Submission Policies

    • Rule of One for Papers and Symposia

Submissions can only belong to one of the six program tracks. Submitters must select the track that best fits their submission.


    • Rule of Three for Papers, Symposia and Active Learning Workshops

Submitters are allowed up to three total submissions. Each participant is allowed to enter three total submissions in any combination (e.g. 3 papers, 2 papers and 1 symposium, 2 symposia and 1 workshop). This process both enables a smooth scheduling process and ensures broad program participation.

  • Submissions must be completed and finalized by the submission deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Changes to the submissions are not allowed after the submissions deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • Program participants must personally present their accepted submissions and must be registered for the conference at attend. Accepted submissions without a registered participant by the author registration deadline will be removed from the program.

AOM Code of Ethics. Conference participants should notify appropriate track chairs or committee members regarding the practices or actions of members they believe may violate Academy policies, rules, or general standards of ethical conduct. Standards of conduct that are relevant to participation in the AOM Specialized Conference as summarized below. More information about the AOM’s professional norms on conference presentations can also be found on the Ethics Video Series on YouTube channel.


    • Participation. To encourage meaningful exchange, conference participants should foster a climate of free interchange and constructive criticism and be willing to share research findings and insights fully with other conference attendees.


    • Original Work and New Work. At the time of submission, submitted papers must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation at another academic conference. Submitted papers must not have been published or accepted for publication. If a paper is under review, it must NOT appear in print before the conference.


    • Attendance and Commitments. All program participants MUST be registered to attend the conference.  The Academy is a voluntary association whose existence and operations are dependent on cooperation, involvement, and leadership from its members. Conference attendees should honor all professional commitments, including presentation of accepted proposals and participation in scheduled roles, such as chair, discussant, presenter or panelist. Program participants are required to personally present their submission. If absence from a scheduled meeting is unavoidable, presenters must contact appropriate individuals and pursue suitable alternative arrangements. Leaders have the same responsibilities and should perform their obligations and responsibilities in a timely, diligent, and sensitive manner, without regard to friendships or personal gain. Program participants are NOT required to be AOM members.

    • Rigorous Scholarship. It is the duty of conference participants and presenters conducting research to design, implement, analyze, report, and present their findings rigorously. Research rigor includes careful design, execution, analysis, interpretation of results, and retention of data. Presentation of research should include treatment of the data that is honest and that reveals both strengths and weaknesses of findings.

Authorship and credit should be shared in correct proportion to the various parties' contributions. Whether published or not, ideas or concepts derived from others should be acknowledged, as should advice and assistance received. Authors should also guard against plagiarizing the work of others. Plagiarism is defined as: The failure to give sufficient attribution to the words, ideas, or data of others that have been incorporated into a work, which an author submits for academic credit or other benefit. Attribution is sufficient if it adequately informs and, therefore, does not materially mislead a reasonable reader as to the source of the words, ideas, or data. Attribution (or the lack thereof) is materially misleading if it could cause a reasonable reader to be mistaken as to the source of the words, ideas, or data in a way that could benefit the author submitting the work. (Worthen, 2004: 444. Italic for emphasis added).

NOTE: It is the responsibility of each participant to understand and follow these Rules