*All manuscripts submission should be submitted using the Electronic Submission System.*

Information for presenters

If your submission has been accepted for ‘oral’ presentation the time allocated for presentation is 20 minutes with a further up to 10 minutes allowed for discussion. 

Please make sure you send your slides in a powerpoint format by email by the 28th of November 2021 23:59 BST. 

If your submission has been accepted for ‘recorded’ presentation, your recorded video should be maximum 15 minutes long. At the day of the presentation you will also be allocated a further up to 10 minutes to allow for discussion.  

Please make sure that you send your video by WeTransfer by 28th November 2021 23:59 BST. If no video has been received by the specified date we will not be able to guarantee that your video will be used and you may be asked to present online-live instead. 

Your video should be in .mp4 format and should not exceed 300Mb in size. 

Eligibility and Requirements


Papers must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation at any other conference. If the work has been presented at a previous ABEATS, the submission must represent a serious development beyond that of the previous presentation.

There is no limit to the number of papers submitted.

Papers can be submitted to one track only

Your submission must be made to one track only. If the Track Chairs feel your full submission is relevant to more than one track, they have the discretion to discuss the merits of the submission with the relevant Track Chairs. Authors will be notified of any decision concerning their submission.

Authors will be required to upload two types of submission of each paper

1: Extended Abstract
2: Full paper

Deadline for Authors to Register to Attend

AT LEAST ONE author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the ABEATS 2021 by November 10, 2021. Accepted papers without AT LEAST ONE registered author will be withdrawn and will not be included in the conference proceedings nor the conference programme for presentation.

Expectations for Authors

Expectation to present the accepted paper(s)

Submitting author or one of the co-authors should be available to attend the ABEATS 2021 and present the accepted paper(s).

Withdrawing Your Paper

If your paper is accepted for presentation and you later discover you cannot attend the event, please ensure you contact the ABEATS 2021 organising committee at abeats@glasgow.ac.uk at the first available opportunity.

Please be advised, you will be required to confirm the detailed reason for the withdrawal.

Submission Steps

Extended Abstract

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of about 800 words in length by 31st August 2021.

The extended abstract should:

  • Identify the central problem that the submission is tackling and the current understanding of this problem.
  • Introduce the most important references and the theory base for the research.
  • Outline the research questions for approaching and meeting the submission’s goal.
  • Describe the methodology, empirical base, analysis, and results.
  • And communicate the contribution to current understanding and practical implications arising from the submission.

For a research-in-progress submission, the abstract should outline how the study will be executed, and identify the main expected outcomes, contribution and practical implications.

All submissions must be uploaded to the ABEATS 2021 abstract submission portal.

Should you have any questions about the submission, please contact us at abeats@glasgow.ac.uk

Full Papers

Only accepted extended abstracts can be further developed into full papers.

Once the extended abstract has been accepted, the author(s) must submit their full paper using the template provided below. To be included in the conference programme and the conference website (only available to conference participants), accepted papers must be emailed by November 22, 2021.

Full papers must have a clear theoretical base with explicit references to the already-existing research in the field. Papers should also make mention their contribution to current understanding and practical implications.

Click here to download the Full Paper Template (Word Document). 

All completed Full Papers (15 pages maximum in total) must be emailed to abeats@glasgow.ac.uk.

Please Note: Once emailed, authors will not be able to edit paper details such as title, author names, keywords etc. As this information will be displayed in the symposium programme & proceedings, please ensure that all information is recorded accurately on the original submission.

If you need to edit any paper details after submission, please contact the ABEATS 2021 organising committee at abeats@glasgow.ac.uk

Review Process

All submissions will undergo a double-blind evaluation by two Scientific Committee members with appropriate academic, scientific and industry expertise. Each abstract will be evaluated on the following points:

  • Relevance of submissions to the conference themes
  • Appropriateness and application of the selected research design
  • Scholarly or scientific quality for academics and practical implications and foundations for practitioners
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Contribution of the findings to current knowledge and managerial practice
  • Probability of stimulating interest, debate and insight to other participants

Decisions on acceptance or rejection will be communicated by the Organising Committee by 10 October 2021. Some submissions may be requested to address specific perceived shortcomings or omissions prior to submitting the full papers.

Academic Ethics

Submissions to the conference should report original and previously unpublished findings. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. In order to protect the intellectual property right of the researchers, ABEATS 2021 are strongly against this ruthless conduct.  

All authors are responsible for their submissions for ABEATS 2021. If an author is found to commit an act of plagiarism, the submission will be automatically dismissed.