Sinergie-SIMA 2020 Conference

Paper Development Workshop (PDW) - Updated

This year, a limited number of authors will be able to benefit of a Paper Development Work- shop (PDW) during the Conference. The PDW is designed to provide authors with guidance and expertise in the development of their manuscript for potential submission to a top-tier international management journal. This PDW is oriented at authors of fully developed papers who seek advice aimed at strengthening and improving their papers. It is also open to papers in the “Revise & Resubmit” stage, whose authors may find useful the interaction with the audience of the PDW to improve their responses to referees. The PDW will be organized as follows: (a) authors of selected papers are expected to give a short presentation of their paper (also possibly focusing on the main referees’ comments and answers to them); (b) each paper will receive comments from a scholar who is expert in their area of investigation. More instructions about the organization of the PDW will be provided to the authors of the accepted papers at a later stage. Because of time limitations, the PDW organizing committee will make a selection of the submitted papers and inform the authors accordingly.

Requirements for submissions to PDW:

  • The paper is written in English.

  • The paper focuses on a subject that is connected to the conference theme. Conceptual, qualitative and quantitative papers will be equally given consideration in the selection process.

  • Preference will be given to papers whose authors include at least one young scholar (less than 40 years old) available to present at the PDW during the Sinergie-Sima conference.
  • The authors are invited to indicate in a note on the front-page the paper’s target journal(s), and, in the case of R&R papers, the journal where the paper is under consideration at the time of the submission. 

How can I submit a paper to PDW?

Papers should be submitted by sending an email to and c.c to Please indicate “PDW Sinergie Sima 2020” in the email. Please also note that each applicant should submit only one paper.

Given the new circumstances, we decided to re-open the call for papers. The new deadline for submitting papers for consideration is 18 May 2020 and authors of accepted papers will be notified on the 22 of June, when they will also be given instructions about how to prepare for the online presentation.

Submitted papers must follow the conference instructions for submission.

Authors of already submitted papers should not resubmit the paper again by the new deadline but should expect notification of acceptance or rejection by 22 June. Papers rejected from the PDW are automatically included in the conference programme and will be allocated to the regular parallel sessions. Please note that they will not be included in the conference proceedings.

What Should I Do if My Paper is Accepted to PDW?

Submitting authors will be notified of the results of the PDW review process by 22 June 2020, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by 30 June, 2020.

Please note that authors will need to register for the Sinergie SIMA Management conference in order to participate in the PDW.


Elisa Giuliani University of Pisa
Valentina De Marchi, University of Padova
Francesco Rullani, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice