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Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The submission deadline was January 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET and the submission system is now closed. We still hope to benefit from your participation at this year's Annual Meeting, and we invite you to sign up as a reviewer.

The sign-up period is happening now, and the review period is January 18-February 16.

 

Are you ready to volunteer? Visit the Reviewer Sign-Up System to create a user account or log in and choose your areas of expertise. Be sure to check out the reviewer guidelines and resources for additional information. The sign up process takes less than 10 minutes, and allows you to select two Divisions or Interest Groups and review no more than three (3) assignments per division.

Guidelines for:
Paper Submissions
Symposium Submissions
Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Submissions
Caucus Submissions
Teaching and Learning Conference Submissions

Paper Submission Guidelines

What is a "paper"?
A paper refers to a fully developed manuscript on a scholarly topic. Papers represent the majority of the submissions and form the most scholarly sessions on the program. Accepted papers are organized into two types of sessions: Division (Traditional) Paper Sessions and Discussion Paper Sessions.

  1. Submission Rules for Papers
    1. Each paper can be submitted to only ONE division or interest group.
      Original Work and New Work. At the time of submission, submitted papers must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation at the AOM. Submitted papers must not have been published or accepted for publication.
      If a paper is under review, it must NOT appear in print before the Academy meeting, August 4-8, 2017.
    2. NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper can occur AFTER the submission deadline.
     
  2. Formatting Your Paper (PDF Document SAMPLE)
    Please follow these guidelines to ensure your paper is reviewed. Papers that are not prepared according to these formatting instructions will NOT be reviewed.
    1. The entire paper submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document created in one of the following compatible formats:
      • Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
      • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
      • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
       
    2. The maximum length of the paper is 40 pages (including title page and all figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references).
    3. Figures, graphs, tables, appendices and references should follow the Academy of Management Journal's Style Guide.
    4. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5" × 11" page setting. References may be single spaced.
    5. The 5-digit, Academy-assigned electronic submission ID number should appear in the header (upper right) on the first page of the uploaded document.
    6. Be sure to number all of the pages of the paper.
    7. To facilitate the blind review process, REMOVE ALL AUTHOR-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, including acknowledgements, from the uploaded document as this is the document reviewers will be reading. Note: You will still include ALL authors associated with your submission during the submission process, but not on your paper. The author information provided will appear in the printed and online Program.
    8. Make sure that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.
    9. After uploading the document, it will be automatically converted to Adobe PDF format. Please make sure that the content of the submission appears and prints correctly as you intended after it has been converted by clicking on the "view" button.

    NOTE:
    If any of the above guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will NOT be reviewed.

    You will be required to type in the following information to verify that your paper meets the requirements:
    * Number of authors
    * Number of pages


Symposium Submission Guidelines

A symposium session is organized as either a Panel symposium or a Presenter symposium. 
Presenter Symposium (PDF DocumentSAMPLE) involves a series of authored papers on a preset theme.  

Panel Symposium (PDF DocumentSAMPLE) engages a group of panelists in a formal interactive discussion around a theme or question relevant to the field.  


Symposium Sponsors

A symposium that is designed for a specific audience can be submitted to as many as THREE (3) divisions or interest groups that will each review the symposium independently. A symposium that relates to a specific division or interest group should be submitted to that division or interest group. When you submit a symposium, the electronic system will ask you to select potential division sponsors and rank them in order of relevance. A symposium that would appeal broadly to AOM members in ALL divisions AND addresses the meeting theme, "At the Interface," should be submitted to the All-Academy Theme (AAT) Committee.

Symposium Review Process

Symposia are single-blind reviewed. The reviewers see the names of the presenters, participants, and organizers. Proposals for symposia are judged based on overall quality, interest to Academy members, relevance to the sponsor being sought (division, interest group, AAT committee), innovation, and contribution. For more details about the criteria used by specific sponsors, consult the division or interest group call for submissions.

Formatting Your Symposium Proposal

Please follow these instructions to ensure your symposium proposal is reviewed. Proposals that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

  1. A symposium submission must include the following and be organized in the following order:
    1. A title page that includes:
      1. Academy-assigned submission number
      2. An explicit designation if it is a presenter or a panel symposium
      3. Title of symposium (in Title Case)
      4. Complete formal names and affiliations of all participants
      5. List of potential division and/or interest group sponsors
    2. A 3-6 page overview of the symposium that includes:
      1. An explanation of why the symposium should be of interest to EACH of the specified sponsors.
      2. Proposed format of the symposium. Symposia should be designed to fit a 90-minute session.
    3. For PRESENTER symposia: An additional 2-5 page synopsis of EACH presentation, not including references. Each presentation may include a maximum of two additional pages of tables and figures. Tables and figures must be clear and legible, and should be no smaller than 10-point font.
      For PANEL symposia: An additional up to 5-page summary of the panelists' discussion. There may be no formal paper presentations within a panel symposium.
    4. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around, and 8.5"x11" page setting.
    5. References may be single-spaced.
  2. The entire submission must be in ONE document created in one of the following compatible formats:
    • Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
    • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
    • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  3. Be sure to number all of the pages of the submission.
  4. Make sure to check that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.
  5. After uploading the document, it will be automatically converted to Adobe PDF format. Please make sure that the content of the submission appears and prints correctly as you intended after it has been converted by clicking on the "view" button.

NOTE: If any of the above guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will NOT be reviewed.

Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Submission Guidelines

1. PDW proposals can be submitted to only ONE sponsor (that is, ONE division, interest group, or committee).


2. PDW Proposals must be a minimum of 4 pages and must include and be organized in the following order:

    a. Page 1: Title page which contains:

          i.     the Academy submission system-assigned 5-digit submission number

         ii.     title of the workshop (in Title Case)

        iii.     name of primary sponsor, and a list of other sponsors who might be interested in the workshop

        iv.     up to 250-word abstract of the workshop

     b. Page 2: One page explanation as to why the workshop should be of interest to the specified sponsor

     c. Page 3: One page description of the workshops' format

     d. Page(s) 4-6: One to three page overview of the workshop


3. PDW Proposals should use the following page format:

    a. Times New Roman 12-point font

    b. Double-spaced

    c. 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around

    d. 8.5" x 11" page setting

 

4. The entire submission must be contained in ONE document created in:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

5. Make sure to check that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.

 

6. After uploading the document, it will be automatically converted to Adobe PDF format. Please make sure that the content of the submission appears and prints correctly as you intended after it has been converted by clicking on the "view" button.

 

NOTE: If any of the above guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will NOT be reviewed.


Caucus Submission Guidelines

  1. Questions to guide you as you prepare your caucus proposal:

Does the proposal encourage development of new ideas or address emerging topics?

Does the proposal appeal to and interest a broad audience of AOM members?

Does the proposal encourage collaboration and the free exchange of ideas?

Does the proposal address the conference theme?

Does the proposal clearly express goals and desired outcomes?

  1. Formatting your Caucus Proposal: Please follow these guidelines to ensure your Caucus proposal is reviewed.

a. The entire Caucus submission must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

b. The Caucus submission includes the following:

   1. Title of the caucus (in Title Case);

   2. Name, email address, and phone number of up to 2 (TWO) Caucus organizer(s);

   3. Abstract or short program description of 50 words

   4. Short description (up to 500 words) of the topical content and delivery plan, including two bold-font keywords. Figures, graphs, tables, references, etc. should be included as needed.

   5. Names, affiliations, and contact information of 5 (FIVE) AOM members, in addition to the organizer(s), who support the submission. Note that these five names will NOT be listed in the program and will NOT be counted in the Rule of Three + Three. We ask that     you include them as a way to verify that the topic is one that is likely to appeal to at least several AOM members.

c.    Make sure that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.

 

d.    After uploading the document, it will be automatically converted to Adobe PDF format. Please make sure that the content of the submission appears and prints correctly as you intended after it has been converted by clicking on the "view" button.

NOTE: If any of the above guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will NOT be reviewed.


Teaching and Learning Conference Submission Guidelines

 

  • Proposals must not exceed 6 pages.
  • The first page of all proposals must be a cover sheet that contains the following:
  • Statement to indicate that ALL presenters on the proposal agree to register and attend the 2017 TLC@AOM Conference should the submission be accepted.
  • Identify the THEME (see list of acceptable THEMES above).
  • As appropriate, proposals may provide links to online resources or videos for further clarification; any such ancillary material must be easily accessible to reviewers.
  • Complete the online TLC Google Form. (The form will be provided as a link in the submission system.) The questions in the TLC Google Form are provided below for your reference.

 

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