Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

This two-day event is designed to facilitate both advanced ECRs looking to publish their research in prominent journals or, present their work at major international conferences alongside those in their early years of doctoral study perhaps unfamiliar with the demands of publishing and lacking in conference experience. With this in mind, we have separate calls for those wishing to present work of a publishable standard and for those wishing to participate in the conference workshop.

For those wishing to present:

The aim of the event is to develop research papers into world leading outputs. Potential participants will firstly be required to submit a 3000-word (max.) extended abstract or overview of their paper, this submission must include the intended target journal for publication.

Extended abstracts should be representative of the intended final submission. If they are empirical, for instance, they should include some expected, preliminary, or indicative findings.

All extended abstracts will be single-blind peer reviewed. Upon acceptance, extended abstracts will then be expected to be developed into a full paper to be submitted in advance of the workshop. Full papers should follow the guidelines of the target journal stated in the extended abstract (for things such as word count).

Abstracts should include the following:

  • Purpose of the paper
  • Theoretical background
  • Empirical context
  • Methods of analysis
  • Main findings and discussion
  • Potential contribution
  • Target journal
  • Preferred Mentor

Important dates:

For submission of extended abstracts:

Submission opens: 13th December 2021

Submission closes: 24th January 2022

Final submission of full papers:

Submission opens: 1st February 2022

Submission closes: 28th February 2022

Paper Presentations: 4th April 2022

Please submit extended abstracts to:


For those wishing to participate:

Workshop participation will seek to expose ECRs to the conference experience and serve as introduction to the work necessary for applying to larger, international conferences, sub-stream design as well as the practicalities of shaping PhD research into publishable papers which address specific streams of literature and topics of interest.

Participants will be required to provide a short research overview and academic biography as well as a proposal for how their PhD research may be adopted for a journal or conference stream (2000 words max).

Proposals should include the following:

  • Research Overview
  • Paper proposal
  • Target journal/conference
  • Theoretical background & potential contribution
  • Empirical context
  • Methodology
  • Academic Biography

Important dates

For submission of proposals:

Submission opens: 13th December 2021

Submission closes: 28th February 2022

Please submit extended abstracts to: