FAQ

Vision
What is ATINER's vision?

ATINER’s vision is to transform Athens into a center where academics and researchers from around the world can convene to participate in academic dialogues, similar to the ancient Athenian symposiums, with Plato’s Symposium being a notable example.

Abstract Submissions and Acceptance
What are the criteria for abstract acceptance at ATINER?

Abstract acceptance is based on three criteria:

    1. The academic credentials of the scholar.
    2. Their institutional affiliation (country).
    3. Ph.D. students wishing to present research from their doctoral thesis.
How does ATINER ensure diverse representation at their events?

ATINER prioritizes a balanced representation of countries and academic career levels. Preference is given to academics from institutions with limited access to international conferences.

How does ATINER ensure diverse representation at their events?

ATINER prioritizes a balanced representation of countries and academic career levels. Preference is given to academics from institutions with limited access to international conferences.

Are reviewers’ comments provided for abstract submissions?

Reviewers’ comments are not provided for abstract submissions. However, for papers considered for publication, reviewers’ comments are shared with the authors.

Can abstracts be used for purposes other than conference preparation?

Abstracts are used only for preparing the conference program, informing the session chair, and publishing in the abstract book after the conference.

Publications
What types of publications does ATINER produce?

ATINER produces:

    1. An abstract book for each conference.
    2. A conference paper proceedings series.
    3. ATINER’s Conference Paper Series.
    4. Books based on conference presentations.
    5. Publications in ATINER’s English-Only Academic Online Journals.
What is the process for getting a paper published in ATINER's publications?

Papers undergo a blind-peer review process based on academic criteria. The review process begins after the final paper is submitted with formal consent for publication.

Conferences
Are ATINER conferences thematic?

No, all ATINER conferences are non-thematic. However, thematic sessions can be organized as part of the conferences.

Can presentations be made remotely?

Remote presentations are permitted only under exceptional circumstances, such as visa rejection, health issues, or other significant reasons, with appropriate certification.

Are keynote speakers invited to ATINER conferences?

No, ATINER does not invite keynote speakers. All speakers are considered keynote speakers, similar to ancient Athenian symposiums.

Policies and Procedures
Can ATINER provide financial assistance for conference participants?

No, ATINER is a nonprofit, nongovernmental world association of academics and researchers, and it is unable to provide financial assistance, including fee waivers or reductions. Participants are responsible for their own costs, as in the Ancient Athenian symposiums.

What happens if a paper is not presented by its author at the conference?

Papers not presented by their authors will not be considered for publication, nor will they appear in the program or abstract book, even if a fee has been paid.

Can a participant present more than one paper?

Only one presentation is allowed per registered and participating author. However, a co-author can present the paper.

How often are ATINER’s policies subject to change?

ATINER’s policies may change without prior notification and will be immediately applied to all pending processes without exceptions.

Miscellaneous
What is the significance of Athens as the location for ATINER’s conferences?

Athens is chosen for its historical significance as a center for academic dialogue, and all ATINER events are held annually in the city.

What logistical considerations should participants be aware of in Athens?

Participants should be prepared for traffic, noise, pollution, demonstrations, and protests, which are common in Athens.

How does ATINER handle visa requirements for participants?

Academics requiring a visa should apply as early as possible due to the potentially lengthy visa issuance process.