Submission Guidelines

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  • Authors may submit four types of papers: (i) competitive papers, (ii) working papers (research-in-progress), (iii) doctoral colloquium papers, and (iv) cases. When submitting your paper(s), kindly mention the type of your paper/case.
  • Papers should be submitted in English language only.
  • All submissions will be subjected to anonymous double-blind review process.
  • Competitive papers and cases must be original and should not exceed 15 single-spaced pages; Working Papers, Doctoral Colloquium papers and Proposals for Special Sessions should be submitted in long abstract format to a maximum of 5 single spaced pages.
  • Irrespective of the type of paper submitted, all papers ought to use 11 point Times Roman font; A4 format with 2.5 cm margin on all sides; the word count excludes abstract (approximately 150 words), references and any of the appendices. A cover page should indicate the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), and their affiliation(s). The first page should start with the title of the paper only, followed by an abstract not exceeding 150 words. The main body of the paper should follow the abstract.
  • Paper submissions should follow the style guidelines of the Journal of International Business Studies ( and must include a full list of all references cited in the paper.
  • Proposals for special sessions on topics of significant research interest are welcomed. Proposals for panels should include the purpose of the panel, the names and affiliations of participants, a summary of contributions, and the justification for the proposal.
  • Accepted papers will be published in the American refereed conference proceedings (Advances in Global Business Research –ISSN 1549-9332), if at least one author of the paper pre-registers for the conference. By submitting a paper to be reviewed, the author(s) are assuring us that at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper for sure without any excuse whatsoever.
  • Publication of your paper in our American referred conference proceedings does not preclude subsequent publication in other journals when proper acknowledgments are made.


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