Frequently Asked Questions about Submissions

Where and how do I submit my paper?

All submissions are to be made via the AMCIS 2021 submission system at Precision Conference. After creating an account and logging on to the Precision Conference site, the authors should go to “Author Center” to submit their completed research paper, ERFs, PDSs, Panels, TREOs, and Workshops.

When is the deadline for paper submissions?

Submission deadlines can be found at https://amcis2021.aisconferences.org/timeline/.

What kind of papers may I submit?

There are five types of submissions available at https://amcis2021.aisconferences.org/submissions/types-of-submissions/.

Where do I find the call for papers?

Please refer to the AMCIS 2021 CFP.

May I submit my 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 2021 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.

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 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 if you want to withdraw your submission.

Are there any formatting guidelines?

All submissions must follow formatting guidelines found at https://amcis2021.aisconferences.org/submissions/submission-formatting-checklist/.

Where do I find the paper guidelines / templates?

Submission templates can be found with their associated paper types at https://amcis2021.aisconferences.org/submissions/types-of-submissions/.

In which language should I submit?

English (including American, British, Canadian, etc., dialects) is the language of the conference and of submissions. Papers submitted to the French track must be submitted in French.

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.

Are track chairs allowed to submit papers to the conference?

Yes they are, but they may not submit their papers to their own 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 Program Chairs.

How do I apply for the doctoral consortium?

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

In case of technical problems, please contact the responsible AIS review coordinator, Jordan Alexander. 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 every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must present at AMCIS 2021. 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 2021 Proceedings.

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

No.

May I offer suggestions for discussants?

No. Track Chairs are responsible for identifying discussants.

Is it possible to exclude my paper from being printed in the proceedings?

No. All papers 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.

What is the process for Best Paper Nominations and Awards?

The awards process will be communicated during the AMCIS 2021 Awards Ceremony.