Abstracts and papers

IAPRI 2014 welcomes the submission of scientific papers across a broad range of topics related to Packaging Distribution and logistics. General stream papers will be published in Conference Proceedings, whereas peer-reviewed papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Packaging Technology and Science.

Provisional list of papers

A provisional list of papers is available for your information.

Key conference topics

Papers on all aspects of Packaging, distribution and logistics can be submitted. Key conference topics include:

  • Active & intelligent packaging
  • Distribution packaging
  • Logistics & supply chain
  • Packaging design, ergonomics & human factors
  • Medical, cosmetic & pharmaceutical packaging
  • Packaging printing & graphics
  • Packaging for food & agriculture
  • Packaging for hazardous & dangerous goods
  • Packaging machinery & systems
  • Novel packaging
  • Packaging materials
  • Packaging sustainability
  • Packaging standards & legislation.

Abstracts and papers

Submissions should not be under review or published elsewhere prior to the conference. No more than two papers per registration will be accepted; one for oral presentation and one for poster presentation. The IAPRI 2014 Conference offers two streams for paper submissions: general and peer review.

General stream

Abstract submissions approved by the IAPRI 2014 Scientific Committee will result in the authors preparing full papers for the conference for either oral or poster presentation. Full papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN). Abstracts submitted to the general stream will be reviewed by selected members of the IAPRI 2014 Scientific Committee based on originality, scientific quality, innovation and significance to the research community. The committee will accommodate as many oral presentations as the conference schedule permits.

Peer review stream

Completed (full paper) manuscripts submitted for the peer review stream will be reviewed by Wiley's Journal of Packaging Technology and Science. Successful submissions will be published in a special issue of Packaging Technology and Science and will be presented as oral presentations at the conference.

Conference proceedings will contain only the abstract of papers accepted via the peer review stream. Papers not accepted by Wiley's Journal of Packaging Technology and Science for peer review will automatically enter the general stream.

Submission guidelines and templates

Abstracts for both general and peer review streams are to be submitted directly via EasyChair, which is used by IAPRI 2014 as its conference management system. The conference EasyChair site is now open for the submission of abstracts. Authors are required to create a login using their organisation email address.

To submit an abstract via the general stream:

  1. Prepare an abstract (250-300 words).
  2. Log in to EasyChair (or create an account).
  3. Select 'new submission', submit your abstract and select the category and group. Do not upload your paper until you receive a notification of acceptance.

To submit an abstract via the peer review stream:

  1. Prepare an abstract (250 - 300 words) as well as a paper in accordance with Wiley's Journal of Packaging Technology and Science author guidelines and template.
  2. Log in to EasyChair (or create an account).
  3. Select 'new submission', submit your abstract and select the 'peer reviewed paper' category and group.
  4. Submit your full paper through Wiley's Journal of Packaging Technology and Science website.

Full paper template

Download the full paper template (.doc, 98KB) for submission. Maximum paper length: 12 pages. Please do not insert page numbers in your paper.

For assistance with abstract and paper submissions, please contact the conference secretariat on admin.iapri2014@vu.edu.au.

Notification and submission dates

31 December 2013: Deadline for full paper submissions to the peer review stream.

31 January 2014: Deadline for abstract submissions to the general stream.

21 February 2014: Notification of accepted abstracts

18 April 2014: Deadline for full paper submissions to the general stream.