Submissions presenting research in progress on substantive, theoretical, or methodological issues in consumer research are sought for the Working Paper Session. This session provides the opportunity to present preliminary results and receive feedback and ideas from session attendees. Working papers will be featured in a poster session at the conference, where authors will have an opportunity to receive feedback from attendees on their work.


Submission Procedure https://acr2023.exordo.com/

In addition to the items noted under “General Guidelines,” Working Paper submissions should include:

  1. Paper title. This is the title that will be published in the conference program.

  2. Abstract (50-words). This abstract will be published in the conference program and should concentrate on the big picture contribution(s) of the paper.

  3. Authors. Provide name, email address and affiliation for each author. Please indicate the author order and whether each author will serve as corresponding author, presenter or both.

  4. Extended abstract (750 to 1000 words). The extended abstract should provide a summary of the research, including the conceptual framework, relevant prior literature, description of the method, data, results, and conclusions. The extended abstract will be entered into a text box in the submission system.

  5. Honor code statements. At the time of submission, you will be asked to make the following pledges: (a) that the paper being submitted represents accurately the data and phenomena observed, (b) that the paper submitted to the conference is your own original work, and (c) that your research received an approval or a waiver, as appropriate, from your Institutional Review Board (IRB) and consent of participants. Please confirm (a) that the presenting authors are not listed as a presenter in more than two sessions in total, and (b) that the paper has not been submitted as part of a special session or competitive paper, or previously presented at ACR, and has not been published or accepted for publication in any journal (including online publications and ACR Proceedings).


Reviewing will be blind. Reviewers will evaluate each submission on the basis of a) quality of the research; b) contribution to the field of consumer research; c) interest of the topic to ACR members; and d) coherence and readability. Please adhere to high standards of spelling and grammar and consider having a copyeditor or peer review the abstract prior to submission.



Working papers will be presented as posters during our Working Paper Reception, organized by topic areas. Authors are expected to:

  1. Prepare a poster for display during the session (detailed guidelines will be included in the acceptance notification).

  2. Have at least one author available to present their work to session attendees.

  3. Prepare a 3-minute talk summarizing the working paper. Please direct any questions about the Working Papers to the co-chairs:

  • Dengfeng Yan (dy27@nyu.edu)

  • Eesha Sharma (esharma@sdsu.edu)

  • Gabriele Paolacci (gpaolacci@rsm.nl)

  • Linda Tuncay Zayer (ltuncay@luc.edu

Please include “ACR WORKING PAPERS” in the subject line. 

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