Fast Facts

  • Application Deadline: 1 February 2024
  • Acceptance Notification Date: 1 March 2024
  • Event Date: 3 July 2024
  • Contact for Submissions & Inquiries: Stav Fainshmidt,

Who is This Event For?

The purpose of the PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental feedback on their current research papers in IB studies. While we hope that many of these papers will eventually be submitted to JIBS, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of IB research and to bring new scholars successfully into the IB field. We invite original papers from junior scholars who have not previously published in JIBS, especially those located in universities in emerging and developing economies.

How is This Event Structured?

The PDW will be structured to provide extensive feedback to authors whose research papers have been accepted by the workshop organizers. The program will have three components. First, a 90-minute introductory session led by members of the JIBS editorial team will discuss the manuscript review process and various topics relevant to authors seeking to publish in JIBS or other outlets in the ecosystem of IB journals.  Second, during a 90-minute main session, groups of two authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired with groups of two JIBS Editors/ERB Members, whereby each individual paper will receive attention from each paired Editor/ERB Member for two times thirty minutes. The main focus will be on how to improve the papers discussed, so as to increase the probability of acceptance by a journal in the ecosystem of IB journals. Third, several Editors/ERB Members will provide insights into their personal publication strategies and pathways for sustained, successful scholarship.

How Can I Submit a Paper?

Only a limited number of manuscripts will be accepted for the PDW. Papers should be submitted through the JIBS Workshop Submission System. Please note that each applicant should submit only one paper. The deadline for submissions is 1 February in the author’s time zone. Submitted papers must follow the JIBS Style Guide.

What Should I Do if My Paper is Accepted?

Submitting authors will be notified of the results of the review process by 1 March 2024 and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by 15 March 2024.

Please note that authors will need to register for the AIB conference in order to participate in the JIBS PDW. Also note that the Junior Faculty Consortium, Doctoral Consortium, and JIBP PDW run in parallel with the JIBS PDW. It will therefore not be possible to participate in the JIBS PDW if participating in any of the aforementioned events.