Call for Papers

2018 KEY WEST International Conference on Business, Economics, Finance and Accounting

Theme: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia



International Association of Applied Business Research® - IAABR®

Jointly with

Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies® – Academic OASIS®


DATES: January 4th – 7th, 2018
PLACE: Key West, Florida, USA

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida, USA


Deeply discounted rooms are available at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel for the participants in the conference. Bookings can be done by using the group code of 2018 IAABR. The number for reservations is 1-866-679-5490. The cutoff date for reservations is DECEMBER 15, 2017 (Monday)The earlier you call in to reserve your room, the better, as the number of the pre-negotiated, deeply discounted rooms in our block is very limited!




FULL PAPERS – DECEMBER 10, 2017. All full-paper submissions will be reviewed for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring the 2018 KEY WEST CONFERENCE or the refereed Conference Proceedings with ISBN number. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the Academic OASIS/ IAABR Conference in Key West (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge).

ABSTRACTS - DECEMBER 15, 2017. The authors of all accepted abstracts will have the chance to PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH IN PROGRESS at the Key West Conference which will also give them the OPPORTUNITY to submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by APRIL 15TH, 2018, in order to be considered for a journal publication.


EARLY-BIRD BONUS: FREE (COMPLIMENTARY) One-day Narrated Tour of Key West on the historic “Conch Train” to people, who complete their Conference Registrations by NOVEMBER 16, 2017


Our KEY WEST Conference is for people, who want to participate in a major international forum, get published, network with colleagues from many countries and sharing similar or complementary interests, and to have fun in KEY WEST, the pearl of the American Caribbean!


The Executive Boards of Academic OASIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2018 Key West International Academic Conference will be delivered by Dr. Detelin Elenkov (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology), a Professor of Global Business at Marist College, New York, and an award-winning author of many influential articles in lading scholarly journals and books.


Papers related to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Ethics, Communication & Media, e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environment & Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Gender Studies, Globalization, Human Resources, Information Technology, Innovation and Creativity, Law & Legal Studies, Leadership, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Security Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sustainable Development, and Women Studies are invited to this international conference, which is expected to be attended by authors from nearly all parts of the World. People without papers can also participate in this conference, and they are invited to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.


Journals Sponsoring the 2018 KEY WEST CONFERENCE:

- Journal of Advancements of Applied Business Research (JAABR)

- Journal of Advancements in Economics, Finance & Accounting (JAEFA)

- Journal of Strategic and International Studies (JSIS)

- Journal of Organizational Advancement, Strategic and Institutional Studies (JOASIS)

- Journal of Psychology and Social Studies (JPSS)


To submit your full paper or abstract, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx) to [log in to unmask] (please put “KEY WEST CONFERENCE” in the Subject line of your message). All submissions will be double blind peer-refereed by members of the Conference Review Committee. Authors will be notified of the review outcome within 3-4 weeks after the arrival of their submissions.


Authors, who could NOT travel to Key West for visa or other reasons, may PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY in the IAABR/ Academic OASIS conference, and these authors will have the same publication opportunities, as the regular conference presenters.


The regular registration fee is $350 (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is $300, and the special student fee is $285). The regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular Academic OASIS/ IAABR 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE - 2 OPPORTUNITIES: an OPPORTUNITY to PUBLISH your accepted paper or abstract in a PEER-REFEREED PUBLICATION with ISSN or ISBN number issued by the Library of the Congress + an OPPORTUNITY to PRESENT the results of your work at an INTERNATIONAL FORUM for 1 LOW FEE; 2) one printed issue of the journal or Proceedings CD containing your paper; 3) an Official Certificate for International Conference participation; 4) the Conference Luncheon, Receptions, Coffee Breaks and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions and symposia; 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Listing of your presentation in the Official Conference Program; 8) Explore the history, culture, night life and opportunities for outdoor discoveries of KEY WEST, the pearl of the American Caribbean!


For inquiries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee via [log in to unmask] or visit our Website:


Conference Chair: Dr. Valentino G. Baac, Professor, Provost and Vice President



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