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The Submission Process

Questions? Email Michelle Katz

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed.

1) Decide on Your Submission Type

    a) Review this Call for Papers, which has information about AJS divisions and current division themes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a division chair.

    You will have the opportunity to submit your submission to a second Division to review during the submission process. Please take advantage of this option if you think your submission would fit well into more than one division.

    b) Review the updated AJS submission types and requirements, and determine the submission type and subject area division (and, if appropriate, second-best division) that best suits your interests.

    c) Coordinate with chairs/co-panelists for pre-formed session submissions. In past years, pre-formed sessions have had a significantly higher acceptance rate, so we encourage members to apply as pre-formed session  whenever possible. If you have any questions or would like to try and identify potential co-panelists, contact division chairs, or reach out to other scholars to form or join a session proposal.*

    *Please note: Sharing an idea for a session or paper through this forum DOES NOT constitute a submitted proposal for the conference program. Only complete proposals submitted through the AJS Conference Submission Site will be considered for inclusion in the conference program.

    d) Review our diversity and submission guidelines to ensure that your participation and proposal meet AJS conference requirements.

    e) Confirm with all presenters any necessary audiovisual requirements prior to submission. Once sessions are scheduled, additional equipment cannot be added to the session room.

2) Prepare Submission Materials

    a) Develop individual paper/presentation abstract(s) and/or session abstracts based on submission requirements

    b) If applying for a pre-formed session, review AJS diversity guidelines to ensure that your panel meets diversity expectations

    c) Have Questions? Find answers at our Submission Preparation FAQ

    d) Review Membership and Conference Costs FAQ

3) Submit Your Materials by Thursday April 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT

    a) You will need to be an AJS member for 2021 to complete the submission process. If you are not yet a member, please join via the MyAJS Portal. For step-by-step instructions on how to enroll or renew your membership, click here.

    b) Follow the “Submit A Proposal” link here or in your MyAJS Portal to start submission process.

    c) Questions? Confused? Check out the videos about submitting proposals and recordings of the How to Write an Abstract workshops or contact Director of Membership and Conference Content Michelle Katz.

    d) The program committee and division chairs will carefully review, evaluate and rank the submissions received.

The Program Committee will let you know, no later than mid-August, whether or not your submission will be included in the conference program. We hope to include as many papers as possible, but please do keep in mind that we expect to receive about 1000 submissions and, unfortunately, we are limited by space and time as to how many submissions we can accept. We anticipate that we will only be able to accept about 70% of the submissions we receive. Upon acceptance, make sure to register for the conference before August 30 to hold your presentation spot.