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Guidelines for Submissions

Page Contents

Please use the following links if you wish to jump straight to the relevant section:

  1. Key Submission Information
  2. Paper Submission Types
  3. Paper Format Requirements
  4. Review Process
  5. Get in touch
     

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • JAN 16: Paper submission opens
  • FEB 28: Paper submission closes
  • MAR 06: Booking opens
  • JUN 05: Deadline for paper presenters to register
  • JUN 30: Deadline for paper revisions
     

1. Key Submission Information

Click the following headings to find out more about the expectations and requirements for authors submitting a paper to the BAM2017 Conference:

1.1   Eligibility and Requirements

Eligibility

Papers must not have been previously presented, or scheduled for presentation at any other conference. If the work has been presented at a previous BAM conference, the submission must represent a serious development beyond that of the previous presentation.

Maximum of 3 Papers Per Author

The maximum number of submissions per person is THREE. If you choose to submit more than one full paper/developmental paper or symposium/workshop proposal, please note that the onus is on AUTHORS to inform Monika in the BAM office at mnarvydaite@bam.ac.uk regarding scheduling to avoid clashes between track sessions.

Papers can be submitted to one track only

Your submission can be made to one track only. If you feel your full paper submission is relevant to more than one track, there will be an option to indicate this on the online paper submission system. It will then be at the discretion of the Track Chairs to discuss the merits of a submission to either track.

  • BAM2017 Track Summaries

Authors will be required to upload two copies of each paper

  • Upload 1: Anonymous Version for Review (28th February 2017 Deadline)
  • Upload 2: Final Version for Conference Proceedings (30th June 2017 Deadline)

Specific format guidelines for these two uploads can be found at:

Deadline for Authors to Register to Attend

AT LEAST ONE author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the BAM2017 Conference by Friday 2nd June 2017. Accepted papers without AT LEAST ONE registered author will be withdrawn and will not be included in the conference proceedings and scheduled in the conference programme for presentation. After this point withdrawn submissions will not be reinstated.

1.2   Expectations for Authors

Expectation to Review

Lead authors are expected to review at least 2-3 papers per submission in return for receiving feedback on their own paper/s.

Expectation to present the accepted paper(s)

Submitting author or one of the co-authors should be available to attend the BAM2016 conference and present the accepted paper (s).

Withdrawing Your Paper

If your paper/symposia/workshop is accepted for presentation and you later discover you cannot attend the event, please ensure you contact Monika in the BAM Office at mnarvydaite@bam.ac.uk at the first available opportunity. Please be advised, you will be required to confirm the detailed reason for the withdrawal.

Recommendation to Read Papers Prior to Attending

Access to papers will be made online to those registered to attend in the weeks before the conference. In all cases it is recommended that session chairs and participants/discussants, especially for developmental paper sessions, read papers in advance to get the most out of the session.

No Show Policy

BAM considers that not attending the session to present the accepted paper(s) without a proper reason is unethical and must be considered as unacceptable behaviour in its conferences. For this reason, the BAM Executive Committee approved the following No-Show Policy in November 2015:

"Any accepted paper(s) included in the conference program is/are expected to be presented by at least one co-author at the BAM conference. Failing to comply with this policy, both registered and non-registered co-authors of no-show paper(s) will receive a warning letter from the BAM Executive Committee. In addition to that, registered authors will be subscribed to the BAM ‘No-Show List’ and their Head of School(s) will be informed by the BAM Executive Committee with regards to the unacceptable behaviour encountered."

2. Paper Submission Types

2.1   Full Papers

Word Count

Length of full paper submission: 5000-7000 words (excluding tables and references).
You will be asked to submit the word count for your paper when completing the submission form online.

To submit a paper to the BAM conference we require a draft paper to be submitted for review; an abstract will not suffice.

General Paper Format Requirements

General format requirements for submissions can be found at:

Additional Information for Accepted Full Papers

Full papers will be allocated 30 mins (20 mins presentation, 10 mins discussion).

Full papers will be scheduled for presentation in a room with a laptop, data projector and screen and you will need to bring your presentation with you to the conference on a memory stick, along with any hard copies of your paper and/or slides that you might wish to distribute.

The final upload of accepted full paper submissions will be included in the conference proceedings if an author is in attendance to present it.

2.2   Developmental Papers

 About the Developmental Paper Sessions

The purpose of this category is to enable authors to discuss their work whilst it is in its developmental stage, so comments and feedback obtained at the event can be incorporated in the final stages of research and writing up.

Word Count

Length of developmental paper submission: 1000-2000 words (excluding tables and references). You will be asked to submit the word count for your paper when completing the submission form online.

To submit a paper to the BAM conference we require a draft paper to be submitted for review; an abstract will not suffice.

Please do not make a submission of less than 1000 words as it will be automatically rejected. Less than 1000 words is insufficient material on which to base a decision.

General Paper Format Requirements

General format requirements for submissions can be found at:

Additional Information for Accepted Developmental Papers

Developmental papers will have 20 - 30 minutes allocated and will be presented in 'round table' format. Please note: that for developmental paper presentations audio/visual equipment will not be provided. 

It is recommended that session chairs and participants/discussants, especially for developmental paper sessions, read papers in advance to get the most out of the session. Authors may bring along a summary of their paper that they wish to distribute.

The final upload of accepted developmental paper submissions will be included in the conference proceedings if an author is in attendance to present it.

2.3   Track Symposium Proposals

Word Count

The length of the submission should be approximately 1500 words including contributors' abstracts. You will be asked to submit the word count for your paper when completing the submission form online.

Specific Format Requirements

Preceded by a 150 word (approx) abstract, the proposal overview should outline the contributors' purpose, format of the session and detail why this is likely to be of interest. Speakers will be given a session of 1hr 30m to present their symposium. The submission will be reviewed collectively but should provide an abstract of each contributors' role or input, together with session timings, highlighting discussion time.

General Format Requirements

General format requirements for submissions can be found at:

Additional Information for Accepted Submissions

Symposia that are accepted after the reviewing process and run at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.

2.4   Track Workshop Proposals

About the Track Workshops

Track workshops involve track participants in working together on an issue through a facilitated experience.

Please note: This section refers to workshops that are submitted to individual tracks (as opposed to the more generic Professional Development Workshops – see the section on this below).

Word Count

Workshop proposals should be 1000-2000 words. You will be asked to submit the word count for your paper when completing the submission form online.

Specific Format Requirements

Speakers will be given a session of 1hr 30m to present their workshop. In addition to the topic of the workshop and a statement about why this is likely to be of interest, submissions should specify who will drive the session, the mechanisms by which this will happen and how everyone attending will also be involved.

General Format Requirements

General format requirements for submissions can be found at:

Additional Information for Accepted Submissions

Workshops that are accepted after reviewing process and run at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.

2.5   Professional Development Workshops

BAM has expanded its activity at the conference by holding a morning of Professional Development Workshops (PDW), which will be open to all delegates. We are inviting workshop proposals on any aspect of business and management scholarship including research, teaching and engagement with practice.

Speakers will be given a session of 1.5 - 2 hours to present their Professional Development Workshop (PDW).

Professional Development Workshop proposals should be submitted via the normal BAM conference submission system where, for submission purposes only, they are listed as a track.

Please note: The BAM2017 Professional Development Workshops have their own morning session and are available to all conference delegates. As such they are distinct from workshops organised within individual tracks.

PDW proposals should include:

  • A 250-word abstract of the workshop
  • A 1-2 page overview of the workshop
  • An explanation as to why the workshop should be of interest to BAM delegates and an estimate of likely numbers
  • A description of workshop’s format

Additional Information for PDW Proposals

  • If you have presented a successful PDW at other conferences we would encourage you to submit this to the BAM Conference too.
  • PDW proposals will not be published in the Conference Proceedings.
  • Details on scheduling and further information will be released closer to the date.

3. Paper Format Requirements

Please click the following headings to view the general format requirements and the specific format requirements for the two uploads.

3.1   General Format Requirements for Submissions

When making a submission, please can you ensure that the format requirements below are adhered to, and that requested information is included in the order given:

  • Use Times New Roman 12pt and single spacing
  • In the case of both uploads, the entire paper must be submitted in ONE document.
  • No identifying information (author's names, email addresses, institutions)
  • MS Word Header and Footer can be used for the title of the paper and page numbers
  • No inclusion of any institutional graphics or logos
  • References must be Harvard style
  • Documents must be tidy and not show any history of tracked changes or comments
  • If your paper includes graphics, please ensure these are of a high quality and please consider your final file size
  • No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper can be made after the submission deadline
  • Check that the PDF File of your paper prints correctly (i.e. all imported figures and tables are there), and ensure that the file is virus-free
     

3.2   Upload 1: Feb 28th - Anonymous Version for Review

The first upload - the anonymous version for review - should be uploaded in MS Word or PDF format and exclude all authors identifying information (such as name, institution or contact details) and track changes. This file will be used in the reviewing process and any paper with author information will be automatically withdrawn.

Deadline for Submission

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Page 1: Title Page

  • Title & Summary (maximum of 150 words)
  • Track - Identify which track you wish to submit to. If you feel your paper is equally suited to more than one track, please contact Monika in the BAM office at mnarvydaite@bam.ac.uk.
  • Word count (excluding tables and references).

Page 2 onwards: Body of paper

  • If submitting a developmental paper, please include some comments on how you plan to develop the paper prior to discussion/presentation at the conference.
  • For a symposium/workshop proposal please indicate likely format/ design, plus ideal length, room configuration and audience size.

Please Note: Once the submission has been made on the system, authors will not be able to edit paper details such as title, author names, keywords etc. As this information will be displayed in the conference programme & proceedings, please ensure that all information is inputted accurately on the original submission. If you need to edit any paper details after submission, please contact Monika in the BAM office at mnarvydaite@bam.ac.uk.

3.3   Upload 2: June 30th - Final Version

The second upload - the final revised version of your paper - should be uploaded in PDF format (preferably) / MS Word format after the reviewing process by the 30th June. The final upload should include author identification on the first page only.

Important: the final file should not show any history of track changes or comments. This file will be used for conference proceedings.

Deadline for Submission

  • Friday 30th June 2017

Page 1: Title Page

  • Title
  • List of authors/contributors & affiliations
  • Contact address and email
  • Please Note: If any of these have changed since the original submission please contact Monika in the BAM office at mnarvydaite@bam.ac.uk.

Page 2: Abstract

  • Title & Summary (maximum of 150 words)
  • Word count (excluding tables and references).

Page 3 onwards: Body of paper

  • If submitting a developmental paper, you can include some comments on how you plan to develop the paper prior to discussion/presentation at the conference. (optional)
  • For a symposium/workshop proposal please indicate likely format/ design, plus ideal length, room configuration and audience size.

4. Review Process

The submission will be reviewed and you will be advised of its acceptance or rejection by the Track Chair around the end of April / start of May.

All submissions will undergo a DOUBLE blind peer review and decisions on acceptance will be communicated by the Track Chair. Reviewers will be asked to consider the quality of ideas, methodology, (potential) theoretical contribution, clarity of presentation, and potential interest to other participants. They will be judged against the norms of the category in which they are submitted.

The authors of both accepted full and developmental submissions will have until Friday 30th June 2017 to make final amendments resulting from the reviewing process and to upload the final version which will be included in the conference proceedings.

5. Get in Touch

For any queries, please contact:

Monika Narvydaite
Academy Manager
BAM
137 Euston Road
London NW1 2AA
+44 (0) 20 7383 7770
mnarvydaite@bam.ac.uk

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