Call for papers

10th International Scientific Online Conference

Call for papers

Academics, lecturers, researches, scientists, practitioners, business people, entrepreneurs, and students are invited to submit your contributions, papers and panel proposals related to the conference theme "The Future of Global Business and Marketing: How Will Smart Companies Deal with Challenges and Opportunities?":

Dates for submitting the anonymous papers and panels for peer review:

Deadline for abstracts:

April 10th 2020 - Extended till May 10th 2020

Feedback on abstracts:

June 10th 2020

Deadline for full papers:

September 10th 2020

All abstracts and papers are to be submitted in English.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 600-800 words on one or more of the thematic areas indicated in the Purpose of the conference. The suggested headings to structure the abstract are the following:

Purpose (and research question if there is one):  what are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research? Summarize the purpose and the rationale of your research/paper.

Introduction and literature review: place your work in the context with the existing body of knowledge.

Design/Methodology/Approach:  how are the objectives achieved? Define the main method used for gathering the data including the sample size, and state the rationale for using this method.

Findings/Results and conclusions: what was found in the course of the work (refer to the analysis, discussion or results). Summarize the answers to the research questions while also outlining the implications of the results. 

Research limitations/implications (if applicable): summarize the limitations of the study and offer suggestions for future research.

Practical and/or social implications(if applicable): offer the potential implications both for practice and society. What outcomes and implications for the practice, applications and consequences are identified? What will be the impact on society of your research, how will it influence the public attitudes, corporate etc.? Not all papers will have practical or social implications, but most will.

Originality/value: what is new in the paper and who is it for? State the value of the paper.

Keywords: 3 to 5 keywords that highlight your research/paper.

A list of literature (references) is not included into the word count.

The themes

The theme of the conference is “The Future of Global Business and Marketing: How Will Smart Companies Deal with Challenges and Opportunities?”, which is reflected in the following thematic areas (but not limited to):

  • Marketing
  • Business and Economics
  • Management


Important dates

  • Abstracts (using the template) should be submitted via e-mail to conference@doba.si or tina.vukasovic@net.doba.si (blind copies without the author names and affiliations, who are to be identified on a separate cover page) no later than April 10th 2020.
  • Decisions to accept an abstract with an invitation to prepare the full paper will be announced by June 10th 2020.
  • Full papers (using the template) of no more than 40,000 characters, including blanks, will be due by September 10th 2020. Please use the template for the full paper. The title of the abstract and of the full paper cannot be the same, so please change the title of the full paper accordingly. Submit the full paper via the Journal of Innovative Business and Management at https://journal.doba.si/OJS/index.php/jimb

Publication of papers

  • at the conference: a conference booklet (proceedings of reviewed abstracts of  the received contributions/papers);
  • after the conference: a reviewed scientific monograph with 15 best contributions/papers, according to the review committee's assessment;
  • after the conference: a special issue of the Journal of Innovative Business and Management.
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