BAM2020 Frequently Asked Questions

Please find the answers in the sections below to find the answers to frequently asked questions for authors and delegates who are attending the BAM2020 Conference.

If you have a question that is not answered here, it is likely that you are not the only one.

Please contact the BAM Office at or on +44(0)207 383 7770 and we will do our best to answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

Submission Process

Does BAM accept submissions from non-BAM members?

We allow submissions from non-BAM members, however you must be a BAM Member to a) attend the conference and b) have your paper included in the Conference Proceedings.

The deadline for accepted authors to register for the conference is the Friday 29th May 2020 and membership must be purchased beforehand.

More information about the benefits of BAM membership

I am having trouble logging in to the submission system, what should I do?

Please note that the BAM website and BAM conference Paper Submission Website are not linked. You will not be able to log into the BAM Conference Paper Submission Website with the login details for BAM website.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the BAM Office at or on +44(0)207 383 7770.

What are the key dates for the BAM2020 Conference?

JAN 13: Paper submission opens
FEB 21: Paper submission closes
MAR 12:Registration opens
• MAY 29: Deadline for paper presenters to register
• JUNE 17Deadline for paper revisions

Are there format requirements or guidelines for the different submission types?

Yes there are. For more information about the general format requirements and the guidelines for the different paper submission types, please see the following page:

How / when will I receive notification that my paper has been accepted or rejected?

The submission will be refereed and you will be advised of its acceptance or rejection via the submission website by the Track Chair by late April.

Are the paper details I submit on the submission form final?

When submitting a paper you will be asked to complete an online submission form. Please ensure that all information such as the paper title, author name & contact details and other fields are completed accurately when uploading your initial submission, as these may be used in the published conference proceedings and authors will be unable to edit these online.

If you need to edit any paper details after submission, please contact the BAM office at

For the reviewing process do I need to submit a draft paper, or will an abstract be enough?

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

To find out more about what is required for your submission, please view the submission guidelines for the different paper submission types.

Can papers be published elsewhere before submitting to the BAM2020 Conference Proceedings?

Papers that have already been published in a journal prior to the BAM conference are not eligible to be submitted to the BAM conference.

In addition, 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

Pre-Conference Information

Do I need to be a BAM member to attend the BAM Conference?

 Yes. It is a requirement that everyone attending the BAM conference is a BAM member.

We allow submissions from non-BAM members, however you must be a BAM Member to a) attend the conference and b) have your paper included in the Conference Proceedings. The deadline for accepted authors to register for both membership and the conference is the 29th May 2020.

I need a VISA to attend the BAM Conference; will BAM send me a letter to support my application?

BAM is not able to provide delegates with a letter of invitation.

However, if you have a) had a paper accepted for presentation at the conference and b) registered & paid to attend the conference, an official letter can be provided to confirm the status of your paper & registration to support your VISA application.

Please contact if you meet these criteria and require a letter to support your application.

Do I need to arrange my own travel arrangements and accommodation for the BAM Conference?

Yes. All delegates will need to arrange their own travel arrangements and accommodation. There will be a booking link on the BAM website for accommodation and travel once it has been finalised.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee and needs to be booked by delegates separately.

Will there be PowerPoint facilities available at the BAM2020 Conference?

There will be PowerPoint facilities available for: Full Papers, Symposia and Workshop Sessions. Authors will need to bring their presentation with them to the conference on a memory stick, along with any hard copies of your paper and/or slides that they might wish to distribute.

Please note: There will be no PowerPoint facilities available for Developmental Papers. 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.

Are accepted papers published?

Conference Proceedings

All submissions to the BAM conference, except for the professional developmental workshops, will be published in the Official Online Conference Proceedings. This publication will have an ISBN number, and so can be referenced. Please note: submissions will be included in the conference proceedings if an author is in attendance to present.


Papers submitted to the BAM conference will not be published in a journal.

Can papers be published after submitting to the conference proceedings?

After the conference has concluded, any paper that has been presented will be eligible to be published in an academic journal.

Does BAM have a 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."