(A webinar colloquium for social science postgraduate students) 11 November 2021

The International Palm Oil Economic Colloquium (IPEC) is a biannual colloquium series organized by the Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal (OPIEJ) of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) to nurture students’ interest in research and academic publication. This FREE colloquium provides a platform for local and international postgraduate students to present research findings and to exchange experience and knowledge on various fields related to palm oil economics.

OPIEJ cordially invites postgraduate students to submit their papers to IPEC 2021. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers to the IPEC secretariat. Good academic quality presented papers will be offered for publication in OPIEJ and to be rewarded RM300 each upon publication (or receiving DOI number).

IPEC considers academic quality original research works related to palm oil economics and socio-economics. The colloquium accepts manuscripts in all areas of social science related to palm oil including economics and management, socio-economics and environmental economics. At the same time, it also welcomes the submission of methodological or theoretical studies with results that are of practical use. Interdisciplinary works will be considered as long as they have substantial economic content.

Abstract submission:

Postgraduate students should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words that outlines the topic, rationale, objectives, theoretical approach and findings.

Deadline for abstract submission: no later than 20 August 2021. Please submit an abstract in PDF-format labelled “First Name_IPEC 2021”. Submissions should be sent via email to Notifications of acceptance will be sent in one week after receiving.

Full paper submission:

If accepted, student participants will need to submit a full paper. Please refer to the OPIEJ format and style guidelines below when writing manuscript.

Deadline for full paper submission: no later than 1 October 2021. Notifications of acceptance for paper presentation will be sent by 15 October 2021.The colloquium will be held on 11 November 2021 in the virtual format.

Paper presenter must be a student of a higher education institution at the time of registration.

Authors are responsible to ensure that the submitted work are original research and does not infringe any existing copyright.

Submitted papers must follow IPEC 2021’s scope and guidelines.

Only accepted good academic quality presented papers will be offered for publication in OPIEJ and to be rewarded RM300 upon publication (or receiving DOI number).