Review Process for IPMA 2017 Research Conference

International Project Management Association Research Conference 2017, 2-4 November 2017

Published by UTS ePRESS |

IPMA Research Conference 2017 – Review Process

The paper review process for the IPMA Research Conference 2017 was a three stage process.  

The first stage was a double blind review by the jury members of the IPMA Research Conference Steering Committee, all international academics none of them being a member of PMRP. All 28 short paper submissions went through this initial review process. In this phase the papers were reviewed using recognized academic criteria (quality; relevance; new or emerging knowledge; applicability) and were ranked in two categories: 

  • First Review Accept

  • First Review Reject

17 short papers were accepted based on these criteria and the authors got invited to submit their long papers for the Research Conference. 

In the second stage 14 long papers were presented at the Research Conference and received feedback from the eight research stream facilitators (all academics). 

In the third stage the papers were ranked by the editor of the PMRP journal into the categories:

 Commentary paper

 Research paper

 Case studies

In addition each author received a detailed feedback to his long paper in a second double-blind review process from two independent external academic reviewers. This review process was steered by the editor of the PMRP journal, Beverly Pasian together with the IPMA Research Coordinator Helgi Thor Ingason and the IPMA Research Conference Coordinator Yvonne Schoper.        

The resulting 14 papers are published as an eJournal by PMRP. There was no funding by any organization involved in the whole process. 

The IPMA Research Conference Coordinator thanks all authors for contributing with their paper submissions to the success of the Research Conference, all reviewers for their constructive feedback to the submissions, the conference stream facilitators for their professional moderation of the research streams, the IPMA Research Coordinator Helgi Thor Ingason for his ongoing support and finally Beverly Pasian for publishing the conference papers in the PMRP journal.   

Berlin, February 2018

Yvonne Schoper

Yvonne Schoper