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The Submission Process

1) Decide on Your Submission Type

    a) Review this Call for Papers, which has information about AJS divisions and current division themes. (If you have any questions, feel free to contact a division chair). NEW THIS YEAR: You will have the opportunity to submit your submission to a second Division Chair to review during the submission process. Please take advantage of this option if you think your submission would fit well into more than one division.

    b) Review the updated AJS session types and requirements, and determine the session type and subject area division (and, if appropriate, second-best division) that best suits your interests.

    c) Coordinate with chairs/co-panelists for pre-formed panel submissions. In past years, pre-formed panels have had a significantly higher acceptance rate. So, we encourage members to apply as pre-formed panel whenever possible. (feel free to contact division chairs or reach out via the Sessions Seeking Submissions forum if you have any questions or would like to try and identify potential co-panelists).

    d) Review our diversity and submission guidelines to ensure that your participation and proposal meet AJS conference requirements.

    e) Confirm with all presenters any necessary audiovisual requirements prior to submission. Once sessions are scheduled, additional equipment cannot be added to the session room.

2) Prepare Submission Materials

    a) Develop individual paper/presentation abstract(s) based on submission requirements

    b) If applying for a pre-formed panel, review AJS diversity guidelines to ensure that your panel meets diversity expectations

    c) Have Questions? Find answers at our Submission Preparation FAQ

    d) Review Membership and Conference Costs FAQ

3) Submit Your Materials by Thursday May 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

    a) You will need to be an AJS member for September-December 2019 to complete the submission process. If you are not yet a member, please join via the MyAJS Portal.

    b) Follow the “Submit A Proposal” link in your MyAJS Portal to start submission process.

    c) Questions? Confused? Check out the videos for submission or contact the AJS office.

    d) Sit back and relax while the program committee and division chairs carefully review, evaluate and rank the submissions we receive according to these criteria [link ot FAQ about acceptance criteria]

The Program Committee will let you know, no later than mid-August, whether or not your submission will be included in the conference program. We hope to include as many papers as possible, but please do keep in mind that we expect to receive about 1000 submissions and, unfortunately, we are limited by space and time as to how many submissions we can accept. We anticipate that we will only be able to accept about 70% of the submissions we receive. Upon acceptance, make sure to register for the conference before August 31 to hold your presentation spot.