Papers / Workshops / IdeaSplash

Below is an illustrative list of topics for Papers / Workshops / IdeaSplash, but not limited to:
  • Leadership and value creation

  • Leading in uncertainty

  • Organizational development
    and value creation

  • Creating value through social innovation
    and social entrepreneurship

  • Learning in an online environment

  • Emotional health and vulnerability

  • Mental health in workplaces

  • Psychological contract in difficult times

  • Existential anxiety and strategies
    for dealing with it

  • Behavioural economics
    and complex decision making

  • Building Inclusive workspaces,
    embracing diversity

  • Positive Psychology and holistic approach
    to spiritual wellbeing

  • Work - family conflict

  • Personal strategies to improve well- being

  • Spirituality and social change

  • Rank, power and privilege -
    recognition and role in human systems

  • Reaching out to disadvantaged groups

  • Human resource development
    in community organisations

Paper submission guidelines and timelines

You are required to submit an abstract initially. The abstract, which is a summary of your paper’s substance, should include five key words, title of the paper, its purpose, methodology, analysis, conclusions and implications.

  • The acceptable word range for the Paper / Workshop Abstract is 250-300 words
  • The acceptable word range for the Idea-Splash Talk is 150 -175 words
  • All submissions should be in English
  • Please send in a brief author’s biography with the Abstract. After submitting the abstract you will receive an email with your abstract ID/ access code. In case you would like to make any changes or corrections to a submitted abstract, you could use your personal access code. Corrections are permissible until the deadline: 15 April 2021.
  • A communication regarding acceptance / rejection of the submitted abstract will be sent to you through email, by 30 April 2021

If you face any problem while submitting the abstract or you do not receive a confirmation by email, please mail us at

Author guidelines

  • Papers submitted to ABS Summit 2021should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(7th ed.) . All manuscripts must meet the requirements of style established in this manual.

  • Manuscripts must be double-spaced (including lengthy quotations, endnotes, references,tables, and appendix materials)

  • Manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages(excluding abstract, references, tables and figures)

  • The length of the paper should not exceed 4000 words.

  • Margins must be at least one inch on all sides.

  • Each table and figure must appear on a separate page, with its location indicated in the text (e.g., "Table I about here") on a separate line.

  • On the cover page, provide the manuscript title, names of all authors, and all authors' professional titles, affiliations, and complete addresses, including phone number and email ID. The cover page should also include any acknowledgements, credits, and grant information. To ensure anonymous review of the manuscript, do not include onany other pages any information that could identify authorship.

  • Following the cover page, provide a page with the paper title and an abstract of no more than 250-300 words. The abstract should accompany five key words and follow the format explained. Do not use footnotes; provide endnotes on a separate page immediately following the text, under the heading NOTES. Endnotes should offer significant statements,not merely cite references.

The Summit Academic Committee will revert to you within the stipulated timeline. Reviewers'comments would be e-mailed to authors whose submissions undergo blind review.

Papers published previously in any journal or presented in any conference are not acceptable for ABS Summit 2021.

ABS Summit is strictly against simultaneous submission. Submission of a manuscript clearly implies a commitment to publication with ABS Summit and Indian Society for Applied BehaviouralSciences (ISABS) only. ISABS reserves the right to copy edit manuscripts prior to publication (authors receive the opportunity to review such copy editing). Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must supply camera-readyartwork for any figures accompanying their respective papers. All papers accepted for publication become the property of ISABS.