2017 Midwest Academy of Management Submission Guidelines
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 4 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), name of primary sponsor (organizer), and a list of other sponsors (organizers) who might be interested in the workshop, 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 the specified sponsor or attendees
    3. Page 3: One page description of the workshop’s format
    4. Page(s) 4-6: One 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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Symposium Review Process and Guidelines

Symposia are submitted to only one competitive track of interest. 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 the Midwest Academy of Management (MAM) members, relevance to attendees, innovation, and contribution to the program.

Formatting Your Symposium Proposal:

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. An explicit designation of whether it is a presenter symposium or a panel symposium
    2. Title of symposium
    3. Complete formal names and affiliations of all participants
    4. List of potential interest among potential MAM attendees
  2. A one to 2-page 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 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.
    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. The entire submission must be contained in ONE document created in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  7. Make sure to check that the file or document uploaded is virus-free prior to submitting.

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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 15 pages or less. Therefore, accepted papers are organized into two types of sessions: full paper sessions (involving Competitive Tracks) and short paper sessions (involving the Toward Impactful Research Track only).

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 at the MAM. Submitted papers 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.

Formatting Your Paper

  1. The entire paper submission (title page, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document created in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  2. The maximum length of the paper is 40 pages (including title page, 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. Be sure to number all 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 MAM Program.

  1. Uploading Your Paper

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

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

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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/