Please read through the instructions carefully before submitting your paper for consideration for a Best Paper award.

Best Paper Award Formatting Rules

(for all 2024 award papers)

All papers submitted for the IIFET 2024 Penang Best Paper awards will be submitted to a double blind review. This means that, in order to ensure greater objectivity, reviewers will not know the authors’ names, and authors will not know the reviewers’ names.

In order to submit a paper for consideration for any IIFET 2024 Best Paper award, you must first have an abstract accepted by the conference Scientific Committee for presentation at the conference.

Please also conform to all other eligibility rules specified on the individual award information pages.

Deadline: Papers must be submitted by email to [email protected] by midnight Pacific Time on 15 March 2024.


Format Rules:

  • Email two separate pdf files to IIFET Executive Director Kat Goetting ([email protected]).

- File 1: Title page. Include title of the paper, all authors’ names and affiliations including professional titles, complete mailing and email contacts, 250 word abstract.

Filename: Author’s surname (family name) and abstract number, e.g. Smith123.pdf.

- File 2: Manuscript. Include paper title, abstract, body of the paper, references, graphs, etc. Exclude all mention of the authors’ names from this file.

Filename: Abstract number only, e.g. 123.pdf.


Formatting Guidelines

  • Language: English
  • Spacing: Double spaced
  • Font size: 12 point
  • Margins: 1 inch top, bottom, left and right
  • Paper size: A4 or 8.5 x 11”
  • Length: 40 pages maximum, including all materials, references, graphs, figures, etc.

All other style choices are up to the author.



IIFET does not take copyright of your paper for inclusion in the IIFET conference proceedings. That is, from IIFET’s perspective, you may submit a paper included in the IIFET proceedings for publication in a journal or other publication. Each peer-reviewed journal has its own policy to determine whether prior publication disqualifies a paper from consideration for later publication by that journal, and what constitutes “prior publication”. Most economics journals surveyed recently indicated that publication in a non-peer reviewed medium such as IIFET conference proceedings does not constitute prior publication. However, it is strongly recommended that you revise your IIFET Proceedings paper, taking advantage of review comments you may receive at the conference, prior to submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Check with any journals you are submitting to regarding their specific prior publication policies.