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Paper Submission & Presentation Guidelines

Dear Authors please follow the guidelines below when making your submission. Any submission not in line with the guidelines below will be rejected.

Abstract Submissions

Non publishing authors whose research projects are ongoing or incomplete can present abstracts of their work at the ICSMM’18. The event presents such authors with the opportunity to sound off ideas and receive valuable suggestions and recommendations from colleagues in attendance. All accepted abstracts which fall within the scope of the conference as listed in the call for papers will be published in an abstract booklet with a unique ISBN. Please take into consideration the deadline date for abstract submissions on the home page. For abstract submission please apply the following:

  1. Download the ICSMM’18 abstract template and apply the exact format to your abstract.
  2. Name your abstract using the following format ‘Surname_AbstractSubmission.doc’
  3. Click on the submit abstract button below (you will be redirected to the abstract submission platform )
  4. fill in your information ,attach your document and submit
  5. Alternatively, send your abstract to after following step A.
​Full Paper Submissions

Authors of full papers to be presented at the conference and published in the official ICSMM’18 proceedings or in the special issue international journal associated with the conference are required to initially submit them for a double blind review process.Please follow the procedure below to submit a full paper. Also take into consideration the deadline date for full paper submission as listed on the home page.

  1. Download the ICSMM’18 full paper template and apply the exact format to your full paper.
  2. Name your full paper using the following format ‘Surname_FullPaperSubmission.doc’
  3. Click on the submit full paper button below (you will be redirected to the submission platform powered by Microsoft Research)
  4. Create an account and complete your submission.
  5. Do not send full papers to the conference email. it will not be treated.
​Review Policy

The following review policy is applicable to all submissions for the ICSMM’18 event. Initially, participants can submit either an abstract (for those whose research are ongoing and incomplete, or those who wish to present and publish only abstracts of their research), or a full paper (for those whose research are already complete).NOTE: authors who submit only abstracts but wish to have their full papers published in the official conference proceedings or our indexed special issue will have to subsequently submit a full paper for review before the submissions deadline.

A preliminary review committee promptly reviews all abstracts or full papers submitted with in the published submissions deadline. This preliminary review concerns itself with ensuring that submissions are relevant to the scope of the ICSMM’18 conference, ensuring that submissions are prepared using the provided abstract or full paper submission template, and ensuring that submissions make a relevant contribution.

Abstracts and full papers which meet the three criteria above, will be issued acceptance letters which only makes them eligible to present their papers at the conference and have their full paper submissions published in the official ICSMM’18 conference proceedings with a unique ISBN and their abstracts-only submissions published in the official ICSMM’18 Abstracts Book with a unique ISBN.

Authors of full paper submissions who are successful at the preliminary review stage, and who are interested in having their full papers published in our affiliate – international marketing journal special issue will then have their full papers submitted to be peer-reviewed by the review committee of the special issue. Interaction between the author and reviewers will be ongoing before and during the conference event, and participants can use recommendations and suggestions from other participants at the ICSMM’18 during the presentation of their paper as well as the reviewers’ comments and suggestions, to further improve the paper and get it to a stage where it is acceptable to the review committee for publication in the indexed special issue. Please note that only papers accepted for publication by the review committee will be eligible for publication in the -indexed special issue.