Frequently Asked Questions

General

Yes, all Congress participants must be individual IPSA members in 2023 to register for the World Congress. You may become a member during the online registration process using your IPSA account. IPSA membership is not necessary to submit a panel or paper proposal; only for participation and attendance at the World Congress.

You will have the option to create an IPSA website account when submitting a proposal for a paper or panel, or completing the registration.

Individuals may also be invited to create an online account by a panel convenor in order to be included as a panel chair or discussant, or a paper co-author.

If you already have an account, but do not remember your e-mail or password, please contact us at wc2023@ipsa.org.

Each panel should include a chair and at least one discussant.

Each panel should include a minimum of 4 paper presentations and a maximum of 6.

A panel lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. Depending on the number of panelists, each paper presentation should be 10 to 20 minutes long.

Each individual may only participate in the Congress Program once in each of the following roles: chair, co-chair, discussant, author, co-author or participant.

  • An individual may therefore appear in the program up to 6 times in a different role.
  • A participant may present up to two papers, but in two different roles, one as main author and the other one as co-author.
    (Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep or appoint your co-author as the main author.)

The World Congress will take place from 15 to 19 July 2023. The preliminary schedule of panels and sessions will be available in May 2023 and will be subject to change. More information regarding the schedule will be provided to panel convenors by email.

Detailed information about the virtual portion of the World Congress will be provided in due course. Note that any virtual panels will follow the Argentine time zone (UTC -3). 

While you complete your online Congress registration you will have the option to indicate your interest to serve as chair and/or discussant and select the session(s) of interest.

The registration fees give delegates access to the entire Congress Program.

New this year, for the first time in IPSA’s history, the World Congress registration fee will be based on the country of residence of delegates. By recognizing the financial disparity between countries, residents of Upper-Middle Income Economies and Low and Lower-Middle Income Economies now have access to reduced fees to attend the 2023 World Congress.

IPSA will offer a limited number of travel grants to help offset the cost of traveling to the World Congress.

To access the Travel Grant application form, log in to your IPSA account and select Application under Travel Grants in the [My Congress] menu.

For more information, please visit the Travel Grants page.

A letter of invitation will be available to fully registered and paid delegates in electronic format (PDF) from "My Congress" user menu. Registration must be completed and paid before a Letter of Invitation is made available in the participant's online account.

Do not send e-mails requesting an invitation letter before you fill out your online registration and complete the payment.

Once the online registration is completed, you may access the documents under the “Registration” header in "My Congress" in PDF format.

  • Invitation Letter
  • Official Registration Invoice
  • Official Registration Receipt

You may access the Official Acceptance Letter by logging into your IPSA account at wc2023.ipsa.org as of 8 March 2023.

If you are a paper author / co-author:

If you have a role on a panel (convenor, chair, discussant, participant):


Letters of invitation are available to participants who have registered and paid in full their registration and membership fees by logging into the account at wc2023.ipsa.org.

Once the online registration is completed, click on “Registration” in ‘My Congress’ user menu to access the following three documents in PDF format (refer to the screenshot for guidance):

  • Invitation Letter
  • Official Registration Invoice
  • Official Registration Receipt

Proposal Submissions

All submitted proposals are accessible from “My Congress” user menu (top right corner of the congress website, once you are logged in).

  • Access your paper proposal in [My Congress] user menu
  • Click on List of my papers
  • Select the Paper title

Each panel should include a chair and at least one discussant.

Each panel should include a minimum of 4 paper presentations and a maximum of 6.

A panel lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. Depending on the number of panelists, each paper presentation should be 10 to 20 minutes long.

You will have the option to create an IPSA website account when submitting a proposal for a paper or panel, or completing the registration.

Individuals may also be invited to create an online account by a panel convenor in order to be included as a panel chair or discussant, or a paper co-author.

If you already have an account, but do not remember your e-mail or password, please contact us at wc2023@ipsa.org.

You may submit up to two (2) paper proposals however only one paper will be accepted in the final program.  Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only one (1) will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep or appoint your co-author as the main author.

Each individual may only participate in the Congress Program once in each of the following roles: chair, co-chair, discussant, author, co-author.

  •  A participant may present up to two papers, but in two different roles, one as main author and the other one as co-author.

Full papers must be uploaded in PDF format by 01 July 2023 and must respect the Guidelines for Full Papers. You will be able to replace your uploaded paper at a later date if you so require (i.e. If you are unable to provide the final version before the 01 July 2023 deadline).

Paper proposals may be submitted from 15 November 2022 to 1 February 2023.

You will be asked to sign in to your IPSA website account to be able to submit a proposal. If you do not already have an account, you will have the option to create one.

If you were invited to submit a paper to a closed panel, you must submit your abstract with the submission link provided in the invitation from the panel convenor.

Please visit the Submit a Paper page for detailed information on key dates, rules of participation and submission guidelines.

Before submitting a paper proposal, make sure that the following points are covered in your Abstract (max. 350 words):

  • the research question your paper investigates
  • a very brief description of the methodological approach

You may propose and organize as many different panels as you like as convenor. You should be aware that you may only participate once as a chair, co-chair and discussant in the final program.

Duties of convenors, chairs and discussants are described in the Guidelines for Participation in IPSA World Congresses.

As of 8 March 2023 email notifications with the review status are sent to individuals who submitted a proposal for a paper or panel. Accepted panels will be posted online after this date.

You may also refer to the Review Timeline for paper and panel proposals or the Important Dates page to view key deadlines.

You do not need to be a member of IPSA to submit a proposal, however you must be signed in to your IPSA website account to be able to submit a panel or paper proposal. Note that you must become an IPSA member in order to participate and register for the World Congress.

The Abstracts and the Full papers presented at the Congress will be available (in PDF format) to IPSA members in the Conference Proceedings Library on the website www.ipsa.org.

IPSA does not publish a printed Book of Proceedings or a Book of Abstracts for the Congress. Including your paper in the Conference Proceedings Library does not grant IPSA any copyrights.

Yes of course! You may submit a panel proposal as the convenor or a paper proposal.

You may also act as chair or discussant on your panel. Panel convenors should ensure balanced representation in terms of region, gender and stage of career.

Yes, you can edit your proposal until 18 April 2023.  Any changes made after this date will not appear in the printed program.

You may edit your paper proposal by logging into your IPSA account:

  • Access your paper proposal in [My Congress] user menu
  • Click on [List of my papers](view screenshot for reference)
  • Select the Paper title
  • Click 'Edit' to modify the paper title or abstract

You may edit your panel proposal by logging into your IPSA account:

  • Access your panel proposal in [My Congress] user menu
  • Click on List of my panels
  • Select the Panel title
  • Click on [Add a chair]
  • Search by last name. From the search list select the participant by clicking [Add as chair]
  • If the person you are searching for cannot be found, send them the following link so they can create an account:
  • Continue the process to [Add a discussant].

Program

Each panel should include a chair and at least one discussant.

Each panel should include a minimum of 4 paper presentations and a maximum of 6.

A panel lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. Depending on the number of panelists, each paper presentation should be 10 to 20 minutes long.

As of 8 March 2023 email notifications with the review status are sent to individuals who submitted a proposal for a paper or panel. Accepted panels will be posted online after this date.

You may also refer to the Review Timeline for paper and panel proposals or the Important Dates page to view key deadlines.

Yes of course! You may submit a panel proposal as the convenor or a paper proposal.

You may also act as chair or discussant on your panel. Panel convenors should ensure balanced representation in terms of region, gender and stage of career.

You may access the Official Acceptance Letter by logging into your IPSA account at wc2023.ipsa.org as of 8 March 2023.

If you are a paper author / co-author:

If you have a role on a panel (convenor, chair, discussant, participant):


Letters of invitation are available to participants who have registered and paid in full their registration and membership fees by logging into the account at wc2023.ipsa.org.

Once the online registration is completed, click on “Registration” in ‘My Congress’ user menu to access the following three documents in PDF format (refer to the screenshot for guidance):

  • Invitation Letter
  • Official Registration Invoice
  • Official Registration Receipt

Each individual may only participate in the Congress Program once in each of the following roles: chair, co-chair, discussant, author, co-author or participant.

  • An individual may therefore appear in the program up to 6 times in a different role.
  • A participant may present up to two papers, but in two different roles, one as main author and the other one as co-author.
    (Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep or appoint your co-author as the main author.)

While you complete your online Congress registration you will have the option to indicate your interest to serve as chair and/or discussant and select the session(s) of interest.

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 18 April 2023 if they wish to appear in the Printed Program. 10 May 2023 is the final registration deadline for all panelists.

The World Congress will take place from 15 to 19 July 2023. The preliminary schedule of panels and sessions will be available in May 2023 and will be subject to change. More information regarding the schedule will be provided to panel convenors by email.

Detailed information about the virtual portion of the World Congress will be provided in due course. Note that any virtual panels will follow the Argentine time zone (UTC -3). 

The Abstracts and the Full papers presented at the Congress will be available (in PDF format) to IPSA members in the Conference Proceedings Library on the website www.ipsa.org.

IPSA does not publish a printed Book of Proceedings or a Book of Abstracts for the Congress. Including your paper in the Conference Proceedings Library does not grant IPSA any copyrights.

Please note that due to a high volume of communications, there may be a delay in responding to your e-mail. We will respond to it in the order it was received.

Feel free to contact us at the following email addresses:

For questions about Congress program or registration, email wc2023@ipsa.org

For questions about membership, email membership@ipsa.org

For general IPSA inquiries, email info@ipsa.org 

Registration

The registration fees give delegates access to the entire Congress Program.

New this year, for the first time in IPSA’s history, the World Congress registration fee will be based on the country of residence of delegates. By recognizing the financial disparity between countries, residents of Upper-Middle Income Economies and Low and Lower-Middle Income Economies now have access to reduced fees to attend the 2023 World Congress.

Please note that due to a high volume of communications, there may be a delay in responding to your e-mail. We will respond to it in the order it was received.

Feel free to contact us at the following email addresses:

For questions about Congress program or registration, email wc2023@ipsa.org

For questions about membership, email membership@ipsa.org

For general IPSA inquiries, email info@ipsa.org 

Yes, all Congress participants must be individual IPSA members in 2023 to register for the World Congress. You may become a member during the online registration process using your IPSA account. IPSA membership is not necessary to submit a panel or paper proposal; only for participation and attendance at the World Congress.

IPSA will offer a limited number of travel grants to help offset the cost of traveling to the World Congress.

To access the Travel Grant application form, log in to your IPSA account and select Application under Travel Grants in the [My Congress] menu.

For more information, please visit the Travel Grants page.

You do not need to be a member of IPSA to submit a proposal, however you must be signed in to your IPSA website account to be able to submit a panel or paper proposal. Note that you must become an IPSA member in order to participate and register for the World Congress.

A letter of invitation will be available to fully registered and paid delegates in electronic format (PDF) from "My Congress" user menu. Registration must be completed and paid before a Letter of Invitation is made available in the participant's online account.

Do not send e-mails requesting an invitation letter before you fill out your online registration and complete the payment.

Once the online registration is completed, you may access the documents under the “Registration” header in "My Congress" in PDF format.

  • Invitation Letter
  • Official Registration Invoice
  • Official Registration Receipt

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 10 May 2023. Failure to do so will result in a withdrawal from the program.

Participants who will simply attend and do not take part in the Congress program can register online until 8 July 2023.

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 18 April 2023 if they wish to appear in the Printed Program. 10 May 2023 is the final registration deadline for all panelists.

Please consult the Individual Membership Benefits to learn about the various perks of being an IPSA member.