 2100 1736 21 0200189645
IBAN (electronic format): ES4721001736210200189645
IBAN (paper format): IBAN ES47 2100 1736 2102 0018 9645
ABA number: ES47 2100 1736 2102 0018 9645
Bank address: Av. De la Institución Libre de Enseñanza, 186 – C.P. 28037 – Madrid – Spain


Any bank transfer made from outside Spain must include an additional €20 to the total amount transferred. (This additional expense covers the commission applied by the intermediary banks.) If the participant does not pay these bank fees, the registration will be incomplete.

Can I get a copy of my registration invoice?2021-02-15T17:35:44+01:00

Yes, use our customer service form or send a request to our customer service form indicating the order number, type of registration, full name, address, tax identification number, and payment date. If the invoice should be in the name of an institution, you must provide the same information as above about the institution.

What is the cancellation policy?2022-03-30T12:04:51+02:00

If you cannot attend the conference and are unable to transfer your registration to anyone else, you may cancel it and request a reimbursement of your conference registration fee. To do so, you must send us a request through our contact form

No exceptions will be made to the cancellation/refund policy due to issues related to travel, visa, natural disasters, or any other. The amount to be returned will depend upon the notice you give us – that is, the number of days between receiving your request and the start of the conference –  and on the type of refund:

1. Refund in points on your GKA Wallet (1 EUR = 1 Point)

You may present your refund request at any time before the first day of the Conference. You will be refunded 80% of your registration fee in GKA points (with no expiry date). Your refund will be done immediately.

2. Money refund

Money refunds will be done through the same method that was used for the original payment (PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer). It may take up to 90 days to process your refund.

Virtual Participation

If you present your refund request 15 days before the first day of the Conference, or earlier, you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee.

If you present your refund request fewer than 15 days before the first day of the Conference, you will not receive a refund.

On-site Participation

If you present your refund request 60 days before the first day of the Conference, or earlier, you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee.

If you present your refund request 30 to 60 days before the first day of the Conference, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.

If you present your refund request fewer than 30 days before the first day of the Conference, you will not receive a refund.

Can I transfer my registration to a colleague?2021-02-15T17:40:42+01:00

Substitutions are allowed between attendees, but you must notify the organization committee through our customer service form a minimum of 15 days in advance.

How can I buy a full issue of a journal?2022-03-09T11:51:35+01:00

To buy a full issue you must first be registered with the journal. Once registered, you can simply access the full issue through the summary (in either the ‘Current’ or ‘Files’ tabs of each journal). If you click on the link to the PDF file, the platform will give you the option to buy the issue using your PayPal account.

How can I buy an article from a journal?2022-03-09T11:50:56+01:00

To buy an article you must first be registered with the journal. Once registered, you can access the article you want to buy through the summary (in the ‘Current’ or ‘Files’ tabs of each journal). If you click on the link to the PDF file, the platform will give you the option to purchase the item using your PayPal account.

Can I send more than one text to be published?2019-12-26T13:13:32+01:00

Yes, you can send as many texts as you’d like.

Should I send the text in a specific format?2021-02-15T17:54:47+01:00

Yes, the article must be adapted to the template and follow these guidelines.

How do you send the text for a book?2019-12-26T13:15:41+01:00
  1. Adapt your text to the template (in English, Spanish or Portuguese) and verify that your article follows these guidelines.
  2. Send the file to publishing@gkacademics.com. Do not forget to include the title of the article, authors, university and country.
  3. Remember that once sent, with exceptions, you will not be able to make changes to the document, so please make sure that the text you send us is ready to be published.
How long might it be before my text is published in a book?2019-12-30T22:04:39+01:00

The length of time varies. Once the text is received, it is reviewed by the Scientific Committee and after verifying that the rules of formal presentation are met, it is modelled (in books there is no peer review). As soon as the book has a publication date, we will announce it on our website and send a notification to the authors.

Where can I see my text once it has been published in a book?2019-12-26T13:17:06+01:00

Your text will be published in the Book Collection section.

Will I receive a copy of the book where my text is published?2019-12-26T13:17:42+01:00

No. Our books will be available for download and free reading, so you can download it yourself.

Can I disseminate my published article on social networks and/or institutional repositories I choose?2019-12-30T22:03:39+01:00

Yes, since our books maintain an open Creative Commons CC BY-ND-NC license you can disseminate your article, provided no revenue (marketing) is generated. To share your article, you must reference the book in which your article appears through a link to our website, where the complete book appears.

Can I publish without attending the conference?2022-03-02T13:51:13+01:00

Yes. Academic journals accept texts to be sent throughout the year, without having to attend any conferences. You can find more information about the publication processes in the Journals section.

How much does the publication of an article cost?2022-03-02T13:51:07+01:00

The publication of the article is FREE.

I have problems accessing your platform. What should I do?2021-02-15T15:12:00+01:00

We currently have 2 different platforms:

Platform for proposal submission: https://events.gkacademics.com/

Platform for registration and access to the virtual conference: https://virtual.gkacademics.com/

Having two platforms will require you to register twice. It is recommended that you use the same email for both. We are currently working on being able to unify both platforms as soon as possible.

You can request a new password at Forgot your password? An email will be generated automatically to make the change. This notification may reach your spam (junk) folder.

If you have problems accessing either of the platforms, you can contact us on our customer service form.

I have problems with my audio, video, and/or screen sharing function. What should I do?2021-02-15T15:07:16+01:00
Can I post the PDF of my article in my university repository or my social networks?2022-03-02T13:55:07+01:00

The article will be open access one year after its publication, but it will retain the copyright and will not be able to circulate freely (open access). However, if you wish, you can obtain a Creative Commons license for 95 euros to make your article available at will (free access).

What is Open Access?2022-03-02T13:54:56+01:00

Open Access means free access to the article, but not free circulation. Free Access allows free circulation in addition to free access. We use Creative Commons licenses for authors who wish to make their articles open access. To request them, please write to publishing@gkacademics.com

Is there any publication cost?2022-03-02T13:54:49+01:00

No, the publication is free.

Who can submit articles?2022-03-02T13:54:44+01:00

Submission of articles is not reserved to any particular group, but publication will depend on the quality of the article.

Can I submit an article that has previously been published in a preprint repository?2022-03-02T13:54:27+01:00

Yes, as long as it does not exceed one year from the publication date in the preprint repository.

How do I know if my article is appropriate for the journal?2022-03-02T13:54:21+01:00

You can consult the purpose and scope of each journal on its website, in the ‘Overview’ section located in the ‘About the journal’ menu. You can access the journals at the following link: https://journals.gkacademics.com/

Is there a deadline for submitting my article?2022-03-02T13:54:14+01:00

No, you can submit your article during the course of the year, except for monographic articles, which have their own specific dates.

How long does it take to publish my article?2022-03-02T13:54:06+01:00

The article review process can take up to three months. Once an article has been accepted, authors will receive the first layout proof of their article within the next few weeks with any changes that need to be made. When the necessary corrections are done, the article will be published immediately.

If my article is rejected, can I resubmit it?2022-03-02T13:54:00+01:00

Rejection of an article means that it requires an extensive review. Therefore, you may resubmit it if you follow the recommendations of the reviewers and make a significant improvement. However, this does not imply a publication commitment of the article from the journal.

What requirements do I have to meet to submit my article to one of your journals?2022-03-02T13:53:54+01:00

You can find the criteria that need to be met on the page of each of the journals, in the section ‘Instructions for authors’ located in the menu ‘Guidelines’. You can access the journals at the following link: https://journals.gkacademics.com/

What format should be followed for citing the bibliographic references?2022-03-02T13:53:47+01:00

The bibliographic references must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) style in its latest version. You can find examples of citations on the page of each journal, in the ‘Instructions for authors’ section.

Is there any template for submitting articles to the journal?2022-03-02T13:53:41+01:00

You can find the templates on each journal’s website by clicking on the ‘Download template’ button at the following link: https://gkacademics.com/journals/

How can I submit my article to the journal?2022-03-02T13:53:34+01:00

To submit your article, you have to access the ‘Instructions for authors’ section in the ‘ Guidelines’ menu, where you will find a link at the top of the page. You can access the journals at the following link: https://journals.gkacademics.com/

Do I need to register to submit an article?2022-03-02T13:53:28+01:00

Yes, you can do it on the webpage of each journal, in the option at the top right of the page under ‘Register’. Once you have registered, you will be provided with a username and password. You can access the journals at the following link:  https://journals.gkacademics.com/

In which databases are the journals indexed?2022-03-02T13:53:21+01:00

You can consult it on each journal’s website in the ‘Information and Indexation’ section located in the ‘About the journal’ menu. You can access the journals at the following link: https://journals.gkacademics.com/

Which is the ISSN of the journal?2022-03-02T13:53:15+01:00

You can find each journal ISSN on its corresponding website in the ‘Information and Indexation’ section located in the ‘About the journal’ menu. You can access the journals at the following link:  https://journals.gkacademics.com/

How can I become a reviewer for one of the journals?2022-03-02T13:53:08+01:00

If you would like to be a reviewer, please send your CV to publishing@gkacademics.com Remember that for each review you will get 50 exchangeable points (1 point = 1 euro/dollar) for Global Knowledge Academics products and services.

Is there any email to make contact in case of inquires?2022-03-02T13:53:02+01:00

You can contact us by sending an email to our support email publishing@gkacademics.com.

Where can I find the journal’s ethical declaration?2022-03-02T13:52:54+01:00

You can find it in the ‘Ethical Declaration’ section located in the ‘Guidelines’ menu. You can access the journals at the following link: https://journals.gkacademics.com/

Do the journals use any antiplagiarism tool?2022-03-02T13:52:49+01:00

All journals operate Crossref’s anti-plagiarism software Similarity Check, based on iThenticate technology (Turnitin).

How much does it cost to obtain a Creative Commons license?2022-03-09T11:54:20+01:00

You can obtain it for 95 euros by writing to publishing@gkacademics.com.

Conference cancellation policy due to circumstances not attributable to GKA2022-03-30T13:11:24+02:00

Global Knowledge Academics does not take responsibility for cancelling a conference due to circumstances not attributable to the organization which, despite taking all the care possible, are unforeseeable or inevitable. These situations may include, inter alia, acts and threats of war; conflicts or civil disturbances, hostilities, strikes or other labour disputes; natural disasters, fires; fortuitous acts, terrorist activities, technical problems that affect transport, closure of airports, harbours or ferries; quarantine, epidemics, whether conditions; government measures or other circumstances out of our control.

In the event of cancellation or modification of the format or date of a Conference due to causes not attributable to the organization, with unavoidable consequences despite acting with due diligence, Global Knowledge Academics shall offer registered participants the following alternatives, so that they may choose the one they find most convenient:

  1. Transfer the registration, as the registered person may request, without additional cost to another Global Knowledge Academics conference in the same or the following year.
  2. Receive a refund of 50% of the paid fees, if the cause of force majeure occurs less than 30 days from the first day of Congress. For 31 days or more, the refund will be 80%. Global Knowledge Academics will not be liable for additional expenses which may have been incurred by the registered persons. Your refund may take up to 90 days to process.

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