Detailed Submission Instructions

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November 12th – 14th, 2015Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

Conference Theme: International Trade, Supply Chains, and Emerging Markets

Submission Deadline Extended: August 2, 2015 (Sunday)

Due to huge demand and submission requests, we are extending the submission deadline till August 2 (Sunday).

2015 Conference Submission Instructions

 All submissions will be handled through the AIB-SE online submission system. All manuscripts and proposals must be submitted by July 15, 2015. For up-to-date information about the conference and related events, please check the conference website at questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the track chairs or the Program Chair.

There will be three kinds of sessions:

Competitive Sessions– Submissions of fully developed papers are appropriate for consideration for competitive sessions. Competitive papers must be fewer than 10,000 words inclusive of all materials, including appendices and references.

Interactive Sessions–Shorter manuscripts or work-in-progress pieces which could benefit from informal feedback from other participants are appropriate for submission to the interactive sessions. These sessions are held in roundtable discussion format that allows for interaction with other researchers with similar interests. Interactive papers should be limited to no more than 5,000 words.

Please note that submitting a manuscript as a competitive paper does not necessarily mean it will end up in a competitive session. The best papers in each track will be placed into the competitive sessions while lesser developed papers will be placed in interactive sessions.  The number of competitive papers we can accept for the conference is limited and therefore sometimes fully developed papers will be placed in an interactive format session due to space considerations.

Special Topic/Panel Sessions– We invite special topic/panel sessions, which can be in a variety of formats.Proposals for special sessions should describe the topic, session format, and its importance to international business research or education and identify all individuals (with their qualifications) who will formally participate. Panel proposals should be limited to no more than 5,000 words.  Selection of special topics/ panel sessions will be limited and according to the quality of the panel, and currency of the topic.  The panel sessions are also used for new topics that are important in the current IB environment where in-depth research is yet to be conducted.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

    • The document must be stripped of all identifying information: Do not include a cover page.The‘File Properties’ for the documents should be cleaned to remove identifying information.
    • Each manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract, not to exceed 200 words.
    • Submissions must be formatted as follows: Letter sized page (8.5″x11″ or 216×279 mm), with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font.
    • The manuscript should preferably be saved in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to ensure that reviewers see it in the intended way. However, Microsoft Word files will also be accepted. Please ensure all files are checked for viruses using updated anti-virus software before submission. Free virus scanners are available at TrendMicro and BitDefender.

After Submission
Authors will be sent an automatic e-mail confirmation message upon successful uploading of their paper on the website acknowledging receipt of their submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 24 hours of submitting your manuscript or proposal, please inform the conference chairs, Dr. Susan Forquer Gupta, and Dr. Anshu Arora.

All manuscript submissions will be subject to a blind review process and will be evaluated based on interest to AIB-SE members, relevance to IB research, teaching and/or practice, analytical and conceptual rigor, quantitative and qualitative methods (if applicable), innovativeness, and significance of conclusions. Panel proposals will be evaluated based on interest to AIB members, relevance to IB research, teaching and/or practice, quality, innovativeness, fit with conference theme, and diversity of participants.