Submit a Paper

Paper Proposal Key Dates

30 May 2017 Call for Proposals opens
10 OCT 2017 Deadline to submit paper proposals
25 OCT 2017 Review period of paper proposals starts
19 JAN 2018 Paper 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Participants not registered are withdrawn from the Congress Program
01 JUL 2018 Deadline to upload full papers

Rules for Participation

Proposers may submit a paper abstract to a session of interest. The three types of sessions are:

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

NOTE: If you have been invited to submit a paper to a panel, you must use the submission link provided in the invitation. If you did not receive it, please contact the panel convenor (organizer).

View Sessions Open to Submissions

  1. Anyone can submit a paper proposal. However, you must be signed up for a free IPSA website account to be able to submit a proposal. 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. Only the main author should submit the paper proposal. Co-authors (if any) must be added once the abstract is submitted.
    ALL panelists must be signed up for a free IPSA website account in order to have their names included as a co-author in the paper proposal or another role on the program.
  3. 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
    • Discussant on a panel
    • "Papergiver": may appear twice - once as a main author and once as a co-author.  Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep.
  4. If you are accepted:
    • You will be asked to upload the complete paper by July 1, 2018 in your account.
    • Be prepared to present your paper orally, in no more than 15 minutes at the congress.
    • Your name will ONLY appear in the Printed Program if you register by April 10, 2018.
    • Your proposal will remain on the Program if you register by May 9, 2018. If you fail to complete the registration by this date, your paper will be withdrawn from the program.

      NOTE: Paper proposals can only be edited by the main author (the person who submitted the proposal).

Guidelines for Paper Proposals

Language

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

Paper Title

  • The title cannot exceed 25 words
  • Do not write your title in quotation marks
  • 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
"Politics in a World of Inequality"

Paper Abstract

  •  The following points should be covered in your Abstract:
  1. the research question your paper investigates
  2. a very brief description of the methodological approach​
  • The Abstract must not exceed 350 words.
  • Do not include references, bibliographical notes, or your contact information in the abstract text.
  • Review your use of language.

Submit a Proposal

Submit a Paper Proposal

Instructions   View Sessions Open to Submissions

NOTE: You must be signed up for a free IPSA website account to be able to submit a proposal. If you not have an online account you will have the option to create one before submitting your proposal.


Guidelines for Full Papers

Main authors of accepted paper proposals, should upload the complete paper in PDF format by 1 July 2018.

Guidelines:

  • A written paper, in English or French, no more than 25 pages, single-spaced on letter-sized paper (8.5” x 11”).
  • Authors are free to choose the citation style of their paper.
  • Papers should be uploaded in PDF format only.

Please do not send your paper to the congress organizers by e-mail.

Paper Content:

Your paper should:

  1. Have an informative descriptive title
  2. Address a significant problem or puzzle
  3. State a clear research question
  4. Review the relevant literatures and debates
  5. Explain your methodology and research design
  6. Organize your evidence and findings logically
  7. Provide clear and convincing analysis
  8. Summarize your conclusions succinctly