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Final Submission Guidelines
Author Instructions for Submission of Accepted Papers, Panels, Workshops and Tutorials for Publication in the Proceedings of the Midwest United States Association for Information Systems 2018
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The objective of these instructions is to produce high quality proceedings at a reasonable cost. Authors in this field have access to IS technology and therefore should be able to submit machine-readable manuscripts and camera-ready art.
Please provide keywords (more than two, less than nine).
Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at EasyChair.org no later than April 17, 2018. The submission template is available from here. For additional information about submission please contact conference program co-chairs by e-mail: Maurice Dawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dinesh Mirchandani (email@example.com).
Before you submit your final copy, please check spelling, completeness of references, and numbering of figures and tables. If you have been tracking changes, please accept/reject those changes. ALL AUTHOR NAMES and affiliations should appear on the title page. Please remove un-cited and/or unnecessary references from the list of references. Citations and references should be in the author and year format (see REFERENCE FORMAT below).
Publication in the AIS e-Library
All accepted submissions will appear in the Proceedings on the AIS e-Library. Completed research papers are expected to average about 2500 words including references. Accepted research in progress manuscripts are expected to average about 1500-2000 words paper with a maximum of 2 figures/tables. Panel, workshop, or tutorials are expected to average about 1,000 words including the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any other panel, workshop, or tutorial members.
Please be sure to complete all items; registration, final paper submission (including consideration of recommendations by manuscript reviewers) and consistency with formatting specifications. If items are missing, there is a high likelihood that your paper will not appear in the Proceedings and there will not be a presentation scheduled for your paper.
All illustrations, figures and tables must be included in the machine-readable file, that can be manipulated in Microsoft Word is acceptable. Artwork may include color; however, the use of color should be limited as most printers will show only grayscale. Times New Roman is the preferred typeface.
Please set your formatting specifications to letter size (8.5 x 11 inch) paper. Using inches as the unit of measurement, the margins are 1″ on the left and right, 0.9 on the top and bottom. Remember to allow for both a header and footer at .5 for each. The header will include the author(s) last name(s) on the left side and a short title on the right side. Header and footer font requirements are 9 point, Times New Roman, italics. The footer will include the phrase “ Proceedings of the Thirteenth Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Saint Louis, Missouri May 24-25, 2017 ” on the left. Please do NOT include page numbers with your document. The page numbering will be done during compilation for the proceedings.
Title and Author Information
The manuscript’s first page should include the title of the paper by advancing the page down .75 inch, centered, 20 point Bold Times New Roman small capitalized, For long titles, an inverted pyramid is preferred (i.e., the top line is the widest). Triple space to the author(s) name in 13 point Times New Roman bold, affiliation, and e-mail (not bold). Triple space to “ABSTRACT” – 11 point Times New Roman, italics.
Title and Headings
Double space before all first and second level headings; single space after. First level headings (MAJOR HEAD) are Bold Times New Roman, all caps, flush left. Second level (Subhead) headings are Bold, Times New Roman, first letter capitalized, flush left. Third level headings are Times New Roman, first letter capitalized, flush left. Do not use a numbered heading / section scheme.
All manuscripts must be in English with typed main text in 11-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced. Be sure text is fully justified; that is, flush left and flush right.
Figures and Tables
Triple space before all figures and tables. All figures and tables must have a number and title (i.e., Figure 1. Title of Figure). The title in both figures and tables will have the first letter capitalized style. The font for both will be 10 point, Bold, Times New Roman and the Alignment will be centered.
References and citations should show the surname of the author with the year date of the publication in parentheses (or year alone in parentheses if the author’s name occurs in the sentence). This is the format currently being used in MIS Quarterly. Please remember to include volume and issue numbers as well as page numbers in the citations for journal articles; the publisher and city of publication must be included for books.
Sequence: Entries should be ordered alphabetically (in text and Reference section) according to authors’ or editors’ last names, or the title of the work for items with no author or editor listed. Entries should be in 10-point Times New Roman font, with the top-line flush left and .25 inch indent thereafter.
References in text: These must be included in Reference section. References in text should be of the format (Jones et al. 1995; Smith 1996). References to items in periodicals: Author, title, journal, volume, number, month, year, pages. For authors, last names are given first, even for multiple authors. References to reports or proceedings: Author’s name and title of report (same style as above), report number, source, editor and/or publisher as appropriate, city and state/country of publisher OR full name of conference as appropriate, including date and pages. References to books: Author’s name (same style as above), title, publisher, city, state/country, year, page, or chapter.
Remember that “et al.” is NEVER used in citation references, although it is acceptable as a reference in text. Please provide all authors and all editors in the references section.
A few examples are:
Ackoff, R. L. “Management Misinformation Systems,” Management Science (14:4), December 1961, pp. 147-156.
Bonini, C. P. Simulation of Information and Decision Systems in the Firm, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1963.
Chenhall, R. H., and Romano, C. A. “Formal Planning and Control Presence and Impact on the Growth of Small Manufacturing Firms,” in Job Generation by the Small Business Sector in Australia, W. C. Dunlop and A. J. Williams (eds.), Institute of Industrial Economics, Newcastle, 1989, pp. 71-89.
Initial Submission Guidelines
We invite submissions of completed manuscripts, research-in-progress papers, panel proposals, and workshop proposals addressing behavioral, organizational, and technical aspects of information systems. Two to three parallel sessions are planned. A computer lab will be available if needed. Submitted papers and proposals will undergo a blind review by at least two reviewers. Please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page of the (except the separate cover page), in headings, footers, or in the properties of the submitted file. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission. All submissions should be submitted electronically in either MS Word or PDF. All text in manuscripts should be in 12-point Times Roman font and should be left-justified. Headings should be clearly delineated. Authors should show each heading’s level of importance as follows:
Separate line centered over text; bold, all caps.
Separate line centered over text; bold, upper/lower case.
Separate line, flush left; bold, upper/lower case.
On same line as beginning of text, flush left, bold, upper/lower case, followed by a colon.
The proceedings will be available through the Association for Information Systems Electronic Library (AISeL). At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference no later than April 17, 2018, in order for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.
Full Length Submissions
You may submit a full length (not to exceed six single-spaced pages with approximately 2,500 words, including all figures, tables, appendices, and references), original, and previously unpublished manuscript. The research may be conceptual, empirical or applied. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety, as recommended by the reviewers.
In lieu of the ongoing updates of the AIS e-Library (and the related CAIS and JAIS journals), the citation ordering and format should follow published MISQ guidelines.
References must be complete, i.e., include, as appropriate, volume, number, month, publisher, city and state, editors, last name & initials of all authors, page numbers, etc. Below are some general directions:
Sequence: Entries should be ordered alphabetically (in text and Reference section) according to authors’ or editors’ last names, or the title of the work for items with no author or editor listed.
References in text: These must be included in Reference section and vice versa. References in text should be of the format (Jones et al. 1995; Smith 1996). References to items in periodicals: Author, title, journal, volume, number, month, year, pages. For authors, last names are given first, even for multiple authors. References to reports or proceedings: Author’s name and title of report (same style as above), report number, source, editor and/or publisher as appropriate, city and state/country of publisher OR full name of conference as appropriate, including date and pages. References to books: Author’s name (same style as above), title, publisher, city, state/country, year, page, or chapter.
Inquiries and Submissions
Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at EasyChair.org no later than April 17 (for full papers) and April 17, 2018 (for Research-in-Progress, Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals). All communication with the authors of submitted papers will be via e-mail. Submission acknowledgement, the review process, and acceptance notification will be managed via e-mail. Instructions for camera-ready copy will be provided via e-mail to the corresponding authors of accepted papers.