CFP: ATHENA Research Book, vol 2

CFP: ATHENA Research Book, Volume 2

Specific call for Student papers contributions

Annual book published by the ATHENA European University

Background and Motivation

ATHENA aims to foster excellence in research and innovation by facilitating international cooperation. The ATHENA Research Book (ARB) provides a platform that promotes joint and interdisciplinary research projects of both advanced and early-career researchers. Volume 1 is available via DOI:

Student Contributions

The student contributions can be either

(a) short communications on student theses at the master’s or doctoral level or
(b) short communications on best practices and cooperation models, displaying the interrelation of teaching courses and the research from the students’ perspective, whereby supervisor/mentor involvement should also be noted.

Predominantly student works presenting new aspects and/or preliminary results should apply. Supporting the open access to research publications and research data, the preliminary research achievements should be published in open access repositories, e.g. ArXiv, PubMed Central, national open access repositories or EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) related resources.

The supervisor(s)/mentor(s) need to be clearly mentioned below the title (see template); submission of the student paper is treated as
approved by them.

Each student contribution will be assigned a unique DOI.

Submission guidelines

Review and reviewers

Student contributions will be revised by the editors and the members of the Editorial Board.

Publisher, archiving and indexing

The first two volumes of the book will be published by the University of Maribor Press. Online versions of the ATHENA Research Book will be archived on a permanent address (DOIs). International cataloguing, classification and indexing of the book as a library resource will be provided. The book will be indexed in DOAB – Directory of Open Access Books, consecutively in Open Research and Publishing NetworkOApen Library and Google Scholar.


  • Submission due for student papers May 5, 2023
  • Acceptance notification: May 30, 2023
  • Camera-ready contributions: June 15, 2023
  • Expected date of publication of the ATHENA Research Book (Volume 2):
    end of August 2023

The contributions for volume two will cover

(a) the research activities of the ATHENA partners (Template ARB 2 Ch1)
(b) annotated bibliographies of the most excellent achievements in the last five years (Template ARB 2 Ch2)
(c) student contributions in the form of short communications of masters and doctoral degree students (CFP published above).

The second volume will also be supplemented by the introductions of the Rectors and by the short letters of the work package leaders.