Sinergie-SIMA 2020 Conference

Paper Development Workshop (PDW)

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 underconsideration 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. The deadline for sub- missions is 21 March, 2020, in the authors’ time zone.

Submitted papers must follow the conference instructions for submission

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 11 April, 2020, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by 30 April, 2020.

Please note that authors will need to register for the SIMA-Sinergie 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