Submission Guidelines

Paper Submission Details

We seek to engage the Australasian IS academic community by encouraging the submissions of Research Papers and Research-In-Progress Papers.

ACIS 2017 calls for original, unpublished submissions in English and these must be made via the ACIS 2017 submission system.

All papers will be initially checked and those that that fail to comply with the submission format will be automatically rejected. All submissions that are compliant will then undergo a double-blind peer review process.


Full Research Papers

The maximum length for all submissions is:

  • Front page to include title, author details (only after review), abstract and keywords.
  • Body of paper is 10 A4 pages (Georgia 10pt), including references but excluding abstract and space for author details.
  • Acknowledgements and Copyright statement can be added on a final page and are excluded from the 10 page paper length.

All submissions must be in .doc or .docx format and must use the ACIS2017 Paper Template. This document also contains the general guidelines for formatting of all submissions.


Research-in-progress papers

 ACIS 2017 welcomes research-in-progress submissions on any topic that is relevant to the IS community. These may take the form of theoretical essays, formal analyses, technical discussions, and/or papers reporting on quantitative or qualitative empirical research. It is expected that papers in this category will include in-progress data analyses and documentation of results. Research-in-progress papers are the same as full research papers but typically represent work that is incomplete, yet promising. Research-in-progress papers should be no more than 8 A4 pages in length and must use the ACIS2017 Paper Template. All submissions must be in pdf format.


Submission and Review Process

All submissions must be made via the ACIS 2017 submission system.

Completed research and research-in-progress papers must be submitted to the conference track that best fits the topic area. ACIS 2017 recognises that the list of tracks is not an exhaustive one - nonetheless, ACIS 2017 asks that authors select the track that best fits the topic area. The Program Co-Chairs may then shift a submission from one track to another, as they deem appropriate.


Anonymising For Initial Review

As all submissions will be double-blind reviewed, the author’s names(s) and affiliation(s) should not be included anywhere in the document for the initial submission. If referring to articles or documents by the same author(s) these should be removed from the text and reference list, and replaced with "(removed for refereeing)".

When using this template prior to the review process, you must also ensure that the remainder of the document contains no author information at all - not in the author/affiliation section above the abstract, the header, the copyright statement or in the document properties associated with the file.  As it places a significant administrative burden on the conference organisers to ensure that your paper does not identify you as an author, and as this is central to the integrity of the double-blind review process, then failure to comply with these formatting requirements will result in rejection of your paper.


Review Process

All paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Paper submissions that pass the initial screening will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. These include research papers and research-in-progress papers. Each conference track is chaired by IS academics with research expertise in the respective area. The track chairs will supervise the review process, involving selected reviewers from the IS research community. Acceptance and rejection decisions are will be finalised by the Program Committee.


Review Criteria

In general, the review criteria will be those typically used by major journals and conferences (e.g. relevance of the topic, quality of the research process, contribution etc). The results of the review process will be communicated to the author(s) by the specified date. The author(s) will be responsible for making the revisions recommended by the reviewers, and for submitting the final version of their paper by the appropriate deadline.


Commitment to Participate in the Conference

At least one author of each accepted paper and all the members of accepted panels must register for the conference by Friday 10th November 2017. If you have any questions about the program and/or the paper submission process, please contact the Program Chairs.


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