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Cape Town 2024 - Submission Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines and formatting instructions to prepare your paper:

  • Each paper can only be submitted to ONE track. If a proposed idea does not seem to fit any of the tracks described above, authors should contact the Program Co-Chairs: Samuel Aryee, University of Surrey ( and Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim, American University in Cairo (email: Your submission will be directed to the most appropriate track. 
  • All papers and proposals should be submitted electronically via the conference website at
  • Submitted papers must NOT have been previously published and if under review, must NOT appear in print before the AFAM 2024 Conference.
  • Paper submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors should therefore remove all author-identifying information, including acknowledgements from the text, and document properties.
  • The paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc) must be in one document created in a PDF format.
  • The maximum length of a paper must be 40 pages (including tables, appendices and references). The paper format should follow the Africa Journal of Management’s style guide)
  • No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper can occur after the submission deadline
  • Once a submission is accepted, all panelists in a PDW/Caucus/Symposia, and at least one author of a co-authored paper must register for the conference. Otherwise their submissions will not be included in the Conference Program or Proceedings.   
  • Those submitting work to the conference are expected to serve as reviewers. They are to register both as author and reviewer on the conference website.
  • The submission portal opens on February 15, 2023 and closes at midnight May 30, 2023. NOTE: SUBMISSION EXTENDED SECOND TIME TO JUNE 30, 2023