Irish Social Science Platform Annual Conference, December 01/02, 2009
Call for Papers

Schedule: Key Dates

  • 7th September 2009 Deadline for submission of abstracts (300-500 words)
  • 2nd November 2009 at 2.00pm Deadline for submission of full papers, both completed and development papers comprising 3,000 to 6,000 words
  • Registration Deadline 20th November 2009

Conference Proceedings


Please note that all full papers accepted will be included in the conference proceedings which will be allocated an ISBN number. 


Conference Awards


We are pleased to announce that NUI Galway will sponsor best paper prizes for:


Best overall paper

Best Postdoctoral Paper

Best Postgraduate Paper

Best paper for each of the three pillars of ISSP

  • Knowledge Society
  • Sustaining Communities
  • Balanced Development                

Conference Paper Abstract Guidelines

1. Length 300- 500 Word Abstract.
2. Your name and institutional address should be clear on the first page
3. Abstracts to be submitted online at

Format Guidelines
1. Font: Times New Roman
2. Font Size: 12
3. Left Justified
4. Margins of one inch
5. Major headings: Bold, Capitals
6. Minor Headings: Bold, Upper and lower Case
7. Harvard Referencing System (name, date), e.g. reference: (Smith, 1998); quote: (Smith, 1998: 234)
8. Length of abstract (excluding cover page): maximum 500 words
9. Cover page to contain the following
• Title of Paper: (capitals, bold, centred)
• Authors Name: (Upper and Lower case, bold)
• Author’s Institution, Postal Address, Telephone number and Email address