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.
The instructions below detail the format of submissions to the ASAC 2020 conference. It is important that authors follow these instructions carefully. Papers that do not follow the format specified in the Style Guide may be returned to the authors for revision and must be re-submitted before the submission deadline (February 17, 2020) to be eligible for inclusion in the conference program.
To submit, you will need a ScholarOne account. All contributions will be peer reviewed; best paper awards will be given by each division. Late submissions and submissions made directly to divisional executive members will not be considered.
Submission deadline: Monday, February 17 at 12 noon EST (no extensions)
Deadline is for all submissions – papers, works-in-progress, symposiums, workshops and cases.
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Papers that do not follow the following formatting guidelines may be returned to their authors for revision, and will be require authors to resubmit before the submission deadline.
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.
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.
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.