Submit Abstract
If your abstract is accepted you will need to be a member of BUIRA in order to present and attend the conference.




For any of the first three formats you may co-ordinate your paper with other potential presenters prior to submitting a proposal, or we can group papers accordingly follow abstract submission.

Submission of Abstract

Please upload a detailed abstract of 500 words (abstracts falling shorter than this may be rejected).

If you have co-ordinated a proposal for a themed discussion, discussion and response session or symposium, please provide a 1000 word overview of the session followed by a 500 word abstract for each paper in the session.

Abstracts must contain the following six elements, if they do not they may be rejected:

  • 1. Title.
  • 2. A clear summary of the paper.
  • 3. A clear indication of the literatures the paper will engage with.
  • 4. The methods adopted.
  • 5. A clear conclusion.
  • 6. Short indicative bibliography.

Please upload a Word file using Ariel font, 12pt and double-lined spaced - do not include your name or anything that identifies you.


BUIRA offers a prize at conference for the best paper in the early career category (PhD students). Please indicate if you would like your paper to considered for the prize. Please note that to enter this competition a full paper is required.