Submit Full Paper

This page contains the on-line submission form to submit final papers and presentation materials for use by all presenters to the September 2017 Making Futures conference. Please note that the final date for receipt of full papers is Thursday 1st February 2018.


We are now moving to publication of the September 2017 Making Futures V conference presentations. To ensure the widest possible dissemination of the conference outcomes, all presenters who attended have an automatic right to have their paper published in the on-line journal: Making Futures. Vol. 5. ISSN 2042-1664. Plymouth College of Art will maintain this as a long-term open-access academic research publication for the benefit of the international community. The Journal archive has become an international resource for all those interested in the agendas Making Futures explores, and can be viewed under the 'Journal' button in the left hand menu.

Across the past four volumes of the on-line journal we have achieved nigh on 100% record of all presentations made at past conferences, generating a unique archive that we know from the feedback we receive is reaching, and valued by, researchers and audiences around the world. Making Futures V was marked by the quality of the presentations and seriousness and intensity of the debate throughout. The journal will capture something of this, but also bring the eight 'Crafting a Sustainable Modernity' themes together to give an all-important relational overview of their inter-connectedness. We therefore sincerely hope all 2017 delegate presenters will participate by submitting a version of their September 2017 presentation for publication so as to help create as complete a record as possible of Making Futures V.


Making Futures Style & Submission Guidelines for Authors:

Please type all text as a Microsoft Word double-spaced manuscript in Times New Roman. Word counts should ideally be between 3,000 and a top limit of 7,000 words, including captions and endnotes. Pages should be numbered consecutively.

References, citations and notes should appear as endnotes, numbered consecutively, with corresponding numbers in the manuscript text. When formatting references and citations use the Harvard Reference System.

For full style guidelines, please refer to the simple to use ‘Detailed Style Guide for Authors’ available for download below.

Submit your paper using the on-line submission tool below as this significantly assists our preparations for publication. Should you encounter any issues with the on-line submission tool, or require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:



All images – graphics and photographs – should be supplied digitally and uploaded separately using the submission form below.

Additionally, please embed any images into your main Microsoft Word manuscript at appropriate points in the text. This will be used to ensure correct placement and captions of your images.

All your images should ideally be sized to approximately 3X3” as a series of numbered TIFF or EPS high-resolution 350 dpi files. Images that are too large for email can be submitted via a public domain service with email notification to:

Note: Images you submit to Making Futures are received and used on the understanding that you are entirely responsible for any necessary permissions and that you have secured these before submitting. It is therefore your responsibility to obtain and provide permissions for any images for which you do not hold rights.

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