Submissions

In order to submit a paper to the PL&NB 2020 main track you must register as an author at the conference management system: at easychair.org

Types of submissions

Submissions to the conference may be made in the form of (a) completed, full papers or (b) long abstracts, though authors are encouraged to submit full papers. Authors of papers and long abstracts submitted to the conference accept that their submissions, if finally accepted, be published by Springer in the conference book; they also commit to presenting them at the conference.
The book will be made available to the attendees for free at the conference. All completed papers must therefore be formatted according to a Springer Template (maximum 8 pages total including tables, figures and references; extra pages up to 4 would be allowed, though, but they would be charged as indicated at section “Registration”). Long abstracts (minimum of 4 to up to 6 pages) may also be formatted according to such a template). All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) through the conference management system at Easychair.

Springer template

Format example

All submissions will be refereed by at least two experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every submitted paper to the conference will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Submitting papers

All papers must be formatted according to the Springer template. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format).

Review process

The submitted contributions will be examined first by the organizers to decide its suitability with the conference’s scope. All contributions fitting the scope will undergo a thorough review process. They will be refereed by at least two experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The reviewers will be mainly chosen from the Program Committee.

If manuscripts are accepted, or conditionally accepted, the authors will have several weeks to eventually revise, when requested, their first draft submitted manuscripts based on the reviewers’ comments and send a camera-ready paper and other files required for accepted papers (accurate information about the final files will be provided upon acceptance).

Publication

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, to be published by Springer. It is mandatory, though, that at least one author of every accepted paper be registered by March 25th 2020, either as an regular or an online presentation. Accepted papers not satisfying this requirement, but registered after this deadline,  will be invited to be presented at the conference, though will NOT be included in the book.

Every registered scholar will have a complimentary copy of the Springer book, either a hard copy (scholars registering for regular presentation) or in PDF (those registering for online presentation). Also, and more interesting for their international diffusion, papers will be worldwide available at the Springer’s online platform and related journals’ databases.

Moreover, a selection of the best papers will be invited to prepare extended, full paper versions to eventually appear, after a successful review process, in a special section to be published in Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, and co-edited by the conference chairs.

Presentation

At least one of the authors will be required to register and present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. IMPORTANT, there are two kind of presentations in this edition: 1) Regular presentation, entailing attending the conference and presenting the paper; and 2) Online presentations, with a reduced conference fee, through the platform to be used for such matter. 

All scholars having registered, either they attend the conference, though not physically there at the moment of certain presentation of their interest, or they choose the online presentation, will have access to that platform and will be allowed to see and interact with authors presenting their works. In any case, all presentations will be able to be seen on restricted streaming by scholars having registered the conference, and those not physically there will be allowed to participate in debates after every presentation through the platform of the conference.

FOR REVISED PAPERS ONLY – INSTRUCTIONS TO PREPARE THE CAMERA-READY VERSION OF YOUR PAPER (JUST IF INVITED TO REVISE AND PRESENT IT)

You must prepare a ZIP/RAR file including:

•a filled and signed Consent to Publish , see below. 

•the final version of your paper (**MS-WORD**)

•a Word or PDF document stating the changes performed taking into account the reviews

Our licence with Easychair doesn’t allow us to work with .zip files this year, so they won’t be accepted by the system if it is tried to upload them using your account and paper’s register. This is why the ZIP/RAR file you prepared following the instructions above should be directly sent to the co-chair Francisco J. Martínez-López’s email (fjmlopez@ugr.es) as an attachment, and with CC to one of the other co-chair fellows (jcgazque@ual.es). Please, use the following text for your email’s subject: Paper [Number of your submission at Easychair] NB&PL 2019_camera-ready.

Finally, remember that for the accepted version of your paper you must fill out and sign the copyright form and send it back.

The copyright's data for the NB&PL'20 volume are:

• TITLE: Advances in National Brand & Private Label Marketing. Seventh International Conference, 2020.

• EDITORS:  Francisco J. Martínez-López (U. of Granada, Spain), Juan Carlos Gázquez-Abad (U. of Almería, Spain), Els Breugelmans (KU Leuven, Belgium)