Paper Session Guidelines


Submissions to AMCIS 2016 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Submissions must not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

Formatting Requirements

All submissions must be in Microsoft® Word .DOC, Microsoft® Word .DOCX, or Adobe PDF. The body of the submission (text, figures, tables, references, and appendices) should be stored in one single file and must use the AMCIS 2016 submission template.

All figures and illustrations must be inserted into your Word .DOC or Word .DOCX file as either JPG or GIF format (other formats or embedded graphic objects will not convert to PDF correctly). For more instructions regarding figures, please see the submission template for research papers or the panel submission template for panel proposals. Any submission that does not use this template or deviates from the formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

Authors will enter the submission title, abstract, keywords, and author information in the menus prompted by ScholarOne.

Length for completed research and emergent research forum (ERF) submissions:

  • Complete/full papers: Must not exceed 10 pages all inclusive (approx. 5,000 words, including figures, tables, references, and appendices).
  • Emergent Research Forum (ERF) papers: Must not exceed 5 pages all inclusive (approx. 2,500 words, including figures, tables, references, and appendices).

Submission Templates

Final (Camera Ready) Paper Submission Template

How to Submit

All submissions are to be made via the AMCIS 2016 submission system: After creating an account and logging on to the ScholarOne site, the authors should go to “Author Center” to submit their completed research paper, emergent research forum (ERF) paper, professional development symposia (PDS) submission, or panel proposal. Note that authors may submit ONLY THREE Completed or ERF PAPERS maximum.

Please note that once a manuscript has been submitted to the online submission system it CANNOT be altered, amended, changed, corrected, edited, or revised. Once a submission has been made, it is final. One can, however, upload a manuscript and then wait to actually submit it. Such manuscripts may be altered and re-uploaded until they are submitted. To be considered for AMCIS 2016, manuscripts must be actually submitted by the final deadline.

For more detailed instructions, please use the following guide: Author Submission Guide

Deadline for Submission

For information on deadlines, please see the page Submission Timeline

Track/Minitrack and Type

When submitting online, you must select a track/minitrack and a paper type (completed research paper, emergent research forum (ERF) paper, professional development symposia (PDS) submission or panel proposal). Under no circumstances should the same paper be submitted to more than one track/minitrack. For further guidance, please consult directly with track chairs.

Changes to Authorship

After initial submission, authors cannot be added to or deleted from completed research papers or emergent research forum (ERF) papers.

Track Changes Feature must be Off

Be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before uploading your paper to the AMCIS 2016 Review System.

Review Process

Completed Research Papers and Emergent Research Forum (ERF) Papers will be pre-screened for conformity with submission guidelines and for overall appropriateness for the conference. Papers that pass the initial screening processes will be double blind reviewed. Professional Development Symposia (PDS) and Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Talks, and Panel submissions will not be blind reviewed.

Completed Research Papers and Emergent Research Forum (ERF) Papers for Blind Review:
Authors name(s) should not appear in the body of the paper (including the abstract). Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work and your published work if these references will identify any author. To aid in making your paper anonymous, leave Acknowledgement blank until the final version is prepared for the Proceedings. Remove author and institution information from document properties. To do this in MS-Word, click on Tools>>Options and then click on the Security tab. Under Privacy Options, select “Remove personal information from file properties on save.”

PDS, TREO, and Panel proposal submissions do not have to be made anonymous for blind review.

Copyright Note

For all papers accepted into AMCIS 2016, authors of accepted papers will retain copyright. However, by submitting a paper, authors do agree that AIS can publish and reproduce any accepted papers in the AMCIS 2016 Proceedings in the format of AIS’s choosing (e.g., CDs, eLibrary, or printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for AMCIS 2016.