2018 Midwest Academy of Management Submission Guidelines [1]

Paper Guidelines          Symposium Guidelines          PDW Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT CONFORM TO THESE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers represent most of the submissions and form the most scholarly sessions on the Midwest Academy of Management program. A paper refers to (a) a fully developed manuscript of 20 to 40 pages on a scholarly topic or (b) a short paper of 12 pages or less. Therefore, accepted papers are organized into two types of sessions: full paper sessions (involving competitive Conference Tracks) and short paper sessions (involving the Toward  Impactful Research track only). All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.

Submission Rules for Papers

  1. Each paper can be submitted to only ONE TRACK
    At the time of submission, submitted papers must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation. Submitted papers also must not have been published or accepted for publication.
  2. NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper can occur AFTER the submission deadline. AUTHORS CANNOT BE ADDED AFTER SUMBMISSION!

Formatting Your Paper

  1. The entire paper submission (abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document created in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)  DO NOT INCLUDE A TITLE PAGE!
  2. The maximum length of the paper is 40 pages (including the abstract, key words, the paper, 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.
  5. References may be single spaced.
  6. Number all the pages of the paper.
  7. The entire submission must be contained in ONE document created in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  8. Make sure to check that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.

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. DO NOT INCLUDE A TITLE PAGE!

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 MAM Program.

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SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT CONFORM TO THESE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

Symposium Submission Guidelines

You can submit either a panel or presenter symposium. We are especially interested in symposium related to the Conference Theme: “The Spirit of Community: Academics and Practitioners Collaborating in Research, Teaching and Service to Improve our Future.

Proposals for symposia are judged based on overall quality, interest to the Midwest Academy of Management (MAM) members, relevance to attendees, innovation, and contribution to the program.  Reviewers see the names of the presenters, participants, and organizers.

Submission Rules for Symposium

  1. Each symposium can be submitted to only ONE CONFERENCE TRACK
  2. NO changes in symposium title or authorship can occur AFTER the submission deadline. AUTHORS CANNOT BE ADDED AFTER SUMBMISSION!
  3. Specify if the submission is a presenter or panel symposium

Formatting Your Symposium:

Please follow these instructions to ensure your symposium proposal is reviewed.

A symposium submission must include the following and be organized in the following order:

  1. A title page that includes:
    1. Whether it is a presenter symposium or a panel symposium
    2. Title of symposium
    3. Complete formal names and affiliations of all participants
  2. A 2-page minimum overview of the symposium that includes:
    1. An explanation of why the symposium should be of interest to the MAM’s academic or practitioner attendees.
    2. Proposed format of the symposium. Symposia should be designed to fit a 60- to 90-minute session.
  3. Presenter or panel symposium
    1. For PRESENTER symposia: An additional 2- to 5-page synopsis for 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.
    2. For PANEL symposia: An additional 2- to 5-page summary of the panelists’ discussion. There may be no formal paper presentations within a panel symposium.
  4. References may be single-spaced.
  5. The entire submission must be in ONE document created in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) and be formatted as follows:
    1. Times New Roman 12-point font
    2. Double-spaced
    3. 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around
    4. 8.5″ x 11″ page setting
  6. Make sure to check that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.

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SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT CONFORM TO THESE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Submission Guidelines

  1. PDW proposals can be submitted only to the PDW Track.
  2. PDW Proposals must be a minimum of 5 pages and must include and be organized in the following order:
    1. Page 1: Title page which contains the title of the workshop (in Title Case), the name and affiliation of each participant associated with the PDW, and up to 250-word abstract of the workshop
    2. Page 2: One page explanation as to why the workshop should be of interest to MAM members
    3. Page 3: One page description of the workshop’s format
    4. Page(s) 4-6: Two to three-page overview of the workshop
  3. PDW Proposals should use the following page format:
    1. Times New Roman 12-point font
    2. Double-spaced
    3. 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around
    4. 8.5″ x 11″ page setting
  4. The entire submission must be contained in ONE document created in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  5. Make sure to check that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.

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[1] All Guidelines were sourced and modified from the 2017 Academy of Management Guidelines for papers, symposia, and PDWs: http://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/guidelines/