Submission of Abstracts


The ICA-AP Research Committee does not endorse or necessarily agree with the views of authors of papers and presentations that are approved for presentation at this conference. Please note that the peer review process is limited to abstracts only, so we cannot guarantee the scholarly rigour of full papers based on conference presentations. The ICA-AP does not publish full papers on the conference website nor does it endorse their publication elsewhere.  The conference website may provide links to draft papers that the authors have already uploaded to SSRN or similar open-access academic working paper repositories, solely to encourage the dissemination of higher quality academic research on co-operatives. These links may be added or removed at the discretion of the conference committee and also upon receiving advise from the ICA-AP research committee.

We welcome abstract submissions from researchers, PhD and Masters Students involved in co-operative research.

The conference accepts submissions for either oral presentations (power point) or a poster presentation. Poster presentations are typically for less developed papers. An author is able to present multiple research studies, subject to approval of the scientific committee.

Submission of abstracts

The abstract must contain:

  • Title of paper,
  • Name and title of lead and co-authors
  • Lead and co-authors institutional affiliations and emails
  • 3 to 5 keywords
  • Abstract
  • A short reference section.

Abstracts should be no more than 350 words.

Please indicate preferred type of presentation (whether oral presentation or poster).

Please indicate which topic or topics (from the list of 17 topics) you would like your presentation to be associated with. You may also suggest a new topic if the list does not include a topic that is closely related to your presentation.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20th September, 2019.

Submit your abstract to:

Poster Session Option: If your abstract is accepted for a poster presentation, please contact us for specifications using the following email:

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