How to propose a paper for the General Conference

How to propose a paper for the General Conference

If you want to propose a paper to one of the panels in the SG section on Comparative Territorial Politics (see post below for a list of panels), please upload your abstract and details via MyECPRYou do not have to come from a member-institution of the ECPR to submit a proposal but you must have a MyECPR account.

Members may also propose additional panels with papers to our section. The Academic Organisers will decide whether to grant the SG more than 8 panels.

All panels, which should include 4 to 5 papers, will have to be submitted via MyECPR by the chair. All  paper proposals will also have to be submitted through MyECPR.

The ECPR website provides the following guidance:

Call for Panels (with Papers) and individual Papers 

Deadline 15 February 2016 (midnight GMT)

The second stage of the process is open to anyone wishing to propose a complete Panel with Papers, and those wanting to propose individual Papers to a particular Section. Panels that have been provisionally proposed as part of accepted Sections must also be submitted through this procedure. Panels should include 4-5 Papers. There are no rules requiring proposers of Panels to belong to an ECPR member institution, but they must hold a MyECPR account.

Panel and Paper proposers have to complete the proposal process through the MyECPR area of the ECPR website. Once logged in, they will be asked to select which Section their Panel or Paper should be considered for (and, in the case of topics that cross more than one theme, to include the name of the alternative Section within their abstract). Panel proposers are required to select up to eight keywords. There is also an Open Section welcoming full Panel and individual Paper proposals that do not fit into any of the listed Sections.

When completing their application, Panel proposers must include details of the Panel abstract, Chair, Discussant, Papers and Paper presenters and co-authors.

You should have the following information to hand to complete the Panel proposal form:

  • The name/number of the Section you wish to propose to
  • The title of the Panel (no more than 20 words long)
  • The abstract (no more than 500 words)
  • Selection of 3-8 keywords
  • The Panel Co-Chair’s email address as registered in their MyECPR account
  • The Discussant’s email address as registered in their MyECPR account
  • The title of each Paper
  • The abstract of each Paper (no more than 500 words)
  • The Presenter’s email address as registered in their MyECPR account
  • The Co-author’s email address as registered in their My ECPR account

You should have the following information to hand to complete an individual Paper proposal form:

  • The name/number of the Section you wish to propose to
  • The title of the Paper  (no more than 20 words long)
  • The abstract of the Paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Selection of 3-8 keywords
  • The Co-author’s email address as registered in their My ECPR account

The deadline to submit complete Panels (with Papers) and individual Paper proposals is 15 February 2016 (midnight GMT).

From 2 December 2015, Section Chairs can view Panels and Papers being proposed to their Section via MyECPR. From 16 February 2016 they may accept and decline Panel and Paper proposals in their Section. Section Chairs have until 10 March 2016 to finalise their Sections via MyECPR.

Besides Panels provisionally indicated in their original Section proposal, Section Chairs will have received additional Panels (with Papers) and individual Paper proposals to their Section. These proposals should be evaluated equally alongside any already suggested by the Section Chairs.

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