Submission Process

Submitting a proposal for the Annual Meeting helps you to become proactive in your professional community. You can share your research, ideas, or interests by submitting papers, caucus proposals, and Teaching and Learning Conference proposals. Additionally, you may submit a proposal for a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) or Symposium to generate a discussion on a subject matter of interest to you among other management scholars and professionals.

To submit your proposal, you will need to:

  1. Go to the Submission Center and use the "Sign In" button. Use the "Sign In" button even if you do not yet have an account or if you forgot your username and/or password.
  2. Enter the title, short title (for PDWs and symposia), and abstract of your submission using the following instructions:
  • Use Title Case for the submission title. Only the first letter of major title words should be in capital letters. Do not submit the title or abstract in all capital letters. Prepositions and conjunctions should not be capitalized for the title and the short title. Example: "Conceptual and Methodological Issues Associated with Cross-Cultural Research."
  • The short title (PDWs and symposia only) must not exceed 30 characters (including spaces) in length.
  • The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • Enter or copy and paste the submission title and abstract into their respective fields as is. Do not use the "enter" or "return" keys.
  • You may submit up to three divisions or interest groups for symposium submissions. You will need to select three keywords for EACH division that will receive your submission.
  • Enter your submission ID number as a header on the first page of your submission. After completing the data entry process, you will see a page that summarizes all the information you have entered. This page includes a 5-digit, AOM submission ID number. Please reference this number whenever you contact the program chairs or technical support.
  • Upload your submission to the website. Your uploaded submission (for papers only) should not include any author identifying information. Your submission must comply with the guidelines and formatting instructions, or your submission may not be checked in for review. Please make sure you have read all the scholarly and professional development workshop (PDW) guidelines and formatting instructions before uploading.
  • Finalize your submission by acknowledging several statements on a checklist. If your submission is not finalized, it will NOT be reviewed. Please proofread your entry carefully since this is what will appear in the final program. If any information is entered incorrectly, it will be incorrectly listed in the program. For further assistance, please use AOM's Support Center. The support team will attempt to respond within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). Please recognize that the support team and submission system will be busy processing a high volume of requests just before the submission deadline. If the support team response does not solve the problem or is not clear, you can call +1-914-326-1800, Monday-Friday from (T 09:00 ET - 17:00 ET UTC-5).

Before your proposal can be finalized, you will be asked to acknowledge all of the following requirements.

  • The uploaded document complies with all the submission guidelines, style formatting, policies and rules.
  • The proposal is being submitted to the correct Division(s), Interest Group(s), or Committee(s)
  • All of the participants are correctly associated with this PDW submission, including the submitter, if applicable.
  • This entire proposal is at least 4 pages and is contained in one single document, in the following order:
    • Page 1: Title page which contains the AOM submission system-assigned 5-digit submission number, the title of the workshop (in Title Case), the name of primary sponsor, and a list of other sponsors who might be interested in the workshop, up to 250-word abstract of the workshop.
    • Page 2: One page explanation as to why the workshop should be of interest to a specified sponsor.
    • Page 3: One page description of the workshops format.
    • Page(s) 4-6: 1 to 3 page overview of the workshop
    • The final converted PDF was reviewed on the submission site and is the correct version of the submission.
    • As the submitter, I certify that at least one participant has stated that s/he agrees to participate in this workshop if it is accepted.

I understand that if this submission is accepted, all listed participants who wish to take part in the session at the meeting must register for the meeting. If none of the listed participants register for the meeting then the session may be cancelled.

    • I understand that the scheduling and audio visual requests are requests only. If my proposal is accepted, the PDW Chair will let me know whether my requests are approved.
    • I understand that this submission will not be checked in, if:
    • It fails to be 100% compliant with all submission guidelines including the style formatting requirements.
    • I fail to finalize the proposal by the deadline of (T 17:00 ET UTC-5) EST.

This PDW proposal is now complete (follows all AOM and Division/Interest Group specific instructions and requirements) and is now ready for review.

Paper Submissions

Please refer to the following resources to ensure that your submission fits with our guidelines:

Before your submission can be finalized, you will be asked to acknowledge all of the following requirements:

  • The uploaded paper complies with the submission guidelines, style formatting, policies and rules.
  • The title (in title case), abstract, and keywords are complete and accurate.
  • The paper is being submitted to the correct Division or Interest Group.
  • All of the participating authors and co-authors are correctly associated with the paper, and their contact information has been verified. NOTE: If you are a submitting author, please remember to add yourself as an author on the submission. It is not automatically included.
  • You will not be permitted to add any authors to the paper after it has been sent for review. This policy helps to protect the integrity of the double-blind review process.
  • The entire uploaded paper is contained in one single document (including all text, title page, figures, tables, graphs, appendices, and references) and does not exceed 40 pages in total length.
  • There is no author-identifying information contained within the uploaded submission document.
  • The final converted PDF was reviewed on the submission site and is the correct version of the paper.
  • This submitted paper has not been previously presented or scheduled for presentation, published, accepted for publication, and, if under review, will not be published online or in print before the Annual Meeting.
  • This submitted paper is original and has fully acknowledged the work of others.
  • I understand that my accepted paper will be accessible only to the people who register for the 2020 AOM conference.
  • If accepted, I understand that my paper will be posted in the online program from May to October. An automatically generated cover page will appear on this posted version. It will include the title, author identifying information, and a statement that the paper has been accepted for presentation. I understand that I will be able to upload revisions of an accepted paper during this viewing period. I understand that I can remove the paper from the online program at any time without penalty.
  • I understand that if this submission is accepted.
  • All listed authors who wish to take part in the session at the meeting must register for the meeting. If none of the listed authors register for the meeting then the paper may be withdrawn.
  • Paper sessions may be scheduled to take place on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. All authors attending must be prepared to be available on any of those days.
  • Scheduled session times cannot be rescheduled; session conflicts and personal schedules must be managed by session participants.
  • I understand that this submission will not be reviewed if --
  • It fails to be 100% compliant with all submission guidelines including the style formatting requirements.
  • I fail to finalize the proposal by the deadline of 14 January 2020 (T 17:00 ET UTC-5) EST.
  • The submission is now complete (follows all AOM Division/Interest Group specific instructions and requirements) and is ready for double blind review.

Symposium Submissions

You will be asked to confirm that the following are true before you are able to submit your proposal:

  • The uploaded symposium complies with all of the submission guidelines, style formatting, policies and rules.
  • The proposal is being submitted to the correct Division or Interest Group.
  • All participants, including organizers, authors, and other presenters are correctly associated with the symposium submission.
  • The symposium submission includes the following is organized in the following order.
  • A title page that includes --
  • An AOM assigned submission number
  • An explicit designation if it is a presenter or a panel symposium.
  • Title of symposium (in Title Case)
  • >Complete formal names and affiliations of all participants
  • List of potential division and/or interest group sponsors
  • A 3-6 page overview of the symposium that includes --
  • An explanation of why the symposium should be of interest to EACH of the specified sponsors.
  • Proposed format of the symposium is designed to fit a 90-minute session.
  • For presenter symposia: An additional 2-5 page synopsis of EACH presentation, not including references. Each presentation may include a maximum of two additional pages of tables and figures. Tables and figures must be clear and legible, and should be no smaller than 10-point font. For PANEL symposia: An additional up to 5-page summary of the panelists' discussion. There may be no formal paper presentations within a panel symposium.
  • The proposal uses Times New Roman 12-point font, is double spaced, has a 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around, and has 8.5"x11" page setting.  References may be single-spaced.
  • All the pages in the submission are numbered.
  • The final converted PDF was reviewed on the submission site and is the correct version.
  • As the submitter, I certify that all participants have stated that they agree to participate in this symposium.
  • I understand that if this submission is accepted.
  • All listed participants who wish to take part in the session at the meeting must register for the meeting. If none of the listed participants register for the meeting then the session may be withdrawn.
  • Symposium sessions may be scheduled to take place on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. All participants must be prepared to be available on any of those days.
  • Scheduled session times cannot be rescheduled; session conflicts and personal schedules must be managed by the session participants.
  • I understand that this submission will not be reviewed if --
  • It fails to be 100% compliant with all submission guidelines including the style formatting requirements.
  • I fail to finalize the proposal by the deadline of 14 January 2020 (T 17:00 ET UTC-5) EST.
  • The symposium is now complete (follows all AOM Division/Interest Group specific instructions and requirements) and is ready for review.

Caucus Submissions

You will be asked to confirm that the following are true before you are able to submit your proposal.

  • The uploaded Caucus document complies with all the  submission guidelines.
  • Up to 2 (TWO) organizers have been added and their information (name & affiliation) is verified.
  • The entire proposal is contained in one single document, and contains --
    • A Title (in Title Case)
    • The name, email address, and phone number of up to 2 (TWO) Caucus organizer(s).
    • An abstract of 50 words
    • A short description (up to 500 words) of the topical content and delivery plan, including two bold-font keywords and any necessary graphs, tables, references, etc.
    • The names, affiliations, and contact information of 5 (FIVE) AOM members, in addition to the organizer(s), who support the submission.

Note: These five names will NOT be listed in the program and will NOT be counted in the Rule of Three + Three. We ask that you include them as a way to verify that the topic is one that is likely to appeal to at least several AOM members.

  • The final converted PDF was reviewed on the submission site and is the correct version of the submission.
  • I understand that all listed participants who wish to take part in the session at the meeting must register for the meeting. If none of the listed participants register for the meeting then the session may be cancelled.
  • I understand that this submission will not be accepted if --
    • It fails to be 100% compliant with all submission guidelines including the style formatting requirements.
    • I fail to finalize the proposal by the stated deadline
  • This Caucus proposal is now complete and is ready for review.

Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC@AOM) Submissions

Before your proposal can be finalized, you will be asked to acknowledge all of the following requirements.

  • The uploaded document complies with all the submission guidelines, style formatting, policies and rules.
  • All of the participants are correctly associated with this proposal.
  • This entire proposal is contained in one single document, which does NOT exceed five pages in length.
  • The proposal is submitted in the following format.
    • Page 1- Cover Page includes.
      • The title of presentation (in Title Case)
      • The AOM-assigned 5-digit submission number
      • Statement to indicate that ALL presenters on the proposal agree to register and attend the 2020 TLC@AOM Conference should the submission be accepted.
      • Identification of the theme(s) for the proposal (see list of " Themes for the 2020 TLC Conference").
  • Pages 2-5 includes --
    • Topic: Describe the topic of your presentation. What you are planning to do? How does the topic fulfill the theme(s) identified on the Cover Page?
    • Interest: Why would this topic be of interest to conference attendees?
    • Method: Describe your presentation methods - lecture, visual aids, video, etc.
    • Audience Involvement: Describe how you will involve the audience.
    • Takeaways: Be explicit about what the audience will be able to take away from your presentation.  In other words, how can attendees apply the information to improve their teaching?
    • Time Management:  Indicate the presentation time requested: 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Also provide a breakdown of how the time will be utilized within minutes for each segment of the presentation and explain how each presenter will be involved in the presentation materials.
  • As the submitter, I certify that all participants have agreed to participate in this entire session.
  • I understand that if this submission is accepted, all of the listed participants must complete a separate TLC registration, including an additional fee, in order to take part in the session. (This is in addition to registering for the Annual Meeting.)
  • The final converted PDF was reviewed on the submission site and is the correct version of the submission.
  • I understand that this submission will not be accepted, if it fails to be 100% compliant with all submission guidelines including the style formatting requirements.
  • I fail to finalize the proposal by the stated deadline.
  • This TLC proposal is now complete (follows all AOM-specific instructions and requirements) and is ready for review.
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