Call for papers

The 38th Annual IMP Conference welcomes papers primarily focused on interaction and business networks in changing business-to-business markets and networking for actors in local and international communities. On this occasion, the theme is: Interaction and networking for adaptation in a complex and challenging environment.

Papers can be submitted to the regular track or to a special track. Click here to discover the special tracks.


Important Dates


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts (maximum 2-pages): January 28th 2022 February 7th 2022.

Please follow the instructions here to submit your abstract. Indicate in the abstract if you are submitting for the regular track or for a special track.


The conference programme team will review all of the abstracts; acceptances will be sent out by late February.


If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to submit an 8-pages paper by April 1st 2022 April 19th, 2022.


Paper Acceptance Notification: June 2, 2022.


Authors will receive the reviewers’ comments and our goal is that all papers will receive two reviews. In order to reach this goal, we ask for your understanding that we expect everyone to participate in the review process. This increases both the quality of the conference and the level of engagement in the community.


Authors are expected to send in the revised version of their papers by June 24th, 2022 July 25th, 2022.



Technical details about how your paper should look


Please pay attention to the following guidelines when you prepare your manuscript:


To facilitate the blind review process, remove ALL authors identifying information, including acknowledgements from the text, and document/file properties.

Add in a separate file a title page with all the authors' details (affiliation, email)

All the files must be sent in PDF.

Manuscripts should be formatted for A4-sized paper.

Set the page margins to 1 inch (2.54 cm) all the way around.

For the body text use the Times New Roman font, size 12 pt., single line spacing.

Do not number the headings. Use capitals, Times New Roman font, size 12 pt., centered for main headings and small caps, Times New Roman font, size 12 pt., centered for subheadings.

Use Harvard-style formatting when citing literature in the text and at the end of the manuscript.

Upload your paper in a word file format.


Download this information as pdf:

Guide to authors (pdf).

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