Submission Types


IFERA 2017 welcomes a varied and wide range of submissions to create a vibrant conference environment among family business scholars.

Three scholarly submissions will be accepted (All submissions require a 200 word abstract).

Originality: IFERA conference will include only original, unpublished work for two submission types: FP and WIP. If your submission (FP or WIP) is identical or substantially similar to work that was already published, please submit it under the following submission category of RD.

Full Paper (FP)

Full Paper (FP) is a submission of a finished product - an original completed research manuscript that is ready for peer review. FP submissions will be assessed according to a double blind process with at least two reviewers. Only FPs are eligible for Best Conference Paper Awards and if your submission is under consideration for such, you will be required to declare its originality.

Length: Maximum 35 pages including references, tables and figures.


Work in Progress (WIP)

Work in Progress (WIP) is a submission of a well developed original idea that is not yet completed. WIP submissions include at a minimum the research question, preliminary literature review, conceptual/theoretical framework, methodology (if relevant) and its contribution to theory and practice.

WIP submissions will be evaluated for their potential and promise according to a double blind process with two reviewers.

Length: Maximum of 7 pages (5 pages for the body which can include charts, graphs, diagrams, etc. and up to 2 pages of references). 


Research Dissemination (RD)

Research Dissemination (RD) is a submission of a manuscript that has already been submitted, under review, accepted or presented at a different forum such as a conference or a workshop or a manuscript that has already been published by the authors but needs to be disseminated to the IFERAThe purpose of RD submissions is to provide access to IFERA attendees to research that may not have received a wide audience and yet holds promise for the development of the field. RD submissions will be assessed by the Conference Team.

  • If the paper is not available online: please provide a maximum limit of 10 pages or 5000 words all inclusive. 
  • If the paper has been published in a Journal, please provide the abstract and the location of the contribution (Reference + DOI).