EUPRERA Paper Development Workshop (PDW)

Join an engaged environment to discuss and develop
research papers for competitive journals.

About the PDW

The PDW is positioned as a complement for the regular EUPRERA congress program, covering aspects and encouraging interactions not usually featured in the main program. The PDW is structured as a workshop with a highly interactive format focused on developing papers towards publication in top academic journals. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas and building relationships in a manner that does not typically fit the constraints of paper presentations in regular conference sessions. Knowledge sharing and interactive participation are key in the PDW.

All PDW participants commit to reading the papers of other workshop participants and provide written feedback before the congress so that emphasis of the session can be placed on more in-depth discussion. Further, each paper is paired with an invited senior discussant (an advanced scholar with very strong expertise in the focus area of the respective paper) who provides feedback based on their experience and with a particular emphasis towards publishing in highly competitive journals.

The PDW is a closed workshop format for authors of accepted papers and the invited senior respondents. It will take place as a pre-conference (mid-day to afternoon) on the opening-day of the EUPRERA conference.

Who can apply?

All scholars are invited to apply. We particularly encourage submission of mature papers with a potential towards very strong conceptual/empirical contributions.

How to apply?

Submissions for the PDW are made during standard paper submissions for the EUPRERA congress through the ConfTool. When submitting, applicants have the opportunity to opt-in to “submit also to the PDW”. When ticking this box, papers will be considered for the standard program as well as for the PDW.

Selection process

Once papers are accepted for the main congress, they can enter the PDW selection process, which will take about two weeks. Based on the congress reviews, top papers are evaluated by the PDW committee for their quality and publication potential, and the career stage of the applicant(s). In case of high demand, preference is given to rather mature full-paper submissions and to submissions from main authors who are aiming for promotion into tenured faculty positions (esp. mid-career researchers).

More info

For more details, please contact Alexander Buhmann:

PDW 2023, Prague


Alexander Buhmann,
BI Norwegian Business School

Sophia Volk,
University of Zurich


Chiara Valentini,
University of Jyvaskyla


The PDW is sponsored by #NORA – The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management

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