CERR 2021

Call for Papers, Submission Details and Dates

Building Resilience in Retail for the post COVID World -

Marketing & Operations Perspectives


We particularly (but not exclusively) welcome submissions on topics related to physical/digital stores, agglomerations and platforms in the contexts of B2B, B2C as well as C2C. Within this remit we look for contributions in the following research areas across retail sectors:

  • Retail operations
  • In-store logistics
  • Retail supply chain management
  • Omni-channel operations
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Retail buying
  • Technology in the retail environment
  • Retail location
  • Distribution management
  • Human resource management in retail
  • Store format development
  • Weather influence on retail
  • Green distribution
  • Shopper marketing
  • International retailing
  • Retail branding
  • Retail pricing
  • In-store/online promotions
  • Last mile logistics
  • Retail service management
  • Retail agglomeration marketing
  • Retail information systems management

Authors are invited to submit a paper electronically in one of the following formats:

- An extended abstract between 1000 (minimum) and 2000 words (maximum) - excluding author details, references and appendices (see authors’ guidelines for further details on how to format your abstract)
- A full paper (5000 words maximum) relevant for authors who want to be considered for the special issue; only an extended abstract will be included in the colloquium proceedings)

Selected papers presented at the CERR will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management. Abstracts and Papers must be structured according to the authors’ guidelines on Emerald's web site

Please register at and log in to the sciencesconf platform by using your username and password at the top right hand corner of the page to upload your extended abstract or paper.


Deadline for submission of abstracts or full papers

March 2nd, 2021 March 16, 2021

Notification of acceptance for presentation

April 1st, 2021

Submission of revised abstracts or full papers

April 15th 2021

Acceptance of revised abstracts and full papers:

May 22nd, 2021

Deadline for Book of Abstracts, registration and payment of fees:

June 25th 2021


Find the Call for Papers here.







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