1. Who can submit a paper?

ICPP is an academic conference. To submit a paper, the participant must have a Ph.D., be a researcher, or a Ph.D. student. Some panels are also open to practitioners or to experts. Proposals from Master's students are not accepted. 


2. What should an abstract contain?

An abstract of a paper should include a presentation of what the paper will contain if it is selected. The abstract should also clearly explain the context, the research questions, and the main hypothesis of the papers and also the way the authors want to contribute to the panel and its research question. An abstract should have between 300 to 500 words. The more developed and clear your abstract is, the more chances you have to be selected. 


3. What is the first step to propose an abstract?

Before proposing an abstract, authors must first browse the panels to find the one which corresponds to the paper he/she would like to submit. To see the panels, please click on the "List of Panels" button. The 170 panels are sorted out by topics (21 topics) to help you find the most relevant one. By clicking on each panel, you will find two sections: a section on the "General Objectives, Research Questions and scientific relevance" where the panel chairs explain the relevance of their panel and a second section on the  "Call for Papers" where the panels chairs specify more precisely what kind of paper they expect. 


4. How do I submit a paper proposal once my abstract is ready?

Before submitting your proposal, make sure that you have written your abstract (300 to 500 words), that you and all your co-authors have created an account, and that you have noted the panel code (composed of the topic and panel numbers, such as "T07P05"). 

To submit your paper proposal, you have two ways: the first one is to click on the panel you have chosen on the list of panels, click on "Submit a paper to this panel"; the second one is to click on "Submit a paper" on the homepage of the conference (in this case, the system will ask you the code of the panel you have chosen). 


5. Can I submit a panel proposal?

No, the call for panels is closed.


6. Can I submit more than one paper proposal?

Yes, you can propose 2 papers maximum but only if the proposals are different. Each panel has its own research question and your paper proposal must be adapted to it. 


7. Who selects papers, what are their selection criteria, and how many papers can one panel accept?

The panel chairs are responsible for the selection of the papers. They select paper proposals taking into account their quality and how it corresponds to their research questions. The panel chairs can organize between 1 to 3 sessions of 2 hours which represents up to 15 papers. 


8. When will I get to know whether my paper proposal is selected for the Conference?

The final list of selected papers will be announced on 15th February 2021. The answer will be sent by email and will be published on your user account, in the section "ICPP5" -> "My papers".


9. Can I modify my paper proposal once it’s submitted?

Yes, you can change it directly in your user account, on the section "ICPP5" and "My papers" until the end of the call for papers. After that, you must contact the IPPA team to do so at icpublicpolicy@gmail.com.


10. When should I upload my final full paper to be presented at the Conference?

Once your paper proposal is selected by the panel chairs, then you must upload the full paper - via your user account on the IPPA website - by 1st June 2021. If you are late, please contact the panel chairs to inform them. The earlier you upload your paper, the more participants can read it, which will enrich the discussion of your presentation. 


11. What should my full paper contain? 

When your paper proposal is accepted, you must prepare your full paper. A full paper is generally around 6 to 8.000 words and can be theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical. It must contain the research question, references, and all materials, proof, evidence, reasoning which contribute to support your argumentation. 


12. Is it necessary to upload my full paper and how can  I upload it?

Uploading your full paper allows any participant to read it before your presentation. It will be your written contribution to the Conference. Your paper must indicate that it is a paper proposed to ICPP5 (a specific page will soon explain more precisely the elements of presentation). Some of you might not want to upload your paper to keep it confidential. In this case, please indicate it to the panel chairs. 

To upload your paper, you must go on your account, "ICPP5"; "My paper" and "Upload my paper"


13. When will I know the schedule of the session where I will present my paper?

The schedule will be published by the end of May 2021. The session will be scheduled for the 3 days of the Conference. We recommend authors to assist the 3 days of the Conference as it will be not possible to take into account participants' specific availabilities to organize the sessions. 

To be scheduled, each author must be registered.


14. How is a session organized?

A session lasts 2 hours. Their organization depends on the panel chair. The standard organization consists of 15 minutes of presentation by each author (4 in general) followed by the intervention of one or two discussants (which could be the panel chair or a specific discussant) for 20 minutes that will discuss all papers and, finally, an exchange with the participants.


15. When can I register for the Conference?

The registration will be open from the beginning of January 2021 until the last day of the conference, on 8 July 2021. To benefit from discounted rates, participants must register before 31 March 2021

To appear on the website and on the Conference program, participants must register before 15 May 2021.


16. Will the full papers presented during the Conference be published afterward in a book or a journal?

No, the full papers will only be available online on our website. We usually receive more than 1700 papers that are selected on the basis of their abstract, which is not sufficient to then publish it in a book or a journal. Some panel chairs can sometimes propose to transform their panel into a special issue or a book.