2021 Final Submission Guidelines

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Final Submission Requirements
October 28 - 31, 2021


These are instructions for submitting your final documents for publication in the ACR 2021 conference proceedings and/or conference program.

Even if you plan to make no changes to your original, all submissions must be uploaded as a FINAL SUBMISSION by Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (New York Time). 

To do so, log into the submission portal (https://acr2021.exordo.com/), find “My Final Submissions” on your author card and follow the prompts, which correspond to the information below. 

Your ACR 2021 Conference Co-Chairs,

Tonya Williams Bradford
Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
Anat Keinan
Questrom School of Business
Boston University 
Matt Thomson
Ivey Business School 
Western University




Final submissions to be included in ACR Proceedings should be revised to be responsive to reviewer/AE comments. 

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word (12-point Times New Roman and 1-inch margins) and include the title (Initial Caps and bolded), author names and affiliations. 

If an author has multiple submissions, be sure to use consistent author information (e.g. name spelling) across submissions. If you are submitting on behalf of co-authors, check with them about how they want to be listed for official publication purposes. Please be careful with this: the database will treat Drew Blank, Drew A. Blank, and Drew Avery Blank as three different authors and may result in a program with Drew presenting at the same time in different locations. 

The corresponding author will be required to electronically sign and submit a copyright release during the submission process. 

Successfully submitting a session will be confirmed with an email from Ex Ordo within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact the co-chairs at ACRSeattle2021@gmail.com.

Below, we provide specific instructions for each type of submission.

Option 1: Publish the full paper in the ACR Proceedings. Authors choosing this option will upload a 50-word abstract that concentrates on the big picture contribution(s) of the paper, a 2500-word paper, references, one table summarizing the results, and one figure (optional). References, table and optional figure are not included in the word limit.

Option 2: If authors wish to submit an accepted paper elsewhere for publication, they will upload a 50-word abstract that concentrates on the big picture contribution(s) of the paper, a 750 to 1000-word extended abstract to appear in the ACR Proceedings, and references. Tables and figures are not permitted. References are not included in the word limit. 

Competitive papers will be presented using pre-recorded videos of about 10 minutes. These will be due September 1. Instructions on how to upload those presentations will follow. However, all written portions (abstracts/extended abstracts/full papers – as above) are due July 15.

Special Sessions will be published in the ACR Proceedings with the session overview and each of the papers comprising the session. Session organizers must upload a 50-word abstract that concentrates on the big picture of the session, and the 500-word overview describing the session (i.e. intent, why the topic is important, and how the papers fit together). This is to be followed by the extended abstracts (750-1000 words each) and references for each paper. 

With the exception of the 50-word abstract, which can be pasted into Ex Ordo during final submission, all the content above should be uploaded as a single Word file. Organizers will also be asked to indicate the name and affiliation of the Session Discussant and/or Chair. 

The final version of the 50-word abstract must be uploaded with the title and authors’ names and affiliations for publication in the ACR Proceedings. 

Knowledge Forums will have a 50-word abstract published. Accepted Forums will need to be uploaded with all presenters’ names and affiliations for publication in the ACR Proceedings. 

Films will have an abstract of up to 300 words (1,000 words in the films with commentary category) published in the ACR Proceedings. Abstracts should include intended contribution to knowledge, literature foundation, research method, findings and implications, and references. References are not included in the word limit. 

At the end of the structured abstract (or commentary where applicable), which will be published on the ACR website, a Vimeo link to the film should be included so each film can be viewed without using a password, OR an email address should be supplied so that the person wanting to view a film can contact the lead filmmaker and request a link. 
While abstracts are due July 15, authors of films will also provide the Films Co-Chairs a trailer by August 19 (using a Vimeo link) and access to the final film by September 1. Instructions on how to upload final films will follow. 


Globe Trotting sessions will have a 50-word abstract published in the conference program.  

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