Paper Submission

ProMAC 2021 welcomes original manuscripts that are not under consideration by another journal. The article subjects must be pertinent to the project management. The manuscripts are peer-reviewed by two or more blinded reviewers. The proceedings of the ProMAC2021 are issued with ISBN granted. Manuscripts published in the proceedings of the ProMAC 2021 become the sole property of the Society of the Project Management.

Submission of a manuscript to the ProMAC 2021 should present original work; it is the author(s)’s responsibility for not infringing copyrights (e.g. pictures, citations, including self-citations). Submission of a manuscript to the ProMAC 2021 also implies that the article in English is original and that no portion is under consideration elsewhere or has been previously published in any language in any form other than as an abstract. Previous publication includes publishing as a component of symposia, proceedings, transactions, books or chapters, articles published by invitations or reports of any kind, as well as in electronic databases of a public nature. Contributions having any commercial interest will not be published in the proceedings of the ProMAC2021.


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Steps of the submission and review process
Abstract Submission: Upload an abstract through SPM Online Paper Submission and Peer Review System (CLOSED)
Result of Abstract Review: Confirm results after receiving e-mail from the system
Full Paper Submission: Upload a full paper through SPM Online Paper Submission and Peer Review System.
Result of Full Paper Review: Confirm results after receiving e-mail from the system

Abstract submission and review
All submitted abstracts will be subject to a peer review through SPM Online Paper Submission and Peer Review System (CLOSED)
It is necessary to write the abstract in English of about 300 words.

Full paper submission and review
Full paper should be 6-10 pages including paper title, authors’ names, abstract, keywords, figures, tables, references and appendices. Full paper should be submitted to SPM Online Paper Submission and Peer Review System (CLOSED)
It is necessary to write the full paper in English of 6-10 pages.


How to submit your paper

Step1 : Abstract submission and review

(1)  Register your Basic Information
Title, Abstract, Keywords, Affiliations, Authors that are registered in the Basic Information will be automatically taken into the paper. If you submit the paper, these information will be lockedand you will not be able to revise it. Please complete the necessary corrections before clicking the “Submit” button.
  *  The program committee may lock in advance to create a program.
  *  For thosewhose abstracts have been shown in the ProMAC’s HP, the basic information registration has been completed.

Step2 : Full paper submission and review

(2) Create your paper manuscript by inserting text, figures, tables and so on.
(3) PDF will be generated after clicking “Save and view PDF” button.
(4) Confirm if PDF file is correctly generated, click “Save and view PDF” button.
* After clicking “Submit” button, you cannot reviseyour manuscript.

Instruction Manual (English)     (Updated October 7, 2021)


About the Student Award
Students under 29 years are eligible for applying for the “Student Award”.  Event committee will send a confirmation email on the entry for Student Award.  Please note that the presentation of students who apply for the “Student Award” screening will be assigned for the session on November 25th and required to attend the award ceremony from JST15:00, November 25th. (Substitutions are not permitted)
Application Form for Self-evaluation of the Originality in Your Paper

Important precautions
SPM, which is R.E.P.(education group which can issue PDU) of PMI, forbid to quote charts and texts from PMI’s copyrighted work such as PMBOK Guide on the papers which is published by SPM
This is different from normal copyright thought and constraint only for PMI’s copyrighted work
SPM is screening each article to keep the instruction of PMI but it has limitations. Please note that author is required to pay money if copyright fee is charged by PMI
You can quote ISO21500:2012 in the range of general copyright thought by stipulating the reference