Call for papers test

Detailed schedule will follow mid September 2019

 15 October 2019:
Paper abstract submission deadline

 13 January 2020:
Full paper submission deadline

 13 January 2020:
Organized sessions and teaching case submission deadline

 17 February 2020:
Notification to paper and teaching case authors and organized session applicants

 16 March 2020:
Deadline application student case competition teams

 16 March 2020:
Deadline late breaking abstract submission (abstract tracks)

 6 April 2020:
Notification to student case competition teams and late abstract submitters

At the IFAMA 2020 conference in Rotterdam, home of the biggest port in Europe, today’s pressing food and agricultural challenges will be addressed drawing upon the triple helix expertise of academics, business and government. Societal, human development challenges and goals mean that companies in agrifood need to transform, impacting their daily operations but also their future strategic outlooks.

The conference will host multiple stakeholders of the Global food system and include academic, business as well as combined (discussion) sessions and panels. Moreover, we expect around 30 international student teams to compete in the renown IFAMA student case competition.

The IFAMA2020 organizers invite you to submit a paper abstract.

Please find below information about the paper abstract submission. For information on applications for organized sessions, teaching cases and the student case competition. More information will be available soon on this website.

Call for (academic) paper abstracts

Abstracts should meet the following specifications in order to be considered:

Abstract submission deadline
Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 October 2019.

Abstracts should be written in English.

Paper abstract structure
The abstract should be:

  • submitted in Word
  • 1 title page including title of the abstract, name(s) and affiliation author(s)
  • 2-4 pages abstract text (font size 12, single-spaced)

The abstract must include the following structure:

  1. Problem definition, context, and relevance of a paper. Provide a brief reference to key literature
  2. Methodology
  3. Key findings
  4. Implications (for policy makers and/or food and agribusiness firms)
  5. Conclusion

Conference themes
Paper subjects may be within, but are not excluded to, the conference themes.

A maximum of five literature references may be added at the end of the abstract text.

Notifications and full paper submission
The final decisions for the abstracts will be made by representatives of the International Advisory and Promotion Board. Corresponding authors will be informed of acceptance and full paper instructions by 11 November 2019.

Best Paper Competition
Paper authors are invited to compete in the IFAMA2020 Best Paper Competition

IFAMA2020 collaborates with two international journals, IFAMR (International Food and Agribusiness management Review) and IJFSD (International Journal on Food System Dynamics). Other journals may be added in the next months.

Late abstracts
Abstracts completed after 15 October 2019 will not be included in the paper review processes but will be considered for oral presentation in abstract tracks, if submitted before 16 March 2020.

Guidelines for submitting abstracts
Abstracts must be submitted through this website. Submission opens mid September

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