Frequently Asked Questions

Each author can only submit ONE paper for consideration.

If you have co-authored a different paper with someone else, they can submit that paper.

Further information regarding the submission process can be found in the Submissions Guide.

We regret that we are unable to accept paper submissions for the CSAE conference via email. Papers must be submitted online.

The current link to the online submission system can be found in the Submissions Guide.

Only submissions which contain a Full Paper will go through the refereeing process as we cannot review incomplete submissions.

However, please take note of the following:

  • you are only required to submit a draft of your full paper at this time, not the final version
  • only the referee can see your paper at this time, it is not made available publicly (i.e. no one else will see the draft version)
  • if the paper is accepted, you will have the opportunity to replace the draft with the final version before the Programme goes online

Further information regarding the submission process can be found in the Submissions Guide.

When you submit your paper, you will be asked to upload a pdf. The word limit for the abstract is 4000 words. The remainder of the paper can be any length providing the total size of the PDF file is less than 5MB.

If you would like to see what is considered to be a suitable paper format and length, you can see examples of the types of paper our conference team selects by looking at last year's conference programme. You can read each paper by clicking on the name of the paper.

Further information regarding the submission process can be found in the Submissions Guide.

To add your co-authors to your submission, log into the online submission system and click on My Submissions. Open your submission by clicking on the Edit button, then click on Add Author in the second page of your submission.

Further information regarding the submission process can be found in the Submissions Guide.

We are able to review papers written in French as well as English. We are unable to review papers written in any other language. If you are submitting a paper written in French, please note that the abstract and the title must be in English.

If your paper is accepted, the presentation must be given in English.

Further information regarding the submission process can be found in the Submissions Guide.

Papers do not have to be specifically focussed on the continent of Africa. We are happy to receive all submissions based around the themes of Development Economics, providing they deal with issues central to African development.

If you are unsure whether the subject matter of your paper is in keeping with the themes of the conference, you can see examples of the types of paper our conference team selects by looking at last year's conference programme. You can read each paper by clicking on the name of the paper.

There is limited funding available to cover the cost of registration fees, flights and accommodation. In order to be shortlisted for funding, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. the applicant must be both the submitter and presenter of the paper
  2. the paper must be accepted to the Conference
  3. the applicant must be an African national
  4. the applicant must be currently working for an African institution or organisation
  5. the applicant must be currently living in the continent of Africa
  6. the applicant must be travelling to the conference from Africa

If your co-authors would also like to apply for funding, then they must be the submitter and presenter of their own unique paper that they have authored.

Applications for funding are made when you submit your paper online: to apply for funding, please click on YES in the section "Would you like to apply for funding" when you complete the online submission form.

Further information regarding the submission process can be found in the Submissions Guide.

 The conference proceedings are not formally published. However, accepted papers will be available online in the conference Programme.

Please note that if you wish to submit a paper which has recently been accepted for publication, you should only do so if your publisher is happy with this. Some publishers embargo content, so you should check with them first.

To reset your password, please visit the online submission system, then click on Log In where you will find a "Forgot your password?" link.

The current link to the online submission system can be found in the Submissions Guide.

To update your personal details, all you need to do is log in to the submission system and then click on the Edit button next to your submission.

This takes you to the User information for your account (name, institution, biography, and so on). Once you have made your changes, click on the Submit button to save them.

The current link to the online submission system can be found in the Submissions Guide.

You are free submit your paper to any publisher for future publication in a journal.

If you can't find help from the Submissions Guide, then please email with the subject line"CSAE Conference" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.