Abstract and Paper Submission

Conference Format

     The 6th ICLG 2015 will be a two-day conference organized in a number of different sessions that will allow for an open and multi-disciplinary dialogue related to city and local management issues. These sessions include:

1. An opening ceremony and a main plenary session on September 17, 2015,
2. Special lectures and parallel break-out sessions on September 18, 2015, and
3. The excellent paper award ceremony on September 18, 2015.

Guidelines for Abstract/Paper Preparation and Submission
1. Each presenter must submit his/her abstract of no more than 250 words, excluding title, authors, affiliations, and keywords.  Download a sample abstract here.

2. Full papers are not required. However, those submitting full papers are eligible for the following competitions:
      - "Early Bird Paper Competition." Full papers submitted before June 1, 2015 are automatically eligible for this competition.  One winner in this competition will receive three nights free lodging at the Centara Hotel and Convention Center, the site of the conference. 
      - “Excellent Papers in Local Government Studies” Award Program. All papers submitted before July 5, 2015 will considered for three awards, each of which includes a plaque of honor and cash prize of 1,000 USD. The award recipients will be honored at the farewell dinner on September 18, 2015.

3. The following types of papers are welcome;    
     - Review articles should be between 4,000-6,000 words inclusive of abstracts, figures, illustrations, and references. Each review article must consist of an introduction, objective (s), and an extensive discussion of literature relevant to the conference topics. Download a sample review article here;    
     - Original research articles should not exceed 7,000 words inclusive of abstracts, figures, illustrations, and references. Original research articles must be ordered as follows: an introduction, a literature review, research methods, results and discussion, and conclusion. Download a sample research article here.   
     - Case studies should not exceed 4,000 words inclusive of abstracts, figures, illustrations, and references. Each case study must contain an introduction, problem identification, and a discussion of policy intervention(s) and outcome(s). Download a sample case study here.

4. Paper award recipients may choose to publish their papers in the Journal of African and Asian Local Government Studies (indexed by South Africa’s Ministry of Education and EBSCO) or Local Administration Journal (indexed by Thailand’s Citations Index—TCI). Other papers will be considered for publication in the two journals.

5. All abstracts and papers will undergo a peer reviewing process and will appear in the conference proceedings

6. All abstracts and papers should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include your name and abstract or full paper on the subject line.

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