FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Read ALL the FAQs below before sending us an email with your questions. We are confident that you will get reply to all your questions in this list!

Note: Any of your Question missing in the below list? Help us building the FAQs by adding New FAQ.
___________________________________________________________________________
FAQ Topics
(scroll down to read them in detail):

  1. IMRA Activities
  2. Website, Login & Email Problems
  3. Reviewers
  4. Session Chair / Chairperson or Leader for Research Round Table / Workshop / Special Session
  5. Extended Abstract Submission & Re-Submission
  6. Registrations
  7. Doctoral / Masters Student / Research Scholar
  8. Group Registration
  9. Guest / Spouse Registration
  10. Online Invoice Acceptance & Visa Letters
  11. Final Paper Submission & Re-Submission
  12. Presentations : Competitive Papers
  13. Presentations: Poster
  14. Presentations: Books
  15. Publication in Conference Proceedings & Refereed Journals
  16. Sponsorship Opportunities
  17. Accommodation, Logistics, Travel & Weather
  18. Volunteers & Conference Organization
  19. Other
  20. Add new question?

____________________________________________________________________________

(A) IMRA Activities

Q-1: What are the activites undertaken at IMRA? Who are the people involved?

Answer:
Please refer to the “About Us” section in the top menu of this website.

Q-2: How can I become a member of IMRA? What are the categories of IMRA membership?

Answer:
All the details about membership of IMRA can be found on:
http://www.imraweb.org/register

Q-3: How can I get the latest updates about IMRA?

Answer:
You can get the latest updates about IMRA from many ways including:

Q-4: How can I get actively involved with the IMRA activites?

Answer:
There are many ways you can get actively involved with the IMRA including:

(B)    Website, Login & Email Problems

Q-4: How can I update my profile on the website www.imraweb.org?

Answer:
The following are the steps to udpate your profile on the website www.imraweb.org

Steps to update your profile:

Step-1: Go to website http://www.imraweb.org

Step-2: On the right hand side, under the heading “Quick Links”, click on “Login”.

Step-3: Login with your username and password. You may click on “Forgot your Password” if you don’t remember the same.

Step-4: After logging in, on the right hand side menu, under heading “USER” and your own username, you will find “My Profile”. Click on this. Now on the left hand side you will find all your details.

Kindly go through it thoroughly and edit or add in each field.

You can make changes as you prefer. Kindly ensure that your profile is accurate and up to date because all this information is used to for IMRA’s official communications such as emails, conference proceedings, letters, etc.
Note: Please ensure that you fill “Research Expertise” field completely if you wish to be a Reviewer. This will help the Track Directors and the Conference Chairs to find you easily based on your profile.

Once you have completed, click on the “Save” at the bottom and then you may log out.

Q-1: Why I do not receive your emails regularly?

Answer:
Well, we send emails to all our users regularly. May be our emails end up going into your “spam” or “bulk” folder. Please add our email ids in your email address book. Kindly also inform your IT or Computer department to ensure that they add our email ids as “safe senders” so it reaches to your Inbox.

Q-2: Your website http://www.imraweb.org is not working?

Answer:
Our website is working all the times with 99.99% update. Please try in another browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome. Kindly delete “cache memory” of your computer or restart your computer. Or try after a few hours. Sometimes it may take up to 24 hours due to maintenance work.

Q-3: I have sent an email to IMRA but still not received a reply. Why so?

Answer:
We receive a large number of emails on daily basis. If the email you have sent consists of a questions which are already answered in the FAQs, we shall not be able to reply to you personally. Usually, we take 4-5 working days to reply to emails which are not answered in the FAQs already.

Q-5: Why I cannot login to your conference portal?

Answer:
Please try again after a few minutes or after restarting your computer.

(C)    Reviewers

Q-1: How can I become a Reviewer?

Q-2: If I have applied for becoming a Reviewer and if I receive a submission to review, is it compulsory for me to complete the review? What if the submisison does not belong to my area of interest/expertise?

Answer:
It is not compulsory for you to review any work that has been sent to you. You may deny stating your inability to review if the submission does not belong to your area of interest/expertise.

Q-3: I have already filled up the online form to be a Reviewer. But I have still not received any abstract or full paper for reviewing. Why so?

Answer:
The process of selecting reviewers is at the discretion of the Track Directors and the Conference Chairs. We do not email each submission to more than 2-3 reviewers to adhere to the double blind review process. We have many reviewers in some subject areas. Sometimes, the way the reviewers have written details in their “Profile”, it is not clear what areas of interest/expertise they are willing and able to review. Hence, we suggest you to ensure that you keep updating your profile regularly with relevant details so that the Track Directors and Conference Chairs can easily find you when they are allocating reviewers for each submissions.

Steps to update your profile:

Step-1: Go to website http://www.imraweb.org

Step-2: On the right hand side, under the heading “2012 Emerging Markets Conference Quick Links”, click on “Login”.

Step-3: Login with your username and password. You may click on “Forgot your Password” if you don’t remember the same.

Step-4: On the right hand side menu, under heading “USER” and your own username, you will find “My Profile”. Click on this. Now on the left hand side you will find all your details. Kindly go through them thoroughly and edit or add in each field. Please ensure that you fill “Research Expertise” field completely. Once you have completed, click on the “Save” at the bottom and then you may log out.

This will help the Track Directors and the Conference Chairs to find you easily based on your profile.

 

(D)  Session Chair / Chairperson or Leader for Research Round Table /  Workshop / Special Session

Q-1: How can I Chair or lead a Research Round Table / Special Session / Workshop?

(E)    Extended Abstract Submission & Re-Submission

Q-3: How can I make online submission of my Extended Abstract for my Competitive Paper / Poster / Book Presentation?

Q-1: Do references count in number of words in Extended Abstract?

Answer:
No. References are to be added by you seperately online.

Q-2: How can I check if Extended Abstract is accepted or not?

Answer:

Step-1: Go to website http://www.imraweb.org

Step-2: On the right hand side, under the heading “2012 Emerging Markets Conference Quick Links”, click on “Login”.

Step-3: Login with your username and password. You may click on “Forgot your Password” if you don’t remember the same.

Step-4:  On the right hand side menu, under heading “USER” and your own username, you will find “My Profile”. Click on this. Now on the left hand side you will find all your details.

Step-5:  On the user home page in the middle left you will see the link labelled ‘author’ above the word ‘my account’. Click on the link labelled ‘author’.

Step-6:  On the page which opens titled ‘Active submissions’ you will see a word ‘Archive’ mentioned just below it. Click on the link labelled ‘Archive’.

Step-7:  On the new page, you will now be able to see all the paper submitted by you. Click on the relevant paper’s title.

Step-8:  The new page will be titled as ‘your paper number Summary’.

Important: You will receive an email before the relevant deadline if your Extended Abstract is accepted or not.

Q-4. What happens once I revise and re-submit my Extended Abstract?

Answer:
Once you revise and re-submit your Extended Abstract, we receive an automated historical update of all the changes you have made.

However, you will NOT receive any email of confirmation.

If you need a formal acceptance letter, please contact us via our email ID given on the conference front page.

Q-5: I have submitted the Extended Abstract online already. I received submission confirmation. But still I am waiting and anxious to know whether my submission is accepted or rejected?

Answer:
Your submission is currently under review. We shall get back to you to inform you, whether your submission is accepted or rejected, latest by the date as mentioned in the “Key Dates & Deadlines”.

(F)    Registrations

Q-1: I am not participating in the conference but my co-author is participating. Will I still get a Certificate?

Answer:
No. The Certificate of Participation shall be awarded to only those participants who have registered and attend the conference. If you really want a Certificate in your name but unable to attend the conference personally, you may register as “Presenting in Abentia” and pay the fee accordingly. All the details about “Presenting in Absentia” is available on the Call for Papers web page.

Q-2: Do I get a special discount as a Student / Reviewer / Track Director / Session Chair / Chairperson for Workshop or Special Session / Organizing Committee Member?

Answer:

All the details about the Full Registration Fee, Early Bird Registration Fee, Concessions, Group Discounts, etc. are mentioned in the Call for Papers document. There is no additional discount / concession to any of the participants over and above as mentioned in the Call for Papers.

Q-3: We are planning to submit a co-authored paper. All our co-authors including myself will be attending the IMRA International Conference. Is it necessary for all the co-authors to register for the conference and pay the registration fee? Is it okay if only one of the co-authors pay the registration fee?

Answer:
The registration fee for the IMRA International Conference has to be paid per person who attends the conference. All the co-authors who intends to attend the conference, MUST pay the registration fee. The co-authors who do not intend to attend the conference at all, need not pay any registration fee.

Q-4: Will IMRA sponsor / reimburse any expenses or provide any financial support for Reviewers / Session Chairs / Track Directors / Chairpersons / Organizing Committee Member / Students / Doctoral fellows?

Answer:
We fully appreciate the budgetary constraints your organization may be facing. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor /reimburse any expenses for Reviewers / Session Chairs / Track Directors / Chairpersons / Organizing Committee Member / Students / Doctoral fellows as of now.

However, to support the participants, we have “Early Bird Registration” date, prior to which, if the participants register, they will get concession. The details about the same can be found in the Call for Papers for the conference.

Another way to reduce your registration fee is to make a group of stipulated numbers from your organization as mentioned in the Call for Papers and register as a “Group”.

Also, there are special concessional fee for the full-time masters / PhD students / Research Scholars. These details are also clearly mentioned in the Call for Papers for the conference.

(G)    Doctoral / Masters Student / Research Scholar

Q: I am a Phd / Masters Student / Research Scholar. How can I get a concession in the registration fee?

Answer:
Kindly refer to the Conference Brochure & Call for Papers wherein you will find details of concession for Students, if any.

(H)    Group Registration

Q-1: We are a group of 3 or more than 3 participants. How can we get Group Concession for registration?

Answer:
Kindly contact IMRA Admin by using Contact form on this website or directly by email to IMRA.

(I)     Guest / Spouse Registration

Q-1: I would like to bring my spouse / guest with me for the conference. Will I have to register him / her?

Answer:
Yes. Please refer to the Conference Brochure & Call for Submissions for the policy on Guest / Spouse Registration.

(J)     Online Invoice Acceptance & Visa Letters

Q-1: How to create Acceptance Letter online?

Answer:
Note:
You shall NOT be able to create online Acceptance Letter if your submission is rejected / declined.

Step-1: Go to website http://www.imraweb.org

Step-2: On the right hand side, under the heading “Quick Links”, click on “Login”.

Step-3: Login with your username and password. You may click on “Forgot your Password” if you don’t remember the same.

Step-4: On the right hand side menu, under heading “USER” and your own username, you will find “Create Acceptance Letter”. Click on this. You will find online PDF file of the Acceptance Letter with your details. You may save and print this file for your records.

Q-2: How to create Invoice online?

Answer:
Some of our participants have requested for an Invoice letter for necessary approval from your sponsoring organizations and for accounting purpose. Now you can create your own Invoice online.

How to create Invoice online?

Step-1: Go to website http://www.imraweb.org

Step-2: On the right hand side, under the heading “Quick Links”, click on “Login”.

Step-3: Login with your username and password. You may click on “Forgot your Password” if you don’t remember the same.

Step-4: On the right hand side menu, under heading “USER” and your own username, you will find “Create Invoice”. Click on this. You will find online PDF file of the Invoice with your details. You may save and print this file for your records.

Q-3: How to create Visa Letter online?

Answer:
Important:
Kindly read the Visa Information details on http://www.imraweb.org/visa BEFORE creating your visa letter online.

Create Visa Letter online (if applicable): The participants who have paid their registration fee may create their own Visa Letter online.

Note: You shall NOT be able to see or create a Visa Letter if your submission is not accepted or if you have not registered and paid the conference fee.

How to create Visa Letter online?

Step-1: Go to website http://www.imraweb.org

Step-2: On the right hand side, under the heading “Quick Links”, click on “Login”.

Step-3: Login with your username and password. You may click on “Forgot your Password” if you don’t remember the same.

Step-4: On the right hand side menu, under heading “USER” and your own username, you will find “Create Visa Letter”. Click on this. You will find online “Create Visa Letter” form. Please fill this form accurately and click on “Submit” at the bottom. An online PDF file of the Visa Letter will be created with your details. You may save and print this file for your records. You can re-do this if you have made any errors in this.

Important: Please ensure that you fill in the details accurately. IMRA shall not be responsible if your visa application is rejected due to any error on this.

(K)    Final Paper Submission & Re-Submission

Q-1: Can I submit my final full paper early?

Answer:
Yes you can. Please refer to the details on the Call for Papers page.

Q-2: How do I submit my final full paper?

Answer:
Kindly email us your final full paper in MS Word format (.doc or .docx)

(L)  Presentations : Competitive Papers

Q-1: How do I make preparation if I have my submission is in Competitive Papers category?

(M)  Presentations: Poster

Q-1: I have some more questions regarding Poster presentation.

(N) Presentation: Books

Q-1: I have questions regarding Book presentation.

(O)   Publication in Conference Proceedings & Refereed Journals

Q-1: What kind of journals shall be publishing my full paper?

Answer:
Please refer to the Conference Brochure & Call for Submissions.

(P)    Sponsorship Opportunities

Q-1: How can we sponsor IMRA activities?

Answer:
Please refer to the web page http://www.imraweb.org/sponsors for more details.

(Q)    Accommodation, Logistics, Travel & Weather

Q-1: What arrangements / assistance will be provided by IMRA during the conference?

Answer:
The arrangements / assistance to be provided in the IMRA conference is clearly mentioned in the Call for Papers. Please note that the participants are expected to arrange for their travel, accommodation, on their own. However, IMRA will provide some information regarding various options for travel, accommodation, etc. nearer the date of the conference to help the participants.

Please refer to important and useful information on http://www.imraweb.org/logistics

(R)    Volunteers & Conference Organization

Q-1: How can I get involved a Volunteer / Conference Organization?

Answer:
We are receiving many requests for the same and we are looking for like minded individuals for the long term institutional develop and service to the community.

Please read http://www.imraweb.org/volunteers for all the details.

(S)    Other

(T)    Add new question?

Any of your Question missing in the above list? Help us building the FAQs by adding New FAQ.

____________________________________________________________________________