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Information for Authors

Papers should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words including bibliography

Submission date for completed papers is on the 11th May 2012.

The Harvard (author, date) referencing system should be used and authors should refer to the style sheet

At the symposium you will be allotted 20 minutes to present your paper. There will be facilities for the use of power point etc. There will be a 10 minute section at the end of each session (3-4 speakers) for a discussion from the audience about the presented papers. You will be expected to present the paper rather than read it. The papers will be made available prior to the symposium for the attendees to have read them. There will also be many opportunities to discuss your ideas and research over tea / coffee and at the two lunches and one dinner that will be a fundamental part of the symposium.

Any Authors queries regarding paper submission should be addressed to:

Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire
School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology,
Dublin Institute of Technology,
Cathal Brugha Street
Tel. (01) 4024432

Style Sheet for Dublin Gastronomy Symposium

We propose to use the Harvard system, otherwise known as author-date. Footnotes are not favoured. The references are provided in a Works Cited section at the end of the article.

For citations within the text, please use the following system: (Fanning 2009, p.65). This could refer to a book by Bryan Fanning, which should be referenced in the following manner at the end of the article:

Fanning, B. (2009) A Study of the New Irish, London: Macmillan.

Have a look at the following paragraph, where I have bolded certain references:

One factor that has contributed to rising levels of obesity in the western world is a gradual change in eating habits. In pre-War Britain, poverty levels were higher, food was scarce, and habits such as snacking would not have been commonplace (Buckroyd 1996, pp.421-2).Critser argues that in the US the rise in obesity grew from a "boundary-free culture of American food consumption" (2003, p.31), where growth in consumerism and personal wealth coincided with changing family eating habits. "Society as a whole has not adapted well to the constant availability and abundance of food" (Jeffrey and French 1998, p.279).

Sample Reference List

Beardsworth, I. and Keil, T. (1997) Sociology on the Menu: an Invitation to the Study of Food and Society, London: Routledge.

Bowman, S.A., Gortmaker, S.L., Ebbeling, C.B., Pereira, M.A. and Ludwig, D.S.(2004) 'Effects of fast-food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey', Pediatrics, 113(1), 112-118.

Buckroyd, J. (1996) Eating Your Heart Out: Understanding and Overcoming Eating Disorders, 2nd ed., London: Vermilion.

Caroli, M. (2004a) 'Childhood obesity and the role of television', Journal of Obesity, 28(5), 43-44.

Caroli, M. (2004b) 'Role of television in adult obesity levels', International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 23(12), 1303-1306.

Cooper, C. (1998) Fat and Proud: the Politics of Size, London: The Women's Press. Critser, G. (2003) Fat Land, London: Allan Lane.

Donnellan, E. (2005) 'Obesity task force warns of 'epidemic'', The Irish Times, 17 May, 1.

Health Promotion Unit (2003) Obesity [online], available: [accessed 16 May 2005].

Jeffery, R.W. and French, S.A. (1998) 'Epidemic obesity in the United States: are fast foods and television viewing contributing?', American Journal of Public Health [online], 88(2), 277-281, available: [accessed 24 Jul 2005].

Macdonald, G. (1997) 'Innovation diffusion and health education in schools', in Sidell, M., Jones, L., Katz, J. and Peberdy, A. (eds.) Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health, London: Open University, 55-83.

Spurlock, M. (2004) Supersize Me: a Film of Epic Proportions [film], Beverly Hills: Roadside Attractions.