Submit to ASAC 2021
Access the ScholarOne submission site for ASAC 2021 here.
The submission deadline for all submissions is Friday March 5, 2021 at midnight eastern time (no extensions).
- To present or attend the ASAC conference, you need to be a member. You do not, however, need to be a member in order to make a submission.
- Remove all identifying information from your document before submitting.
- All contributions will be peer reviewed; best paper awards will be given by each division.
- Acceptance decisions will be communicated to submitters by April 16, 2021.
- Papers that do not follow the following guidelines may be returned to their authors for revision, and will require authors to resubmit before the submission deadline.
- Read the submission acceptance criteria below
For submission instructions and Style Guides for the Case Division, please click here.
Page limit: Do not exceed 30 pages (this includes title page, abstract, tables, figures, and appendices, but excludes references)
Abstract: 120 words maximum
- The format of submissions must conform to the APA (6th edition) style guide in terms of margins, spacing, title, abstract, and headings.
- The required font for papers and symposium proposals is Times New Roman 11.
- Submissions should be double-spaced. Do not use page numbers – these will be inserted by the Proceedings Editor.
- Please check spelling and grammar before submitting your paper; your paper will not be copy-edited after submission.
- Papers must be submitted in a single file in Microsoft Word format.
Copyright: If the full text of the paper is included in the ASAC Proceedings, authors still retain the right to use and publish their paper
Student Submissions: Students should indicate their status by checking the student submission dialogue box on the ScholarOne submission form, as well as indicate “Student submission” directly on the title page. To be eligible for a best student paper award, a paper must be authored solely by students.
Work-in-progress submissions should follow all formatting guidelines and submission instructions listed for original papers, except:
- Submissions should be 1,200 to 1,500 words, excluding references.
- On the title page include “Work-in-progress” directly below the title.
- Include “Work-in-Progress” as a right-justified header in each page.
Work-in-progress submissions in both English or French should follow the formatting of an original paper submission. The abstracts of work-in-progress submissions will be included in the conference proceedings, but these submissions are not eligible for full publication in the proceedings or awards. Please note that work-in-progress submissions should be sufficiently developed and supported by citations to define a clear research intent, and at a stage where developmental feedback is possible and relevant.
The purpose of a symposium is to spark discussion and generate ideas on a specific theme of the symposium from the diverse points of view of expert panellists. In general, the subjects sought are those which are of interest to division members, are in line with the present orientation of research in the field and relate to the theme of the conference or are likely to provoke healthy debate. A symposium can take a variety of forms, ranging from expert presentations to “debate” style, to directed discussion.
Symposium proposals should be three to four pages in length, and should include:
- A title page including the title of the panel topic, a brief abstract of the topic, the names and affiliations of all panelists, and indication that the proposal is for a symposium
- The panel focus/topic and its relevance to the field
- The goal of the discussion/debate.
- Sample questions (or issues/opinions/ propositions) which will be addressed by the panel.
- Discussion format (e.g. presentation, debate etc.) and contribution of each panelist.
- Role of others (i.e. chair, facilitator, respondents).
- Follow up (i.e. will the panel result in any further work, such as articles or opinion pieces).
For each panelist, include:
- A two to three-page outline of the panelist’s paper, presentation topic, or contribution.
- Biographical information on the panelist.
The purpose of a workshop is to engage directly with the workshop attendees in developing new ideas, theories, methods, and/or skills. Workshops should include a minimal amount of presentation and should maximize participation by the entire group.
Submissions for workshops should be two to four pages in length and should include:
- A title page including the title of the workshop, a brief abstract, the names and affiliations of all facilitators, and indication that the proposal is for a workshop.
- The workshop focus/topic and its relevance to the field.
- The goal of the workshop.
- The format of the workshop, including how the participants will engage with the facilitators.
- Indication if the workshop will require pre-registration. Workshop facilitators will be responsible for managing any pre-registration processes.
Submission acceptance criteria:
- Submissions should not have been previously presented or published in a different venue.
- Individuals can be associated with a maximum of three submissions in total (including papers, case studies, symposium proposals, works-in-progress and/or workshop proposals).
- Late submissions and submissions made directly to divisional executive members will not be considered.
- Proceedings: Titles and abstracts of all papers accepted for the conference will be included in the conference proceedings. This is not a published document and will be available to ASAC membership only post-conference. The division will give one Best Paper award and may also give a secondary award (Honorable Mention or Best Student award), as decided by the division. The authors of award-winning papers may choose to not have the full text of their papers appear in the proceedings. However, award-winning papers will be recognized as such in the proceedings regardless of whether the full text of the paper is included.
- By making a submission to the conference, author(s) agree that at least one person of each accepted submission will attend the conference and present the paper. The deadline for at least one author to be registered is May 7, 2021. Submissions without at least one author registered by this deadline will be removed from the program and proceedings.
- Any authors/presenters/speakers (including symposium and workshop panelists) attending the conference must register, without exception.
- ASAC retains the right to review and reject papers suspected to contain plagiarized material.