Online Conference Papers: Information for authors


  • Papers must be submitted no later than 7 June. Submit your paper here.
  • One author of each conference paper must be a member of IAMCR and pay a US$25 fee to submit a paper. The fee contributes to the cost of running IAMCR’s 2021 online conference.
  • A paper with several authors only has to pay one US$25 fee and only the person submitting the paper must register for the conference and be a member of IAMCR.
  • Only IAMCR members will be able to fully partcipate in the conference.
  • An author with two papers can submit both for a single US$25 fee.
  • Co-authors will be able to register for the conference from 11 June. Registration is free but you must be a member of IAMCR.
  • You must have your paper's ExOrdo ID number to submit. If you do not know it, you will find it in your ExOrdo account. An incorrect ID number may result in your paper being withdrawn from the conference.
  • All papers must be submitted in PDF format with a maximum filesize of 2 MB.
  • Add a cover page to your paper with the title of the paper, your name, your institutional affiliation the name and affiliation of any co-author(s), the name of section or working group, and the ExOrdo submission id number.

Length, style and format

  • Conference papers should be between 1,000 and 4,000 words (not including the cover page and references).
  • IAMCR does not have association-wide guidelines regarding paper style.
  • If you have questions regarding style or length, please contact the heads of the section or working group that accepted your paper.

​Presentation and dialogue

  • If you submitted a paper, it will be accessible online from 5 July
  • Papers will be grouped into panels of 4 or 5 papers. Each panel will have a chair and a discussant
  • Authors are invited to read the other papers in their panel during the week of 5-11 July and to be ready to provide feedback to the other authors in the panel once the conference feedback channel opens on 11 July. Each author is expected to provide feedback to at least one other paper in the panel.
  • We will use the CCC feedback principle: Comments should be Constructive, Courteous and Critical
  • Online Conference Papers is a paper-based format and there will be no live or pre-recorded video presentation of the papers. The Section and Working Group Live OCP Interactive Forums will offer some opportunity to discuss papers presented to participating sections and working groups.
  • We encourage authors to reach out to colleagues for ongoing exchange and network-building. You can make use of the IAMCR members directory to contact other IAMCR members.

Certificate of presentation

  • Participating authors (those who present a paper and comment on at least one other paper) will be issued with a digital certificate of presentation following the conference. Certificates will include all authors names, regardless of whether they register for the conference.

Access and copyright

  • IAMCR members will have access to the entire online conference (papers, the commenting platform, video sessions and interactive forums).
  • Conference papers will be accessible from 5 July to 11 September 2021, when they will then be taken offline.
  • Authors retain copyright of their work with a notice that they should not be cited without written permission of the authors.
  • Submitting a conference paper to IAMCR 2021 does not constitute publication of the paper
  • See the Notice regarding use of IAMCR 2021 conference papers and videos

Programme information

Authors names and affiliations will appear in the programme as they are registered in their ExOrdo profile. To verify or amend these log in to IAMCR ExOrdo and edit your profile.