Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Journal of International Business Policy (JIBP) will hold its third annual Paper Development Workshop (PDW) in Miami from 8:30am-1:30pm on Friday, July 3, 2020, as part of the pre-conference program for the AIB Annual Meeting. The PDW provides participants an excellent opportunity to interact and receive constructive feedback from Sarianna Lundan (editor-in-chief), Ari Van Assche (deputy editor), as well as several JIBP Editors and Editorial Review Board Members.

JIBP is the sister journal to the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) published by Springer and the Academy of International Business ( Positioned at the intersection between international business and public policy, JIBP publishes articles that identify novel policy issues and dilemmas related to international business. These include but are not limited to policies for:

The purpose of the PDW is two-fold. First, we aim to provide participants insights into the actionable steps they should take to make their research more relevant for policy makers. Second, we provide scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects related to IB policy. While we hope that the papers will eventually be submitted to JIBP, the purpose of the PDW is broader, namely to improve the quality of IB research, to help translate IB research into policy ideas, and to bring new scholars into the IB policy field.

The PDW will consist of two parts. First, a 90-minute introductory session (8:30am–10:00am) led by Sarianna Lundan (editor-in-chief) and Ari Van Assche (deputy editor) will discuss the manuscript review process, provide pointers on how to steer a policy turn in international business research, and touch on various other topics relevant to authors seeking to publish in JIBP. Second, during a 120-minute main session (10:30am-12:30pm), groups of authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired with two JIBP Editors/ERB members for constructive feedback. The lunch break (12:30pm-1:30pm) provides an excellent opportunity for scholars to have individual discussions with JIBP's editorial team.

To participate in the JIBP PDW, we invite scholars to upload (1) paper proposals (max. 4000 words) or (2) full papers (max. 10,000 words) through the JIBP Paper Development Workshop Submission System located at It is important to highlight at the top of the title page to which track you are submitting. Authors of accepted full papers will have the occasion to receive detailed comments on their manuscript from two members of our editorial team. Authors of accepted paper proposals will have the chance to discuss their research ideas with editorial team experts. 

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020, in the authors' time zone. All submitted papers and proposals must follow the JIBP Style Guide, which are available at

Submitting authors will be notified of the results of the review process by March 1, 2020, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by March 15, 2020.

Please note that authors will need to register for the AIB conference in order to participate in the JIBP PDW. Also note that the Junior Faculty Consortium, the Doctoral Consortium, and the JIBS PDW run in parallel with the JIBP PDW. It will therefore not be possible to participate in the JIBP PDW if participating in any of the other aforementioned events.

Please address any questions about the JIBP PDW to: Ari Van Assche ([log in to unmask]).


Ari Van Assche
JIBP PDW Organizer and Deputy Editor-in-Chief


Sarianna Lundan
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Policy


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