Submit a Paper

The deadline to submit paper proposals has passed.

All paper abstract proposers will receive an email to inform them of the status of their submission by January 18, 2016.

Paper abstract submissions can be edited by the main author.

NOTE: If you have been invited to submit a paper proposal to a closed panel, you must use the submission link provided in the invitation and submit your abstract by 3 November 2015. If you did not receive it, please contact the panel convenor (organizer).

Paper Proposal Key Dates

05 NOV 2015Review period of paper proposals starts
18 JAN 2016Paper proposers are notified of final results
11 MAR 2016Early Bird Registration Deadline
13 APR 2016Registration Deadline to appear in the printed program 
05 MAY 2016Final Registration Deadline for all panelists
Participants not registered are withdrawn from the Congress Program
01 JUL 2016Deadline to submit full papers

Rules for Participation

  1. Proposers may submit a paper abstract to a session of interest, or to a specific open panel within that session.
    The three types of sessions are:
  2. Anyone can submit a paper proposal. However, you must be signed up for a free IPSA website account to be able to submit a proposal. You do not need to be a member of IPSA to submit a proposal, however in order to participate and register for the World Congress you must become an IPSA member.
  3. Only the main author should submit the paper proposal. Co-authors (if any) must be added once the abstract is submitted.
    ALL panelists must be signed up for a free IPSA website account in order to have their names included as a co-author in the paper proposal or another role on the program.
  4. To maximize participation in the World Congress, it is necessary to limit the number of appearances of any single individual as follows:

    No individual may make more than one appearance in the programme in each of the following categories:
    • Chair or co-chair of a panel
    • Discussant on a panel
    • "Papergiver": may appear twice - once as a main author and once as a co-author.  Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep.
  5. If you are accepted:
    • You will be asked to submit the complete paper by July 1, 2016.
    • Be prepared to present your paper orally, in no more than 15 minutes at the congress.
    • Your name will ONLY appear in the Printed Program if you register by April 13, 2016.
    • Your proposal will remain on the Congress Program if you register by May 5, 2016, if you fail to complete the registration by this date, your paper will be withdrawn from the program.

Guidelines for Paper Submission


Paper proposals for any session must be submitted in English or French. 
Paper proposals in Turkish may be submitted in a panel in Turkish in the LOC sessions.

Paper Title

  • The title cannot exceed 25 words
  • Do not write your title in quotation marks
  • Do not use ALL CAPS and Capitalize titles in English as per the example below:

Politics in a World of Inequality
Politics in a world of inequality
"Politics in a World of Inequality"

Paper Abstract

  •  The following points should be covered in your Abstract:
  1. the research question your paper investigates
  2. how it relates to the Congress Main Theme
  3. a very brief description of the methodological approach​
  • The Abstract must not exceed 1650 characters (approximately 250 words).
  • Do not include references, bibliographical notes, or your contact information in the abstract text.
  • Review your use of language.

Instructions to Submit a Paper