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IHPC Submission Guidance Notes

Submission Procedure

All those selected to give an oral presentation at the IHPC 2017 are expected to submit the full paper they plan to present on in order that this can be made accessible to other conference delegates. Those submitting a full paper can opt to be considered for inclusion in a special edition of Health, Economics, Policy and Law.

Please submit your paper to ihpc2017@lse.ac.uk and attach a completed IHPC2017 Paper submission form, which includes a request for a 200 word abstract that will be included in the conference booklet.

If you submit your paper/form any later than Friday 20 January your abstract may not be included in the conference materials.

IHPC2017 Paper submission form

NB PhD student speakers wishing to be considered for the PhD paper prize should follow the below instructions.

PhD Paper Prize

PhD students wishing to be considered for the PhD Paper Prize should also submit your paper to ihpc2017@lse.ac.uk, attaching a completed IHPC2017 PhD Paper Prize submission form, which includes a request for a 200 word abstract that will be included in the conference booklet.

Please submit your paper no later than Sunday 15 January or your abstract will not be considered for the PhD paper prize. 

If you submit your paper/form any later than Friday 20 January your abstract may not be included in the conference materials.

IHPC2017 PhD Paper Prize submission form

Articles

Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, including tables and figures, with an accompanying abstract not exceeding 200 words.

Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Please let us know on submission if this is not the case.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used both in print and electronic media, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

Style guide

1. Manuscripts should be clearly typed in double spacing and should have a left-hand margin of at least 25 mm/1 inch and a right-hand margin of at least 40mm/1.5 inches. Type size should be no smaller than 12 points.

2. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively (in superscript) within the text and listed in a separate section at the end of the article before the References.

3. Referencing. Authors must use the author-date system of referencing as described in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, (The University of Chicago Press, 2003). In this system citations in the text and footnotes list the author’s surname and the year of publication of the work in parentheses. Eg. (Sen and Williams, 1963). Where there are three or more authors, list the first author’s surname, followed by et al. and the year of publication. The full list of cited references is then provided alphabetically at the end of the article. References should contain, in the case of books, the names of authors as they appear on the title page, the year of publication, the full title including any subtitle, the place of publication and the name of the publisher, and in the case of articles, the name(s) of the author(s), the year of publication, the full title of the article, the name of the journal, the volume and issue numbers, and the page reference (number of first and last page). 

Le Grand, J. (2003), Motivation, agency and public policy: of knights & knaves, pawns & queens. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harsanyi, J.C. (1982), ‘Morality and the theory of rational behaviour’, in A. Sen and B. Williams (Eds), Utilitarianism and beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Arrow, K.J. (1963), ‘Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care’, American Economic Review, 53(5): 941-73.

4. Tables and Figures. Tables should be clearly laid out and designed to fit into a space 190 x 120mm. Vertical lines between columns should be omitted, and horizontal lines limited to the top and bottom of the table, with an additional line below the column headings. Totals and percentages should be labeled, and units identified. Figures should not contain more detail than can be clearly shown in a space 190 x 120mm.

5. Spelling: Please use English rather than American spelling. In general use the spelling –ise/isation rather than –ize/ization (eg. organise/organisation). Capitals: Please keep these to a minimum and be consistent throughout the manuscript. Italics should be used for foreign words except proper names and words (such as role, elite) that have entered common English usage. The use of italics for emphasis is discouraged. Abbreviations: Omit full stops in abbreviations consisting of capital letters (USA) and use capitals for acronyms (WHO). Use eg. instead of ‘for example’ and ie. instead of ‘that is’. Dates should be in the form 1 May 1968; 1990s (no apostrophe); the twentieth century. Numbers up to ten should normally be spelt out, except for percentages, exact quantities or a series of numbers. Use ‘per cent’ (not %) except in tables. Include a comma in numbers over 999.

Delegate access

Articles will be uploaded to the conference web pages for delegates to review in advance of the conference.

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