Call for Papers

This year, we are requesting four types of submissions: scholarly (EJWOP SI relevant), scholarly (non EJWOP SI relevant), doctoral, and teaching. We are happy to consider other formats as well, just contact us to discuss.

The first two types of submissions we would like to receive are traditional scholarly papers. As usual, in this online conference, we want shorter papers than is common in journals and face-to-face conferences. This shorter length is to allow conference goers to read your paper during the conference. This has the advantage of meaning that people interacting with you have actually read your paper and can offer informed feedback. The maximum length we can permit is 1500 words. This allows you to get feedback on an outline of a new project, a troublesome section of a current paper, or a summary of something you're currently working on. The timing of the conference makes it particularly useful for getting informed feedback on your paper prior to developing it for the special issue of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology on the experience of fit. The subject matter in this section can be anything at all to do with organisational fit including related subjects; just choose whether you want to put it in the EJWOP SI track or not. Choosing the EJWOP SI track does not commit you to anything at all, but it will attract the attention of the guest editors and be grouped with similarly themed papers during the conference. The focus of your paper is similarly wide-ranging and can include theoretical, conceptual, review, empirical or teaching ambitions. Papers submitted to this section will be refereed by at least two organisational fit scholars and you will receive written feedback prior to the conference.

The third type of submissions we would like to receive are those from people who are undertaking, or about to undertake, doctoral studies in fit. In previous fit e-conferences, many of the most published people in the field have attended the conference. And these people have shown themselves to be tremendously considerate in helping doctoral students with their studies. This is a great opportunity to get pointers and suggestions from acknowledged experts. The maximum length of paper in the doctoral section is 1000 words and you can use this section in any way you wish. Perhaps you want help with your outline, perhaps with a particular methodology, perhaps with a particular problem, or perhaps with a particular paper. All you need to do is describe the help you want in a paper of no more than 1500 words.

The fourth type of submissions we would like to receive are papers or videos looking at how the subject of fit might be taught. These might be case studies, lecture plans, innovative teaching techniques, or anything else that you think might be of interest to people teaching organisational fit. In this section, the maximum length is 1000 words, or 15 minute videos.



Although we have offered maximum word limits for each type of submission, we are keen to receive submissions in innovative formats. These include videos, audios, PowerPoint presentations, and the use of virtual worlds. Adding an audio file of a 'reading' of your submission would also be welcome. All of these formats will work will in the online environment and add to the impact of your submission.



Scholarly papers (max. 1500 words): deadline 1st October 2016

Doctoral zone (max. 1500 words): deadline 1st October 2016

Teaching zone (max. 1000 words): deadline 8th October 2016



Papers should be submitted through the submission portal, which will be accessed via the menu above.