Section One: About the Conference

Question 1.1: How many attend the conference?

Answer: We ensure that the size of the conference is controllable so that delegates can network with each other comfortably during the technical programme, and then enjoy the associated social programme – previously castle tours, whisky tastings, and conference dinners - in a nice environment. From our previous events the total numbers of international delegates were between 250 and 300 for each symposium. Going forward we have merged our two annual events into one and because of this our turnout predection is approximatley 400-500.

Question 1.2: Do you have records of previous events?

Answer: Yes, you can access these by clicking the links below ECM1, ECM2, ECM3, ECM4, ECM5 and ECM6. The Conference Guide can also be downloaded:

Question 1.3: What is the journal impact factor?
Answer: We are working on the journal to be included in the ISI citation index.

Question 1.4: Does North Sea Conference and Journal offer scholarship opportunities?
Answer: No, however, ISECM provides a student registration opportunity. If you are registered as a student, you are automatically enrolled to offer up to six hours volunteering to assist the conference team.

Section Two: Abstracts, Submissions

Question 2.1: When will I be notified of the acceptance of my abstract?
Answer: Typically, this will take between 5-10 business day from the point of submission. The reason being that the abstract will be reviewed by the scientific committee, but as it’s an international conference not all the committee members come from one place so we must allow time for the proper review procedure to be completed.

Question 2.2: Can I submit more than one abstract?
Answer: In the past we have said that only one abstract per delegate. However now we are happy to announce that you can submit multiple abstracts for review with the possibility of presenting in multiple sessions. For the submission system in, you have to use different email account to submit different abstarct.

Question 2.3: What is the minimum/maximum number of words for an abstract?
Answer:  Ideally 250 – 350 words.

Question 2.4: Can I submit my abstract after the deadline?
Answer: We would encourage everyone to adhere to the guidelines, but any abstracts submitted late with valid reasoning will be discussed. Ultimately the decision will be made by the conference organising committee, and you will be notified by email. Should you have any questions about this then please do not hesitate to contact us at

Question 2.5: Can I submit a paper that has already been submitted for publication in another journal?
Answer: Unfortunately, only unpublished and original work will be accepted for publication.

Question 2.6: Can I request for a particular time and date for presentation before the conference?
Answer: Yes, we will try our best to accommodate your request. However, this will not apply to late proposals.

Question 2.7: Why are there different submission deadlines?
Answer: We have a set number of deadlines, this is due to the shear volume of abstract submissions recieved, so as to allow the scientific commitee sufficient time to evaluate each submission.

Section Three: Publication

Question 3.1: Will my full paper be published after the presentation?
Answer: Papers that are submitted to the journal have a chance to be published. Or if your presentation stands out, our team will contact you during the event to see if you wish to be published. You will need to submit your full paper to the Journal where it will be decided by the editor whether it matches the criteria for the current JECM issue. Follow this link to download our template and info on how to submit.

Question 3.2: Can I publish more than one paper at a time?
Answer: Yes, but additional publication fees will apply. Please visit the journal website at for more details.

Question 3.3: What is the maximum number of authors for a full paper publication?
Answer: There are no limits on the number of authors for a paper.

Question 3.4: Where can I find previous Journals that have been published
Answer: You can find the previous releases of the eJournal at The past three volumes are located at the bottom of the page, or you can use the menu bar on the left of the screen.

Section Four: Registration and On-site Registration

Question 4.1: What is your billing currency?
Answer: All payments are to be made in GPB (£) sterling only.

Question 4.2: What form of payment do you accept?
Answer: We accept payment by bank transfer, debit/credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

Question 4.3: What does the registration fee comprise?
Answer: The conference registration fee gives the delegates access to all conference sessions, the conference badge, coffee breaks and lunches, conference proceedings, discounts for full paper publication in the Journal of Energy Challenges, conference dinner, entrance to social events and visits to the local area.

Question 4.4: Is on-site registration accepted?
Answer: On-site registrations are accepted but not advised. This is only for conference delegates and guests, not for speakers. On-site registration will only accept the use of cash as there will not be any card facilites during the event.

Question 4.5: Do you offer invitation/visa letters for attendance to the conference?
Answer: Yes we will provide visa letters once full registration is made and confirmed. Details can be viewed at the conference website under the menu item "visa".

Question 4.6: Do you offer visa invitation letters to accompanying persons, like spouse and children (age above 18)?
Answer: Yes, but they can only join conference lunches and social programme, they do not gain access to conference sessions due to number restrictions. Pre-booking is required.

Question 4.7: Can you offer visa letters to my colleagues who are interested to attend the conference?
Answer: Yes, they should be above 18 years of age and register as an participant / non-speaker.

Question 4.8: Can I request a paid receipt after the conference?
Answer: Yes, only electronically; the delegate must present his/her invoice number, which is also the registration number before another invoice can be issued.

Question 4.9: Is a group discount available?
Answer: Yes, for a minimum of twelve persons, please send your request email to payments should be made collectively with names inclusive.

Question 4.10: Can I request a certificate of attendance?
Answer: Yes, those who register will be asked whether they want to have a certificate printed for them when completing our registration process. These certificates are printed by request through our system so if you don’t opt in there will be no certificate in your welcome pack. Electronic versions can also be made however you will need to send a request to so we can make the arrangements.

Question 4.11: Can I register my family on-site for the social activities
Answer: You can do on-site registration for only the social activities. On-site registration for the social activites is limited to availability, we would highly encourage you to prebook so you don't miss out.

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