Instructions for Submission of Papers, Posters, and Sessions
Proposal submission deadline is December 11, 2013
Participants are limited to:
- One participation as a Paper Presenter
- Two additional appearances as a Chair and/or Discussant on a panel.
- Participation as a Session Chair and presenting a paper in the same session count as one participation.
- Participation as a Chair and/or Discussant on a panel counts as one participation.
Exemptions: Participants will be allowed ONE exempted additional appearance on a Program Committee sanctioned Author Meets Reader session OR on a plenary, service session, or other special event solicited and/or authorized by the Program Committee Chairs. For all other requests, there will be no exception to the rule.
For “non-presenting” paper co-authors: it will not count as a participation if they do not sit on the session panel and present the paper (select “non-presenter” when the co-author is added to a paper).
It is expected that you will allow your name to be added to the program only in accordance with these limitations. You will be required to withdraw participations that exceed the limit.
There are three ways to submit individual paper proposals for the conference:
- Assigned Paper
The first option is to collaborate with others before you submit your paper proposal to create a proposed session in which your paper is part. Once you are successful in becoming part of a panel organized by someone else, then you can submit your assigned paper proposal.
Follow the instructions on submitting an Individual “Assigned” Paper Proposal.
- Unassigned Paper
The second option is to submit a proposal without having determined your fellow panelists. You will be assigned to a panel after you submit your proposal for this option. Keyword selection is important for all submissions but particularly so for unassigned paper proposals.Authors of Unassigned Papers may be asked to present as a Poster Paper.
Follow the instructions on submitting an Individual “Unassigned” Paper Proposal.
- Poster Paper
Follow the instructions on submitting a Poster Proposal
We encourage the submission of proposals for fully formed sessions.
The Program Committee recognizes the importance of engaging the audience in a compelling manner, and we envision a conference that is dynamic, innovative, and interactive. Session Proposals tend to follow three formats:
- Traditional scholarly paper panels organized around a common theme.
Follow the instructions for submitting a Paper Session Proposal.
- Discussion-centered roundtables.
Follow the instruction for submitting a Roundtable Session Proposal.
- Author-Meets-Reader Book sessions, in which discussion is focused on 1 or more recent (published in 2012) scholarly books.
Follow the instructions for submitting an Author-Meets-Reader Book Session Proposal.
Those types of sessions are welcome, but we also encourage proposals that are not constrained by the usual categories. Participants might organize debates, visual and musical performances, workshops, films, and other innovative formats. (Sessions with alternate formats and no papers should use the Roundtable Session Submission Procedure). We encourage scholars proposing creative formats to consult with the Program Committee co-chairs and the LSA Executive Office (email@example.com) in advance.
In order to stimulate intellectual exchange, we also urge that panels be diverse in their composition by including, for example, participants from different countries, disciplines, and intellectual traditions as well as of different ages, career stages, gender, and race/ethnicity.
The Program Committee reserves the right to make changes in any panel in the interests of the general program.
Once a paper is assigned to a session either by the Program Committee or Session Organizer, the author is expected to:
- have a written copy of the paper one month prior to the meeting
- circulate the paper or relevant text among the other session participants as directed by the session Chair
- prepare a public presentation of the paper, whether from speaking notes, power point, or parallel text that conforms to the time constraints and the particular format or approach arranged by the session Chair (simply reading from the paper is not acceptable).
- make a large print version of any material to be distributed in the session for attendees who may be visually impaired
- in the event a paper author cannot attend, it is expected that they will contact the session chair and the LSA Executive Office to formally withdraw well in advance of the meeting and in time to be replaced. A paper must be presented by its author(s); it may not be presented by another panelist.
- LSA requests that all session organizers and presenters review the Disability Guidelines and take the steps necessary to make the sessions accessible to attendees with disabilities.