Call for Papers


The IPSERA 2024 conference theme is “Emerging Alternatives”. In case of a surplus of submissions, the papers related to the conference theme will be preferred, provided they meet the quality criteria assessed through the review process.

The conference will provide a forum for academics and practitioners to present research papers and discuss the future developments of the field. The conference theme offers the opportunity for a broad range of purchasing and supply chain topics which can be divided in the following streams:

  • Purchasing organisation, skills, and competences
  • Purchasing and supply management strategy
  • Negotiation and Contracting
  • Sourcing and supplier selection
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supplier evaluation and performance measurement
  • Supplier development
  • Global sourcing and outsourcing issues
  • Sustainable procurement and CSR
  • Purchasing and innovation
  • Procurement digital transformation
  • Procurement in the public domain
  • Healthcare procurement
  • Supply chain risk and resilience
  • Supply triads and supply networks
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Supply chain transparency, visibility and traceability
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Agri-Food supply chain management
  • Fashion and luxury supply chain management
  • Humanitarian procurement and supply chain management
  • IoT and Industry 4.0: implications for Purchasing and Supply
  • PSM theory and methodology development
  • PSM education
  • Preferred customer and supplier satisfaction

Three types of papers will be accepted:

  • Competitive papers based on a full paper (followed by a revised paper after acceptance)
  • Working papers based on an abstract (followed by a working paper after acceptance)
  • Practitioner papers based on an abstract (followed by a practitioner paper after acceptance)


Competitive papers should be conceptual or empirical papers that are, in principle, submission-ready (max. of 15 pages excluding references/appendices).



Working papers indicate “work in progress”. These papers can report on empirical or conceptual research. (max. of 10 pages).

Practitioner papers can only be submitted by practitioners (although academics can be involved as co-authors) and should be based on best practice approaches within and/or across organisations rather than commercial promotional material for a business or product (max. of 10 pages).

Important: Check Submission Guidelines and Key Dates sections to correctly and timely submit your paper.

Download the template for papers in this link (Please note that the first submitted version must be anonymous)