Submit a Panel

Panel Proposal Key Dates

10 May 2017 Call for Proposals opens
10 OCT 2017 Deadline to submit panel proposals
25 OCT 2017 Review of Paper and Panel proposals begins
19 JAN 2018 Panel proposers are notified of final results
15 MAR 2018 Early-bird registration deadline
10 APR 2018 Registration deadline to appear in the printed program 
Deadline to edit paper title and abstract
09 MAY 2018 Final registration deadline for all panelists
Participants not registered are withdrawn from the Congress Program

Rules for Participation

Panel proposals can be submitted to the following sessions:

  • Research Committee (RC) sessions
  • General Sessions (GS)
  • Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Sessions

View Sessions Open to Submissions

  1. Anyone can submit a panel proposal. However, you must be signed up for a free IPSA website account to be able to submit a panel. You do not need to be a member of IPSA to submit a proposal, however in order to participate and register for the World Congress you must become an IPSA member.

  2. Panel proposal
    •  A panel proposal should include a title, a description, 1 chair, 1-2 discussant(s) and 4-6 papers.
      The panel convenor (proposer) will be responsible for sending invitations to the authors (presenters) and accepting all paper abstracts submitted to the panel.
    • Each panel lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.
       
  3. Panel proposals should strive to ensure a balanced representation of panelists in terms of region, gender and stage of career, in accordance with IPSA's Mission Statement.
  4. Only one convenor should submit the panel proposal. This person will be responsible for sending invitations to paper givers and accepting paper abstracts submitted to the panel.
    Panels require a minimum of four (4) accepted papers to be accepted in the Program.  Panels cannot exceed six (6) accepted papers.
  5. All panel submissions must include a chair, co-chair (optional) and discussant(s) (1 or 2).
  6. The convenor is responsible for appointing a chair and a discussant, to add them to the online submission and for replacing these if they cancel their participation.  The convenor may act as a chair, co-chair or discussant in the panel.  The convenor may also present a paper in the panel.
  7. All papers for the panel must be submitted separately by their authors by signing in their individual IPSA account. The panel convenor (proposer) cannot submit or upload papers on the author’s behalf.
  8. To maximize participation in the world congress, it is necessary to limit the number of appearances of any single individual as follows:

    No individual may make more than one appearance in the program in each of the following categories:

  • Chair or co-chair of a panel
  • Papergiver
  • Discussant

Guidelines for Panel Proposals

All panel submissions must include a chair, co-chair (optional), 1-2 discussant(s), and 4-6 papers. The chair, co-chair and discussant cannot be the same person. More than one discussant may be added, but please keep in mind that there must be enough time during the panel for questions.

ALL panel members must be signed up for a free IPSA website account in order to have their names included as a chair, co-chair or discussant in the panel proposal. Panels submitted with a description only will be viewed as incomplete.

Language

Panel proposals for any session must be submitted in English or French.

Panel Title

  • The title cannot exceed 25 words.
  • Review your use of language.  Use a spell-checker to make sure you have not made any mistakes. 
  • Do not use ALL CAPS and Capitalize titles in English as per the example below:

Politics in a World of Inequality
Politics in a world of inequality
POLITICS IN A WORLD OF INEQUALITY

Panel Description

  • The description must not exceed 1500 characters (approximately 250 words).
  • Do not include references, bibliographical notes, or your contact information in the abstract text.
  • Review your use of language.  Use a spell-checker to make sure you have not made any mistakes.

Balanced Representation of Panelists

Panel proposals should strive for regional and gender balance and​ include younger scholars, in accordance with the diversity policy in IPSA's Mission Statement.