Online Paper Submission And Guidelines

Requirement and guidance for submitting papers

Abstract Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit your abstract through the following link:

The submission deadline has been extended to March 5th 2020

Abstracts should be 1500 words long inclusive of references and follow a standard abstract format clearly detailing, for example:

  • Your aim/research question 
  • Design/methodology/approach 
  • Findings 
  • Research limitations/implications
  • Practical implications 
  • Social implications
  • Originality/value 
  • Citations in text and referencing should use Harvard style formatting.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be informed by April 2020 and invited to submit a full paper by the 27th July 2020.

Doctoral Colloquium Submissions

The submission deadline has been extended to March 5th 2020

It is appreciated that doctoral students are at different stages in the PhD journey- therefore the level / depth of the research may vary accordingly. Submissions for the Doctoral Colloquium should focus on the following: 

  • The aim/research question
  • Completed / or expected design/methodology/approach
  • Presentation of key gaps / findings in the current literature reviewed
  • Insight into the scope / parameters of the approach taken (conceptual, empirical, document analysis, etc).
  • Relevance / contribution (potential implications) of the proposed research

Doctoral students should aim to have 1000-1500 words INCLUDING academic references section and all headings.

Full Paper Submission Guidelines

Full papers are due for submission by 27th July 2020

Note:  Papers will not be published anywhere online after the conference. 

All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines. Submissions failing to adhere to these will not be accepted 


  • Papers submitted must not include the name(s) of the paper’s author(s) or indication of their institution(s).  The ExOrdo system will collect this information separately. 
  • Document to be saved as a pdf
  • Document should be formatted in Times New Roman font, 12 pt., 1” Margins, A4 portrait
  • Competitive papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length exclusive of bibliography
  • Working papers should be no more than 5000 words in length
  • First page should display the title of the paper
  • The second page should be a structured abstract (max 250 words) with the following headings where applicable:
  1. Purpose
  2. Design/methodology/approach
  3. Findings
  4. Research limitations/implications
  5. Practical implications
  6. Social implications
  7. Originality/value
  8. Keywords (between 3-6 keywords) 
  • Citations in text and referencing according to Harvard style.
  • Any tracked changes must have been accepted and document is saved without comments or tracked changes

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The IAM Conference 2020 postponed until 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and official advice of the Irish Government and Health Service Executive, the Irish Academy of Management has made the regrettable decision to postpone the in-person 2020 Conference until 2021, when we will be hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology. Please go to for further details.