Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2017-12-28T11:22:21+00:00


Our conferences are tailored to educational faculty and administrators looking to present their research on all aspects of business, as well as share proven, innovative methods in teaching and learning. Our conferences provide attendees with the opportunity to interact, share ideas, and create important connections with scholars from around the world.

We schedule multiple conferences together to foster dialogue and exposure to educational leaders from all backgrounds, cultures and disciplines, all in once place. In doing so, attendees can attend sessions bridging topics to gain new incites and unique perspectives on teaching and learning. No matter which conference you register for you’re invited to every session*, regardless of topic.

*Every session available at that location. Registrations do not extend for more than one conference location.

Yes, all conference submissions are reviewed for acceptability, with the option of a more thorough double blind peer review. Please remember the double blind peer review can take up to 1 month to complete.

We do not have a dress code; what goes for classroom attire goes for our conferences. The important thing is to be comfortable.

We allow approximately 20 minutes for each presentation.

All attendees are responsible for their own airfare and travel accommodations. Consult with your travel agent or search the Internet (,,, etc.) for the lowest fare. We permit last-minute changes in your presentation schedule to accommodate your travel arrangements.

We suggest all applicants wait to pay the registration fee until after receiving an acceptance letter. The acceptance letter will include information on how to pay the registration fee.

Yes, we strongly recommend that you register for the conference and wait until you have received a Letter of Acceptance before booking your hotel room.

Please register for the conference you are interested in attending.  Once we receive your registration, we will issue a Letter of Invitation. Please wait until after you have been granted your travel visa before paying the registration fee or making airfare/hotel accommodations.

Professionals seeking Continuing Professional Education Credit should contact the conference chair or indicate on the Registration Form that they must receive CPE credit for attending the conference. Necessary paperwork is required and will be available at the conference registration desk.

Faculty may organize their own session, invite participants, and serve as the session chair. Please contact our office to make arrangements.

If you missed a deadline, please contact our office as soon as possible.

Authors often elect to publish only the abstract of their presentation in the conference proceedings. This effectively gives the author until the conference to complete the paper. This also means that the author is free to submit the paper to another journal without copyright consequences because the paper has never been published elsewhere since only the abstract was published in the proceedings. The Clute Institute does not copyright the proceedings, which means that authors are still free to do as they see fit with the paper. Consequently, authors can claim academic credit for a conference presentation, a refereed conference proceedings publication, and possibly a journal publication (from one of our journals or a different journal) from one piece of research.

Authors are free to publish their presentation elsewhere without permission from the Clute Institute because authors retain copyright ownership of their presentation. However, as a condition of participation in a Clute Institute conference, authors must give the Clute Institute permission to publish their presentations in hardcopy, online, or elsewhere and impose fees where necessary.

Yes you can! All we need is a completed registration form for any of our conferences as well as the registration payment. Please indicate “non-presenting participant” on the registration form.

We support the following video formats for video presentations in our Virtual Sessions:

  • QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v)
  • MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later)

We kindly ask for all video submissions to be sent to us using a file hosting service such as DropBox or Google Drive.

Cancelations received less than 7 days prior to the conference can not be refunded.

*Starting January 1st, 2018 Full refunds will be given 90 days prior to the conference. If cancelation is received less than  90 days prior, a processing fee of $50 USD will be assessed to all conference payments. Cancelations must be received in writing 14 days prior to the conference for any refund. Cancelations received less than 14 days prior to the conference can not be refunded.

The Clute Institute reserves the right to cancel a conference in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist act, strike, government regulation, act of God, or any other emergency making it illegal or impossible to hold the conference. In the event of a conference cancellation, The Clute Institute will only be responsible for returning the attendee’s conference registration fees.  For more information, please see the terms and conditions while registering for the conference.

Yes. If you have already made the conference registration payment but can no longer attend, we can easily transfer the payment to another conference.  Please note that only one transfer is permitted and it must be made within one year of the original conference dates.

Great! We would be happy to accommodate a large group. Please contact our office directly for more information.


Open access publishing simply means providing immediate open access to our journals on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, remix, tweak, build upon, print, search, or link the full text of the articles in this journal provided that appropriate credit is given. As a condition of publication, the authors must grant the Clute Institute the right to disseminate their manuscript to the widest possible readership in print and electronic format.  For more information, please see the terms and conditions section while submitting your manuscript.

Hard copy only journals, as opposed to open access, are not free since college libraries must pay subscription fees for these journals. Universities pay large amounts of money to have hard copy only journals available for their students and faculty. Open access journals are good for all researchers because they are freely available on the Internet and especially good for researchers in less developed countries where institutions do not have money to pay for hard copy academic journals. Open access is good for authors too because their articles will be cited more if freely available on the Internet as opposed to a hard copy only journal where readership is restricted.

After receiving your manuscript, we send it to the appropriate editor. Upon receiving it, the editor removes all author(s) personal contact information. The editor then verifies the manuscript’s suitability for the journal in which they serve. Manuscripts deemed unsuited will be rejected. If the editor finds the manuscript suitable for the journal, it is sent to two independent reviewers for their comments. Based on the comments from the double-blind peer review, the editor will make a final decision to either accept or reject the manuscript.

If your manuscript is accepted, congratulations! One of our staff members will email you with an official letter or acceptance. From there, an open access fee will be imposed. Finally, if we find edits that need to be corrected, we will work with you to apply the finishing touches.

The Clute Institute, its editors, and members of all editorial teams are committed to objective and fair double-blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts for journal publication and will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

For more information about our Code of Publication Ethics click here, and for the rest of our journal policies, please click here.

Yes, our open access fees are mandatory for every publication.

Subscription based journals, as opposed to open access, are not free since college libraries must pay subscription fees for these journals. Universities pay large amounts of money to have hard copy only journals available for their students and faculty. Open access publishers are different in that they cannot rely on subscription fees to cover the cost of hosting published work permanently online free to all readers or the cost of processing and monitoring submitted journal manuscripts within their office.

Yes, please contact our office directly for more information.

Of course! Download statistics can be found under the abstract for each manuscript published on our website.


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