2021 Paper Submission 2020-04-19T22:40:32+02:00

Paper Submission Instructions

Deadline: new deadlines will be announced soon

Please email your submission to isof2021@usc.edu.au

NOTE: At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the conference and present the paper. To prevent no-shows on the program, at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register and pay the registration fee by April 26, 2021. If your paper is accepted and we do not receive it by the final deadline, it will not appear in the proceedings.

  • ISoF Best Paper Award – US$ 500
  • ISoF Best Student Paper Award – US$ 500
  • ISoF Best Reviewer Award – US$ 250

Teaching Case Submission Instructions

We are excited to add a new Teaching Case component to the conference in 2021. This is a reflection of the fact that franchising is now taught widely as both a discipline-discrete and an interdisciplinary subject in Business and Law Schools.

Instructions for submitting teaching cases can be downloaded here.
Same as conference papers, teaching cases should be submitted to isof2021@usc.edu.au


Paper Formatting and Template

Please submit your paper as an MS Word file by using the following template:
Download the template 

The page limit for each submitted manuscript is 40 pages (including all references, tables etc.) in the required formatting is applied. If the submission exceeds this limit, it cannot be considered for the conference. The paper also needs to be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced, as shown in the template above.

About the Template

  • The first page is the cover page.
  • The second page includes the title, the abstract and five keywords that describe the paper. The keywords will allow visitors to the ISoF website to locate the titles of papers that match their interests.
  • The following pages are the body of the text.
  • Follow the template format, including font size and type (Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced) for your cover page and all pages of your paper.
  • Please do not modify the template suggested on this website when you introduce headings in the body of your manuscript.


Other Important Information

  • ISoF does NOT accept abstract-only submissions or publications. Submitted full papers undergo a double-blind review process. If a full paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, it also will appear as a full paper in the proceedings.
  • Authors may submit any number of papers. However, authors may only present up to two papers at the conference.  In case an author is involved in more than two papers, an additional co-author must register for the conference and serve as the presenter.
  • ISoF does EXPLICITLY NOT claim copyright of papers which appear in the proceedings. The copyright of each paper remains with the author(s).