Political Science News - Call for Papers

10th Congress of the Brazilian Political Science Association

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
30 August, 2016 - 2 September, 2016
Application Deadline: 30 November, 2015

Paper Submission

Only members of sister associations presenting a letter of institutional support from their respective association may submit papers (in Portuguese, Spanish or English). The authors should clearly indicate the language in which their work will be presented. In the absence of such an indication, the language in which the proposal was written will be considered that of the presentation at the 10th Meeting. If the paper is accepted, the  authors  should  send  the  full  version  in  accordance  with  ABCP  standards. Publication of the work in the Meeting’s proceedings will depend on submission of the complete paper as outlined in the timeline. The proposed paper should include:

  • Title;
  • An  expanded  abstract  of  up  to  1,000  words,  covering  the  introduction, objectives, methodology, and results;
  • Keywords;
  • Indication of the Thematic Area to which it belongs (http://www.cienciapolitica.org.br/areas-tematicas/);
  • The author's name, institutional affiliation and short CV (max. 1 page). If there are co-authors (maximum 3/three), the same information should be submitted in full.

The paper proposal should be sent to the Office of the Secretary of the event, at the address: secretaria@encontroabcp2016.cienciapolitica.org.br

Special Session Proposal

Proposals for a Special Session should estimate 2 hours for the panellists’ presentations and at least 30 minutes for open debate. All proposals for a Special Session should include:

  • Title;
  • An abstract of 300 words;
  • Keywords;
  • Each panellist’s short CV (max. 1 page). There must be a minimum of 3, and maximum of 4 panellists;
  • The proponent/moderator of the Special Session’s short CV (max. 1 page). Only one person may assume the role of proponent/moderator.

Special Session proposals should be sent to the Office of the Secretary of the event at the address: secretaria@encontroabcp2016.cienciapolitica.org.br


The submission of proposals both for papers and for Special Sessions should comply with the timeline set out below:

  1. 15/09/2015 to 30/11/2015 - Submission of paper abstracts
  2. 15/01/2016 to 01/03/2016 - Submission of proposals for a Special Session
  3. 01/03/2016 - Notification of paper acceptance
  4. 16/06/2016 - Notification of Special Session acceptance
  5. 30/06/2016 - Deadline for full submissions (of individual papers and Special Session members’ papers)

More details on the format of the proposal

Funding Rules

The ABCP does not pay air tickets for international participants, except in cases of explicit agreements previously established with sister associations. The ABCP will pay for  the  accommodation of  international  speakers  during  the  10th   Meeting  up  to  a maximum of four nights, in twin rooms.
Responsibilities of the Participants

By submitting a paper or a Special Session proposal, the participants agree to the following rules:

All participants who have their work (papers and Special Session proposals) accepted should send to the ABCP the final and complete version as a PDF file. This applies to individual papers and to papers that are part of a Special Session. Submissions should be sent to the Office of the Secretary of the event, at the address: secretaria@encontroabcp2016.cienciapolitica.org.br

In case of withdrawal, the presenters of work that has already been accepted (papers and  Special  Session proposals)  should  inform  the  Office  of  the  Secretary  by 15/07/2016 at: secretaria@encontroabcp2016.cienciapolitica.org.br

70th Annual Conference of the New York State Political Science Association

SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, United States
22 April, 2016 - 23 April, 2016
Application Deadline: 1 December, 2015

NYSPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or roundtable. Questions should be directed to the conference Program Chair or appropriate Section Chair (see below).

If you are proposing a paper, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. The abstract must describe the presentation's purpose, methods, data sources, existing literature and potential contributions to the field.

If you are proposing a full panel please note that individual papers must be accepted (that is, we will require information on the individual papers before a panel proposal can be accepted). Additionally, all proposed panels must have a minimum of three papers and a maximum of five.