Frequently Asked Questions about Submissions

Where and how do I submit my paper?

All submissions are to be made via the AMCIS 2020 submission system at Precision Conference https://new.precisionconference.com/ais. After creating an account and logging on to the Precision Conference site, the authors should go to “Author Center” to submit their full research paper, Emergent Research Forum (ERF) paper, Professional Development Symposia (PDS), Technology, Research, and Opinion (TREO), workshop, or panel proposal.

When is the deadline for paper submissions?

The full paper and ERF submission deadline is: 28 February 2020 (5:00 p.m. MT). No submissions will be accepted after the deadline even if the submission system is not automatically shut down. Any papers submitted after the official deadline will be desk rejected.

Note that Workshops, TREOs, Panels, and PDS have different due dates than completed papers and ERF:

  • Workshops: April 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. MT
  • TREOs, Panels, and PDS: April 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m. MT

What kind of papers may I submit?

There are six types of submissions:

  • Full research papers (can be submitted to any track except “Panels”).
  • Emergent Research Forum (ERF) (can be submitted to any track except “Panels” and will be presented in Short Paper Slam Sessions.)
  • Panel proposals (submitted to the “Panels” track only)
  • Technology, Research, and Opinion (TREO)
  • Professional Development Symposia (PDS)
  • Workshops

Where do I find the call for papers?

Please refer to the AMCIS 2020 CFP.

May I submit the same paper to more than one track?

No. Under no circumstances should the same paper (or different versions of the same paper) be submitted to more than one track. You also may not submit essentially the same paper under two different titles; both papers will be desk rejected.

May I submit multiple papers?

Yes, you may submit different papers. However, you should not submit more than three papers.

You may not submit the same or slightly varied papers to different tracks. If you do so, this will be considered as unethical scientific behavior and both papers will be rejected.

One of our goals is to have a diversity of people on stage presenting papers. If you have multiple papers accepted, we encourage you to coordinate with your co-authors so that each of you presents a paper, rather than having one individual present many different papers.

May I submit papers which are under review somewhere else?

No.

Submissions to AMCIS 2020 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. If your paper has previously been published as a working paper or a preprint, you will be asked to describe this as part of the submission process. If an earlier and substantially different version of your paper has been presented at another conference, please email the track chairs with this declaration, and please detail the changes made to the paper.

What if my paper topic does not fit any of the tracks?

If your paper topic doesn’t fit any of the tracks, submit your paper to the General Topics mini-track, within the Advances in Information Systems Research Track. For further guidance, please consult directly with track chairs.

May I add/delete co-authors of my paper after it is submitted/accepted?

No.

How do I withdraw my submission?

Please notify the program chairs (amcis2020.progam@gmail.com) if you wish to withdraw your submission.

Are there any formatting guidelines?

All submissions must be in Adobe PDF format only. Files submitted in other formats or that do not use the submission template will not be considered for review. Please refer to the AMCIS 2020 Types of Submissions for further information.

Where do I find the paper guidelines / templates?

You can find all guidelines here.

In which language should I submit?

English (including American, British, Canadian, etc., dialects) is the language of the conference and of all submissions, EXCEPT submissions to the Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin America track, where submissions may be made in one of the three languages.

What is included in the page limit?

Everything in the submission. All text, figures, tables, appendices, and references must be included within the page limit.

What if my paper exceeds the page limits?

Submissions that exceed the page limits will be desk rejected.

What are the requirements for the abstract?

Abstracts must be 150 words or less. The abstract should be a concise statement of the problem, approach, and conclusion of the work. It should clearly state the paper’s contribution to the field.

How will my papers be reviewed?

Submitted papers can be desk-rejected by program chairs for technical reasons (e.g., failure to adhere to submission formatting guidelines).  Otherwise, full research papers and ERFs will be assigned by the mini-track chairs to an associate editor. The AE has the discretion to recommend an early reject without review, and will provide a detailed and constructive review of the paper. Otherwise, the AE will invite 2-3 reviewers.

The review process for PDS, TREOs, workshops, and panels will be managed by the respective chairs of these submission types.

Are mini-track/track chairs allowed to submit papers to the conference?

Yes they are, but they may not submit their papers to their own mini-track (for mini-track chairs) or track (for track chairs). If their own track/mini-track is the only suitable track, they should submit to the General Topics mini-track, within the Advances in Information Systems Research Track.

Are conference and program chairs allowed to submit papers to the conference?

Yes, they may submit their own papers to a desired track via the editorial system. However, the submissions will be handled outside the review system by the respective track chairs.

Do I need to suggest reviewers for my paper?

No, reviewers are suggested and invited by the associate editors and track chairs.

How/when will I be notified about whether my paper has been accepted?

Authors will be notified via email as to whether their submission was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected by the middle of April, 2020.

How do I propose a panel?

Panel proposals may only be submitted to the Panels track. Please refer to panel proposal submission guidelines on the AMCIS 2020 website.

How do I apply for the doctoral consortium?

Please refer to AMCIS 2020 Doctoral Consortium website.

I have problems with the editorial system. Whom shall I contact?

In case of technical problems, please email the review coordinators:  AIS Review Systems Support (reviewcoordinator@aisnet.org). Please carbon-copy your responsible track chairs.

My paper got accepted. Do I have to present my paper at the conference?

At least one author of each accepted submission and all members of each accepted panel must present at AMCIS 2020. Authors should be prepared to present their papers or participate in panels at any time during the conference. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in removal of papers or panelists from the AMCIS 2020 Proceedings. Note that the AMCIS single airtime policy will be enforced, which means that any one person can only present one paper OR participate in one panel.

My paper got accepted. May I opt for a discussant?

No.

Is it possible to exclude my paper from the proceedings?

No. Full research papers, research in progress papers, and teaching cases must be printed in the proceedings, which will be archived in the AIS library.

Do I lose my copyright when my paper gets published in the proceedings?

No. The copyright resides with the authors and the authors may submit and publish their papers elsewhere, if the regulations of the respective publication platform allows to do so.

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