Fellow Programme in Management (Rural Management)

Submission Guidelines

Note: The participants need to submit full paper (NOT just abstract).

Cover page: Each paper should include a cover page with 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 (as journal article or book chapter); however, it may be published as a working paper or under a conference abstracts/proceedings.
Track 3 - Job Market Paper track: [for scholars awarded Ph.D. in 2023 or at the end of their PhD (waiting for examiner's report) and submitted their thesis before 15 August 2023] Participants in this track will present their selected research paper which they would like to present to the potential recruiters. The paper may or may not be a previously published work. The areas under which scholarly work is invited comprise all the main themes of DOCMAD 2023.

Font: Times New roman, size 12, double space.
Format: MS Word, Use footnotes (not endnotes), One-inch margin on all four sides
References: All papers should follow any standard reference style.
Maximum words: 6000 (for Track I), 9000 (for Track II and Track III). Please note that we require full papers for consideration in DOCMAD.
Paper should be sent via e-mail to docmad@irma.ac.in.
While sending the mail, the authors should clearly mention the track and area (theme).