FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUBMISSIONS
Q: Where and how do I submit my paper?
A: All submissions are to be made via the PACIS2023 submission system at Precision Conference Solutions (PCS). After creating an account and logging on to the Precision Conference site, the authors should go to “Submissions” to submit their completed research paper, short paper, or panel proposal.
Q: When is the deadline for paper submissions?
A: Submission deadline is March 1 (Wednesday), 2023, 11:59PM (Beijing time). No submissions will be accepted after the deadline even if the submission system is not automatically shut down. Any papers submitted after the official deadline will be early rejected.
Q: What kind of papers may I submit?
A: There are three types of submissions:
- Completed research papers (can be submitted to any track except “Panels”)
- Short Papers (can be submitted to any track except “Panels”)
- Panel proposals (submitted to the “Panels” track only)
Q: Where do I find the call for papers?
A: Please refer to the PACIS 2023 CFP.
Q: May I submit my paper to more than one track?
A: 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.
Q: May I submit multiple papers?
A: Yes, you may submit multiple papers. However, you should not be listed as an author on more than five (5) submissions (including completed research and short papers).
You may not submit the same or slightly varied papers to different tracks. Doing so will be considered as unethical scientific behavior and all the submitted papers will be rejected.
One of our goals is to have a diversity of people presenting papers. If you have multiple submissions accepted, we encourage you to coordinate with your co-authors so that each of you presents a paper, rather than having one individual presenting many different papers.
Q: May I submit papers that are under review somewhere else?
A: No! Submissions to PACIS 2023 must be original; submissions, or highly similar versions, cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceeding. Further, submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. The program team will run plagiarism checks prior to sending out submissions for review. Submissions that fail the check will be rejected without review.
Q: What if my paper topic does not fit any of the tracks?
A: We encourage you to read track descriptions carefully as we expect most papers to fit with at least one track. However, if your paper topic doesn’t fit any of the tracks, submit your paper to the Emerging IS Topics track.
Q: May I add/delete co-authors of my paper after it is submitted/accepted?
Q: How do I withdraw my submission?
A: Please notify the program chairs if you want to withdraw your submission.
Q: Are there any formatting guidelines?
A: All submissions must be in Adobe PDF format only. Files submitted in other formats or that do not use the submission template will be rejected without review. Please consult the PACIS 2023 Submission Guidelines for further information. Also, all author and affiliation information must be removed from the PDF file properties prior to submission.
Q: Where do I find the paper guidelines / templates?
A: You can find all guidelines here.
Q: In which language should I submit?
A: English (including American, British, Canadian, etc., dialects) is the language of the conference and of all submissions.
Q: What is included in the page limit?
A: Everything in the submission. All text, figures, tables, appendices, and references must be included within the page limit.
Q: What if my paper exceeds the page limits?
A: Submissions that exceed the page limits will be early rejected.
Q: What are the requirements for the abstract?
A: Abstracts must be 150 words or fewer. The abstract should be a concise statement of the problem, approach, and conclusion of the work. It should clearly state the paper’s contribution to the field.
Q: What do I do if my submission acknowledgement email says that my paper is “incomplete”?
A: There are a number of required metadata to fill in the PCS system e.g., title of paper, abstract, when you make your submission. If any of these fields are missing, then your acknowledgement email will state that the submission is incomplete, and indicate what you need to fill in. Please make sure that you enter such information in PCS before the deadline, and that your submission status is no longer “incomplete”. Incomplete submissions after the deadline will be rejected.
Q: How will my papers be reviewed?
A: Submitted papers can be early rejected by program chairs for technical reasons (e.g., failure to adhere to submission formatting guidelines). Otherwise, full research papers, and short papers will be assigned by the track chairs to an associate editor. The AE has the discretion to recommend an early reject without review, and will provide a detailed and constructive review of the paper. Otherwise, the AE will invite 2-3 reviewers. For more details, please refer to the guidelines for the review team.
Q: Are track chairs allowed to submit papers to the conference?
A: Yes, they are, but they may not submit their papers to their own track. Track chairs that have papers that align with their own tracks should submit them to the Emerging IS Topics track.
Q: Are conference and program chairs allowed to submit papers to the conference?
A: Yes, they may submit their own papers to the desired track via the editorial system. However, the submissions will be handled outside the review system by the respective track chairs.
Q: Do I need to suggest reviewers for my paper?
A: No, reviewers are suggested and invited by the associate editors and track chairs.
Q: How / when will I be notified about whether my paper has been accepted?
A: Authors will be notified via email as to whether their submission was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected by May 1, 2023.
Q: How do I propose a panel?
A: Panel proposals may only be submitted to the Panels track. Please refer to panel proposal submission guidelines on the PACIS 2023 website.
Q: How do I apply for the doctoral consortium?
A: Please refer to PACIS 2023 Doctoral Consortium website.
Q: I have problems with the editorial system. Whom shall I contact?
A: In case of technical problems, please contact the PACIS 2023 review coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please carbon-copy your respective track chairs.
Q: My paper got accepted. Do I have to present my paper at the conference?
A: At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must be present at PACIS 2023. 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 the removal of papers or panelists from the PACIS 2023 proceedings.
Q: My paper got accepted. May I opt for a discussant?
Q: May I offer suggestions for discussants?
A: Yes, you can suggest a discussant to your track chairs after your paper was accepted, but you cannot suggest someone from your own institution. The final decision regarding discussants resides with the track chairs.
Q: Is it possible to exclude my paper from being printed in the proceedings?
A: No. Completed research papers, and short papers must be printed in the proceedings, which will be archived in the AIS library.
Q: Do I lose my copyright when my paper gets published in the proceedings?
A: 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 allow.
Q: What is the process for Best Paper Nominations and Awards?
A: Please see the details about the process at the bottom of the call for papers (CFP) page.