Final Papers Are Required
You are required to submit a final paper to both your session discussant and conference organizers by Monday, October 2, 2017. Final papers are required for those presenting in a paper session or pre-organized session, but not required for posters, roundtables, or lightning presentations.
The names of authors that submit by the October 2nd deadline and the title of their presentation will be highlighted in the program and in the conference app as having a paper available on request for attendees. Conference attendees often use this information to judge the quality of a session they are considering attending.
Discussants are not required to provide comments on presentations for which final papers were not submitted.
- You will not be allowed to change the content of an abstract after it has been submitted.
- Over the course of the summer, you may make minor modifications to the title of the final paper.
- You may not substitute different research if the original research is not complete. Please notify conference organizers that you must withdraw as soon as you know this is necessary.
- Submitted final papers are not considered “published” when submitted to conference organizers. Your colleagues will be instructed to contact you directly.
Instructions for Submission of Final Papers (x3)
1) Submit Your Final Paper to Your Session Discussant
- The name and the email address of your discussant can be found by reviewing the session schedule posted to www.acsp.org in early August and continually updated throughout September.
- If your discussant is not yet confirmed at the time of the deadline, the conference management office will advise you as soon as the discussant is confirmed and we will ask that you email your paper immediately to the discussant.
- Some paper sessions are planned to be without a discussant.
- If you do not send your final paper by the deadline, the discussant has the option of making no comments about your work.
2) Submit Your Final Paper to Other Presenters in Your Session
- We strongly encourage you to send your final paper to the other presenters in your session, especially if there is not a discussant confirmed.
- Presenter email addresses can be found in the posted conference schedule. This will enhance and hopefully stimulate discussion after all presentations are made.
3) Submit Your Final Paper to Conference Organizers - firstname.lastname@example.org- This request of annual conference organizers is in response to considerable concern expressed in recent years about papers being finished extremely late or not at all and presentations lacking because of it. Paper sessions are much stronger when they are supported by full papers.
- Submitting your final paper in advance to the conference organizers will help ensure sessions are successful.
- The 2017 print program and conference app will indicate that your final paper is available to conference attendees upon request.
- Remember! Sending the final paper to email@example.com does not get your paper to your discussant. Send it separately to the discussant.
- Please submit your final conference paper using the form below NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. EST ON October 2. Use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Title the paper: Abstract #: _ _ _ /Presenting Author's Last Name. The Abstract # for every paper can be found in the conference schedule and in the conference app schedule.
- PowerPoint presentation files are not considered final papers. If you are unable to make the October 2 deadline, please do finish your paper in advance of the conference. You can of course still present that paper if a final edited version isn’t finished. It just won't be noted in the conference program as having been finished prior to October 2. We suggest letting the audience in your session know the paper is available and they can use the conference app messaging system (or a direct email message to you) to ask for the paper.
Final Paper Format
Although there are no official guidelines on the format of your full paper, please submit your paper as an attachment to an email. Microsoft Word is probably the most widely used and readily accessible software format - we suggest you use this software and a very common font, or save your file as a PDF. We do recommend a 20-page limit as discussants only have as much time in their day as you do, and we ask them to pre-read 3-5 papers prior to the conference. Do not submit PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint is only to be used for the actual presentation.
Many in the planning community utilize the American Psychological Association (APA) style for writing in the social and behavioral sciences. For more information or to obtain the APA Manual visit http://www.apastyle.org/.
ACSP does not publish a conference proceeding book and, therefore, ACSP does not publish style, spelling and usage guidelines. The ACSP Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) states in its "Guide for Authors" (on the inside of back cover) that is uses the Chicago Manual of Style. Please also refer to the JPER Guide for any citation questions.
Program questions should be addressed to: Rayman Mohamed, ACSP National Conference Committee Chair, email@example.com.
Abstract and final paper questions should be addressed to: Donna Dodd firstname.lastname@example.org.