Submission Instructions

  1. Download the ICIS 2017 submission template here: Download
  2. Important dates
  3. Before submitting, please check the Formatting Checklist to prevent common mistakes that might get your submission desk rejected
  4. Access ScholarOne’s ManuscriptCentral system to upload papers and check the status of your paper
  5. Frequently Asked Questions

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Please read and follow all the instructions on this page to ensure your submission meets all requirements. This page contains:

  • A. General submission requirements for all submission types
  • B. Additional requirements specific to each type of submission
    1. Completed Research Papers
    2. Short Papers (presented as interactive posters)
    3. Paper-a-thon
    4. Panel Proposals
    5. Teaching Cases

A. General submission requirements for all submission types

The ICIS 2017 Program Committee invites submissions across 22 tracks, including our theme track: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation.

Five Types of Submissions

  • Completed research papers. Can be submitted to any track except “Panels” or “Paper-a-thon”.
  • Short Papers. Can be submitted to any track except “Panels” or “Paper-a-thon”.  Will be presented as interactive posters and in “Short Paper Slam Sessions” during the conference.
  • Paper-a-thon. Shall be submitted to “Paper-a-thon” track only.
  • Teaching cases. Shall be submitted to the IS Curriculum and Education track only.
  • Panel proposals. Shall be submitted to the Panels track only.

Language

English (including American, British, Canadian, etc., dialects) is the language of the conference and of all submissions.

Originality

Submissions to ICIS 2017 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 pre-print, you will be asked to describe this as part of the submission process.

Template and Formatting Requirements

All submissions must be in Microsoft® Word .doc format, Microsoft® Word .docx format, or Adobe PDF format. Files submitted in other formats or that do not use the submission template will not be considered for review. You can download the submission template here: Download

An EndNote reference style file can be downloaded here (if you use the EndNote reference manager).

The body of the submission (text, figures, tables, references, and appendices) should be stored in one single file and must use the submission template provided on the ICIS 2017 website. 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 submission template. Any submission that does not use this template or deviates from the formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

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

Be certain to accept all changes and turn Track Changes “off” before uploading your paper to the ICIS 2017 review system.

Length Requirements

Each type of submission (completed research papers, short papers, teaching cases, and panels) has specific page length requirements. See additional requirements specific to each type of submission below. Any submission that exceeds page length limits will be rejected without review.

Anonymize Completed Research Papers, Short Papers, and Teaching Cases 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.” Panel proposal submissions do not have to be made anonymous for blind review.

How to Submit

All submissions are to be made via the ICIS 2017 submission system at ScholarOne’s ManuscriptCentral. After creating an account and logging on to the ScholarOne site, the authors should go to “Author Center” to submit their completed research paper, short paper, teaching case, or panel proposal. For detailed instructions on how to submit in ScholarOne, please see the Author Submission Instructions for ScholarOne.

For Author Submission Instructions for ScholarOne, refer to the tutorial guide.

Number and Order of Authors

After initial submission, authors cannot be added to or deleted from completed research papers, short papers, or teaching cases. Panel proposers should be aware that Panel Track or Program Chairs may suggest changes in the slate of presenters for panels.

Copyright Note

For all papers accepted into ICIS 2017, 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 ICIS 2017 Proceedings in the format of AIS’ choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2017.

B. Additional requirements specific to each type of submission

In addition to the general submission requirements, there are additional requirements for each submission type. These are identified below:

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B.1 Additional Requirements: Completed Research Papers

Completed research papers should have completed analyses and documentation of results. Completed research papers should be similar to journal submissions, but shorter.

Review Criteria for Completed Research Papers

(For submissions to the Practice Oriented Research Track, please click here)
  • Topic is relevant to a track theme.
  • Objectives are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is written clearly.
  • Paper will draw an audience.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology is appropriate (if relevant).
  • Analyses are appropriate (if relevant).
  • Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
  • Paper makes a useful contribution

Completed Research Paper Page Limit Requirements

Completed research papers must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2017 submission template. All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

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B.2 Additional Requirements: Short Papers

Short papers typically describe work that is as yet incomplete, but promising. Accepted short papers will be presented in an interactive format, as posters, during ICIS 2017, and will appear in the ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Short papers will also be presented during Short Paper Slam Sessions. Authors of accepted short papers will be required to bring poster-size presentations for display at their poster session. Additional information on poster preparation and presentation will be forthcoming.

Review Criteria for Short Papers

(For submissions to the Practice Oriented Research Track, please click here)
  • Topic is relevant to a track’s theme.
  • Objectives are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is written clearly.
  • Paper will draw an audience.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology is appropriate (only if relevant).
  • Analyses are appropriate (only if relevant—many short papers may not yet have data to analyze).
  • Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
  • Paper makes a useful contribution or has the potential to make such contribution.

Short Paper Page Limit Requirements

Short papers must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2017 submission template. All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

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B.3 Additional Requirements: Paper-a-thon

Paper-a-thon submissions include no more than three pages description of what you can bring to the table at the “Paper-a-thon” that happens jut prior to the main conference from Dec 8 – 9, 2017. Accepted paper-a-thon submissions will be invited to join a 24-hour active paper writing workshop where the participants form teams of authors to develop a draft of a research paper over 24 hours. The list of accepted submissions and the authors will be included in the ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Authors of accepted paper-a-thon submissions will be required to bring poster-size presentations for display in order to facilitate the formation of teams. The accepted authors must attend the paper-a-thon session as well as the main conference as the top three papers from the paper-a-thon will be programmed on the last day of the conference.
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Review Criteria for Paper-a-thon Submissions

  • Potential to produce innovation papers that contributions to the literature
  • Potential to attract other authors
  • Clearly articulating what the authors can contribute to a potential project
  • Evidence that author’s ability to make claimed contributions

Paper-a-thon Submission Page Limit Requirements

Paper-a-thon submissions must be a 1-3 single spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2017 submission template. All text, figures, tables, and references must be included within the page limit. There is no abstract page. The cover page is excluded from this page count.
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B.4 Additional Requirements: Panel Proposals

Panel sessions bring together researchers and/or practitioners with complementary or conflicting perspectives on a research topic or another issue of importance to the IS field.

Panel proposals may only be submitted to the Panels track.

Required Elements of Panel Proposals

Please note that your panel proposal should include six required sections. Those required sections are:

  • Introduction: General description of the panel or issues to be discussed or debated.
  • Controversial Issues and Panelists’ Positions: Issues that will be discussed and the names of those who will take opposing viewpoints; identification of proponents and opponents is required for all debates.
  • Panel Structure: Description of timing of the session and the format of interaction among participants and with the audience.
  • Participation Statement: A statement that all participants have made a commitment to attend the conference and serve on the panel if the panel is accepted.
  • Biographies: A brief description of each participant’s background, including expertise related to the topic and views of the issues.
  • References: As appropriate.

Review Criteria

  • Panel Topic: Topic is controversial and invites debate.
  • Panel Topic: Topic is leading edge.