The ASAC 2023 ScholarOne submission site will be launched soon.
Submission deadline for all submissions:
Friday, February 17, 2023 at midnight Eastern time (no extensions).
- To present at, 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.
- All contributions will be peer reviewed.
- Late submissions and submissions made directly to divisional executive members will not be considered.
- Papers and submissions that do not follow the guidelines below may be returned to their authors for revision and will require authors to resubmit before the submission deadline.
- Acceptance decisions will be communicated to submitters by March 31, 2023.
Acceptance Criteria and Policies
Commitments Regarding Attendance and Participation
- At least one author of an accepted submission must register and pay for the conference by the one-author registration deadline (April 21, 2023).
- Submissions without at least one author registered by this deadline will be removed from the program and proceedings and will not be eligible for any awards.
- Upon submitting to the ASAC conference, authors will be asked to participate as reviewers if they are able. This call for reviewers will be included in the Call for Papers and the confirmation email submitters will receive from the submission website after submitting. Divisional Officers will have access to contact information for authors who have submitted to their division through the submission website.
- Individuals who agree to participate in the conference in roles other than presenters (e.g. reviewers, session chairs, discussants or facilitators) are expected to follow through on their commitments. In the event of an emergency or extraordinary situation that makes attendance impossible, these individuals should contact the division’s program coordinator as soon as possible. Divisional officers, in turn, should inform the VP Program and conference manager so that the conference program can be updated.
- Any authors/presenters/speakers (including symposium and workshop panelists) attending the conference must register, without exception.
Original Work and Authorship
- Papers submitted to the conference must be original and unpublished.
- The submitted paper – in whole or in part – must not have been published or presented previously and must not be under consideration for presentation at another conference.
- The paper can be in the process of being reviewed by a journal or as a book chapter at the time of submission, but not “in press” or already published at the time of submission.
- ASAC retains the right to review and reject papers suspected to contain plagiarized material.
- Changes to the authorship of accepted papers are not permitted after the submission deadline. Only the author(s) of the original submission will be listed in the Conference Program and Proceedings. Changes to authorship can be made prior to the submission deadline, but it is the responsibility of the submitting author to update their submission in the submission site and ensure it is resubmitted before the deadline.
- ASAC retains the right to review and reject papers suspected to contain plagiarized material.
- An internal “survival guide” is provided to divisional officers to outline policies and protocols including (but not limited to): divisional officer submissions (and the associated review process for these submissions), conflicts of interest with reviewers, instances of plagiarism and providing valuable and constructive feedback to both accepted and rejected submitters.
Proceedings and Awards
- 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.
- Each division may give one Best Paper award and/or a secondary award (Honorable Mention or Best Student award), as decided by the division executives. 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.
- Authors may not submit the same paper, in whole or in part, to more than one division.
- Authors may identify other divisions within the submission website for whom the paper may also be appropriate for consideration (using the available field), but each paper may only be submitted once. Accepted papers will be included in only one division (or one joint-division session, where applicable).
- Symposium proposals can only be submitted to one division.
- Individuals can be associated with a maximum of three paper submissions. This limit is intended to reduce potential program scheduling conflicts and to encourage a broader range of scholarly participation.
ASAC retains the right to remove any paper from the review process or the conference program should any of the above guidelines or policies be violated. Submitters will be prompted to acknowledge and agree to these guidelines before submitting a paper to ASAC on the submission website.
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.
Submission instructions and Style Guides for the Case Division will be made available on ASAC.ca.
Page limit: Do not exceed 30 pages (this includes title page, abstract, tables, figures, and appendices, but excludes references)
Abstract: 120 words maximum
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
- All submissions must follow the APA (6th edition) style guide in terms of margins, spacing, title, abstract, and headings.
- The required font for submissions 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.
- Authors are asked to convert any embedded links (and in particular, references) to text prior to submission.
- Submissions should not include identification of authors or author institution, in order to maintain integrity of the review process. Authors must ensure all identifiable author information references are removed from the following:
- title page
- headers or footers
- through citations and references to previous research or related publications by the author(s)
- copyright notices or other declarations related to intellectual property
- diagrams, tables or associated captions
Work-in-progress submissions should follow all formatting instructions listed in the ORIGINAL PAPERS section above, 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 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 direct 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.