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Papers: Summary of submission process



By 03/02/2020

By 05/05/2020

By 29/06/2020- 01/07/2020

Submission type


Extended abstract

Full paper

Short abstract


Academic paper

Description: Completed academic research, or in the case of students, work with a substantial original contribution. Results of an empirical or theoretical nature, potentially with practical relevance.

Designed for an academic audience. However, where appropriate, the implications for managers should be highlighted.

Length: 1,200 – 1,500 words

Content: Description of the content of the full paper (see guidance).

Acceptance process: Academic review, submission of full paper and enrolling of one author in the conference. 

For PhD students: The submission and acceptance of an abstract is a necessary requirement for taking part in the Colloquium. 

Review Criteria: Fit within conference theme, appropriate academic (and practical) value

Length: 5,000 – 7,000 words

Content: Full research content must be presented according to academic publication standards for all accepted abstracts. Submissions should be formatted according to the paper template here

Acceptance process: Automatically accepted, subject to acceptance of the abstract and at least one author enrolling in the conference.

Maximum 1 paper presented per registered attendee.

Papers with no registered attendee by 1st June, 2020 will be removed from the conference programme.

Full Instructions available here.

Length: 150 – 200 words


Content: short description of the paper (see full paper template).
  This will be used by the ConferenceApp.


Slides: max 10 slides brought on the day of presentation on a USB memory stick


Time allocated: 15 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions and discussion per paper.


Academic papers: Guidance and review criteria

Authors intending to present academic research of a theoretical or empirical nature during the R&D management conference 2020 in response to the call for papers should submit an extended abstract to the conference via the website. This is also a requirement for PhD students participating in the R&D management colloquium.
The authors (including PhD students participating in the colloquium) whose extended abstracts are accepted following a process of peer review, will be invited to submit a full academic paper.  
The process for acceptance of the submission is described in the diagram below:

academic process

Academic extended abstract

Content: The extended abstract should succinctly convey the information about the contribution and the topic. Guiding headings to be used are:

Context: Please briefly state the context of your research
Literature: Indicate in a succinct manner relevant literature
Literature Gap: Indicate the literature gap that you have identified
Research Questions: Please state the main research questions of this research
Methodology: Describe briefly the methodology  
Empirical Material:  Describe briefly the sources and nature of collected or envisaged empirical material, as well as its extent
Results: Describe succinctly the main results obtained or envisaged in this research
Contribution to Scholarship: State briefly the main scientific contribution of this research
Contribution to Practice: State briefly the main contribution to practice of this research of this research
Fitness: State briefly the relevance of this particular research to the key themes of the R&D Management conference in general and to the conference theme
Bibliography: Please provide the full references of the literature cited in your abstract

Style:  Academic Paper Abstracts must be submitted on the Paper Abstract template provided
PhD Colloquium Abstracts must be submitted on the Colloquium Abstract template provided.

Length: 1,200 – 1,500 words including references, tables and graphs

Submission: Academic Paper Abstracts must be uploaded via the Academic Paper Abstract portal.
PhD Colloquium Abstracts must be submitted on the Colloquium Abstract portal.

Review criteria: The extended abstract will be peer reviewed and the reviewer will be encouraged to score the submission according to these criteria:

  1. Does the paper make a worthwhile contribution to the academic field of R&D Management? Is its purpose or value clearly evident?
  2. Have the authors acquainted themselves with the background and existing research relevant to the problem being investigated?  
  3. Is the methodology sound and adequate for the objectives of the paper?  
  4. Do the conclusions follow from the evidence provided in the abstract?
  5. Is the presentation clear? Are tables, diagrams and examples used appropriately?  


Academic full paper

Authors whose academic extended abstract has been accepted for the conference should submit a paper by 5th  May 2020.  Instructions for the preparation of the full paper can be seen here.
Length: 5,000 – 7,000 words including references and tables
Style format: Papers should be prepared using MS Word using the template provided and then submitted as a pdf document.  Specialist terminology and acronyms should be avoided.
A paper must be preceded by a short abstract (150 – 200 words), which will clearly reveal the purpose, value and impact of the paper. It should state briefly why the work reported was done, how it was carried out, what are the most important conclusions and what are their implications for R&D management. The short abstract should be also submitted when you submit the full paper.
Reference style: Chicago 16th author-date. Examples below:

  • Billoski, T.V. 1992. Introduction to Paleontology. 6th ed. New York: Institutional Press.
  • Morehouse, S.I., and R.S. Tung. 1993. "Statistical evidence for early extinction of reptiles due to the K/T event."  Journal of Paleontology 17 (2):198-209.
  • Schwartz, M.T., and T.V. Billoski. 1990. "Greenhouse hypothesis: effect on dinosaur extinction." In Extinction, edited by B.T. Jones and N.V. Lovecraft, 175-189. New York: Barnes and Ellis.


With thanks to RADMA, we are pleased to offer funding to support the attendance of a limited number of Early Career Researchers at the conference. Please contact us for details.