Note: The participants need to submit full paper (NOT just abstract).
Cover page: Each paper should include a cover page with the title of the paper, abstract (not more than 200 words), author names and affiliations with full postal addresses, email and mobile number. You can submit a co-authored paper. However, the student presenting the paper should be the first author.
Structure of the submission
Track 1 - Doctoral proposal track: (for scholars in the initial stages of their Ph.D.) Participants in this track can present their full thesis proposal. The proposal should contain the research questions, the existing research done in the field, the proposed methods and expected implications of the research, among other essentials.
Track 2 - Advanced Research Paper Presentation: (for scholars in advanced stages of their research.) Participants in this track will present a full research paper which is near-publication stage. The paper should not be a previously published work, other than as a working paper.
Selected paper, upon approval of the authors, would be considered for publication in International Journal of Rural Management (IJRM), published by Sage India.
Font: Times New Roman, size 12, double space.
Maximum words: 6000 (for Doctoral Proposal), 9000 (for Doctoral Thesis paper)
References: All papers should follow any standard reference style. List the references in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. All references must be single spaced and must be distinguished by hanging indents. Please be mindful of the consistency of references throughout the paper. Please do not use numerals for referencing. Paper should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While sending the mail, the authors should clearly mention the track and theme.
Please note that only one submission is allowed per participant.